When you are ready to make reproductions of your artwork, one of the first questions you may ask is…

“What size and resolution should my prints be?”  

If you are making your prints to fit in a standard frame with a pre-cut mat, the following is a list of standard U.S. frame sizes ( in inches) and mat openings that you can find at most arts and craft stores.

Standard Frame Size Mat Opening Art Print Size
8″ x 10″ 4.5″ x 6.5″ 5″ x 7″
11″ x 14″ 7.5″ x 9.5″ 8″ x 10″
16″ x 20″ 10.5″ x 13.5″ 11″ x 14″
20″ x 24″ 15.5″ x 19.5″ 16″ x 20″
24″ x 36″ 19.5″ x 29.5″ 20″ x 30″
30″ x 40″ 21.5″ x 31.5″ 22″ x 32″

 

Image Resolution for Cropping

The dimension in pixels is the important detail for creating any fine art print. The recommended resolution by most printing companies is 300 pixels per inch 300dpi. Some printing service providers will require 600 dpi. Below are the pixel sizes for various recommend resolutions for printing.

Art Print Size Pixel Size (300dpi) Pixel Size (600dpi)
5″ x 7″ 1500 x 2100 3000 x 4200
8″ x 10″ 2400 x 3000 4800 x 6000
11″ x 14″ 3300 x 4200 6600 x 8400
16″ x 20″ 4800 x 6000 9600 x 12000
20″ x 30″ 6000 x 9000 12000 x 18000
22″ x 32″ 6600 x 9600 13200 x 19200