Poster Frames

The need for high-quality poster frames continues to increase, as these are the most popular pieces people turn to custom frame shops for. Not only are posters a form of memorabilia that represents an event, a film, or a band but posters are a recognized art form and are one of the most collected items by those who love advertising and various cultural representations. With this in mind, Framed is proud to be recognized as the custom frame store in Culver City specializing in poster frames of all sizes, colors and styles serving the surrounding Los Angeles area and its many neighborhoods and communities with affordable, high-quality poster frames. 

What Are Poster Frames?

Traditionally, poster frames are known as simple frames used to display and protect posters while offering a finished look to one’s wall art. Most poster frames resemble simple picture frames, and are made from lower-quality materials. However, attitudes towards poster frames have changed and as a result frame stores are offering high-quality yet affordable poster frames of all sizes to customers who are looking for unique and special ways to display their posters as cherished artworks. 

Framed offers high quality ready-made poster frames, as well as made-to-order poster frames from a variety of the finest materials that span a wide array of styles and colors. We understand that some people seek a uniform look for their poster frames and desire something black with clean lines–a traditional look that will fit most spaces. Then there are customers who seek poster frames that reflect a specific style or color. For example, if you have an authentic ‘Metropolis’ movie poster from 1927, then you may want an Art Deco poster frame, and Framed is one of the few custom frame stores that offers custom poster frames for customers with specific needs. 

Poster frames can come in any size to accommodate the dimensions of all posters, however, there are some sizes that are very popular and that are sought after by most people. These poster sizes include the following:

  • 16” x 24”
  • 18” x 24”
  • 13” x 18”
  • 16” x 20”

The first two poster sizes in the above list are the most frequently requested, however older posters, especially hand-made posters for the sake of advertising can take on numerous dimensions. In order to guarantee that our customers get the best poster frames for their pieces, Framed is always prepared to give customers multiple options for framing posters of any size. 

Buying Small Poster Frames

Framed understands that posters don’t have to be large to make a big statement. We offer both custom and ready-made small poster frames for those who have pamphlet-sized posters, prints the size of postcards, and other smaller sizes. Many customers bring in posters with a long side of 12’’, as well as small pieces that are 5” x 7”. Whether you have a Victorian era tourist’s pocket map of London, an 8” x 12” retro souvenir poster from Dodger Stadium, or an antique postcard that you wish to display in a small poster frame, we can present you with a wide range of options. 

When it comes to framing small posters, using a mat or the float mounting technique can really help to make the poster stand out. If your poster is on the smaller side of the spectrum and doesn’t reflect one of the previously mentioned measurements, we can still present you with several small poster framing options that will fit your piece perfectly, and that offers various touches and features to help your piece stand out. 

Standard Size Poster Frames

Customers ask us all the time what a standard size poster frame is. While the most common poster frame size is 18” x 24”, there are standard size poster frames reserved for specific uses and poster types. These are as follows:

  • Poster Frames for Offices – 11” x 17” is universally considered to reflect standard sized poster frames that would be used in an office. Because most offices are small, this dimension of poster frame is said to work extremely well. 
  • Poster Frames for Kids Rooms – Like an office space, kid’s rooms are also usually on the smaller side, so an 11” x 17” poster frame would be considered a good standard size for such a space.
  • Poster Frames for Lobbies and Venues – If you want to find a poster frame for use in a venue, lobby, or a large public area with the intention to draw more eyes to the piece, then good standard size poster frames would measure around 18” x 24”. This also reflects standard size poster frames in metropolitan areas for the purpose of advertising.
  • Movie Posters – Most movie posters require frames that measure 27” x 40”, although some officially licensed movie posters are 27” x 41”, and various studios released movie posters of mixed sizes spanning numerous decades.

Understanding how standard size poster frames will display your piece in a specific room, area, or for a particular purpose is critical to the framing process. However, the poster must ultimately fit the frame. It is perfectly acceptable (and even recommended) to put some posters into much larger frames to create more drama around the piece, and floating the poster within the frame against a unique background can further emphasize the poster and its frame. 

Large Poster Frames

Some posters have very large dimensions. For example, certain movie posters were released measuring 40” x 60”, and advertisement posters for popular beverage and auto brands can have significantly larger dimensions. Framed offers our valued customers a wide range of options for large poster frames from streamline modern black poster frames to ornate wood poster frames that reflect a specific style: we can build it, and we also have a number of ready-made, high quality large poster frames in stock.

Colored Poster Frames: Colorful Poster Frames For All Sizes 

Colored poster frames provide an ideal way to emphasize certain elements within a poster, and choosing colorful poster frames also enables people to better display their piece in a room with a specific color scheme or design aesthetic. The team at Framed is composed of actual artists who understand color and style, so we put our customers in a great position to truly walk away with something special when it comes to colored poster frames. Some of the colorful poster frames we offer are in these tones:

  • Blue Poster Frames – Azure, navy, baby blue, aqua, robin egg blue, royal blue, sky blue, teal, and many more.
  • Red Poster Frames – Cherry red, Ferrari red, crimson, cardinal red, brick red, carmine, poppy red, burnt red, many more.
  • Yellow Poster Frames – Lemon yellow, canary yellow, sunflower, mustard yellow, pastel yellow, butter yellow, pale yellow, golden yellow, pear, safety yellow, royal yellow, many more.
  • Orange Poster Frames – Sunkist orange, melon, tangerine, coral, peach, apricot orange, carrot orange, Persian orange, pumpkin, burnt orange, Spanish orange and many more.
  • Green Poster Frames – Emerald green, forest green, lime green, Erin green, pale green, Kelly green, mint green, and many more.
  • Purple Poster Frames – Plum, aubergine, lilac, lavender, royal purple, magenta, violet, and more.
  • Pink Poster Frames – Hot pink, deep pink, cotton candy, pale pink, flamingo pink, cameo pink, Spanish pink, salmon pink, Barbie pink baby pink and many more.

We have colored poster frames in every shade to make your piece stand out and make a big statement. We even have colorful glitter poster frames and other unique options available. 

Shop the Best Poster Frames at Framed Today

Framed has the largest selection of custom poster frames, and high-quality readymade poster frames in all of Los Angeles County, We offer the true boutique experience with our attentive, hands-on customer service team staffed by local artists who can help you choose the right poster frames for your special pieces. Call to set up a free consultation, or drop in and let us help you make a big statement with high-quality, affordable poster frames!