Your artwork is already matted. Now what?

At American Frame, a lot of our customers wonder the same thing: If my art or photography has already been matted, how do I order everything but the mat board?

On our website, there are two easy ways to proceed.

No matter which of the two ways you opt for, you’ll need to measure the height and width of your mat board. Those measurements will serve as your frame size.

If you already know which frame you want, you can use proQuickShop™.  Just click the proQuickShop button, at the top right of our website. Once you enter the frame number, you’ll be taken to a page to design your framing package. For “frame size,” just enter the dimensions of your matting. Then, following the tabs, choose your mounting (backing) board and acrylic. Because you already have your mat, you can skip that step of the process.


Don’t know what frame you want? Lucky you. You can browse our many metal and wood picture frames, sorted by collection, color (including dozens of white, gold and black picture frames) and style. Once you find the perfect custom picture frame, click “customize this frame” and start designing your framing package.


Default choices are included in the package, including a choice for mat board. In the package summary, click “remove” after the mat. Then, for your “frame size,” enter the dimensions of your mat board. Now, you can customize your mounting board and acrylic. Then, your package can be added to your cart.

Now wasn’t that easy?


If you need more help, American Frame customer service will be happy to help.