How thick can my image be when installing it into your frames?

Custom Framing thick images such as paintings on a board, canvas art, a puzzle or a cross-stitch. 

This video will guide you through the rebate depth of Mulbury's photo frames and what thickness they can accommodate. 

Finding the Perfect Fit: How Thick Can Your Image Be for a Mulbury Frame?

G'day everyone! Today, we're excited to delve into a common query we often encounter at Mulbury: "How thick can my image be to fit perfectly into one of your frames? Let's break down the essentials for ensuring your images align flawlessly with our frames.

Understanding Frame Components

Firstly, it's important to grasp the structure of a Mulbury frame. Each frame is equipped with a 2mm thick acrylic or glass sheet, coupled with a 3mm thick backing board. These 2 components can be removed if required. This design is primarily tailored for posters, paintings, or paper images, ensuring a snug and secure fit. 

Adjusting for Thicker Images

However, we understand that art is diverse, and so are its dimensions. If your image is slightly thicker, around 2-3mm, there's a simple workaround. You can remove the backing board and place your image directly, allowing it to sit comfortably within the frame.

The 4mm Threshold

While a 4mm thickness might just work, 2-3mm is the ideal thickness if you wish to retain the acrylic sheet. Anything beyond this may require some adjustments.

For images around 5-7mm thick, another option comes into play. You can remove both the backing board and the acrylic sheet, allowing your thicker image to fit nicely. However, do note that the timber thickness of our frames can vary slightly, so there’s a bit of flexibility.

The Chunky Style Solution

When dealing with images thicker than 6mm, our chunky style frames are your go-to solution. These frames, ranging from 3cm to 4cm in depth, can accommodate a deeper rebate. For instance, two pieces of our backing board, which total around 6mm, can easily slide into these chunky frames.

For those unique, heavier pieces, like a painting on plywood, we're more than ready to tailor our services. We can adjust the depth of the rebate to match the thickness of your image. However, for items exceeding 7-8mm in thickness, it's best to contact us directly. In such cases, a bespoke box frame might be the ideal solution.

If you've got questions or specific needs, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 

Thanks for tuning in, and remember, at Mulbury, we're not just about frames; we're about framing your memories perfectly.

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Transcript from video:

G'day everyone this video is going to give you an insight as to how thick your 
image can be when putting them into mulbury frames.
So our frames come with a piece of acrylic or glass which is two millimeters thick and a piece of backing board which is three millimeters thick and as you can see that fits in nicely into the frame so they're really designed for a poster or a piece of paper a painting something like that but if you have an image that's a bit thicker say two or three millimeters what you can do is you can take the backing board out and simply put your image in there in place of that and that'll sit nicely
in there.

You may be able to get away with something that's about four millimeters but two or three is ideal that's if you want to keep the acrylic sheet as well if you've got something a bit thicker that's maybe five or six millimeters even seven millimeters thick you do have the option to also remove the acrylic sheet.
Then you can put your entire image straight in and it should sit in there nice and comfortably. It is important to note the thickness of our timber can vary since the depth of our rebates isn't always exactly the same give or take a millimeter or so
Now if your image is thicker than say six millimeters the other option is our chunky style frames so here you can see this is our chunky style picture frames if you like theseas it's a bit thicker this is three centimeters deep and they come up to about four centimeters deep so we have the ability to cut a deeper rebate into these frames.

So if i was to get two pieces of our backing board which is about equivalent to six millimeters you can see that it'll slide in there nice and easy but if you need  something a bit deeper than that you will need to get in touch with us and we can cut a rebate. 

You may have a painting on a piece of plywood or something like that and we'll cut the depth off the rebate according to your image. If you have anything thicker than say seven or eight millimeters you need to get in touch with us and we may need to make a box frame for you.

Other than that if you've got any questions please shoot us an email hello at and we'll be happy to help you out, thanks a lot.

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