5 Affordable Alternatives to Picture Frames

Framed prints look great but high quality frames can be very expensive. Luckily there are several more affordable alternatives to framing your prints.

Whether you are looking for some unique alternatives to framed prints from your portrait session or are a fellow photographer trying to find new ways to display your work this post should shed some light on unique photo products that are currently available to you.

Metal Prints with Float Mount

One of my most popular products is my ready to hang metal prints from Miller’s Professional Imaging. These are printed on aluminum and have a very glossy appearance. These look great for either black and white or color prints. On the back of the print is a “float mount” which allows you to hang it on a nail or screw. I offer metal prints in both my collections and a la carter menu. Miller’s also sells versions with stands as well. Other companies also offer acrylic and Plexiglas prints that hang in a similar fashion.

Wood Prints

I personally love wood prints from Woodsnap! These are printed directly onto wood and are ready to hang. These even come with screws. Woodsnap’s prints look beautiful especially with high key photos since the wood grain shows thru in all of the brighter parts of the image. These prints are a great compliment to a rustic interior. I offer wood prints in both my collections and a la carte menu. Woodsnap also sells stands for their prints as well.

Photo Books

Instead of having multiple small prints made I’d recommend getting a nice photo book instead. I personally use Miller’s Layflat books for my professional work. These allow you to print multiple images affordably while still retaining a very high quality print. I offer photo books in both my collections and a la carte menu.

Social Prints

If you’re like me and use Instagram a ton then you’ll love Social Prints! They let you print a wide variety of square prints, posters, magnets, and books specifically aimed towards Instagram users. Very affordable as well!


Nations Photo Lab offers very nice Christmas ornaments with your images printed on them. These can be great Christmas gifts!