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Setting up borders in Photoshop

This tutorial is designed to give you the tools to set up your own borders using simple Photoshop processes. For more information about file sizes and DPI settings, please use our Technical Help calculator.

The Metroprint system has a built in border facility, but this is limited in what can be achieved. For total control it is better to set up your own borders within Photoshop.

Before starting this tutorial, we would recommend that you read Using Photoshop to Resize and Resample.

  1. Go to Image > Canvas Size.
  2. Change the dimensions to match the paper size you require. So, if your current image size is 8 x 10 inches and you would like to print this on 11 x 14 inch paper you can change the dimensions to reflect this. Remember, this only applies if the image is less than the required paper size.
  3. Your final file will now display with the border.

Metroprint recommends a minimum of 1/4 inch borders on all paper types. Smaller than this we can’t guarantee we can trim exactly to your specification.


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Photo Printing

Prints ready for collection within 24 hours, or for delivery worldwide. We can produce prints in sizes from a simple 6×4 up to 2.74m x 1.22m / 108 x 48 inches, giving you a huge choice of sizes when it comes to producing your prints.

Fine Art Giclee printing

While all of our colour and black and white photo printing services are of gallery quality, a lot of photographers and artists like to produce their fine art prints on Giclee watercolour paper, using archival pigment inks.

Black & White printing

We can produce real Silver Gelatin 'Darkroom prints' from your digital files. Working with Ilford, we are able to print directly to Ilford Galerie Silver FB Glossy fibre based bromide photo paper and Ilford Galerie Digital Silver RC Pearl.

Mounting your prints

After your photos have been printed, our mounting team are able to mount the prints on a range of substrates, ranging from the lightweight foamex, foamboard or kapamount. We can also mount ctype photo prints onto more sturdy materials such as dibond or aluminium, backed with either battens or a subframe, depending on print size.

Framing your photos

When ordering online, we offer a limited range of classic photo frames, in three finishes: white photo frame, smooth black photo frame or a solid light oak frame. Alternately, just order your prints online to take advantage of our great value online ordering system, then contact us to discuss alternate framing styles and our range of thousands of frame mouldings.