Check out our NEW & improved website

Some functions of this older version of our site are no longer active and are only available on the new site.

Please Sign In
Basket Summary
Basket

Your cart is empty!

Subtotal:
$0.00
Search
Login 
Please Sign In
Basket

Your cart is empty!

Subtotal:
$0.00
Frame My TV

Call 1-888-TV-FRAME

Custom Art

Overview

Moving Art TV Frame

Frame My TV is proud of our ability to produce top quality custom giclee prints on canvas from your artwork. Each giclee is carefully produced on the finest canvas and is specifically designed to be repeatedly rolled up and down for daily use. The giclee is then clear coated with a sprayed protective coating for long term durability.

Custom artwork can be provided to us in a variety of manners. In most cases, the artwork would need to ultimately be converted into a digital file format for use to be able to build it into your Fine Art TV Cover. You would also need to provide a signed copyright release on file to be able to legally reproduce this copyrighted property. There is no additional charge for using custom artwork with your frame unless the copyright holder providing the artwork to you charges a fee for this. Generally, this is a transaction conducted privately between you and the copyright holder. If you have difficulty obtaining a release, please let us know and we will attempt to negotiate with the copyright holder on your behalf.

Custom Artwork Resolution Requirements

Custom artwork should be in an uncompressed digital file format of TIFF preferably and should be at a minimum resolution of 180 dpi at the final print size, though 300 dpi is preferred.  

Approximate Artwork Print Sizes: 

Diag. Screen
Size
Canvas Size Minimum Suggested
File Resolution *
Width Height Width Height
40" 38" 23" 6840 px 4140 px
46" 43" 26" 7740 px 4680 px
52" 50" 30" 9000 px 5400 px
55" 52" 31" 9360 px 5580 px
65" 61" 36" 10980 px 6480 px
80" 74" 44" 13320 px 7920 px
90" 83" 48" 14940 px 8280 px

* If your file does not meet these minimums, upload the file below for us to review the file. These values are based on a recommended 180 dpi minimum. 

Types of Custom Art

  • Existing Digital Artwork - Choose from one of the various online providers of high resolution digital artwork and upload the digital file directly through our Artwork Upload Portal. 
  • Third Party Art Suppliers - The following are a few online providers that we have worked with before. If you don't find art in our catalog, you might try checking out these providers and we can work with them to obtain the art for you.  Please note royalty fees may apply for using art from third party suppliers and we cannot guarantee that all images on these sites will be available for private licensing, but we will certainly try our best.
  • Family Portrait - A family portrait can be used as long as we have it in a digital format that is very high resolution. Pictures taken by a consumer camera or a cell phone would not be a high enough resolution to make a quality canvas reprint. Generally the quality of image we are looking for is taken with a professional grade camera or is a high resolution scan of a film negative. You can upload the digital file directly through our Artwork Upload Portal. 
  • Original Artwork - If you have an existing original canvas painting, it would need to be digitally captured OR scanned and converted into a large digital file to then be recreated on canvas by FrameMyTV's lab. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot simply insert your piece of art into our motorized mechanism. We use special types of canvas to make the mechanism function properly. 
  • Commissioned Artwork - Send us a photo or something that you would like to have us converted into a painting and we will assign our own professional artist to turn a simple image into a masterpiece. Contact us to learn more. We can provide everything from impressionist, photo realistic, pop art in a variety of formats such as portraiture, landscapes, still life and more.  Click here to learn more about this service. 
  • Paint & Capture: Have the artwork painted then digitally captured or scanned into a digital file format. 
  • FrameMyTV Supplied Canvas: After an order has been placed for the entire assembly, FrameMyTV's design department will prepare a full work order and artwork layout specification to accommodate the TV with the desired frame. We can then have a blank canvas with the necessary black borders printed onto the canvas and have the canvas mailed to you. Your artist can then paint the painting within the border and return the canvas to be incorporated into the frame. FrameMyTV accepts a maximum liability of  1,000 value for damages or negligence to custom commissioned artwork while in our possession. NOTE: A very thin medium is suggested to prevent cracking and FrameMyTV does not offer a warranty on any aspects of the actual canvas when original art is used in this manner. 
  • Other Art - There's an almost endless amount of art available through the internet, but not all art can be licensed and much of the art you find online is only available in a limited resolution which may not be acceptable for reproduction as the sizes we need. If you find an image online that you like, just email us a link to the webpage and we will put our research team on it to try and find the owner of the piece of art so we can negotiate a royalty on your behalf. Click here to learn more about this service

Submitting your Custom Art

Online

 ......

By Mail

Custom Artwork Upload

Send to:

Frame My TV
Attn: Order # ____________
419 River St
Fifth Floor 
Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 912-7200

Digital Conversion Services

Customer Supplied: In most metro areas you will be able to easily find a provider to convert your art into a digital file. They will either capture it in a controlled studio environment with a high resolution digital camera and professional lighting, or a large format scanner can be used. We find that the studio camera captured approach tends to produce more realistic results because the shadows and textures are more preserved and not filled with light as with a scanner. 

Frame My TV Lab: You can send your original art or negatives to our lab to have them digitally converted and we will then return the original art directly to you. We do not suggest this approach if the value of the painting is considered high. When submitting the art, you will need to declare the value of the original art. FrameMyTV limits liability of the artwork while in our possession to a maximum of $1,000. Valuation proof required for any claims. Artwork in transit will be insured for $1,000. Client assumes responsibility for obtaining shipping insurance on the inbound artwork.    Fee for this service is $250 and includes return shipping of the artwork to you. 

Cost of Custom Art

For customer supplied artwork, we do not charge extra. It's simply a matter of customer service. 

Please keep in mind though, we will need a signed copyright release from the holder of the copyright of your artwork and many artists will charge a royalty in order for us to legally reproduce their art. You would be expected to pay any royalty or custom artwork commissioning fees applicable to your order. 

Test Strips

When custom artwork is submitted we will initially analyze the file to ensure the quality and resolution of the file is adequate to produce a quality canvas print. If there is any concern about the quality of the file we may  suggest that we produce a test strip for you to review and verify the quality of the resulting canvas is to your liking. A test strip is a strip of the actual canvas printed at the full final print width x 6" tall. This will give you an idea of color accuracy as well as quality to identify any potential pixellation. 

The first test strip is provided at no charge once a Fine Art TV Cover has been ordered. Additional test strips are $25 each. 

Copyright Protection

To legally reproduce your artwork onto canvas, we must have a signed copyright release waiver by the copyright holder on file or we cannot make a copy, even if you have the digital file. Also to protect any artists you are working with, they can simply specify on the release how many copies we are approved to make. This release is considered a two way contract between us and the copyright holder so that we cannot  make unauthorized reproductions from the digital file that has been entrusted to us.      CLICK HERE to Download the Release

  • Typically original artwork and commissioned artwork does not require a release from the artist, but rather a signed release by the owner of the art is sufficient assuming this is not being used for resell purposes.
  • Family portraits or anything taken by a professional photographer would always require a signed release by the photographer.
  • Digital artwork purchased online can often be reproduced for personal use, but you would need to refer to the terms and conditions of that art provider to be sure. 
  • Printed posters cannot generally be reproduced legally without consent of the copyright holder, even if you purchased the poster. 

FAQ's On Custom Art

Q: Why can't we just put my existing canvas art original over the TV and roll it up? 

A: Unfortunately, we cannot generally use an existing canvas painting because their are special borders and additional canvas that need to surround the painting in up to 10-12" additional so we can apply the artwork to the roller. Also, many originals are painted with acrylics and other mediums that are not designed to be rolled and unrolled repeatedly. Such actions can result in crackling of the paint and/or telegraphing the texture through the canvas such that after it has been rolled up then unrolled you may see a vertical line of the texture in the surface of the canvas. 

Q: How many megabytes should my file size be? 

A: It's not just a matter of megabytes, it's more a matter of resolution at the final print size and also can depend largely on the subject matter. Ideally we would expect a file that is a minimum of 180 dpi at the final print size. However, this cannot just be accomplished by simply upsizing the low resolution file into a larger resolution with photo editing software. All this would be doing is multiplying pixelated appearance to make it larger. You best bet is to just submit the highest resolution file you have and we can compare it to the size TV you want to frame and let you know if the file would be sufficient.