Have your prints been sitting in the corner just waiting to be able to proudly hang on your wall? It's fun to collect prints, but sometimes framing them can be a pain, and not to mention expensive. Especially when you are dealing with a non standard size.
In the picture above you can see how the Monster Friends hang at the Familytree office. And believe it or not it didn't cost an arm and a leg.
The picture frame was purchased from a local Hobby Lobby for about $16, but you can no doubt find similar at IKEA, Target and Walmart. This frame (18" x 24") is much larger than the print (12" x 18"). But this size is perfect because it gives an even 3 extra inches around the artwork on all sides, lots of breathing room.
Next you'll need a matte. I had Hobby Lobby make me a custom one, because they didn't offer any pre-cut mattes that fit this size. I went for the Archival acid free, which cost about $20. So all together, only about $36. Not bad considering custom framing can usually be in the hundreds.
Now lets say you want to spend even less... No problem. You can get a smaller frame without a matte that fits the art exactly. I found a reseller on Amazon that sells 12" x 18" frames between $7.50 - $11.50.
Apartment Therapy has a great resource on where to get quality poster size frames here.