Custom Calligraphy Sizes and Mounting

Base-Prices for Medium-Sized Wall Scrolls

Number of
Characters
Chinese
Economy
Calligrapher
Li Dan-Qing
Chinese
Master
Calligrapher
Cao Bin
Japanese
Calligrapher
Kougetsu
Japanese
Master
Calligrapher
Bishou Imai
1 $37.88 $77.88 $97.88 $217.88
2 $42.88 $82.88 $102.88 $222.88
3 $46.88 $86.88 $106.88 $226.88
4 $49.88 $89.88 $109.88 $229.88
5 $52.88 $92.88 $112.88 $232.88
6+ $54.88 $94.88 $114.88 $234.88
10+ $56.88 $96.88 $116.88 $236.88
20+ $60.88 $100.88 $120.88 $240.88
25+ N/A $102.88 $122.88 $242.88
30+ N/A $104.88 $124.88 $244.88
35+ N/A $106.88 $126.88 $246.88
40+ N/A $108.88 $128.88 $248.88
45+ N/A $110.88 $130.88 $250.88
50+ N/A $112.88 $132.88 $252.88
100+ N/A $118.88 $138.88 $258.88
150+ N/A $128.88 $148.88 $268.88
200+ N/A $138.88 $158.88 $278.88
250+ N/A $148.88 $168.88 $288.88

My sizes are based on width (not length). The number of characters and other factors will determine the length.

Note that my medium-size is what my competition calls "large". Compare measurements carefully. My medium size is the most common wall scroll width in China, so it seems more honest to call this "medium".

Add $17 to any of these for the large size, add $35 for the jumbo size, or subtract $2 for the small size.

Portrait mounting (suitable for framing) is available for $20 less.

I offer a lot of mounting options and sizes for custom calligraphy artwork. Most customers choose a medium-sized vertical wall scroll. It's not too big, easy-to-hang, and fits most budgets.

Please note that the Chinese economy calligrapher, Li Dan-Qing, does not write certain Japanese characters (Hiragana), does not write more than 20-character pieces, and does not do large or jumbo-sized work. In some cases, you'll have to go with a master calligrapher - but the quality difference is worth it.



Vertical Wall Scroll Sizes

Extra-Small -$4

Bushido Vertical Wall Scroll
119.5cm
47″
39.1cm
15¼″

Small -$2

Bushido Vertical Wall Scroll
135.9cm
53½″
46.4cm
18¼″

Medium

Bushido Vertical Wall Scroll
155cm
61″
52.3cm
20½″

Large +$17

Bushido Vertical Wall Scroll
199.1cm
78¼″
69.5cm
27¼″

Jumbo +$35

Bushido Vertical Wall Scroll
199.1cm
78¼″
87.3cm
34¼″


Vertical Portrait Sizes

Pricing may seem confusing when a large-size portrait is only $3 more. But in that case, it's $17 extra for the large size, but $20 less than wall scroll mounting. So the net is $3 more than a medium-sized wall scroll.

X-Small -$24

Bushido Vertical Portrait
65.5cm
25¾″
29.1cm
11½″

Small -$22

Bushido Vertical Portrait
81.8cm
32¼″
36.4cm
14¼″

Medium -$20

Bushido Vertical Portrait
100.9cm
39¾″
42.3cm
16½″

Large +$3

Bushido Vertical Portrait
145cm
57″
59.5cm
23½″

Jumbo +$15

Bushido Vertical Portrait
145cm
57″
77.3cm
30½″


Horizontal Portrait Sizes

Did you know?   In ancient/traditional order, Chinese and Japanese is written from right-to-left (opposite of English) so this is the order used in the traditional art of calligraphy.
In modern times, you will find that Chinese and Japanese have been influenced by western languages, and thus written left-to-right on billboards and in magazines, but not calligraphy.

Extra-Small -$24

Bushido Horizontal Portrait
30cm
11¾″
70cm
27½″

Small -$22

Bushido Horizontal Portrait
37.3cm
14¾″
86.4cm
34″

Medium -$20

Bushido Horizontal Portrait
43.2cm
17″
104.5cm
41¼″

Large +$3

Bushido Horizontal Portrait
60.5cm
23¾″
144.1cm
56¾″

Jumbo +$15

Bushido Horizontal Portrait
78.2cm
30¾″
144.1cm
56¾″


Horizontal Wall Scroll Sizes

Horizontal wall scrolls are a little harder to deal with. Two nails or hooks must be placed in your wall at just the right spacing. If the nails are too close together the scroll will droop. If too far apart, you either can't hang it, or might tear the scroll.
We recommend horizontal wall scrolls only for customers with the patience to properly handle them.

Extra-Small -$4

Bushido Horizontal Wall Scroll
29.1cm
11½″
141.8cm
55¾″

Small -$2

Bushido Horizontal Wall Scroll
36.4cm
14¼″
158.2cm
62¼″

Medium  

Bushido Horizontal Wall Scroll
42.3cm
16½″
176.4cm
69½″

Large +$17

Bushido Horizontal Wall Scroll
59.5cm
23½″
215.9cm
85″

This large size can be tricky, it may droop when hung.

Jumbo +$35

Bushido Horizontal Wall Scroll
77.3cm
30½″
215.9cm
85″

This Jumbo size will droop at least slightly when hung.



Make It Match Your Style!

Don't forget that beyond the size, you can also choose a variety of customizations. You can choose to add an inner-frame of silk, fancy gold panels, and styling lines.

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