Bevels & Pixels

A Blog by Level Frames

Starting Prices for Custom Frames

By - April 18 2018

Top Quality Ingredients, Made to Order

We're here to help you properly display and protect special artwork and beautiful moments caught on camera. Each Level frame is handcrafted specifically for your order using solid wood profiles and archival, conservation-grade materials. By eliminating retail overhead and cutting out the middleman, we're delivering museum-quality frames at almost half the cost of most custom frame shops.


Frame Prices by Artwork Size

Each frame price is calculated based on the size of the artwork and how you …

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Your Guide to Photo Printing (and Framing)

By - April 16 2018

Whether you're a photographer looking to print and frame your own work for a gallery show, or someone who just found some great pictures on your phone that you'd love to have up on your wall, quality is important. There are a lot of little things that go into printing the perfect image, and decisions you'll need to make along the way. To help you through the process, we've put together an easy and comprehensive guide on how to prepare your image for printing, as well as the different materials you might come across and how to choose …

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How To Style Your Picture Frame for Every Project

By - April 11 2018

When in search of a frame for your photo, poster or print, the goal should be finding one that complements the artwork as well as your existing decor. Thinking about the color palette and subject of the artwork can help you tie these elements together with your frame choice. Here, we break down a range of popular frame styles to give you general tips and guidance that'll help you choose the perfect frame for your project.

Image source: ByMaria (via Pinterest)

Modern Gallery-Style Frames

The gallery frame is a go-to classic thanks to its …

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5 Tips to Make Photos Better for Printing & Framing

By - April 06 2018

In the age of camera phones, it doesn't take thousands of dollars worth of equipment and a ton of technical know-how to take great pictures. As long as you can point and tap your smartphone screen, you're experienced enough to document the world around you. However, issues tend to pop up later, in the editing stage. You'll choose the perfect photo to print and frame, only to notice that something's a little off. It could be something more technical, like the color contrast or brightness, or just an inopportune photobomb that you'd …

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New Rustic & Classic Frame Styles to Match Your Decor

By - March 29 2018

Our frame family is growing and we couldn't be more excited!

With six brand new profiles, you can choose the perfect frame for photos, posters and prints, every time. Each new profile comes in two different widths; a thinner option for a more modern twist, and a thicker size for making a bold visual statement. With hundreds of possible custom framing combinations, you can bring out your inner designer and mix and match to your heart's content.

Without further adieu, here are the new styles we're bringing onto the site:


The Rustic …

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5 Female Artists You'll Love

By - March 09 2018

Yesterday was International Women's Day! While McDonald's flipped their arches, we celebrated by putting together a list of just a few of the awesome female artists we're loving lately. Their work is all stylistically and thematically different, so we just know you'll find something on this list that'll complement your personal style. Of course, we've also sprinkled in some framing suggestions, just in case you're looking to add a new piece or two to your custom framed art collection.


1. Donna Yan

Image source: Donna Yan

Donna Yan is a …

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4 Perfect (Customer) Photos for Picture Framing Inspiration

By - March 02 2018

One of our favorite things is seeing photos shared by our customers of their framed artwork hung up in their homes and offices. Not only do we get to see the final product of our work, but we get some seriously great design inspiration shots and a glimpse into every customer's personal style and creativity. We want to make custom framing easier, better and more convenient so every space of yours can feel more like home.

In this post, we wanted to invite you along for the ride by sharing some of our favorite customer photos and the …

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4 Places to Find Unique Movie Posters Online

By - February 23 2018

We're right in the thick of awards show season, so what better time to talk about movies, television, and the artwork inspired by them? Movie posters and prints have always been a hot commodity, and one of the most common categories of things people come looking to custom frame. With this in mind, we wanted to curate a little list of some of our favorite places to shop for them online.


Mondo

Image source: Mondo (Artists: Matt Ryan Tobin, Oliver Barrett)

If you’re interested in scoring a limited edition poster or print dedicated to your …

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Your Guide to Picture Frame Glazes

By - February 16 2018

Essentially the sunscreen for framing, a glaze is the protective barrier that sits between the contents of any picture frame and the outside environment. It should be transparent and is usually made of glass or acrylic. This framing component plays a very important role in providing your artwork with much needed protection from air pollutants, dust, moisture, temperature fluctuations, and any physical damage.

Many ready-made frames from craft stores or big box retailers like Target or Ikea have flimsy plastic or glass glazes, so these …

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Hanging Your Frame: Tips, Tricks & What Not To Do

By - February 02 2018

Getting a favorite photo or piece of art framed is a good feeling. Realizing you now have to figure out where to hang it, and how to get it to look perfect once it's hung? Maybe not so much. If you're unfamiliar with the key fundamentals of hanging frames, or maybe just looking for some pointers, we're here to help with these tips and tricks to hopefully make your experience quick and painless.


Understanding the Hardware: Sawtooth vs. Hanging Wire


Every so often, we get questions about what kind of hanging hardware we use on the backs …

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