Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

How We Make Sure Your Photos Are Perfect

August 07 2020

All photos are not created equal. Aside from any artistic or sentimental qualities they may possess, the image resolution may range from very low to extremely high.

Usually, the naked eye can tell the difference and you'll hear people throw around the terms "high-res" and "low-res," but there is a bit more to this concept and how it affects print quality when you go from a digital image to a framed photo or collage picture frame on the wall

The Science

The Cannon and Epson inkjet printers we use to produce your photos create prints by …

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What it Means to Float Your Artwork

July 31 2020

When To Float

We have a lot of fun helping our customers work out what type of framing style works best for their artwork and tastes. With online framing, the experience is more convenient and affordable than ever.

When traditional over-matting would cover part of the art that should be on display, we typically recommend floating

"Floating" or "float mounting" means that your art will sit on top of the matting, as opposed to being partially overlapped by a mat or the lip of the frame.


An original charcoal drawing with an Elevated …

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Custom Framing in NYC

July 28 2020

Our handcrafted custom frames are shipped all over the country, but we're proud to call Brooklyn home.

We love helping fellow New Yorkers frame photos and artwork that mean something to them. And our online framing experience means that you don't even need to leave your apartment to get the job done right.

Design the perfect frame in a matter of minutes, we'll handcraft and have it on your doorstep within a few days. Continue reading for more perks of being in NYC and how we can help on your next framing project.

Fast Turnarounds …

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Common Questions About Framing

July 17 2020

Many people are still under the impression that framing photos and artwork requires trekking back and forth to the mall or custom frame shop, stressing out over an overwhelming number of choices, and paying inflated prices.

To shed more light on online custom framing and help you get more treasured items up on the wall, we've answered below a few of the most common questions we get asked about the process.

What can you frame?

Our bread and butter is framing art prints and posters you've collected, along with photos that we print and …

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Album Framing Instructions

June 12 2020

If you're ready to frame one of your records with our DIY Album Frame, watch the following video for step by step instructions.

You can also read through more detailed directions below. And if you run into any questions or issues, please send us a chat or an email so that we can help!

Included with your frame you should find:

  • Small screwdriver with a reversible head
  • Micro-fiber cloth
  • Hanging wire and screws
  • 2 plastic bumpers
  • Picture hanging hook for the wall
  • Anti-static foam padding (wrapped around the frame)

Once you have …

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Father's Day Framed - 3 Quick and Awesome Gift Ideas

June 02 2020

Shopping for the dad, granddad or husband who "has everything" or "doesn't want anything" can be tricky.

We have three easy and thoughtful ideas for using online custom framing to put a smile on his face this Father's Day.

This year, our turnaround times are running a little longer than usual. Please note the order deadlines for each product below if you need delivery by June 19th.


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Say it all with a framed photo

Let's be honest, you probably don't have to look further than your phone for an amazing photo that would make his day on …

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7 Framing Projects for Quarantine

Online framing ideas to make lock down a little more fun and productive

May 21 2020

If you are starting to feel cooped up, we have seven online custom framing projects you can take on to fill the time and spruce up your home or workspace in the process.

These ideas will also help Americans in need during the pandemic. We're making a donation to World Central Kitchen for every frame sold this month.

1) Support your favorite local or independent artist

The world needs art more than ever.

If you've been following an artist on social media and loving their work, now's the time to pull the trigger on one of their prints or …

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Now Supporting World Central Kitchen

Proceeds from every custom frame sold in May will go to #ChefsForAmerica

May 11 2020

We remain fully operational and ready to take on any of your online custom framing needs.

Last month, and with your help, we were also proud to help front-line medical workers get access to PPE gear by donating to the COVID-19 Response Fund.

In May, we're sending 5% of the proceeds from each custom frame sold to World Central Kitchen, an organization that has been purchasing millions of meals from local restaurants and delivering them directly to Americans in need during this pandemic.

We are inspired by their efforts and this creative …

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Four Easy & Elegant Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

April 27 2020

With Mother's Day around the corner we've teed up four easy gift ideas to make her feel great on Sunday the 10th (and every other day of the year).

Order by April 29th for guaranteed delivery by May 9th. Make sure to note any deadlines or preferred delivery dates in the Special Instructions field at checkout, we'll let you know if we can't make it happen. Shipping is always free in the U.S.

The Framed Print

Upload and custom frame a photo that you can present to Mom in person or send gift-wrapped with a note.

Frame a Photo

We'll print on professional, …

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Our Mid-April Update

Time to stay at home and frame at home

April 17 2020

We remain fully operational and ready to help with all of your online custom framing needs.

Our marketing and support teams have adjusted to remote work, and the safety protocols put in place at our framing studios have allowed us to stay healthy and continue framing.

Frames for Masks Update

Huge and continued thanks go out to the health care workers keeping us safe across the country.

Thanks is not enough, though. Since March we've been committing 10% of the proceeds on each frame sold to the COVID-19 Response Fund so that more masks, …

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Spring Artwork Giveaway

We're opening our archives and making artwork available FREE when you purchase the frame!

April 03 2020

Over the years, we've acquired a ton of posters, prints and other artwork to be featured in photo shoots or online framing tutorials. Not too surprising for a framing company. Anything we didn't use ended up in our archives.

As we do a little spring cleaning, we're making the bulk of this collection available to you FOR FREE on a first-come, first-serve basis. All you need to do is design and purchase the frame! (and act fast if you like something)

So if you were looking to upgrade your home or home office setup, these prints could be …

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Custom Framing During COVID-19

10% of all proceeds will go to the Covid-19 Disaster Relief Fund.

March 16 2020

Along with the entire world, we've been adjusting to the new reality brought on by the COVID-19 virus and its rapid spread across the globe. Our top priority has been the health and well-being of our employees, customers and neighbors.

We're also committed to doing what we can to help the brave men and women of our health care system who are protecting us and fighting back this virus. They are in dire need of masks, gowns, gloves and other essential equipment.

Throughout the rest of the month, we're donating 10% of all proceeds to the …

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