Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

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)

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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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Picture Frame Hanging Tips & Tricks

Our guide for hanging one or a gallery wall of frames

March 12 2020

Getting a favorite photo or piece of artwork framed is a good feeling. With online custom framing, it's easier than ever. Figuring out where to hang it and how to make it look perfect on your wall? Maybe not so much.

If you're unfamiliar with the fundamentals of hanging picture frames or just looking for pointers, we're here to help make your experience better.


The Hardware


The most common types of hanging hardware are the sawtooth and wire systems.

For smaller frames - anything under around 14" x 14" - a sawtooth bracket on the top …

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Decorate Your Office Space with Custom Framing

Tips & Ideas for Framing up the Walls at Work

March 06 2020

A well-decorated office helps you feel extra inspired to do your best work, and provides everyone, including visitors, clients and colleagues, a way to get to know you and or your company better.

If you are in charge of decorating the office at a huge company or simply putting together your own work-from-home sanctuary, online custom framing makes it easy to outfit your workspace with framed artwork and photos.

Here are our tips and recommendations for making your office space looks its absolute best.

Custom Framing for the Office


Corporate & Big Office Spaces

Frame a Photo for Office and Commercial Spaces

What …

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How to Take Care of Your Picture Frame

Tips for cleaning framed artwork and photos

February 25 2020

If you've experienced the convenience of online custom framing, you know that designing a frame can take as little as five minutes.

Once you have it home and on the wall, it's important to clean your frame just like any piece of furniture so that your artwork or photo can be admired for years to come.

Below please find our top tips for taking care of your picture frame.


The Frame

Online Framing Maple Profile

For wooden frames, use a soft, damp rag or microfiber cloth to gently clean the profile. You can spray a small amount of dust cleaner onto the cloth (never …

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Custom Frame Styles to Match Your Decor

Our range of profiles makes online framing easy

February 14 2020

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

One of the benefits of online framing is being able to visualize all of the possible frame and mat combinations. With 18 different profiles, it's easy to choose the perfect frame for photos, posters and prints.


The Gallery Collection

It's hard to go wrong with our best selling black and white gallery-style profiles, or with a natural maple or walnut look.

Custom Framed Vinyl Records

These frames are classic thanks to their clean lines and ability to match any room decor. The entire collection …

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