Bevels & Pixels

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How to Take Care of Your Picture Frame

By - November 09 2017

To make sure the contents of your frame are properly cared for and admired all-year round, it's important to clean your frame just like any piece of furniture you own. Here are a few of our top tips on the dos and don'ts when cleaning your picture frame with extra TLC.



Acrylic Glaze

If the acrylic glaze has dirt or apparent fingerprints, use a microfibre cloth to wipe it down or damp a cloth with a bit of soap and water. Custom frame orders from Level will come with an aniti-static cloth. Avoid using paper towels since they could …

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​5 Websites for Free Art, Images & Photos (to Print & Frame)

By - November 03 2017

Hanging a newly framed piece of art on a bare wall is a great feeling, but sometimes finding something you like enough to frame can be a challenge. Unless you’re an artist or photographer, frame-worthy artwork is going to wreak havoc on your wallet, right? Enter this useful list we’ve put together of 5 online resources we love for free hi-resolution images of various themes for your printing & framing pleasure.


1. Unsplash

One cool thing about Unsplash is that it's a great platform for aspiring amateur or professional photographers to …

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Stand Out With These Special & Quick Framed Gift Ideas

By - October 26 2017

With leaves falling and the temperature dropping, holiday tinsels and present shopping isn't far behind. It's true that we're barely past Halloween, but is it ever too early to think about the special people on your list?

Get a jump on your gifting so that you can relax later, and surprise someone with one of the seriously one-of-a-kind keepsakes below.

Fair warning, these sentimental framed presents will exceed expectations, but may be difficult for you to top next year.


Framed Ticket Stubs

Tickets usually get lost or tossed out by …

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Your Guide to Creative Framed Wedding Gifts

By - October 13 2017

We may have made it through the summer wedding season, but now that it's properly autumn, we're back in the thick of it. Either way, it's never a bad time to stockpile gift ideas.

If your friend or family member is getting hitched and you want to do more than just slip cash into a card, or even if you're the bride/groom looking for a creative, easy way to commemorate the big day, we've got you covered below.


When You Know the Newlyweds

Create a Custom Collage Frame


Source: (Unsplash L-R) Petr Ovralov, Jeremy Wong, Josh Applegate, Ari …

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4 Reasons to Go with Custom Framing

By - September 29 2017

The price tag on ready-made frames from places like Ikea can be tempting, but when it comes to protecting treasured posters, photos or prints for the long haul it pays to do a little research. When choosing how to frame, keep in mind that the quality of materials used can drastically affect the condition of your artwork or pictures over time.

So, while it's no secret that custom frames cost more than their off-the-shelf counterparts, let's break down four reasons why it's probably worth the investment:

1. Protect Your Art

Whether you've …

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How to Hang a Picture Frame

By - September 01 2017

There's nothing more frustrating than backing away from your wall and noticing that your picture frame is hung too high, too low, slightly crooked, or not centered. What do you do now? Do you live with this ill-fitting placement or hammer in the nail and hook once again? Hopefully with our step-by-step guide on how to properly hang your frames, you won't ever encounter these irritating issues anymore. If you still have an empty frame and are wondering how to properly mount your artwork, check out our FAQ with a free instructional guide …

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Frame Color

By - July 20 2017

Profile color is one of the more distinctive features we notice when first looking at a frame, and the right one can complement the artwork perfectly. However, not paying enough attention to this choice can lead to a frame that either overpowers the artwork inside, or doesn't give it the sense of importance it deserves.

Our unique frame builder is a very useful tool that can help you better visualize how different frame and mat styles will match whatever it is you're looking to frame.

Give it a go with the button below, by first …

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Introducing Level Press for Artists & Photographers

By - July 14 2017

Our mission at Level Frames is making it easier, less expensive and more intuitive to custom frame your artwork and photos. We do this by bringing the whole experience online, cutting out the middlemen and delivering our handcrafted, museum-quality frames right to your door.

In framing for hundreds of artists, photographers and galleries, we've picked up on the frustrations they encounter in selling framed versions of their own work. Dealing with framing requests and figuring out shipping is non-trivial, and takes time away from …

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Framing Case Study: How Vet Pronto Delights Pet Owners

By - July 07 2017

VetPronto is the biggest house call veterinary service in the US.

They offer extraordinary levels of care to pets where they are most comfortable, in their own homes. Taking care of pet owners is another thing VetPronto does well. Knowing how special each pet is to their family, the company decided to surprise a number of its long-time clients with framed pc of their cats and dogs.

In the spirt of going above and beyond, they commissioned an illustrator to depict each pet across a range of artistic styles to make them truly unique.

But …

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Your Guide To Framed Art For Small Spaces

By - July 05 2017

Less Is More

When it comes to decorating, spatial efficiency is not only limited to your walking space but should also include your walls. This requires some thought since with too much art on your walls, your home can actually look smaller than it actually is. It's crucial to strike a visual balance of art versus empty wall space so your home looks more cozy than cluttered. Here are a few art hanging tips and tricks to maximize your decor even in a small space.

1. Keep It Simple

Framing is our passion, but not every wall needs to be …

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  1. ​5 Websites for Free Art, Images & Photos (to Print & Frame)
  2. Stand Out With These Special & Quick Framed Gift Ideas
  3. Your Guide to Creative Framed Wedding Gifts
  4. Tell Your Stories With Collage Picture Frames (Ideas Included)
  5. Photo Apps We Love: Prisma
  6. How to Frame Your Prints, Posters and Pictures
  7. Oversize Prints and Frames
  8. 4 Reasons to Go with Custom Framing