Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

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

November 01 2019

Hanging new artwork on a bare wall is a great feeling, but it can be a challenge to find something you like enough to frame that's also within budget.

Enter this useful list of online resources we’ve put together for free, high-resolution images available for download and your custom framing pleasure.


1. Audubon's Birds of America

John James Audubon’s Birds of America was printed between 1827 and 1838, featuring over 400 prints based on the artist's original watercolor paintings.

Custom Framing Bird Prints Audubon

The National Audubon Society has recently made every …

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Level Frames vs. Framebridge

October 28 2019

We're on a mission to make custom framing more convenient, intuitive and affordable. We do this by bringing the entire purchase experience online, handcrafting each frame to museum standards, and providing amazing customer support.

Online framing is relatively new and still unfamiliar to many people. We're frequently asked how it works, as well as how Level Frames compares to Framebridge, another online picture framing site.

More Than One Way to Frame

When you order a custom picture frame through Level, we can handcraft the frame to …

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Announcing Free Shipping & New Ways to Frame

October 16 2019

We're on a mission to make custom framing artwork and photos more intuitive, convenient and affordable.

Today, we're thrilled to announce two major changes to help us deliver on that experience even more.

custom frames online free shipping

Free Shipping to Anywhere in the U.S.

Our customers are framing special and unique items, many of which are non-standard sizes that require fully customized frames. Yet we hear that having to pay for shipping has deterred many of you from completing an order or framing additional items that belong up on the wall.

By moving to

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Oversize Prints and Custom Frames

October 16 2019

We're obsessed with providing the best online custom framing experience for your artwork and photos.

If you have an oversized item to frame, or want to print and frame something HUGE for your walls, we have you covered! This is our guide to extra large picture frames for really big posters, prints and photos.

58" x 42.5" photos framed by Level for an Unsplash event at Apple last summer.

Framing Oversize Artwork

When framing artwork already in your possession, you have the option to receive an empty frame and insert the item on your own. …

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Starting Prices for Custom Frames

October 06 2019

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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How to Frame Posters, Prints and Pictures

September 25 2019

Be your own custom framer

Getting anything framed and up on your wall can be painful, confusing and expensive. You're either out hunting for a decent quality frame in just the right size, or paying 10x the cost of the art itself and waiting weeks with a custom frame shop.

Level Frames can help with online custom framing for your posters, prints and photos. No need to leave the house or break the bank.

First, let us know about the item you are framing by providing its dimensions to the nearest 1/8". If more convenient, use the toggle …

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What Goes Into Each Level Frame

September 07 2019

The Job of a Custom Frame

A picture frame serves a few different purposes.

The first is simply to look great on your wall and enhance the qualities of the print or photo inside.

Nearly as important is protecting the artwork from light, dust, temperature fluctuations and acids that can wreak havoc on paper-based items over time.

Selecting a Frame Style

We're building the best online custom framing experience to help you find the right options for your artwork or photo so that it can look its best and stay in perfect condition.

One of …

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Frame Photos From Your iPhone with Framepop

August 04 2019

Frame a photo from your iPhone in a few taps

Online custom framing offers a number of advantages, including the ability to frame artwork and photos no matter where you are (provided you have internet service ).

Our website is mobile friendly and offers our full complement of custom frames from collage frames to tabletops to framed vinyl records.

For an even more streamlined experience that has fewer options but is perfect for framing photos directly from your phone and firing off beautifully framed gifts in a flash, we invite you to …

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Your Guide to Photo Printing (and Framing)

July 29 2019

Whether you're a photographer looking to print and frame your own work for a gallery show, or simply want to frame a photo and make it look amazing on your wall, quality is important.

Several decisions and details go into printing the perfect image, and to help you through the process we've put together an easy and comprehensive guide on how to prepare your image for printing.

It's part of our mission to make online custom framing as intuitive, convenient and affordable as possible.

Image source: Brooke Lark via Unsplash

Framing …

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Tell Your Stories With Collage Picture Frames (Ideas Included)

July 22 2019

Your phone and computer may be filled with amazing pics to showcase, but narrowing down favorite photos to print and frame can be a tough task. To make things easier, we're giving you the power to fully customize your own collage picture frames with up to five of your best and most memorable photos.

It's the easiest way to get multiple pictures professionally printed and framed exactly to your liking

collage picture frame design

Since releasing this custom collage feature as part of our online custom framing service, we've seen some beautiful designs and …

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Your Guide to Framed Wedding Photos & Gifts

July 07 2019

Now that we are through the Spring wedding season, we're getting a ton of requests for creative gift ideas as well as people asking about the best ways to frame wedding photos.

If a friend 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 an easy but meaningful way to commemorate the big day, we've got you covered below.


When You Know the Newlyweds

Create a Custom Collage Frame

A classic, and for good reason. Collect photos of the bride and groom through the …

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Your Guide to Picture Frame Glazes

June 24 2019

The first line of defense for your artwork, glazing 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 …

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