Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

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

May 31 2019

Shopping for the Dad/Grandpa/Husband who "has everything" or "doesn't want anything" can be tricky. Below are three easy and thoughtful framed gift ideas to help you put a smile on his face this Father's Day.

Shipping deadlines are listed at the end of the post.


1) Turn it up with Framed Vinyl Records

When holidays come around, our framed albums are a staple gift for music loving Dads. With the record peeking out of the album sleeve and custom framed using the museum-quality, archival materials, this unique product adds personality to …

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Something New for Artists, Designers and Creatives

May 29 2019

Visualizing a photo or piece of art inside a picture frame has never been easy, and has traditionally required advanced knowledge of Photoshop.

With online framing, our customers cannot see or touch the frames before making a purchase, so we spend a lot of time on the way picture frames are rendered on the site for a realistic preview when framing a photo or favorite art print.

We've taken these skills and created a new tool to generate framed, 3D images from an uploaded image. Try it out now with your own photos.

Online Framing Visualizer 3D Images

How It Works

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How to Custom Frame Nothing

May 15 2019

One of our artist friends, TEKST, recently launched a Kickstarter to bring something new into the world: Nothing.

It's actually an intricately designed, limited-edition collectible item with all kinds of details and hidden touches, described as "The highest quality gift you can give the person who has everything". You really have to see for yourself (and pledge) to grasp the full genius of the idea.

Absolutely Nothing on Kickstarter

Three unique, custom designed envelopes, filled with absolutely NOTHING.

Best of all, TEKST has asked us to custom frame "NOTHING" for …

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How To Style Your Picture Frame for Every Online Framing Project

March 26 2019

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 next online framing project.

Image source: ByMaria (via Pinterest)

Modern Gallery-Style Frames

The gallery frame is a go-to …

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Online Framing 101

Custom frame photos, artwork and more without the hassle

March 15 2019

Custom framing has been around for centuries. What's different today is that we can make the experience more convenient and affordable by bringing everything online.

Below are some of the most common questions we get about online custom framing.

What Can You Frame?

Our specialty is anything based on paper. If you have a poster, art print or photograph, we'll help you get it framed. We also do quite a bit of canvas by special request, along with unique items such as jerseys, record albums and other memorabilia.

posters and prints to custom frame

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