Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

Custom Framing in 90 Seconds

See How Each Custom Frame is Handcrafted in our Studio

February 07 2020

Each custom frame from Level is handcrafted using archival and acid-free materials that will look great and properly protect your artwork, posters, prints, photos and more.

Watch the 30 minute process unfold in less than two minutes at our framing studio:

frame a picture - level frames

Ready to design your own custom frame online?

Once you've provided the dimensions of your artwork, you can customize every aspect of your frame - from profile color and style, to the mat width, even the type of glaze.

It takes around 5 minutes or less to get the exact frame you …

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Hit It Out Of The Park This Valentine's Day

January 24 2020

The annual holiday of love is around the corner, and we've got a few gift ideas for surprising your Valentine. With online custom framing, you can spread joy to friends, family, pets and anyone else in your life who deserves some loving.

Time to frame up your favorite faces and let those beautiful pictures speak for themselves.

Make The Classic Choice

Chances are you have a ton of pictures stored on your computer, phone or favorite social media account. Framed prints are a classic gift that will stand the test of time and look amazing …

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4 Reasons to Go with Online Framing

Why you should use an online framing service for your custom framing needs.

January 17 2020

For a treasured poster, photo or art print, you'll want to take some extra care with the framing.

Ready-made frames from Ikea or Target have attractive price tags, but can actually do damage to your artwork over time or even fall apart. With online framing, you get the benefit of easy ordering and delivery to your door, as well as top of the line materials designed to preserve your items over the long haul.

Let's break down four reasons why framing online should be your first option:

1) Protect Your Artwork

Anything that comes into …

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Where to Find Unique Movie Posters to Frame Online

January 08 2020

Awards show season has just kicked off, so what better time to talk about our favorite movies, television, characters and the artwork they've inspired?

Since the first day we started online custom framing, movie posters and prints have been one of most common categories to pass through our framing studio.

With this in mind, we have curated a list of some of our favorite places to shop for them online.

Bottleneck Gallery

Source: Bottleneck Gallery (Artists L to R: Laurent Durieux, Matt Ferguson and Dave Perilo)

Home to a rotating …

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The Gift of Custom Framing

December 17 2019

A beautifully framed print or photo brings new life to any space, but it can be tricky picking something out for others. Now you can give the gift of custom framing with an E-gift card from Level Frames, and let your recipient decide what they need or like best.

Simply select the amount and the date on which you'd like them to receive it, and we’ll send a delightful email with all of the details. It's a great gift that you can deliver right on time, even after our holiday order deadlines have passed.

Gift cards can be used on any …

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2019

December 06 2019

12/16 Update: Orders placed today will not arrive until after Christmas, with the exception of our e-gift cards for which you can set the delivery time.


In case you missed it, our 2019 Holiday Guide lists our favorite ideas for framed gifts. Whether it's custom framed artwork, beautifully framed photos, a gift card for online custom framing or one of our uniquely framed vinyl records, we'll help you make people happy in a few clicks.

If you need to ensure delivery by the 24th, place your order by the dates below. Note that our …

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Frame Photos and More During Our One Sale of the Year

November 26 2019

We're on a mission to provide top quality custom framing at a fair price all year round.

But once a year, we put on a sale to help Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers take care of all the things they've been meaning to frame along with a little holiday gifting. It's happening now!

Online Custom Framing Black Friday

So if you have empty wall space, favorite pics to frame or need thoughtful gift ideas, now's the time to get 15% off everything on the site. Below are a few ideas for what to frame for yourself, or someone close to you.

Forever Classic, The Framed Print

It …

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Dot Press for Artists & Photographers

Sell framed versions of your work and get paid on every sale

November 14 2019

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 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 creating.

To solve this problem, …

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Our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 14 2019

We're pleased to present our latest Holiday Gift Guide, featuring personalized, unique gift ideas to help you get through holiday shopping with less stress. Find the right gift for anyone on your list:

Frame Favorite People & Moments

A beautifully printed, custom framed photo is one of the most personal gifts you can give.

We're making it easy to create one from pics of your family, travels, pet or any special occasion. Simply upload your image, select a print size and customize the frame.

Framed a Photo Online

Printed & Custom Framed Photos starting at …

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New Frame Alert: The Alloy Collection

November 05 2019

We're excited to announce a brand new set of frames now available on the site.

One of the advantages of online custom framing is that you can easily visualize how different styles would complement the items you are framing.

This new collection was chosen for its sophisticated yet industrial look, expanding our range of styles to help you find the perfect frame for your photos, posters and art prints.

The Alloy Collection

Soft Gold, Nickel and Mercury come in two different widths; a thinner option for a sleeker, modern look, and a thicker …

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​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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