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5 Tips to Make Photos Better for Printing & Framing

By - April 06 2018

In the age of camera phones, it doesn't take thousands of dollars worth of equipment and a ton of technical know-how to take great pictures. As long as you can point and tap your smartphone screen, you're experienced enough to document the world around you. However, issues tend to pop up later, in the editing stage. You'll choose the perfect photo to print and frame, only to notice that something's a little off. It could be something more technical, like the color contrast or brightness, or just an inopportune photobomb that you'd …

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New Rustic & Classic Frame Styles to Match Your Decor

By - March 29 2018

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

With six brand new profiles, you can choose the perfect frame for photos, posters and prints, every time. Each new profile comes in two different widths; a thinner option for a more modern twist, and a thicker size for making a bold visual statement. With hundreds of possible custom framing combinations, you can bring out your inner designer and mix and match to your heart's content.

Without further adieu, here are the new styles we're bringing onto the site:


The Rustic …

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5 Female Artists You'll Love

By - March 09 2018

Yesterday was International Women's Day! While McDonald's flipped their arches, we celebrated by putting together a list of just a few of the awesome female artists we're loving lately. Their work is all stylistically and thematically different, so we just know you'll find something on this list that'll complement your personal style. Of course, we've also sprinkled in some framing suggestions, just in case you're looking to add a new piece or two to your custom framed art collection.


1. Donna Yan

Image source: Donna Yan

Donna Yan is a …

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4 Perfect (Customer) Photos for Picture Framing Inspiration

By - March 02 2018

One of our favorite things is seeing photos shared by our customers of their framed artwork hung up in their homes and offices. Not only do we get to see the final product of our work, but we get some seriously great design inspiration shots and a glimpse into every customer's personal style and creativity. We want to make custom framing easier, better and more convenient so every space of yours can feel more like home.

In this post, we wanted to invite you along for the ride by sharing some of our favorite customer photos and the …

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4 Places to Find Unique Movie Posters Online

By - February 23 2018

We're right in the thick of awards show season, so what better time to talk about movies, television, and the artwork inspired by them? Movie posters and prints have always been a hot commodity, and one of the most common categories of things people come looking to custom frame. With this in mind, we wanted to curate a little list of some of our favorite places to shop for them online.


Mondo

Image source: Mondo (Artists: Matt Ryan Tobin, Oliver Barrett)

If you’re interested in scoring a limited edition poster or print dedicated to your …

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Hanging Your Frame: Tips, Tricks & What Not To Do

By - February 02 2018

Getting a favorite photo or piece of art framed is a good feeling. Realizing you now have to figure out where to hang it, and how to get it to look perfect once it's hung? Maybe not so much.

If you're unfamiliar with the key fundamentals of hanging frames, or maybe just looking for some pointers, we're here to help with these tips and tricks to hopefully make your experience quick and painless.


The Hardware: Sawtooth vs. Hanging Wire


Every so often, we get questions about what kind of hanging hardware we use on the backs of our …

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5 Photography Projects to Try This Year

By - January 26 2018

New photography lovers and seasoned pros alike can probably relate to the feeling of being at a bit of a creative standstill, whether it's not knowing what to photograph of, or just wanting to step outside what's familiar. To help with this, we've put together this list of five ideas to stir up some inspiration to hopefully get some new and creative photos up on some walls.


1. Recreate The Past

Image source: Pinterest

Everyone loves looking through old photos, even if they can get pretty cheesy and embarrassing. After all, there's …

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5 Places to Commission Art Online, Perfect for Valentine's Day

By - January 19 2018

We're fairly fresh off the heels of the December holiday season, and you may be feeling a little burnt out in the gift idea department. In our experience, the most well-received gifts are those that are thoughtful, personalized and totally unique. With these qualities in mind, we’ve created this list of five places to commission one-of-a-kind, custom art that's perfect for your S.O., parents, and friends alike.


1. PaperHandsDesignCo

Image source: Etsy

Owned by Graphic Designer/Illustrator Brandie Kay, this adorable Etsy shop has …

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Your Guide to Double Matting

By - January 12 2018

If you're new to the world of custom framing, you may not have come across double matting before. It's a pretty simple technique, done by layering one mat on top of another so that the bottom mat acts as a decorative border around your framed artwork. It's an easy, affordable and a more unique way to add a little something extra to the finished product. Here, we offer some quick advice and break down the different ways to make accent mats work with your project and vice versa.



Option 1: The Single Accent Mat

When you're looking for a pop …

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Frameworthy DIY Projects for the Non-Artist

By - November 17 2017

With the tail end of autumn and all of winter ahead of us, there are sure to be plenty of days spent inside. If you're looking for something fun to do--alone or with the whole family--this post has got you covered. Whether or not you're historically crafty, these projects are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained during the cold months ahead and yield fun, frameable results that everyone will love.


Silhouette Art

Image source: Pinterest, Etsy

You've probably seen finished versions of this before, and maybe thought they required too …

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Your Guide to Styling Wall Art & Gallery Walls

By - November 10 2017

Now that the holidays are almost upon us, you may soon find yourself the proud owner of a few new pieces of artwork—especially if you love good home decor as much as we do. Luckily, as long as you’ve got the wall space (or not — keep reading for more on that), there are countless creative ways to display the pieces you love. Here, we break down a handful of our favorites that we hope will inspire you.


Grid Pattern

If you have an even number of similarly sized pieces, the grid pattern is pretty fail-proof. A clean design and no …

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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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