Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

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

To print and frame a …

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Tabletop Picture Frames

November 08 2018

We're Off the Wall!

Today, we're launching a new line of tabletop picture frames to keep your favorite people and moments in easy view on desks, shelves and tables.

Simply upload your photo and we'll expertly print and mat your picture inside this versatile, 9" x 11" frame that stands on its own and can also hang on the wall.

Brand New Palette

Our new tabletop editor makes it easier than ever to upload a photo and beautifully frame it -- all within a few clicks or taps.

We've curated five new profiles to compliment any of photo you'd …

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$1,500 Giveaway featuring Serena & Lily, The Citizenry and Hunker

November 06 2018

We're teaming up with our friends at Serena & Lily, The Citizenry and Hunker to give you a shot at upgrading your home in serious style.

One very lucky winner will score:

  • $500 worth of Serena & Lily home decor
  • $500 to spend on handmade, artisanal home goods from The Citizenry
  • A $500 gift card to custom frame artwork and photos with Level

It's a great chance to refresh your space before the holidays. And what's more festive than free stuff?

Enter to win $1,500

Contest ends November 15th, no purchase necessary, limit one entry …

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New Styles for Collage Picture Frames

October 19 2018

Our fully customizable collage picture frames have been a huge hit with customers since the day they launched. They were initially available in four classic profiles: Black, White, Natural Maple and Walnut.

We're happy to announce that you can now upload your photos and create collage frame masterpieces across the full range of frame styles we offer.

So Many Ways to Customize

Unlike pre-made collage frames, we put the controls in your hands to set the number of photos, mat and frame width, orientation and more to create a huge variety of …

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Level Frames Corporate Gifting and Office and Retail Design

September 11 2018

We enjoy working with all types of companies to provide hassle-free custom framing and printing for their offices, retail spaces and client or employee gifts. Frame ups can instantly inspire a workspace, set the mood and aesthetic of a shop, or brighten up your someone's day!

Scroll down to learn more about the services we offer on the rest of this page, or start a conversation with us now by clicking on the link below!

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How We Can Help

  • Museum-quality frames and prints for any space: office, retail, food & beverage
  • Gifts for …

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Introducing Fine Art Printing

August 30 2018

For years we’ve been serving discerning artists, galleries, professional photographers and thousands of people looking to put their best moments and memories up on the wall.

The same care and attention we put into each one of our handcrafted custom frames goes into the photos and digital artwork we print. Now, you can order archival, fine art prints from Level across a range of sizes and paper types - without the frame!

Premium Inks and Paper

As part of our fine art printing and framing service, we've built up a fleet of high-end, …

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Level Frames for Creatives, Advertisers & Interior Designers

August 24 2018

Let us help you eliminate any headaches dealing with the logistics around custom framing and shipping all over the country, either to your own space or to your clients. We're known for our quality craftsmanship on fine art prints and archival framing, with prices that are less than traditional frame shops and at a fraction of their typical turnaround.

Learn more about our commercial printing and framing services on the rest of this page, or start a conversation with us by clicking on the button below!

Trade Outreach



How We Can Help

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Level Frames for Artists & Photographers

August 23 2018

We enjoy working with all types of artists, designers and photographers to help grow their business. We're able to help with various touch points you may encounter, such as fine art printing, museum-quality framing and drop shipping.

Learn more about our artist services on the rest of this page, or start a conversation with us by clicking on the button below!

Frames for artists


How We Can Help

  • Frames and printing for exhibitions, shows and personal use
  • Frames and prints for your customers
  • Drop shipping directly to your clients
  • Dot Press, our e-commerce …

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Get Feedback on Your Frame from Friends (or Strangers)

July 18 2018

Our goal is making it easier to custom frame pictures and artwork from start to finish.

At the beginning of the process, you will be focused on getting the frame color, mat and glaze choices right. We've built a few things to help out along the way, including a "Golden Ratio" button that recommends a profile and mat balanced with the dimensions of your artwork, and the ability to upload a preview image inside the frame to better visualize the final result.

Today, we are adding a new tool to the mix: Get Feedback

Send to a Friend, or …

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Landmass Goods x Level Frames Giveaway

June 21 2018

Sign up below for a chance to win a beautifully framed scratch-off map from Landmass

Winner announced July 9th, 2018.


The Perfect Way to Remember All Your Adventures

The folks at Landmass believe there's a great travel story behind every trip, and we totally agree! Together we want to help you relive each unforgettable travel moment and make it last a lifetime in a framed print celebrating your adventurous spirit.

The winner of the giveaway will win an XL scratch-off world map from Landmass that arrives ready to hang in a museum-quality …

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Custom Framing in NYC

June 13 2018

We ship custom frames all over the country, but we're proud to call Brooklyn our home. We love helping fellow New Yorkers frame the artwork and photos that mean something special to them. Our online framing experience means that you don't even need to leave your apartment to get the job done right. Design the perfect frame in a matter of minutes, we'll handcraft and have it on your doorstep within a few days.

Continue reading for more perks of being in NYC and how we can help on your next framing project.

Speedy Turnarounds, Pick Ups …

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5 Tips to Make Photos Better for Printing & Framing

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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