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4 Reasons to Go with Online Framing

By - September 29 2017

The price tag on ready-made frames from places like Ikea can be tempting, but when it comes to protecting treasured posters, photos or prints for the long haul it pays to do a little research. When choosing how to frame, keep in mind that the quality of materials used can drastically affect the condition of your artwork or pictures over time.

So, while it's no secret that custom frames cost more than their off-the-shelf counterparts, let's break down four reasons why it's probably worth the investment:

1. Protect Your Art

Whether you've …

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How to Hang a Picture Frame

By - September 01 2017

There's nothing more frustrating than backing away from your wall and noticing that your picture frame is hung too high, too low, slightly crooked, or not centered. What do you do now? Do you live with this ill-fitting placement or hammer in the nail and hook once again?

Our step-by-step guide on how to properly hang your frames will help you avoid these irritating issues anymore. If you still have an empty frame and are wondering how to properly mount your artwork, check out the instructional guide that will guide you through this …

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Frame Color

By - July 20 2017

Profile color is one of the more distinctive features we notice when first looking at a frame, and the right one can complement the artwork perfectly. However, not paying enough attention to this choice can lead to a frame that either overpowers the artwork inside, or doesn't give it the sense of importance it deserves.

Our unique frame builder is a very useful tool that can help you better visualize how different frame and mat styles will match whatever it is you're looking to frame.

Give it a go with the button below, by first …

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Introducing Dot Press for Artists & Photographers

By - July 14 2017

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, cutting out the middlemen 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 …

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Framing Case Study: How Vet Pronto Delights Pet Owners

By - July 07 2017

VetPronto is the biggest house call veterinary service in the US.

They offer extraordinary levels of care to pets where they are most comfortable, in their own homes. Taking care of pet owners is another thing VetPronto does well. Knowing how special each pet is to their family, the company decided to surprise a number of its long-time clients with framed pc of their cats and dogs.

In the spirt of going above and beyond, they commissioned an illustrator to depict each pet across a range of artistic styles to make them truly unique.

But …

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Your Guide To Framed Art For Small Spaces

By - July 05 2017

Less Is More

When it comes to decorating, spatial efficiency is not only limited to your walking space but should also include your walls. This requires some thought since with too much art on your walls, your home can actually look smaller than it actually is. It's crucial to strike a visual balance of art versus empty wall space so your home looks more cozy than cluttered. Here are a few art hanging tips and tricks to maximize your decor even in a small space.

1. Keep It Simple

Framing is our passion, but not every wall needs to be …

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How to Choose the Right Frame Style For Your Art (And You)

By - April 18 2017

With so many framing styles available, we understand that choosing the right frame and mat combo for your art can be confusing. We've outlined below some of the differences between a number of options, including tips and recommendations to help you narrow them down and finally choose the perfect frame for your art.

Full-Bleed

Full-bleed printing is when the image covers the paper from edge to edge without any standard borders or margins. Full-bleed framing is when you frame around the full paper dimensions without any matting, with only …

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Give the Gift of Custom Framing This Season

By - December 20 2016

A beautifully framed print, photo or album brings new life to any space, but it can be tricky picking something out for others. Give the gift of custom framing with an e-gift card from Level, and let your recipient decide how to make their walls look awesome.

If you are looking for a last minute gift idea, these will do the trick. Simply select the amount and your preferred delivery date, and we’ll send a delightful email with all of the details. Our gift cards can be used on all our custom framing services.

How does the e-gift card work …

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Our Top Frame-Worthy Gifts

By - December 08 2016

We're making holiday shopping easier and better. Beyond housing beautiful artwork, our elegant custom frames can bring to life unique vinyl records, sentimental memories and more. To help you get inspired this holiday season, we've prepared a list of frame-worthy gifts sure to impress the people on your list (including yourself).

Frame Your/Their Best Photos

We make printing and framing photos a breeze -- upload them onto our website, customize a handcrafted frame, and done! The framed photo is delivered to you or the recipient's …

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Transform Your Photos Into Art

By - November 25 2016

What if you could recreate any image in the style of a famous painter or art period?

Recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence have made it possible to do just that, and we've incorporated this magic into Level so that you can transform your own photos into new and unexpected masterpieces.


Meet Our New AI Photo Filters

Simply upload any photo, and then choose among nine artistic styles to see the different ways it can be transformed.

Give Oil Painting, Abstract, Stained Glass, Impressionist and the other themes a spin -- it's fun …

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So Much to See (and Frame) at NYCC 2016

By - October 20 2016

We attended New York Comic Con to get our fix of amazing posters, prints and original art to frame, and had a blast as usual. It's the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast, and weaving through the convention center's seemingly endless alleys can be exhilarating -- you never know when you'll brush shoulders with Harley Quinn from Batman or Eleven from Stranger Things. Poster collectors and art enthusiasts are like kids in a candy shop amidst the rows after row of superhero and villain portraits on display.

Being major pop …

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Common Questions About Framing

By - September 28 2016

This October 2nd will mark the second anniversary of our launch. We are just getting started.

Many people are still under the impression that framing requires trekking back and forth to the mall or custom frame shop, stressing out over an overwhelming number of choices, and paying inflated prices. To shed more light on online custom framing and help you get more treasured items up on the wall, below are answers to a few of the questions we’ve been asked most frequently over the last two years.

What can you frame?

Art prints and …

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