Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

Announcing Free Shipping & New Ways to Frame

October 16 2019

We're on a mission to make custom framing artwork and photos more intuitive, convenient and affordable.

Today, we're thrilled to announce two major changes to help us deliver on that experience even more.

custom frames online free shipping

Free Shipping to Anywhere in the U.S.

Our customers are framing special and unique items, many of which are non-standard sizes that require fully customized frames. Yet we hear that having to pay for shipping has deterred many of you from completing an order or framing additional items that belong up on the wall.

By moving to

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Starting Prices for Custom Frames

October 06 2019

Top Quality Ingredients, Made to Order

We're here to help you properly display and protect special artwork and beautiful moments caught on camera.

Each Level frame is handcrafted specifically for your order using solid wood profiles and archival, conservation-grade materials. By eliminating retail overhead and cutting out the middleman, we're delivering museum-quality frames at almost half the cost of most custom frame shops.


Frame Prices by Artwork Size

Each frame price is calculated based on the size of the artwork and how you …

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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 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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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

It's …

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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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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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