Custom Framing Guide

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

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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Frameworthy DIY Projects for the Non-Artist

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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How to Hang a Picture Frame

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

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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Framing Case Study: How Vet Pronto Delights Pet Owners

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

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)

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

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

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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So Much to See (and Frame) at NYCC 2016

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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More Stellar Art Prints by NASA

September 23 2016

Who doesn't dream of being in space? The allure and beauty of space is undeniable and NASA wants to recruit you. The agency just released a series of retro posters advertising potential jobs and responsibilities that we need on Mars...one day.

These frame worthy prints were originally commissioned back in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex.

All eight statement-making recruitment posters are available free for download here. Here's a sneak peak of our favorites from the bunch and how they would look custom …

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More Ways To Frame Your Vinyl Records

August 26 2016

It's been almost a year since we first introduced framed vinyl as a new product on Level, and our catalogue is still growing with your requests. We love getting to know your taste in music, so don't be shy if you can't find your favorite album on our framed vinyl records page -- we'll track it down and frame it for you.

David Bowie's "Aladdin Sane" custom framed in Black Maple

Custom Framed Vinyl Formats

We're still pushing the boundaries on framing this classic format. Here are just a few ways we can make framing your records even more …

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