Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

The Level 3: A New and Better Way to Create a Collage Frame

June 01 2016

3 is a Magic Number

A triptych collage frame displays three separate photos, each revealed within its own mat window opening. It's the perfect way to create a theme, tell a story, or just showcase three of your best photos when you can't decide which one to frame.

We are such huge fans of this style that we've built a seamless experience for creating your very own. It's called the Level 3.

Traditionally, to build a collage frame like this entailed searching for an appropriately sized ready-made frame and then having to figure out how to …

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Put On A Show With Framed Broadway Posters

May 18 2016

When you think Broadway, you think bright lights, stardom and glamor, but in reality it's so much more than that. Theater is a sophisticated form of storytelling and expression of human emotions that quite literally brings people together. Witnessing an entire narrative unfold on stage is a powerful and immersive experience. Unlike films and motion pictures, performers in theater only have one chance to deliver each line with impact and conviction.

Now you can easily relive the magic of Broadway in your own home with this collection …

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Beautiful New Prints by Susan Lin

May 03 2016

"Susan is a watercolor painter, soon to be nomadic around the world. Her work is inspired by the cross between real and surreal."

We first partnered with Susan Lin for her Watercolor Trees series last year and have been enamored with her work ever since. Her delicate and colorful style fills her watercolor paintings with much effervescence and allure. She recently released over a dozen new prints that are equally as captivating as her past work. Here are a few of our favorites from these recent additions...

Totoro is one of Hayao …

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Freshly Framed in February to April

April 28 2016

Spring is finally here and the weather is starting to warm up, let's celebrate with a few custom framed works of art that burst with color. The past couple of months were filled with fun custom orders, scenic framed pictures, framed artwork, and much more. Here are a couple of our favorites...


We love this large 'Spa-Citron' vintage poster by Francois Geo, and it looks even better framed. Custom framed in our 1.25" Black Maple profile and 3" off-white matting - simple yet elegant frame specs that make the vivid colors of the poster …

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Time to Make Mom Proud

April 22 2016

Mother's Day is coming up and we've got you covered with a few gift ideas to help you make Mom feel great on the 8th of May and every other day of the year.

When you order by the end of April, we can guarantee delivery by Friday, May 6th. You can also note any deadlines or preferred delivery dates in the Special Instructions field at checkout.

Framed photos

Photos have the power to instantly bring up memories, or convey the depths of a relationship in ways that words cannot. Harness this power by turning your best picture into a framed …

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SXSW Flatstock 2016

March 31 2016

SXSW is a music, film and tech festival held annually in Austin, Texas. The 10 day conference is filled with concerts, panels, workshops and parties. One of the highlights every year is Flatstock, an enormous exhibition of poster art by some of the worlds most talented artists and designers. It's an awesome platform that showcases the diversity of this art form while giving fans and collectors the rare opportunity to meet artists.

This year's Flatstock saw over 50 artists, collectives and print studios featuring their work. We spent two …

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Introducing Level Accounts

March 22 2016

Create a Level Account for Personalized Custom Framing

We're building the best online custom framing experience so that you can enjoy more art and photos on your walls. Today, that experience gets even better with the introduction of Level Accounts. When you create an account, either before or after your first order, you'll access exclusive benefits as well as a streamlined interface that makes it even easier to find and customize a frame you will love.

Join now and have a look around, or continue reading for a detailed overview of …

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How Earnest Tapped In-House Design to Level Up The Office

March 03 2016

For artwork and inspiration on the walls at work, a company's own branding can be a goldmine. This is a case study on how Earnest leveraged their own design resources to create framed posters that look amazing while communicating the company's culture and core values.

Earnest is a new personal finance company using software automation, smart design, and exceptional service to help people take control of their finances. From the home page to the dashboard used by clients, design plays a prominent role.

They have been growing fast and …

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Level Frames in the Wild (Part 3)

February 24 2016

Here is where you can find Part 1 and Part 2.

Every custom framing project has the same ultimate goal: Satisfaction and pride over the final artwork displayed on your wall. Nothing makes us happier than seeing people hit this target with Level.

Below are a just a few such accomplishments that have been shared with us.

Got this @naturel print in this @levelframes frame from @geneius
A photo posted by Frank William Miller Junior (@fwmj) on

So happy to have this little piece of my family history (which …

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Freshly Framed in January

February 11 2016

January was another busy month framing photos, albums, artwork and other treasured mementos. Below are a few of the more interesting pieces we've had the privilege to custom frame over the last few weeks.


"Chum Chart", a 36 x 24 Limited Edition print from Anthonie Petrie's solo show at Gallery 1988 in LA, entitled "CHARTS." Custom framed in Natural Walnut profile and 2.5" off-white matting.

A trio of designs Level printed and framed for Earnest, a new company revolutionizing student loans and refinancing. Natural maple profile with …

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Valentines Day Gifts Part 2

January 14 2016

A great Valentine's Day gift will express the joy your significant other brings you every day, and comes wrapped in a romantic gesture. We have a few suggestions that fit this bill and arrive inside a beautiful, handcrafted custom frame.

Select the gifting option at checkout to have your frame gift-wrapped in quilted kraft paper, with an optional hand-written note enclosed. You can also note any deadlines in the Special Instructions field at checkout.

Framed Photos

Create a surprise with a framed photo that captures a special moment in …

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas

January 13 2016

If you are looking for a Valentines Day gift more original than flowers and chocolates, we have a few suggestions that come beautifully custom framed. Select the gifting option at checkout to have your frame gift-wrapped in quilted kraft paper, with an optional hand-written note enclosed.

Romance, Framed

What song was playing on the radio when you initially laid eyes on your significant other, or shared a first dance? Search for the album on our Vinyl page or let us know what you are looking for, and we'll bring it to your wall in a way …

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