Custom Framing Guide

Your Resource for Online Framing Tips & Advice

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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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 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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Photo Apps We Love: Prisma

July 25 2016

Some photos benefit from a little editing to get them just right for printing and custom framing with Level. There are basic fixes like cropping, brightening, removing red eye, and countless apps for making such incremental improvements.

And then there are tools that will completely transform your photos into something new, artistic and entirely different.

Meet Prisma

The latest photo editing phenomenon is called Prisma. It's an iPhone (and now Android) app that is taking off across the world, and for good reason. Prisma has developed …

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Get Creative with New Collage Frame Options

June 25 2016

The freedom to create your own collage frame layout

A few weeks ago we introduced the Level 3 collage picture frame - a triptych frame with three separate photos, each revealed within its own mat window opening. For convenience, we selected four designs for this classic framing style, allowing you to choose the orientation of the frame (vertical or horizontal) and your photos (landscape or portrait).

Now, you have the option to create a totally custom collage by adjusting the number of photos, mat and frame width, orientation and more.

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The Beauty of Pixels Extends Beyond Our Monitors and Onto Our Walls

June 10 2016

In this digital age we live in, we are bombarded by so many pixels that sometimes we hardly even notice their presence. With the influx of video games over the last few decades, pixels are no longer just the seemingly infinite number of dots on our monitors but are now considered an art form.

Wolverine, Stegasaurus, and Vader with Snowman by Alex Griendling.

Pixel art is a type digital art where artists meticulously choose the location of each and every pixel to create scenes and images. They're reminiscent of 8-bit, 16-bit, or …

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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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