How to Choose the Right Frame Style For Your Art

How to Choose the Right Frame Style For Your Art

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 a thin margin of the print overlapped by the frame on each side.

Matted

A mat is a classic way to enhance the artwork within the frame. Level is committed to using only conservation grade mat boards that will look great and safely preserve your art for the long haul. It's essential that the mat you choose is archival in quality, as cheaper mats and anything acidic will yellow and ruin paper-based artwork in even a short period of time.

The Profile

Shop from our Showroom comprised of modern and timeless frames that'll perfectly match almost anything you're looking to frame, or our Rustic Collection that's filled with weathered woods that have plenty of character, or finally our Classic Collection that visually elevates your artwork and photos with a vintage touch.

If you have something different in mind, don't hesitate to let us know. We love custom orders and chances are we've got the style you are looking for!

Unsure about what frame specs work best? Just send us a picture of your art along with it's dimensions. Without having to leave your house, we'll provide a free consult plus selection of mock ups to help you decide. It's one of the reasons why online custom framing is so convenient.

And sometimes it helps to see what other people are framing and the choices they've made for their own artwork and photos. Our Instagram feed chronicles many of the framing projects we're proud of and highlights some of the final results our customers have been kind enough to share.