Digital cameras are in the hands of most of the people on the planet and literally billions of photos are taken every day. Ironically, most of these photos are seen on a screen a few times then forgotten about. Not many of those captured memories make it to print any more. The times have changed and so have the ways that you can print and display photographs. You can do a lot more than have plain 4×6 and 8×10 printed. Here are some cool ways to print and display your photographic masterpieces and family memories.
Industrial print labs have some advanced equipment now, that can print your photo on canvas. Done right, it can look like a painting. One such lab is Easy Canvas Prints that has print sizes from 8×8 to 30×40 and even custom sizes. Choose from several mounting techniques or get a rolled canvas to mount and frame yourself.
Mugs with photos make great family gifts, especially for parents or grandparents. Try printing a child’s photo or drawings on a mug for holidays such as mother or father’s day or as a holiday gift for a grandpa or grandma.
Coffee Table Books
You don’t need to get a publishing company to publish your book or pay big layout fees. Many places now can print paperback or hardback books with your photos. Labs such as Shutterfly have easy to use layout tools that don’t need any particular tech skills to use. Just upload your photos and arrange photos on pages. Or you can use one of the built in templates, filled with your photos, as a starting point. Within an hour, you can build something that you would be proud to display on your coffee table.
Do you have 12 family photos or nature photos that you are really proud of having taken? Make up some calendars and give them as gifts to friends and family. Every time you look at it, you can remember a beautiful scene from a cherished trip or see the smile of a loved one.
Take a look at sites like Shutterfly and you will find many different items that can be printed with your favorite photos. They make for thoughtful gifts that will become cherished keepsakes.