Are your memory cards overflowing with photos? Print them so you can store them, put them on display, or offer them to your loved-ones. More than mere images, your photos will become tangible artefacts of your life, reservoirs of memories you can share anytime!
Printing your photos: a matter of security
Don’t wait for a computer glitch to erase your memories. Saving your files on a digital platform is definitely recommended, but it’s not as useful as just reaching for a photo album or photo book!
Emotion in printed photos
A printed photo is a treasure to behold, display, showcase and share. In the age of social media, this simple pleasure still stands strong. Leave a photo album on your table or put some photos on your fridge and notice how people can’t resist looking and commenting. Printed photos radiate warmth, allowing our children a glimpse into the world from which they originated. Printing freezes these moments in time, while posting them online or saving them on a USB device is merely a quick storage method.
A thousand and one possibilities
Got more photos than you know what to do with? Here are some easy options for showcasing your best shots!
Photo albums and photo books
There are albums for all styles and tastes. Hardcover photo books can be stored on a bookshelf like any other book. You and your loved ones will be thrilled to flip through them a few years down the road! Softcovers can be left on the living room table for your guests to enjoy. And if you want to take your memories everywhere you go, mini-albums take up little space, but pack plenty of emotion.
Calendars and cards
It’s the art of fusing form with function. Planners, agendas and 12-month calendars can all be personalized and make wonderful gifts. What better way to put a smile on someone’s face? Whether you want to drop a line to say hello, or invite a hundred guests to your wedding, consider creating a personalized card with one of your photos. Not only will they thrill your loved ones, they’ll cost you less than a store-bought card of equal quality – especially if you plan on sending a lot of them!
Enlarged -vs- wallet-size photos
To view a photo in all its glory, it’s best to enlarge it. This way, the shot literally hits the retina. For maximum visual impact, you can print your photos in a size larger than display format (8 x 10); try, for instance, display format (24 x 36) – you’ll be surprised by the difference. Don’t forget, you can always laminate your photo. And don’t think you can’t enlarge a beautiful photo just because it was taken on your cell phone. Smartphones these days produce photos with resolutions high enough that they can be enlarged. And if you choose to print your photo on fabric, you’ll have quite the wall decoration!
Plenty of other gift ideas
From cell phone and tablet covers to mouse pads, puzzles, fabric prints, large-format prints or simple picture frames, the options when it comes to personalized gifts are endless and are not limited to a t-shirt or mug print. If none of these strike your fancy, you can always proudly display your photos on your fridge in the form of magnets. Whether it’s a simple photo, enlarged print or a collage, there is a plethora of ideas for decorating your fridge and enjoying your photos everyday.