Tuesday 13 June 2017

Five Ways On Displaying Your Photo Collection


Welcome to another blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you guys about weird and wonderful ways to display your photo collection.

Gone are the days where printing a photo meant handing in a disposal camera at the chemist and going back for your prints a couple of days later – praying that everything turned out ok and you didn’t have your finger over the lens for your entire holiday. Nowadays, photo printing is so easy, with most major supermarkets having photo centres where you can print photos of all different shapes and sizes, from your phone’s picture library, in a matter of seconds as well as photo printers available to buy for your home. In an Instagram and Facebook obsessed society, having instant access to photo prints is a necessity. Although it is nice to have a regular photo print in a nice frame, if you fancied a change there are literally endless ways you can display your photo’s thanks to a vast range of printing options that are now available. From T-shirts and mugs to canvasses and collages, you can have some fun with some of your most treasured memories. Here’s my pick of the best:

Wood Printed Photos
There are a few services online that offer to print your photos on blocks of wood. This is a great, unique gift idea or even a perfect treat for yourself. The wood will look great in any home that has a rustic feel and will also mean your photo can either be mounted on the wall or stand alone. Most sites will offer just one photo or a montage of many, depending on the look you are going for and the amount of photos you would like printed! These are definitely a great alternative to regular photos and will ensure your prints last a while as well!

T-shirt Printing
If you ever wanted someone’s face (or even your own) on a t-shirt then now is your chance. Personalised t-shirts have taken the hen and stag do world by storm but can be used for all kinds of different occasions. There are many companies that will print photos onto t-shirts for you, so your best bet is having a shop around to find the best value for money. It depends on whether you want a good quality t-shirt as a keepsake or whether you are just ordering in bulk as a joke for a weekend away! Don’t want a t-shirt? Why not enjoy a brew out of a mug with one of your favourite photos on, or how about having a collage of pictures printed on the back of a phone case? Printing onto objects is becoming a fast growing trend that isn’t set to slow any time soon.

Food Prints
The printing industry will stop at nothing when it comes to photos and you can now even buy food with your loved one’s face on it. From M&M’s to regular chocolate and even marshmallows, the dream of eating your own face (or someone else’s) can quickly become a reality. These are great as a gift but are also great for parties and other events. In some major supermarkets you can also purchase personalised birthday cakes. Usually a regular birthday cake sponge smothered in white icing, you can then have a photo of your choice printed onto the top. Genius.

Perhaps a little more conventional, but a great idea all the same, there are companies that will make your photos into books which are a really nice keepsake either for yourself or as a present for someone else. A great way of keeping memories such as weddings or birthday parties together, because you can’t hang up every single photo! The photobooks can be easily created online by simply selecting the photos that you would like to be included in the book. The company will create the book and send it to you in the post- you will usually get pick of colour schemes and borders around the photos as well as sizing options.

Birthday Cards
This has become a huge business with the likes of Moonpig and Funky Pigeon and it is a great way of avoiding the generic birthday cards you can find in shops. You can print a single photo onto the card and adds your own caption or you can use on of their ready-made cards, simply putting your chosen photos into the available spaces. Definitely a popular choice when it comes to photo printing.

How would you display your photo collection? Let me know down below. 

I hope that you've enjoyed this blog post. I hope that you've learnt something and that you come back next time for another blog post. 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x 
This post was in collaboration with a business/company. All views and opinions are my own. 

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