Creative Photo Printing Ideas

If you think printing pictures on glossy and matte-finished paper are your only photo printing options, think again. By using contemporary technology, more can be done with your photos. Whether you want to create unique photo items at home or have them professionally printed, many possibilities exist for creating personalized items and gifts.

With a personalized computer, printer, scanner, camera, and the right supplies, you can create unique items using your photos. Pictures can be made into decals and iron-on transfers to be put on t-shirts and compatible fabrics. Gifts for grandparents can be made with their grandchildren’s pictures on them, such as canvas totes. You will stand out when you present business cards with your face printed on them to potential customers and clients. Even personalized greeting cards can be made at home by using your computer. The materials you need to make these projects possible can be purchased at local hobby and business services stores, as well as online.

Photo printing services go beyond merely printing pictures; you can order products from companies that feature your unique photos. Many people have family photo greeting cards professionally printed. Others have keepsake calendars created with a special photo printed for each month. Mugs with special photos printed on them can be ordered, too. Photo mouse pads, posters puzzles, coasters, magnets, tiles, and playing cards are just a few other items that can be made through professional photo printing. Even personalized stickers aprons, purses, and vanity bags can be made using images of your choice.

Other unique items can be made using your personal photos, too. In the US, postal stamps can be printed with your favorite photo on them. These stamps can be affixed to your letters and mailed to family members and friends. Quilts with family photos can be made by printing the pictures on fabric and then crafted into a family heirloom. Various companies even make photo throws to be used for warmth or displayed in the home.
For a unique cake decoration, your pictures can be turned into an edible art transfer to adorn a birthday cake.

Printing photos to put in picture frames, photo albums, and scrapbooks aren’t your only options anymore. Your photos can be preserved and displayed in many fascinating ways. With the right equipment and material or photo printing company, unique products and memorable gifts and keepsakes can be created using your photos.