With vacation and travel plans cancelled and events put on hold, now is the perfect time to go through all the photos you’ve already captured from past trips and get-togethers with family and friends and pick out your favourite ones to print. Printing these memories is a wonderful way to refresh your decor. Photo art is also a thoughtful gift you can send someone to let them know you’re thinking about them.
Photo Gallery Bingo Challenge
To help inspire you to hunt through the hundreds or thousands of photos you have sitting on your phone, we’ve create a fun photo gallery bingo challenge! Find a photo that matches the word on the bingo card and check it off. Whether you get a bingo, full card, or just manage to fill in a few of the squares, we’d love for you to share your results with us on Instagram! Be sure to tag @posterjack and use the hashtag #PJBingo so we can see it. At the end of the month, one lucky person who shared their results with us will win a beautiful hardcover photo book!
(Winner will be chosen at random. See this Instagram post for more information.)
5 Ways to Print Your Photos
Before we look at some of the great ways you can print your photos, we just want to take a moment to debunk the idea that iPhone photos—or images captured with any smartphone for that matter—won’t make good prints. Cameras on phones have vastly improved over the years, allowing us to capture stunning images that print beautifully at a large scale. Even better, using an advanced interpolation algorithm, our proprietary PJ-PRINT™ software allows us to print your photos super-crisp at a large scale.
If you’re ever in doubt as to whether your iPhone photo will look good, simply upload it to our website and choose the size you’d like to print it at. You’ll instantly be provided with a quality score based on your photo and print size. If it’s not as good as you’d like, you can try choosing a smaller print size. If the quality score is unsuitable, you won’t be able to proceed with your order, in which case, you can either choose another photo or get in touch with our amazing support team for help.
Now that you’ve gone through all your photos and found the ones you absolutely love, here are some ideas on what to print them on!
1. Acrylic Block
If you do have a photo that isn’t going to print well at a larger size or you’re looking for a creative way to print a photo that can be displayed on a shelf or desk, an Acrylic Block is definitely something to consider. It’s made from a perfectly clear, one-inch thick piece of premium cast acrylic that captures and refracts light in a way you just have to see for yourself. Colours are vibrant and beautiful; high-contrast photos look especially brilliant printed on an Acrylic Block. Acrylic Blocks are also a very popular gift idea if you’re looking for a special way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.
2. HD Metal Print
An HD Metal Print will make your photo the center of attention wherever it’s displayed. You’ll want to spend hours staring at it. Your photo will be printed using dye-sublimation on a glossy white Chromaluxe metal panel using original EPSON inks. Our Photo Art Experts professionally attach a Float Mount Hanging System to the backside of the print, which floats the artwork half an inch off the wall. Its unframed, crisp edges will look brilliant in a modern space. If you love the idea of an HD Metal Print but are looking for something in a smaller size, our Metal Minis are available in 5”x7” and 6”x6”, which is also great for gift giving, since there’s so much versatility in where it can be displayed.
3. Photo Book
With so many photos saved on your phone, it can be difficult trying to decide which ones to print! If you have a lot of favourites, why not create a photo book or two? Your photos are printed using HP Indigo inks, which are water-based and non-toxic, and our proprietary printing software, so your images are sharp, accurate, and vibrant. You can customize your photo book to have as few as 20 pages or as many as 120 pages, which are made with a sturdy 100-pound photo paper. Posterjack Hardcover Photo Books come in five different sizes, while the Softcover Photo Books come in six different sizes, and both are professionally-bound and made in our Toronto workshop.
4. Framed Print
Posterjack Framed Prints are custom-made from our Toronto workshop and are available in a large variety of styles, colours, and sizes. You can quickly and easily create a gorgeous custom print to refresh your space or to send to a loved one, all from the comfort of your own home. All of our Framed Prints are made using acid-free matboard and framer’s acrylic glass. Photos are printed using the giclee method, using original HP Vivera inks and our proprietary printing software, so images are vibrant, crisp, and rated to be fade-resistant for over 200 years.
5. Canvas Print
Canvas prints are classic and timeless, making them a natural fit with all decor styles. Their versatility also means that they’ll look great years down the road, even when you want to redecorate and change things up again. Handcrafted in Canada from our Toronto workshop, Posterjack Canvas Prints are made with premium materials that are designed to last a lifetime. Other canvas printing companies use solvent-based printers and chemical inks which produce a low-quality product that will fade in less than 10 years. They also use liquid laminates which initially look good, but crack, fade, and turn yellow over time. Posterjack, on the other hand, print photos on canvas using the Giclée method using original HP Vivera Latex inks, so photos will stay vibrant and will not fade for over 200 years.
Printing Your Memories
Now is the perfect time to go through all your photos and relive those special moments you’ve already created, and Posterjack makes it easy to preserve those photos so they last a lifetime. Sending friends and family photo art is also a thoughtful way to help you feel closer to each other when you can’t physically be near.