Who are they?
Zazzle is one of the world’s leading platforms for quality printing custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide
About the product:
These skateboards are the perfect gift for the younger ones. Decks are a great canvas for images and or text. Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop! Designing the deck online is easy and fun when using their proprietary design software.
They have a variety of sizes and shapes of boards. The decks are made of hard-rock maple. Price: $59.95. You can order a complete Skateboard which includes Independent Trucks, Ricta Naturals wheels, Bullet bearings, grip tape, and mounting hardware.
Who are they? Hollywood FotoGifts use modern software technology to print these cute, almost 3D photo sculptures from your photos!
Hollywood FotoGifts employ experienced digital imaging artists to make these photo gifts accurate, visually pleasing images. Since their parent company was founded in 1993, their specialists have restored, retouched, and preflight hundreds of thousands of photos, so your photos are safe with them.
About the product: These are 5×7 photo pop-out portraits, layed on black acrylic plastic. Your photos are multi-layered, thus making the image 3D.
More details: You can have your image layed horizontal or vertical
Who are they?
photoatelier is owned by Sarah who is an artisan residing in Wasaga Beach, Ontario Canada. Studied Interior Design at the International Academy of Design. In 2008 she closed her interior decorating business and moved north to the country, making a living as an artist.
About the product:
These wonderful charms are made-to-order. Photographs are mounted under crystal clear glass and the back is coated with a non-toxic sealer for extra protection and durability. Each piece comes with a 17” silver plated snake chain and is packaged safely in a sliding tin adorned with a ribbon. The pendant is water resistant but not waterproof, do not wear while bathing or swimming. It is not intended for children.
Size: 7/8” square. Price: $15.
Please see shop announcement for current turnaround times.
Who are they? Eyes Wide Art is a UK-based family business with more than 50 years experience in colour reproduction, image manipulation, photography, and digital and traditional printing methods. They have a large variety of photo gifts, amongst them this cute photo deckchair.
About the product: You can create your own designer deckchair with your favourite photo or artwork printed onto the deckchair sling. These deckchairs are hard-wearing and durable: the frames are made with merpauh wood, treated with teak oil which provides protection against the elements, extends the chair’s working life, and enhances the natural appearance. Deckchair slings are made from hard-wearing polyester sail cloth, and printed using state of the art technology. To shop for one you’ll need to upload a jpg photo, email the image or post the photo or artwork as a hard copy (printed photo) or on a cd and send it to their studio.
More details: Prices convert from 80 pounds in the UK to $121.813 in US. For shipping purposes, when flat the deckchair measures width 56cm, height 105.5cm, Depth 102.5cm, seat height 43cm.
Also sold at Bags of Love.
Here’s an idea for a very unique photo gift – gift friends and family with a glass vase that has all their (and yours, too) photos on it!
Who is she? Jenny Gaynor, a 33-year-old Los Angeles based artist known for her airy glass creations creates custom photo transfer vases, seeking to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday.
Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University . She broadened her skills from glass blowing to lampworking and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
About the product: These custom photo vases are handmade using 99% recycled glass. Each photograph is individually sized and cut, making your vase a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The photo transfer process is intricate, beginning with the careful placement of photos around the curves of the glass and ending with a full day in the kiln.
More details: Prices range from $150-$550. You’ll need to submit your photos in digital files and they should be approximately 1 MB with at least 300 dpi resolution. Color photos can be changed to black & white but not vice versa. Each vase holds a different total of photographs, so you’ll need to visit their site to figure out how many photos you can include on your vase.
Vases are signed and dated on the bottom along with a personal note. This can include the date of one’s wedding, anniversary, or retirement along with the names of the vase giver and its recipient.
Who is she? mleefipps is an Etsy seller who does creative construction jobs (count on Etsy to have all of these creative people with unusual jobs). She lives in upstate New York and creates these cute name photo blocks there.
About the product: Photo Letter Blocks are a neat way to spell your child’s name with their pictures or family photos to decorate their room. These hand painted and artistically designed wooden blocks are offered in black, white and red (other colors available upon request at an additional charge)
and are done in a distressed finish. This finish brings out the individual beauty of the wood and your photos in each piece. Each block is paid for separately, so you can spell any name.
More details: The size of each block is: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and you’ll need to choose between color, sepia or black & white photos.
name photo blocks
Who are they? Tilano Decorative Products is based in Vancouver Canada and founded by Randy Orr . In 2001, he developed the first Tilano kit – everything for the do-it-yourselfer to make beautiful photo transfers at home. Since then, the Tilano team has developed 11 other Tilano kits. Each one providing a unique way to display your photos.
About the product: Creating these Fresco tiles with your photographs is a great way to step outside of the picture frame. Developed by a professional decorator, the Tilano Fresco kit brings the secret of Old World art into your home. This fun and easy-to-use kit includes everything you need to turn any photo or image into a truly unique work of art. Photos and images can easily be transferred without harming the original print. The Tilano process uses a laser photocopy of your image or a printout from a laser printer to transfer onto each tile. Detailed instructions are included in each kit. Plus, there are helpful instructional videos on the company’s web site. A creative alternative to framing, the Tilano Fresco kit makes an ideal gift either as is or as finished tile.
More details: The Fresco Tile Kit is $48.99 and includes: Two 8 by 8 inch wood tiles, Tilano Antiquing Glaze, Fresco Mud, Foam brush, Sandpaper, Easy-to-follow instructions, Tilano Imaging Paper (3 sheets), Tilano Crackle, Tilano medium, Spreader, Cheesecloth.
Who are they?
stamps.com was one of the first Internet based stamping companies. They are now offering to put your photo on a real stamp. Isn’t that cool?
How does it work?
Go to http://photo.stamps.com and upload your photo. You will see the image on a stamp and be able to choose the stamp value and color scheme. Choose the number of sheets you would like and continue to checkout.
Ordering is by sheets (20 stamps on a sheet).
Prices vary by stamp value and quantity. For example: 1 sheet of 20 stamps of 26c is $15.99.
Allow 3-5 days for production and 4-7 days for shipping. Expedited option available.
Positively puzzled is owned by stay at home mom and puzzler Kim Dumas. Based on your photograph they will create a puzzle using archival ink and printed on high quality paper. The puzzle will come unassembled in a cool bag. The puzzles are vavilable in different levels of difficualty and sizes.
Love these Night Lights by Light Affection. Based on any photo you provide they carve a piece in a unique technique and assemble it into a complete Night Light. When the light is on, the photo magically appears. They are so unique and pretty and extremely affordable, only $44.95. You can order on line, uploading a digital image or mail your photo with a form printed of their web site.