A photo glossary of prints and products!

I have received so many gorgeous client prints in the mail within last few weeks that I was inspired to put together a “what’s what” post of my various wall prints and products. Each client I work with gets to see samples of these products at their in-person ordering session – nothing beats being able to actually squeeze the Charmin! But hopefully this little photo glossary will help you to understand all of the wonderful ways you can display your images on your walls.

Let’s start with photo collages. I love to group images together for my clients to display as a single work of art. My most popular photo collage size is 10″ x 20″. You can print a collage as either a gallery mount, or a styrene print. Don’t know what either of those terms mean? Well hang tight, we’re almost at the part where you see the pretty pictures!

Gallery Mounts: These substantial prints are flush-mounted on wood, and arrive ready-to-hang with a keyhole opening which allows the piece to rest flush against the wall. Notice the sleek beveled edge which is finished with your choice of black or white.

Here is a 10″ x 20″ gallery mounted collage. A 10″ x 20″ comes with three or four images and has a 3/8-inch edge. :

And now let’s take a look at an 18″ x 24″ gallery mounted collage.  These prints come with up to six images and have a thicker, 3/4-inch edge.

Styrene Collages: Not all collages have to be printed as gallery mounts. They can also be printed on a 2mm stiff, archival-quality styrene board. Styrene prints are ready for a frame to match your home decor. Styrene is not just for collages – any image I sell that is larger than 8″ x 10″ comes mounted on stryene.

Here is an unframed styrene collage:

Canvas Prints: Canvases are yet another ready-to-hang option that can be printed as small as 8″ x 10″, and as large as 30″ x 40″ and up. The image can either be printed all the way around the edge of the stretcher frame, or you can choose a colored border on the frame edges, instead.

Here is a 24″ x 36″ canvas – can you see the beautiful texture of the canvas in the close-up shot of the boy’s face? I love the way the texture shows through, but doesn’t dull the impact of the image – these things look sharp, sharp, sharp!

Whew! I think that’s enough for now. For those clients who have ordering sessions coming up, you will see all of this (and more!) live and in person. That’s right – you’ll get to touch, squeeze and sniff all the wonderful goodies! No matter how you choose to print your images, you can’t go wrong with any of the selections I offer – they are all fantastic!

Jamie Siever - May 6, 2011 - 12:03 am

How ever will your clients decide?! Such gorgeous products you offer to showcase your gorgeous photos, Dee!

desi - May 6, 2011 - 6:17 am

impressive stuff dee!

Audrey - May 6, 2011 - 6:19 am

These are such great products to offer your clients! I’m glad they have so many wonderful options to choose their images to be displayed! The metal prints are a favorite of mine personally!!!

Sylvia Borgo - May 6, 2011 - 9:53 am

Oooh, how I love your blog posts! THese are great ways to display your awesome work!

Nathalie Cadet-James - May 6, 2011 - 10:04 am

Love my brag book!!!!

Dee - May 6, 2011 - 11:17 am

Nathalie! I LOVE to see clients post on the blog – it really makes my day. I’m so happy you love your accordion album – you and your girls look incredible in it!

Kel Ward - May 6, 2011 - 12:05 pm

I want all of these products!! They all look awesome!

ashley - May 6, 2011 - 2:06 pm

Your products are wonderful and compliment your gorgeous portrait art perfectly!

Krissy Allori - May 6, 2011 - 2:18 pm

So fantastic! All your products look absolutely divine. Beautiful shots showcasing gorgeous work.

Kari Wright - May 6, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Wow! Those are awesome and you are a GREAT product photographer.

Lina - May 7, 2011 - 9:11 am

Beautiful stuff, D.!

Kelly Mack - May 7, 2011 - 9:31 pm

WOW! Your images look amazing on your products. Big fan of your work here!

Jen - May 8, 2011 - 9:31 pm

There are so beautiful ways to showcase your gorgeous photography! I don’t think I could pick a favorite.

Leiba - May 8, 2011 - 11:43 pm

Wow, your clients get the royal treatment! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the products and prints you offer!

Tiffany Bender - May 8, 2011 - 11:45 pm

The brag books are adorable! Great feature

natalie - May 9, 2011 - 2:49 pm

your products are super nice! add your images to them and they are that much better!

Gail - May 9, 2011 - 9:25 pm

So many beautiful product offerings! I want one of each please!

Laura Morita-Yeun - May 13, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Love love love love Looooove seeing your gorgeous pictures on all these wonderful products.

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