Archive for July 2010

Wooden Photo Puzzles

While custom photo puzzles are a popular gift idea, a bride recently used them in a very unique way.  She created a photo collage for each of her bridesmaids and used them to create a wooden photo puzzle as a gift for each of them.  The collage was made up of photographs that were meaningful to her and her friends and included the text “Best Friends”.

With a little knowledge and a graphics program, it’s something anyone can do.  She order the 10x 14 wooden puzzle so created an image that was 10″ x 14″ at 200 dpi.  She layout out the photos and text exactly as she wanted them then saved the image as a high quality jpg file.  She then used this file when she placed her order. 

The puzzles are printed using dye sublimation so they came out looking just like the collage she created.  The wooden puzzles have the advantage of being made from a high quality pressed wood.  Our wooden photo puzzles are much more durable than puzzles made from cardboard and they come with an impressive, glossy finish.  The result is a fantastic gift that will be remembered for years to come.


Swim Team Photo Beach Towels

Our Photo Beach Towels are bought for many reasons.  One of the more popular uses is for swimmers and swim teams.  The best results have been those swim teams that use a photo of each swimmer on their own towel.  Not only do they now have their own personalized photo beach towel they can use at meets as well as at home, but the detail is also great. 

Of all the swim team towels we’ve done, the most memorable have been action photos of the swimmers in the water.  It can be difficult to get a good photo of them swimming but that, along with either their name or name and school, can be a great gift. For obvious reasons, the navy blue and white towels are very popular.

The other interesting use we’ve seen with the Photo Beach Towels is often coordinated by the coaches or a few parents as a reward for swimmer achieving a significant goal.  I remember a team that had six swimmers who were going to state and each was given their own Photo Beach Towel with their photo to take with them.

The great thing about our Photo Beach Towels is the quality of the towel itself.  Being woven from 2-ply Egyptian Cotton means they are thick, absorbent towels and they get softer as they get used.  My wife and I have a few at home that are going on three years old now.  They are still in great shape and softer than the day they were woven.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to share them.