It’s fun to think about how much the printing industry has changed. After all, when I was a kid, the options for printing photos was essentially limited to Polaroids and paper prints from the local one-hour photo store.
Sure, other mediums like canvas were offered back then, but it was uncommon in my experience for regular people to have access to affordable canvases.
Well, today is a much different story!
I talked awhile back about how pleased I was with the acrylic prints I ordered from WhiteWall. I was so pleased, in fact, that I wanted to tell you about the other products that this one-stop-shop offers to photography enthusiasts and professionals like you and me.
If you’ve ever seen a photo printed on metal, you know how sleek and modern they can look. Some printers do an incredible job of capturing every detail and color of the print. But some budget printers don’t do your print or the metal surface justice and produce a product that looks flat and uninspiring.
WhiteWall certainly belongs to the former group and not the latter.
I’ve seen their HD Metal Prints firsthand, and I have to say that I was blown away by the incredibly vibrant colors they were able to achieve. That vibrancy and contrast is due to the way WhiteWall manufactures their HD Metal Prints: your photo is mirrored and printed onto a transfer sheet with Fine Art inkjet inks. From there, high-pressure heat is used to steam the print from the transfer sheet to the special coating on the aluminum base. At that point, the print is permanently sealed in for a scratch-proof, weatherproof, UV-resistant finish.
WhiteWall’s HD Metal Prints have exceptional colors, outstanding durability, and come in a variety of finishes. What’s more, the prints are thin and lightweight, yet will stand the test of time virtually anywhere you hang them. What’s not to like about that?!
Some people cringe at the thought of a canvas print because some canvases are dull, boring, and just look old. Often, those are the results you get from quick-print shops that don’t take the time required to print your images the right way.
That’s not the case with WhiteWall!
WhiteWall has perfected the art of printing on canvas. In fact, they’ve taken the canvas printing process and completely modernized it so that you and I can enjoy razor-sharp image quality and truly brilliant colors. Their textile print on a stretcher frame is my favorite example of how modern technology can improve upon a time-honored process: they use a thermal sublimation process in which your image is copied onto transfer film, then set onto a reflection-free polyester surface. Using a hot press, the ink evaporates into the material, meaning the image becomes an integral part of the canvas.
Why is this important? Durability! Cheap canvas prints lose their vibrancy over time, but that’s not the case with WhiteWall. My canvases look just as good as the day I unpackaged them. They are UV-resistant, so even the canvases that I’ve hung near windows have kept their gorgeous colors. And the canvases that have been splattered in the process of dinnertime and bathtime (parents...you know what I’m talking about!) are just as beautiful too. They are washproof, so no matter what we’ve thrown at them, all it takes is a quick wipe-down to return them to their original beauty.
There’s nothing quite like a good photo book to look back at fond memories of times gone by. And by “good photo book” I mean something that has some weight to it, something with a high-quality cover, heavy paper, and premium prints that capture the essence of my favorite memories.
A WhiteWall photo book certainly fits the bill. I’m especially fond of the leather-bound version; the look of a leather-wrapped photo book is fantastic, not to mention the way it feels in your hands and greets your nose with that wonderful leather smell! I knew when I got my photo book that it would become a family heirloom before I saw a single print. That’s how incredible the cover is!
But as great as it looks and feels, opening my WhiteWall photo book opened my eyes to what a photo book should be. The heavy pages scream of quality, and the large-format photos jump off the page with incredible color, contrast, and vibrancy. Looking at my photos like this is the next best thing to having actually been there taking the photo!
And the best part? I created my album completely online. I uploaded my photos, designed my photo book in the browser, and saved it to my WhiteWall account, all in just a few minutes. Though the process was quick and easy, the photo book I got in the mail looks and feels like a handcrafted masterpiece...because it is!
If you don’t want to take my word for it that WhiteWall is the best photo lab in the world, just have a look at the short video above to see what you can do to turn your home’s walls into a fine art gallery. With dozens of products and services available for everyday people, as well as professional pricing and services for pro photographers, WhiteWall should be your go-to choice for prints of any size, any shape, and on any material. It is most certainly my choice!