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Sep 01

More Sizes Available

Posted by Jaime O'Brien on Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Our online store is limited to the number of items we can post and you might not always see the exact size you need.  We display the most popular sizes in the varying thicknesses in our online store but this is just a small fraction of what we can actually cut or make for you.  All mounting boards other than the wallmounts can be had in any size from 3”x5” up to 32”x40”. The wallmounts have specific sizes but there are still many more sizes then listed online. We can also do custom cuts for rolls of film from 8” up to 50” wide.

If you don’t see what you need don’t fret you can always call us on our toll free number (866-473-2580) and our friendly staff will be able to help you with custom size questions and placing an order. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-4:00PM Pacific Standard Time. 

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Feb 19

Preserving your images for generations

Posted by Eddie Richards on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The availability of digital cameras and smart phones has radically changed the way we use and share our photos.  Gone are the days of patiently waiting for film to be developed and ordering duplicates of hard copy prints to share with friends and family.  Digital images can be viewed and shared instantaneously on a number of devices and through social networks.

But what about long-term photo storage?  Safely preserving family photos requires gathering pictures from various devices, storing the digital images in a centralized location, and ensuring that location is backed up, in the event your computer’s hard drive crashes or becomes infected with a virus.  Offsite backup is best because it eliminates the risk of a fire, theft, or other damage that could occur in your home.

Printed images offer an alternative method of preserving photos that avoids the potential issues of hard drive failure and changing file formats.  JPEG files may not be readable in 10 years, but a printed picture will always be accessible by anyone.  

High quality printed images will last 80 to 100 years.  During family gatherings they can easily be passed around and shared, or passed on to younger generations.  Everyone’s old shoebox of family photos periodically gets taken off the shelf and looked at, whereas a hard drive full of photos lacks that straightforward accessibility.  

As we all know, printing images is what we strive for in this industry. But it has been seen that we need to better inform the public of ways to protect and share photographs. In our digital age a physical print has a much better chance of surviving 100 years when compared to pictures stored in digital format.  If nothing else, we should make sure all digital images are backed up in at least one location, as it is important to protect and share photographs in the years to come.