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    Posted: 19 Sep 2016 at 10:43am
Hey all,
Me and my boyfriend are celebrating our 1st anniversary together in the coming month. I really want to do something very special for him, because I really love him a lot. I love clicking pics, it’s like my passion and we have a lot of pics together, like we click a lot of pics every time we are together. So I was thinking of giving him a collection of our pics, like a collage, which he can cherish forever. But, I did not want the old boring frame, so I did a lot of research online and found this paper prints, where your pics are printed in the form of paper, and there are different types of it too. But, I personally have never seen it before, so not sure if this will work, or if it will look good like how I want it to be. My idea is to arrange a special dinner date and this gift. Has anyone tried something like this, and is it too costly ? I just wanted your insights on this. Please help !!
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Hi Jenice,

The paper on offer are of the normal print types and have been on offer for many years, actually probably close to 50 years or more with most.

If you are unsure of how your photo's will look, you should be able to ask for a sample pack that will provide you with an idea of how they will look. You can also ask them on pricing.

Also Cheaper is not always better. You would also want to know the brand of paper they use / supply.

Also be prepared to throw away alot of failed prints if you are doing it yourself, so begin printing with a small a5 or 6x4 print, so that you waste less paper and inks. If you begin throwing away a3 sheets (13x19) of the expensive paper, the cost adds up quickly and having it professionally printed makes it an economical option.

If this is something you are wanting to avoid, then go to a prolab and you will be surprised how competitively priced they are and what they actually have on offer. Such as Metal Prints (they use a sheet of metal and print on it so its not paper), Acrylic prints (they adhere a paper print to the back side of a piece of acrylic. The metal and acrylic prints require no framing and can be either self framed, by using stands or a stand-off for wall mount giving a 3d effect.

The choices are almost limitless.

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Craig

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