Remember back in the day when you took a photo you had it developed and then placed it in a photo album or frame? Those were your options – unless you like to toss photos into a shoe box and bury them in the back of your closet (I have a few boxes like that). Years ago that was all we had available to us. There wasn’t much more you could do with photos.
Over the years companies have found fun ways for you to showcase your favorite photos such as putting your favorite photo on a mug or tee shirt, having a photo blown up to be a poster, putting several favorite photos into a photo book or printed on canvas and turned into a piece of wall art.
I have a few photos printed on canvas and several photos books. I think they are a wonderful way to share and display those photos that mean the most to you.
A company called Aluminyze has taken photo art to a whole new level. Aluminyze infuses your photo image into a solid sheet of aluminum creating a photographic print that is vibrant, durable and very unique.
Aluminyze prints are waterproof, tear proof and UV resistant so you can hang them anywhere you want. I like that they are waterproof. That would be great for anyone who has water issues or lives in a flood zone. Aluminyze is a great way to protect your favorite photos.
The idea of having a photo infused on to a sheet of aluminum sounded very interesting to me. I was super excited when I was offered to have a couple of my favorite photos done by Aluminyze to review. The hard part was picking out which photos.
After going through a lot of my favorite photos I opted to have a photo of all six of our pets turned into an Aluminyze photo as well as a butterfly photo I took years ago at the Bronx Zoo that I especially like.
I cannot tell you how anxious I was to receive my photos from Aluminyze. They were mailed to me quickly. I was surprised at how fast they were delivered.
Check out this brief video that shows you a bit more about Aluminyze.
The photos are literally infused on to the sheets of aluminum giving them a really unique look. They have a glossy look to them and the butterfly photo which was printed on silver-like aluminum almost has a 3D look to it. When you look at the photo from different angles it looks like it’s popping off the photo. It’s a really cool effect.
The available aluminum are white and silver. You can choose which one is best for you and photo you are using. The Aluminyze website gives some suggestions on which color option to choose depending on the photo.
You can also choose a gloss finish or a matte finish.
Unlike other companies who make artwork out of your photos, Aluminyze can turn your artwork into any shape on aluminum – including iPhone and Galaxy cases. They even have large Aluminyze options for panoramic photos and ornament size options. Personally I love the ornament size one. I was thinking of taking a photo of my kids and having it turned into an Aluminyze ornament to give to the grandparents. That is a wonderful idea! I also like that the ornament will last for a very long time because it’s infused on to aluminum and wont’ get ruined being packed away with the rest of the decorations.
There are different mounting options available too – easel, pedestal and wall float. Both of my Aluminyze photos have a wall float on the back of them. It elevates them off the wall a bit and really makes them “pop” when you look at them. They just don’t lie flush to the wall. It’s like they are jumping off the wall. It’s a really interesting effect.
I absolutely LOVE my Aluminyze photos. I wish my photos turned out good enough. They don’t do that Aluminyze photos justice. The quality of the Aluminyze photos is beautiful.
I’m not the only one blown away by how wonderful Aluminyze products are. Check out what other people have to say on the Aluminyze “showcase” page. They really have the “WOW” factor.
If you have a special photo you want to turn into a unique piece of artwork for your wall – a wedding photo, family photo or just a wonderful photo you captured of nature or the outdoors – Aluminyze will take those photos to a whole new level.
The company even offers pre-made photos if you simply want some beautiful artwork to adorn your walls.
Prices range from $18.95 to $319.95 (that one is for a HUGE photo) depending on the size and shape.
Here is a special discount code – valid through November 30, 2014.
Discount Code: FAMILYFUN40
SAVE 40% on your first order
Aluminyze would make a great gift too.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.