Finding the perfect gift for a friend or relative can be a challenge: it should be personal, but it would also be good to find a gift that doesn't take too long to make. One simple solution is a digitally-printed photo gift. Digital printing can turn a photograph or other image into a memorable gift with a minimum of effort. Supply your printer with a high-resolution image and they can turn it into a range of different gifts, from art prints to cushions.
A digitally-printed photo book turns the memory of a holiday, a special event or a friendship into a permanent keepsake. Printed on high-quality paper with a range of different bindings, digital photo books allow you to create a gift that expresses your own style. A photo book doesn't have to be a simple photo album, either: if you have the time, you can create a story or theme of your own. If you don't have the time to design your own layout and graphics, most printers have templates you can use to create your photo book.
A digital print creates a unique and memorable work of art to adorn the recipient's wall or mantelpiece. Print a photo of you and the recipient together or find a piece of art you know will be meaningful. You can create a print suitable for framing or turn your image into a stretched canvas that can be hung without a frame.
A custom printed phone case is a practical item that your recipient will use every day, reminding them of your gift. If you want to create a romantic reminder for a loved one, create a case with your own picture. For a lighter-hearted gag gift, create a suitably embarrassing image that your victim will have to bring out whenever the phone rings.
Mugs and keyrings
A digitally-printed mug or keyring might not be the ideal gift for a close friend (although it depends on the message, of course). But they do make excellent thank-you gifts or gifts for coworkers or teammates; a small custom item like this is a great way to foster a sense of team spirit, especially if you decorate it with a reference to the group or a shared in-joke.
These aren't the only ways a digital printer can put your photograph or image onto an item; you can get your image printed on everything from cushions to jigsaw puzzles, making it a great way to share a personalised gift.