So, we’ve covered a few points about photo collages in our articles over the past month or so – if you missed those posts on our blog then you can find them here:
- Photo Collage Prints – we discussed how you can go about ordering your own photo collage and what you need to consider before placing your order (e.g.: which photos will you use).
- Photo Collage Gifts – we went over the fact (yes, it’s a fact) that a custom collage is a perfect gift for your significant other, friend, mom or grandparents. Who doesn’t love a personalized surprise?
- Large Collage Canvas –we explored the fantastic idea of using large collage prints to tell a story, using your beautiful photographs from your engagement or wedding shoot, special occasion snapshots or images showcased on one print to display at a function.
We wanted to finish off this 4-part blog series with a general overview of the basics, to help you with the how when making your collage ideas a reality. Everything you need to know, and everything to keep in mind when planning your photo collage. We’ll share a few awesome collage ideas and tips to make sure that your print turns out exactly how you envisioned.
Let’s get started!
How do I choose a print size?
This is actually an easy question for us to answer – even though the actual decision is left up to you and can be a tough one.
There are 2 main points to think about when you are deciding on what size print to order:
- Wall space
This plays a major role in your decision-making process. Let’s be honest, you can’t order a super-sized large print if you can’t afford it. We have a variety of standard sizes available for you to choose from and you can provide us with any custom size from a minimum of 150mm x 150mm up to a maximum of 1200mm x 2400mm. You have the flexibility to select any standard or custom size that falls between our minimum and maximum range.
We suggest that you have a look at our standard templates on our collage product page, where you will find ideas and pricing on various options. If you need a custom size or personalised collage template, then you will need to send us an enquiry online, or pop us an email so that we can send you a proper quote.
If you are fortunate that the budget does not play a part in your decision-making process then you will likely base your decision on what space you have available for your print (or prints).
Measure the height and width that you have to work with and then work out what size print you would like to go with. Just remember, you can also create a photo wall with multiple prints to fill a single space – if it is a large wall area.
Can I add text to my print?
Words can hold such power and they have the potential to stir emotions and ideas in all of us. They can remind us of special moments from our past, encourage us to work through challenges in our present and inspire us.
Put some thought into how you would like to add your text to your prints and then get in touch with us. Visit our Pinterest boards for collage ideas.
If you would like to add text to your collage print then you can send us an email – be sure to include the order details (print type, size etc.) as well as the text to be included so that we can help you to put the elements together. Adding text to your print does require a little extra design time on our side, so a design fee may apply – this will be added to your quote before we proceed with anything so that you know exactly what’s what.
How do I choose images for my collage ideas?
We are often asked if an image is good enough for printing on our gorgeous products. How can you check what the image quality and size is, so that you know if it will be suitable for the size canvas print that you have chosen?
The size of the image required all depends on the size canvas you want to print. For small single-image canvas prints up to size A2 or A1, an image that is at a size of 500kb – 1MB is usually perfectly fine. For larger single-image prints, from size A1 and up, anything over 1MB – 2MB or larger is acceptable. For collage prints, we can generally go quite a bit smaller in size than the single image prints, and it’s a great way to use up all those social media and cellphone pics that are not quite big enough to feature on their own.
We can check the image quality for you before your order goes into the manufacturing stage, so if you are worried about the quality of some of the digital photos then chat to Sandy so that she can advise you.
There’s really no reason for you to settle for anything other than exactly what you want. Share your collage ideas and let us work with you to create the perfect print that you will cherish and love for years to come.
Visit our Pinterest boards for more awesome inspiration – there are tons of ideas that we are constantly discovering and sharing.
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