You can’t trip over your own shoelaces at the PMA photo-industry trade show without stumbling into someone offering to plaster your face on a mug, keychain, pen, blanket, or anything else they happen to have close at hand. While the idea of printing on unusual surfaces isn’t really new, it’s amusing to see just how many ways there are to immortalize yourself these days.
Here’s a look at a few of the more interesting options:
Satisfy the Sweet Tooth
I’ve had my share of photo-covered sugar cookies and can honestly say that I hope to never eat another one again. But chocolate, well, that’s a different story.
will print your photo on milk chocolate lollipops, bars, or truffles. They were taking photos and printing them up right at the booth.
I had planned to save mine for photographic proof, but…er…decided it would be best to do some “quality assurance” testing. The chocolate is a little sweeter than your average Hershey’s, but still quite good.
Want to add Old World flair to you new digital photos?
sells do-it-yourself kits that let you place your digital photo on a rough-hewn marble tile or simulate the look of an aged fresco (shown below). The $35 kits include everything you need, including the tiles.
In a recent issue of
, we used
a favorite baby photo to create a stylish diaper bag. But at
SnapTotes, you can do so much more.
A Charmed Bracelet
For a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, check out
My Life Designs. The site lets you turn your digital photos into charms for bracelets, necklaces, rings, and more. The company seals each photo into a sterling silver holder, so the photo won’t get damaged if it comes into contact with water. Some charms are double-sided, so you can maximize your photo real estate.