07. 19. 2007
Turn photos into wallpaper
People love to decorate their homes with framed photographs, but why not take the image and blow it up to wallpaper-size instead? That's precisely the service provided by Better Wallpaper, a UK company that will take a digital image file, print it onto wallpaper and deliver it (with instructions on how to apply the wallpaper) to your doorstep.
You can customize the wallpaper size to whatever you prefer (though anyone trying to cover an area larger than 20 square meters is advised to contact the company for more detailed specifications). The price varies with size, but as an example, a printed sheet 1.5 meters (approximately 5 feet) x 1.5 meters costs £90. The company handles both UK and international orders, and will provide a PDF proof of the final product before it proceeds with the final printing.
The question is, how high-res do the digital images have to be, since no one really wants to end up with pixellated wallpaper? Better Wallpaper recommends that they be at least 4 megapixels and preferably in RAW format; for scanned images, they recommend 300 dpi. Commercial customers can also submit vector originals in Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw or other similar program.
Great for the home or office, plus it comes with a 7-year no-fade guarantee, which is a longer lifespan than most framed photographs. Now you just have to decide which wall(s) you're ready to wallpaper.