Slides to Canvas
What to do with your old slides? What to give to your brother who has everything? Well, besides getting your slides scanned (to preserve & share them), what next? Well, one nice thing to do is to honor a few of your best slides by getting them enlarged & on your wall, and/or give them to your family to put on their walls.
But, how to do this easily?
1) First, you need to get your old 35mm slides converted to digital at high quality, so enlargements are still great quality too. (This is exactly what we do at GoPhoto.)
2) Second, you need to find a good company to do quality, large prints. Personally, I prefer canvas prints versus paper, as canvas lasts longer, won't reflect light poorly, and just feels better all around. We've found a good partner for this at CanvasLifestyle.com.
As one of the GoPhoto founders, I personally got an old slide from my Dad's old 35mm slide collection. My older brother & sister live far away from me, and far away from each other. I wanted to help my brother decorate some sparse walls in his new house in Chicago. So, I got a great canvas print made up of him, with our sister, back when they were young & cute, about all of our current kids ages. He's hanging this in a place of honor, above his bar
I personally used CanvasLifestyle.com to get things done, & was impressed with the quality, speed, & overall high level of service. It's the same type of great service we strive to do every day at GoPhoto.
And, to make things easier, they are giving GoPhoto customers 30% off canvas print purchases. Just use coupon = GOPHOTO30OFF when purchasing on CanvasLifestyle. (Expires 4/15/2013)
I'm glad that I finally got this done, & have a great gift to my family. Not just another gadget or toy, but something that keeps us connected & appreciating who we are, and where we came from.