by Gavin Stoker Published 02/02/2015
You know that you can take stunning images - and a quick glance at the displays at the recent Convention confirmed it. So how you choose to present them to clients or the wider world likewise needs to possess the necessary wow factor. Fortunately there are plenty of labs and suppliers devising a whole host of innovative products to really show your pictures off in all their glory, whether we're talking mounts, albums or frames, presentation books or even USB sticks. We've been in touch with each of them to find out what's new and give you the low-down on those specific presentation solutions that are worthy of further investigation. As usual, whether you're looking to sell your work to clients or just have it looking good for your own satisfaction, there is very much something for everyone, as the following recommendations reveal.
One Vision Imaging
A familiar name to anyone who attends the Convention and winner of the Best Professional Laboratory for the second year running at the Trade Awards along with Best Professional Frame, One Vision claims to have succeeded in achieving a high-end 'matted' album at an affordable price point. Its Allura Albums in sizes from 10x10 inch to 16x12 inch, come in two finishes, Suede and Nubuck leather, described as 'luxurious', and in 10 colours. The pitch here is that this is a timeless classic album, with high-quality printing and bevel cut mounts throughout the album (of between 20 and 40 pages, or 10 to 20 spreads). You even get a pure white pair of cotton gloves within each box to really wow the client.
In addition, a new product in Mosaic Bevel Print Blocks was launched at the Convention this year and is already said to be proving popular. Your shots are printed photographically and then sealed and set onto 18mm beveled MDF panels of various sizes before these are linked via a back plate to create a conjoined effect. There are four mosaicstyle combinations plus three edge colour choices in black, white or mahogany.
If you're looking for something slightly more traditional yet contemporary at the same time, there's the 'cost effective' 'Essentials' line up of modern frames. More than just a budget range, One Vision suggests that there is no compromise on style; for example the modern square-faced moulding is available in six coloured and wood-grained effects. With a 20 x 16-inch frame costing £34.45 including the print, the Essentials range is likewise said to be proving popular.
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