It seems our photographs have moved from our photo albums onto the Internet. There are more and more services springing up each day, and it seems people love it. At some point, I am sure there will be another revolution that will take photography to even greater heights. But at present time, I think we are all happy about the fact that within seconds we can reach thousands, if not millions, of people by just uploading our pictures to the Internet. The purpose of these services may vary, but everyone is using them. If it’s not through Facebook and Twitter, it’s Instagram and Flickr. I could go on and on forever trying to compare, explain and showcase how all of these sites work, but that wouldn’t be of too much use since most of you already know how to use them.
However, if you want to retrofy your photography by keeping your photographs on your bookshelf, printing them old-fashioned style is no longer an option. That is so last year, if you know what I mean. Nope, in today’s world, you have to go the 3D Crystal Engraving way in order to impress your friends and loved ones. This particular way of printing photographs can be compared to the 3D printers that are making such a huge impact on our technology.
Basically what 3D Crystal Engraving is all about is that your chosen picture will be engraved, 3D style, into a block of acrylic glass. By using lasers, the motif is introduced (etched) into the block, and when finished, you will be able to see the picture in 3D. It’s a little bit like Harry Potter style magic really. You can turn, flip and pivot the acrylic cube to see your friend, your family members, your dog or whatever else you have chosen to print in a 3D representation worthy of a sci-fi movie.
You can get these from In Crystals, and the prices vary from £10-£100 depending on what you are after. It’s a great way to keep the people you love even closer to you. This way you get a whole new perspective in your photographs that not even digital frames will be able to match. I find this insanely cool, and even though the technology is not exactly fresh, it still made my head spin when I saw it for the first time in real life when I walked passed a Crystal Engraving store the other day. I think it is the accuracy of today’s laser printing technology that impresses me the most. It’s a must check if you ask me.