Sunday, March 18, 2012

What are Gallery Wraps, Standouts & Print Wraps and Why You Should Care!


  I am beginning to offer gallery wraps, standouts and print wraps thru my business and have realized that many people (including myself just a while back) don't know what these items are, or the differences between them.  All of these terms can be a little (or a lot) confusing so I hope this short post helps to clarify them for you!

  So, here is a small tutorial with links and photos from arond the web stating the differences between a gallery wrap, a standout and a print wrap!!!

Gallery Wrap: is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides...and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. (the photo can stretch around or the part that stretches can just be a plain color).  via Wikipedia.
Here is a photo of a gallery wrap:

StandoutsStandouts are....Photographs mounted on thick, light weight Gatorfoam (heavy duty foamboard). via Mpix Pro.  Photos on standouts will do just that "standout" from the wall and give a little more "oomph" than a flat print.

Here is a photo of a standout:

Print Wraps: Print Wraps are printed on photographic paper and laminated with a mounting block on the back. Via Mpix Pro.  These seem to be a flatter, less stretched out version of a gallery wrap. 

Here is a photo of a Print Wrap:  via this site

  That is the basic definitions of gallery wraps, standouts and print wraps.  Now, on to why you should care.

  Really it's all about your personal style and what you'd like to showcase in your home. 

  For me, I would put things like weddings, family portraits and special occasions on a gallery wrap.  For standouts, however, I would showcase my favorite photo of a child, a cute shot of a couple or an adored pet.  Print Wraps make me think of fun, summertime and playfulness;  therefore, I would put things like vacation photos, ocean photos and casual family outings on them.

  Bottom line, it's all about what YOU like and feel should go on there. 

  I hope this little tutorial on the differences between three popular ways to showcase photos has helped you out and given you some inspiration.  If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.  I would love to hear from you!!


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