Monday, November 26, 2012

Digital Prints on Glass, from Fracture


We all have special photos we'd love to preserve in a special way. But we don't always manage to get them off our SD cards and hard drives and up onto our walls to display. And finding the right frame for the print you just made,that will suit your decor, isn't always easy. Then there's the adorable photos of our little ones that grandma and grandpa are anxious to have in their homes, to show off to their friends when they visit. The holidays are a perfect time to get off our behinds and finally do something with our digital images.

Fracture is an American company, operating out of Gainesville, FL, and serving a worldwide customer base. Fracture's vision is "to make printing as customized and personal as the pictures themselves, and to make decorating as easy and exciting as taking the picture." Their process prints your digital image directly onto glass, providing vivid colour and long-lasting performance.

Fractures are available in standard sizes from 8 inch - 18 inch (measured diagonally), in portrait, landscape or square shapes. And if you want something different, you can order a Fracture Mini (4x4) or a custom size, up to 32x40 inches. They also have a variety of mounts, including wall or stand, a standard foam mount and partially and fully transparent prints (no mount).

The ordering process was quite easy - upload your photo, and you are walked through the steps to choose your size and mount. If your image isn't high enough resolution for the size you have chosen, the site will give you a warning so you can size down or choose a new image. Prices start at just $10 US for the 8x8 Fracture, and go up with size. Contact them for a quote on custom orders.

My Fracture

Here is my final product, proudly hanging over my fireplace. This is an 18 inch wall-mount fracture. The image is one I took during a trip back home to Newfoundland in 2011, of Quidi Vidi Gut, with my iPhone. (I think you've probably seen it here before as a Wordless Wednesday post as it is one of my all-time faves.) Hubs and I are both really impressed with how it turned out. It printed beautifully, with great detail on the 18 inch diagonal. 

My fracture came carefully packaged in very secure corrugated cardboard. This packaging is custom-made to fit your print perfectly - no sliding around inside an over-sized box here. The print is embedded in a cozy buffer, with instructions for hanging underneath, then sandwiched in thick corrugated cardboard and taped shut.

Again, totally impressed with this presentation and the care taken to get my glass print to me safely. And it was quick! The current processing time noted is 2 weeks, but I think mine came in about 1 week. Fracture sent me an email to confirm my order, and then another when it shipped, with a tracking code.

To keep up-to-date with the happenings at Fracture and receive notice of discounts and coupon codes, you can sign up to receive their monthly newsletter. You can view the full range of product sizes and frame types at FractureMe.com.

A Giveaway

Do you have a special image you'd like to frame and gift to a special someone this holiday season? Or maybe you'd like one for yourself? The fine folks at Fracture are offering one lucky Raising My Boys reader a free 12 inch fracture, including shipping, just in time for the holidays. Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, and entries will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, December 3.

Fracture is also offering a special discount code for my readers. To receive $10 off any order of $100 or more, just enter the code RMBPROMO at checkout.

Special note - Fracture has the following advice on ordering and shipping dates:
Order by Dec 7th (intl) and Dec 12th (US) to ensure delivery by Dec 25th.

There is definitely still time to order for the holidays, and, just a tip, how excited would your parents be to receive a beautiful glass print of their grandkids? The simple, frameless design means the Fracture can go with any decor!

Disclosure: I received a free fracture, with free shipping, in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this blog remain my own.

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2 comments:

  1. I would make a beautiful print for my husband for Christmas!

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  2. My mom would love one!

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