Holiday Gift Ideas with Your Digital Photographs

The advent of digital photography has led to the rise of digital art. Checker Signs works with photographers like you to produce interior art. Your images will be printed, mounted and ready to hang.  The gallery wrap photo to canvas print allows for your image to be on the entire area and the photo continues around the canvas edge. Personalized wall décor for home or work. A great gift idea for the person who has everything! The holiday season is around the corner, consider a gallery wrap photo as a great gift giving idea. Photo Printing gift certificates are also available.

To place your order, inquire about frame sizes and shipping charges, contact  204-822-6375 or design[at]checkersigns[dot]com

Photos to Acrylic Mounting

Checker Signs wants to work with photographers like you to produce your acrylic mounted image. This crisp look with contemporary appeal is typically seen in high-end galleries and museums, and is now available for your home, office, or as a unique gift.

Your digital image will be printed on a photo paper that is face mounted to 6 mm thick high gloss finish acrylic, that results in a completely flat mount of the image that is also protected against ultraviolet (UV) light.

The light penetration and refraction of clear acrylic will produce a sharp image with brilliant colours that pop, and looks dazzling compared to a standard glass picture frame. Your image will be printed, mounted, and ready to hang.

 

The Julius & Henry – The Laminator

Following in both my grandfathers’ footsteps, I use my mechanical aptitude and design capabilities to create solutions for complicated problems.

My maternal grandfather Henry was a skilled machinist whose job required accuracy and finesse, using calipers that measured to 1/1000 of an inch.  His father was also an inventor and fixer of all sorts of implements and devices that were used to support the farm economy.  The family run machine shop stayed small as Henry did not go for flare, and did not want to expand into a big business. I too struggle with the ambitious entrepreneurial spirit compared to supporting a small business.

As a young man, my paternal grandfather, Julius had some woodwork training under a master craftsman.  When he arrived in Canada, he began to assemble a woodwork shop, with power supplied by a large gas engine.  Julius was a kind of intuitive engineer, and built a number of his tools himself: table saws, lathes, and drill presses.  To make the parts, he fashioned a model out of wood, then took it to the foundry to make castings.  Sometimes he took these to my other grandfather, Henry, for machining.  He built ladders, spinning wheels, coffins, furniture, truck-boxes, etc. Doodling and designing were his after-hours past-time.

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