PicturePerfit is an aptly named product that assists you in easily positioning
the picture hanger on the wall behind your new framed picture. Versions are
available for use with both sawtooth- and wire suspension-hanging systems. A
self-stick guide easily fastens to the wall behind the picture, and then stays
there temporarily after you remove the picture to nail the hanger to the wall.
To make this task even simpler for lots of pictures the PerfitGuide Alignment
device slips over the top of the picture frame. A broad range of hooks for different
types of walls, and for pictures ranging in weight from 10-100 lbs, are offered.
The Alignment device lists for $20 and the individual packs of hangers are $4.
The Pioneer Photo Albums line now includes a tabletop photo box that will hold
120 4x6" or 5x7" prints in transparent, archival-quality page sleeves.
Suede covers are now available for these storage boxes.
TAP has been manufacturing custom presentation and merchandising products
for the photographic industry for over 100 years. Recently they began marketing
products in three lines: TAP Professional, TAP Photo, and TAP Custom. All three
offer both traditional and digital-oriented presentation products for professionals
and an expanding group of amateur offerings. Items in TAP Photo are packaged
in smaller quantities of five or 10 that are available in camera stores. TAP
Custom supplies book producers with photo book and album covers. TAP Professional
is a consolidation of Flora, Topflight, and Premira albums. New colors are offered
in the Superior Mount album, with a cover that accepts an imprint similar to
Pressure-sensitive adhesive holds the print in position. Bella albums are
now available in 11x14" and 12x12" sizes; these handsome albums
are library-bound and have handcrafted quality. They feature slip-in loading
and, since no mattes are needed, they are ideal for digital images.
Empire wrap corner frame
Umbra has some of the most interesting, innovative, and eye-catching frames
and albums I've ever seen. New items were the Empire wrap corner frame,
consisting of 12 frames of various sizes that wrap around two outside sides
of a wall corner. The Mosh is an irregular grouping of different sizes of 12
frames, some of which overlap. The Doodle Book Frame is an easel-backed frame
having a dozen or more overlay sheets around the edge that can be customized
by the user, then torn off and redrawn when the mood or picture content changes.
The Empire wrap sells for $90.
YourPhotoTo.com offers a variety of products onto which they can imprint photos.
One easel-backed frame, available in pink or green, gives an interesting 3D
effect around the print. There are 16 different frame design patterns and an
8x10" print runs $30.