If you’ve got frame fatigue — i.e., tired of your boring, old picture frames — we may have found your salvation.
Meet Aluminyze. Founded in 2011, the company transforms your pictures by skipping typical, boring photo paper and instead infusing them into a sheet of aluminum that can be displayed without a frame. Aluminyzed photos are durable, waterproof, frameless and UV-resistant.
When you’re ready to start “Aluminyzing,” you select a shape from the site’s 11 options, which include rectangles, hearts, panoramics, license plates and smartphone cases. Then you upload a photo and select a surface and finish.
Pricing ranges from $15.95 for a smartphone back panel to $249.95 for a 30-inch-by-30-inch square.
Once you receive your Aluminyzed photos, it’s time to decide how to arrange them in your home. CEO Shmuel Lokshin has three unique ideas.
Choose as many photos as you want and don’t be afraid to experiment with shapes and sizes. However, Lokshin does recommend keeping the finish consistent — choose matte or glossy, but don’t mix them in the cluster.
Blow up a photo to an extra-large size, cut it up into three pieces and head on over to Aluminyze. Hang them next to each other with just a tiny bit of space in between.
Choose a few photos from the same genre or the same photo in different color effects. Try going with a series of four.