Custom made photo sculptures
from YOUR photos
with extreme personal service
Since 2003

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Acrylic Cutouts
(Laser Engraving Available)

Acrylic POPouts
(Laser Engraving Available)

Wall-Mount Cutouts

Photo Ornaments


Ornaments made from YOUR photo Christmas Cards

Photo Magnets

Oak Cutouts
(Laser Engraving Available)

Oak POPouts
(Laser Engraving Available)

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Lifesize Cutouts
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Fan Fans™

Cake toppers
(Laser Engraving Available)

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Photo sculpture is another name for a photo cutout. The process to make a photo sculpture (or cutout) is to print a copy of a photo, either from an image that was sent in an e-mail or scanned from a photographic print. If I scan your hard copy photo, I return your original photo to you and make the photo cutout from the photo I print. I print on a professional photo printer using pigment inks which produces prints equal to those made in a traditional photo lab.

In addition, a clear plastic film is heat applied to the photo surface so your photo sculpture is protected from not only water damage, but the damage from harmful ultra violet light that causes prints to fade. Once the photo has been edited to produce the best quality photo sculpture and printed, it is permanently applied to the surface of the acrylic or oak blank. Next comes the hard part of making a quality photo sculpture; the cutting away of the background using a scroll saw with a blade so fine and thin that it is sometimes not even visible when in motion. I use a full spectrum light and a magnifying lens to better see the color changes between subject and background as I cut the photo sculpture. Since the photo is applied before cutting the sculpture, the image extends to the exact edge of the photo sculpture.

There is no alignment required to make the photo and sculpture line up, it's perfect!  Once the background is cut away leaving the subject of the cutout, the cutout is mounted to a base so the cutout is now a free standing statuette .These statuettes make wonderful photo gifts for relatives as well as awards for sports teams, etc. I also make photo sculptures in the form of Christmas tree ornaments. They are smaller than regular photo sculptures, and are made on thinner plastic. Ornament style photo sculptures do not have a base as they are made to hang with a gold like ribbon from the Christmas tree.

I also offer a POPout style of photo cutout. In the POPout style, I make two prints and mount both to acrylic or oak. I then trim and mount the background to a base, and make a cutout from the 2nd print. The resulting cutout is then mounted to the surface of the background so the subjects really POP out from the background. This style of photo sculpture works best when the background is an important part of the photo

How to make a lifesize photo cutout

They are called by many different names, such as life-size or lifesize or life sized or life sized:  Whichever way you spell it, they are big as life!  You can even make them bigger than lifesize.  So once you decide on how so spell what you are going to make, you have to know that they are not only called life size, but they also go by the name of standups or standees, or cardboard cutouts (life size of course) So here's how you make a lifesize photo cutout:  Select a clear photograph, and print it with your inkjet printer using the software I tell you about here.

The way your small printer can print life size, or even as large as a billboard, is all done with the software.  It takes your photo that you want to print lifesize, and splits it up into segments which you then print and assemble by pasting each letter size segment of your lifesize image to cardboard, or foam board or plywood, etc.  Once the segments of your life size image are all pasted to the cardboard or foam board, you cut away the background.  Depending on the material you use for your standup, you can do the cutting away of the background with a box knife, or if you used wood, a saber saw.