Add color to any wall with new custom photo tapestries

We’re really excited to announce our newest product: custom photo tapestries!

Custom photo tapestries

Custom tapestries are the best way to add vibrant color to any wall. They print in vibrant, sharp detail and come in two sizes: a large 51″ x 60″ tapestry, and a humongous 60″ x 60″ size to add even more excitement to your walls.

Tapestry hanging hook

Because our tapestries are made out of a lightweight polyester material, they’re easy to hang however you’d like. We like using push pins or clips, but feel free to get creative with hanging your tapestries!

Tapestry detailYou can easily customize each tapestry with images from your phone, computer, camera, Facebook, or Instagram. We also offer a historical photo archive, which is perfect for decorating your walls with vintage prints or illustrations.

We know you’ll love our new tapestries – so design one today! 

Make one of our new custom dog and cat bowls today

We love pets at Collage.com, which is why we’re so excited to announce our two newest products: custom dog bowls and cat bowls.

Custom cat bowl

Made out of durable, heavyweight ceramic, our dog bowls and cat bowls can be easily customized with your favorite photos, text, or backgrounds. Our tools make it so easy to import photos from your phone, computer, Facebook, or Instagram account to feature around the edge of your bowl.

Photo dog bowl

 

Our custom dog bowl is available in two sizes – perfect for dogs from a chihuahua all the way up to a Great Dane! Our custom cat bowls are available in one size that should be perfect for nearly any cat. Both bowls feature a weighted bottom to ensure they won’t tip over.

 

The perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19.

Since we print every item to order, it’s too late for a custom gift from Collage.com to arrive by Sunday. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your dad or grandpa’s Father’s Day with a thoughtful, heartfelt gift from Collage.com, though!

Everybody knows a thoughtful, personal gift is WAY better than some last-minute item from the store. After all, your dad probably doesn’t need or want another tie – and drugstore gift cards are unfathomably bad gifts. (Sorry! We speak the truth!)

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The best Father’s Day gifts feature memories you’ll cherish forever

Instead, make him something he’ll cherish forever. Design a custom photo gift from our Father’s Day gift guide, and then print off the preview before ordering. That way, you’ll have something to wrap and give to him on Sunday – and then he’ll know what to look forward to in the days to come.

After all, what’s a few extra days to wait for a truly timeless gift? (He won’t even realize you waited until the last minute!)

Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Collage.com!

Collage.com in the Associated Press

We’re proud of the Collage.com customer satisfaction team, which is standing by to help our customers seven days a week – by phone, live chat, Facebook message, and email.

Today, Collage.com was featured in an Associated Press story about how we use chat and Facebook messages to help customers:

At Collage.com, which creates photo books, blankets, calendars and other items using people’s photos, many customers want to use online chat rather than the phone — and that helps the company serve more clients, says marketing director Graham Davis.

“We can do five or six chats at once,” Davis says, whereas staffers can talk to only one customer at a time on the phone and calls can last up to 30 minutes. Collage.com’s live chat volume rose 28 percent from 2014’s fourth quarter, the company’s busiest time of year, to the same period of 2015.

Try our live chat for yourself the next time you place an order and let us know what you think!

Photo gifts for summer weddings

Are you celebrating any weddings this summer?

Whether it’s your own wedding, or a wedding for a special friend or family member, Collage.com has you covered.

Wedding photo book

Enjoy wedding day memories for a lifetime with one of our photo books. You can show off your wedding photos in a truly elegant hardcover or softcover photo book. Softcover photo books are also great gifts for bridesmaids or groomsmen, or for sharing photos with family members after your wedding.

Wedding photo blanketOur bestselling fleece photo blankets are perfect wedding gifts for hard-to-shop for folks. Use photos of the couple so they can wrap themselves in memories of their wedding day for years to come. Fleece photo blankets are a great way to thank the family of the bride or groom after the wedding, too.

Wedding coastersGive your wedding guests something special to take home with our custom photo coasters. Make a unique set for each table at your wedding, or include them as favors for bridesmaids or groomsmen.

You can find lots of other summer wedding gift ideas in our ultimate wedding gift guide

Wow your dad with personal, perfect gifts this Father’s Day

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19 – is just around the corner.

Are you ready?  Our tools make it easy to customize the perfect gift for your dad, husband, grandfather, or any other dad you want to recognize on this special day.

Our shipping deadlines are quickly approaching, so don’t wait to create the perfect Father’s Day gift at Collage.com.

Father's Day photo books
Photo booksOrder by 9 pm ET, June 8 for ground shipping before Father’s Day (6/15 is overnight delivery deadline)

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MugsOrder by 9 pm ET, June 8 for ground shipping before Father’s Day (6/15 is overnight delivery deadline)

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Puzzles: Order by 9 pm ET, June 8 for ground shipping before Father’s Day (6/15 is overnight delivery deadline)

Collage.com named to 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

LANSING, Mich. – Yesterday, custom photo products company Collage.com was honored as one of 2016’s  “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” in recognition of the company’s explosive growth and exciting potential. Hundreds of companies are nominated for this prestigious list each year, which honors companies that are innovative, fast growing, and expected to have a breakout year in 2016.

“Collage.com grew from $900,000 in 2012 revenue to $22 million in 2015 without taking any outside investment – and we’re just getting started,” said Joe Golden, co-founder and co-CEO. “We’re humbled to be named to such a prestigious list and look forward to continued future growth.”

Collage.com makes custom photo products – like photo books, canvases, and fleece photo blankets – easy for anyone to create with powerful online tools and great customer service. The company’s innovative products have been featured multiple times on “Good Morning America,” the “TODAY Show,” and “The View.”

“We’ve come a long way since our beginnings as a University of Michigan project,” said Kevin Borders, co-founder and co-CEO. “We’re honored to be named as one of Michigan’s 50 most exciting companies, and can’t wait to continue our growth in 2016 and beyond.”

The company’s rapid growth has enabled Collage.com to give back to communities across Michigan. This year, Collage.com launched a matching donation campaign to raise funds for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, donating $5,015 in total. In 2015, Collage.com made a $11,500 donation to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and donated another $10,885 in products to 96 different nonprofit and school groups around the country.

The “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list is named each year by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, a cooperative project by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Business Network, America’s SBDC, U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Association of Michigan, and MiQuest.

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About Collage.com

Collage.com makes custom products easy for anyone to create. Co-founders and University of Michigan graduates Joe Golden and Kevin Borders lead the company’s fast-growing team of more than 35 full-time employees and 20 seasonal employees, who developed the company’s easy-to-use software tools. Collage.com’s products – like photo books, fleece photo blankets and gallery wrap canvases – have been featured numerous times on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The View,” and NBC’s “TODAY Show.” Last year, Collage.com generated $22 million in revenue – up from $900,000 in 2012, and without taking any outside funding or investment.

Make the most out of your Mother’s Day photos

We see (and take) a lot of photos at Collage.com, because we know how important it is to preserve memories for years to come.

That’s why we want to help you take the best Mother’s Day shots possible: not only will they look great in a Collage.com photo book or on a photo blanket, but they’ll also be so meaningful decades from now when you look back on them.

Here are some of our favorite tips for taking the best photos on Mother’s Day, or anytime:

  • Get close! It’s always better to “zoom with your feet” instead of using a zoom lens or digital zoom on your phone. Try to capture as much of your subject in the photo as possible instead of the wall behind them.
  • Lighting: very important. Okay, maybe this goes without saying, but good photos feature great lighting. You don’t need to set up fancy lights or anything. Just make sure your shots aren’t backlit (unless you really want a silhouette only). We’re big fans of photos taken outdoors in natural light.
  • Don’t center everything. It’s tempting to just center the subject of each photo, but in general, avoid doing this. Learn about the “rule of thirds” for taking more interesting photos.
  • Turn up the brightness on your phone’s screen! Keeping your phone screen’s brightness down is a great way to save battery life, but it can make it hard to compose and take great photos. We recommend turning up your screen brightness when taking photos.
  • Know your camera. Whatever you use to take photos – whether it’s an iPhone, Android phone, or an actual (gasp!) camera – brush up on how best to use it. Five minutes of research can really pay off. Google for your specific camera (e.g. search for iPhone photography tips) learn ins and outs for your particular model. For example, did you know you can take photos with your iPhone’s volume buttons, or your Apple headphones?
  • Use our editing tools to improve your photos. Collage.com offers a full suite of photo editing tools that are easy to use and don’t require any software installation. You can do everything with our tools from adjusting contrast/brightness/saturation to removing red eye to adding cool visual effects. Here’s a guide with more info on how to edit your photos with Collage.com.

We hope you have a great, photo-filled Mother’s Day!

Perfect last-minute (but still thoughtful!) Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Are you ready?

A custom-made, personalized gift from Collage.com is so much better than something lame off the shelf.

Even though our Mother’s Day shipping deadlines have already passed, we’re still here to help.

Design a perfect Mother’s Day gift today, and then print off one of our Mother’s Day coupons below so you have something to wrap, and so your mom or grandma knows what to look forward to in the mail!

Even though your order won’t arrive by Mother’s Day, print off the coupons below so you have something to wrap – and so your mom knows what to look forward to. Don’t forget to place your order with the great deals below! 

Click here to order a fleece photo blanket for your mom for just $45, including free shipping – and then click the coupon below to print it off at full size.

A blanket for mom

Click here to order a gallery wrap canvas for your mom (save up to 76% off regular prices!) – and then click the coupon below to print it off at full size.

A photo canvas for mom

Click here to order a photo mug for your mom (save up to 50% off ) – and then click the coupon below to print it off at full size.

A mug for mom

Want to order a different product, or make your own coupon to wrap for your mom? Click the coupon below to print it off full size. (We have other great gift ideas for Mother’s Day in our gift guide!)

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