Finally! A service that let’s you upload photos and prints them out as holograms. And that service is Snapily. They’re a digital printing company that offers customized greeting cards, invitations, notebooks and business cards. Imagine a business card that has the company name turn into your name with the twist of a wrist… it could be cool.
The potential for holographic printing lends itself to at least three pretty neat possibilities. By having two images on one surface, changing the viewing angle of the card would create a morphing effect. The Snapily site has an animation that demonstrates a mother’s face morphing into that of her baby. It’s really freaky looking. But it would be awesome to do the same thing with your own face and the face of some girl you have a crush on and give it to her for Valentine’s Day. Or your boss’ boss with the face of a clown. Or a monster. There’s a lot of great things you could do.
Another possibility is creating a 3D effect by having the background change slightly and the foreground stay the same, as in the family beach photo below.
The final option isn’t ready yet, but it’s coming soon. Action sequences! It actually lets you upload a video clip and have the frames printed so that the card is completly animated. Like having a flip book on a single surface.
Snapily is having a Christmas sale of 15% off all orders. It may be a little late to send out Christmas cards, but don’t forget about post-present thank you notes. THANK morphing into YOU. Hmm?