Why I Love a Wood Box for Prints

Why I Love a Wood Box for Prints

In the digital age of photography, the imaging process has almost become effortless. Professional photographers can struggle to stand out in the crowded market. Although creating outstanding images is crucial to succeed in this craft of photography, photographers should take into consideration the final step of delivering those printed images.

The box or whatever you deliver it in is an important part of your brand presentation. One thing that’s become really trendy as of late is a rustic wood box. There’s something about delivering a real wooden box with prints that just feels more authentic.

What Makes a Wood Box Special?

Zno’s wood boxes for prints are great examples of solid wood boxes that have everything I’m looking for. These include cover options, borders, and an ability to hold a variety of print types from literally any professional photography lab.

UV Printed Box Lids

If you don’t want a plain wood box, then a great option is opting is using what they call “UV Printing.” This allows you to print any image directly on the lid. It’s the perfect combination of being rustic and modern at the same time.

What’s even cooler is that you can choose between “Natural Finish” and “White Base.” So, for example, with the natural finish, you can actually see the wood grain in lighter areas.

You can even add borders to your image to offer an elegant framed effect on the box lid.

Don’t Want Images on Wood Lids? Try Laser Engraving.

For those of you who really want that all-natural look, laser engraving a wood lid is a great alternative to spice things up without adding photos. You can write personal messages, names, or upload any design you want.

Why You Should Always Upsell a Wood Box for Prints

No matter how gorgeous your images are, a flat delivery will kill the moment. And there’s nothing more underwhelming than delivering a stack of photos in a shipping envelope to a client. A box of any kind will enhance the perceived value 10x. Not to mention, it’s very easy to upsell that your photos need protection. Whether you're ordering fine art prints, matte prints, or any other kind of photo prints, it’s common knowledge that these prints should be protected. Every bride, boudoir client, and especially newborn parent wants something to protect their images. And a wood box for prints absolutely makes a killer entrance.

Designing Wood Boxes in Zno’s Album Designer

Zno’s album designer, despite having “album” in the name, is actually an online design tool for all of Zno’s products. This includes their wood box for prints. The great thing about this album design software is that you get a beautiful UI for seeing the wood box. This allows you to add photos, borders, switch between previewing the “natural” or “white base” or even try laser engraving.

Uploading Cover Photos From Zno’s Online Photo Gallery

If you do want photos on your lid, you can even upload them right from their online photo gallery, called Zno Gallery, into the wood box project.

Zno Review Conclusion

There’s no shortage of photo labs that make wood boxes. After all, they’re not that complicated. But what sets Zno apart is the ease of use for customizing a wood box. Their sliding lid wood boxes are also competitively priced. So, even if you already have a lab that you love for printing, it’s worth checking out Zno just for their boxes alone. In short, after reviewing Zno’s boxes, I’d highly recommend them.

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David Strauss is a wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC.

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