We Create Signs, Awards, Banners, and Unique Photo Gift Using Our Images or Yours
Frequently Asked Questions
Can All Your Products be Ordered Online?
Currently only the photo gift items found in our online shop can be ordered online. Because of various options and details needed to create custom signs, banners, awards and most other items we offer. We will not be offering online ordering of these products at this time. We want to get your order correct the first time. Online ordering makes this a challenge for many of our items.
Dye Sublimation printing is the method we use to infuse our image or yours into specially coated products to create your unique photo gift. Using the right combination of sublimation ink, heat and pressure the image has a quality you have to see to believe. Sublimation ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. (Just like dry ice.) The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled with pressure and time.
Did You Take All the Images in the Gallery?
Yes, all the images you see displayed on this site were taken by Sue of CloseUp Images and can be used on any of our products.
What if I want to Email you a photo to use?
Photo file should be between 1 and 8 MB. The larger the better When sending us your digital images send the original file size. The larger the image will be on the product the larger the images size we need. We accept images with the following file types: JPG, PNG, GIF, and BMP. We do not do any photo retouching or color correction before we print you image. Please make any adjustments to your photo before you send it. We cannot reproduce any copyrighted, registered, trademarked, or professional photos and images unless a copyright release is submitted with the original photographer, studio or artist's signature. If you are going to scan a photo in order to send us a digital file, use a resolution of at least 300 DPI. Higher is preferred for larger items. We reserve the right to refuse any objectionable material and we will not use any images we deemed to be offensive or obscene.
Some Products are Printed on FRP - What is FRP?
The standard plastic for sublimation, 3/32" Unisub Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic is the perfect option for all your fabrication needs. It can be easily rotary cut to any size and shape. The quality Unisub coating is designed specifically to give outstanding sublimation image results.
Do we partner with professional photographers?
We love partnering with other photographers. What a great way to offer you clients the ability to have their favorite images from their photo session used to create a lasting gift for weddings, anniversaries, grandparents, graduations or family reunions. Please contact Sue at 651 489-0028 for more information.
Can an Image Printed on Aluminum Be Used Outdoors?
Overtime direct sunlight will cause the image printed on aluminum to fad. If you will be using this product outdoors or indoors in direct sunlight contact us regarding a new aluminum product that is resistant to fading.
Does CloseUp Images have a Minimum Order?
Unlike many other companies we do NOT have a minimum order. or set up charge for most of our products. You can order 1 or 100.