QUESTIONS? CALL 903.583.2903
"Each phlatt is hand crafted from start to finish, and I take pride in every little detail." ~Lisa
Photos on Wood
About The Phlatt
About me and how the phlatt came about....
I am a photographer (Moore Photography) and love photographing old wooden barns. After falling in love with the look of the photos on wood, I created the Photo Phlatt to display my barn photos in a distinctive, unique way...other than just a piece of wood. They turned out so neat that my clients began asking me to put their photos on the phlatts as well. So, I created this website and have now shipped over 2,900 phlatts nationwide! I solely produce each phlatt myself...I personally select each piece of wood specifically for your photo, build your phlatt, do the transfer and finish it out with a clear matte finish to protect the image. I then install a sawtooth hanger on the back so it’s ready to hang when you get it!
Each phlatt I make is important to me...because it's important to you! I spend a lot of time with each one from start to finish and pay close attention to every little detail to insure you’ll Love your Photo on a Phlatt!!
About the process and the product...
The process is a photo to wood transfer so each piece is unique. The natural grain of the wood combines with your image to create a truly unique work of art.
All Photo Phlatts© are made with new, high grade wood...not used or weathered. I have my wood cut especially for the phlatts and have it shipped in directly from the mill. It has a beautiful, soft wood grain (not too bold) that works amazing with the transfer. With the transfer process, lighter areas of your image will allow more of the natural wood grain to show through. On the flip side, if an image is very dark, you won't see as much of the wood grain (which kind of defeats the purpose) so keep this in mind when choosing your image.
Whether taken with your camera or your phone, a family photo, an awesome nature shot, or your favorite photo taken by your professional photographer...a Photo Phlatt© is a unique way to display it and cherish it for years to come! The white-washed phlatt is made the same way, just lightly coated with a cream coat before the image is transferred... which makes the image a bit bolder and shows a little more detail. Since it's a light coat, you'll still see some of the wood grain showing through.
Please keep in mind that this is not a process of 'printing' on wood, it's a process of actually transferring the photo on to the wood. So there could be slight imperfections that occur during the process. This is what gives the phlatt the vintage look...no two are alike. I do take pride in my work though and treat each piece as if it were my own so those imperfections will be minimal, if any.
Please note that if you wish to use a photographer's image on your Photo Phlatt©, you must provide a print release from that photographer...family photos, engagement, wedding, etc. Why? Because there are copyright laws and...getting their permission is the right thing to do. : )
All phlatts are wrapped in bubble wrap before they're boxed for shipment for protection during transit. They are shipped via the US Postal Service, which means you can have it shipped to your physical address, or to your PO Box.
NATURAL WOOD GRAIN, your image is transferred on the natural wood phlatt. With this option, the natural grain of the wood combines with your photo to create a unique combination.
WHITE WASHED, the phlatt is 'washed' with a light cream coat BEFORE the transfer is made. With this option, the natural grain will still slightly show through, and it will make the colors in your image just a tad bit more prominent with a cream color background.
Photo Phlatts© as alternative Guestbooks...
Engagement photos on Photo Phlatts© are a fun new way to display your photos at your wedding / reception. It's a different and very unique way to utilize your favorite engagement photo(s) ~ and has even become a popular alternative to the traditional Guestbook by having your guests sign the phlatt for a keepsake. : ) Instead of going in a box, you can hang it and enjoy a momento from your wedding for years to come. When you order a phlatt to use as a guestbook, I'll even include a White Sharpie for your guests to sign with...Just use coupon code 'SHARPIE' at checkout.
And yes, the white Sharpie will show up great on dark OR light photos!
Photo Phlatts© also make great, out of the ordinary gifts for all occasions...Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentines, Christmas, Wedding gifts....the list goes on. Not sure which photo they'd like best? Gift Certificates are available!
A hi resolution image is always best but others, like images taken from your phone, could work as well. It doesn't matter if the image is in color or black & white...they both work great!
If you'd like a phlatt created from one of MY images, just click on the Photo Phlatt logo at the top of this page and it will take you to my photography website. You are welcome to browse the images there and use any you wish on a phlatt at the same low price.
Since I custom make each order, I will always send you a virtual proof for your approval before I start the process. Not sure if your image will work? You are welcome to email your image to me BEFORE you actually place an order and I'll be happy to send you a proof first.
If you have any questions about the product or process, please let me know...I'm happy to help. I take pride in the creation of each and every Photo Phlatt© to insure you'll LOVE your Photo on a Phlatt! ~ Lisa
Email me your image and get your FREE Virtual Proof today!