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Epson Computer Tip: More Fun with Photos: Hanging Photos, Memory Books, and Boxes

Here are creative ways to use your printer to display photos and turn them into decorative conversation pieces.

The first one is an accordion display. It’s printed on both sides, so that when standing up, you can see photos from all angles.

Here’s the hot tip for making this. This complete project is downloadable, for free, at Use double-sided photo paper, print these templates out, trim, and then fold. You can type in whatever captions or numbers you’d like. Then add your photos! Other than deciding on which photos to use, the project takes just minutes to assemble!

The next one is a mini-album, hand-made with the help of your printer (See Gallery for photo). You could start this book with cardstock or patterned paper, or again, just go to to download these patterns to make exactly this. We printed these pages on 8.5x11” paper, and then cut each in half. Punched 2 holes, and attached the pages with ribbon. Add photos onto each page, and then add embellishments to match. The result is this one of a kind mini-book.

This next one is an accordion display in a box. (See Gallery for photo) The backgrounds are printed, the photos were added, and then the individual sheets were attached to pull out. What a great keepsake to put on a coffee table or a desk! The trick here is to find the box first, and then to print the mattes and photos to fit perfectly inside.

This last one highlights really old heritage photos. (See Gallery for photo) These are too precious to hide in an album – and deserve a prime location on a wall where everyone can see them.

Again, with the help of your computer, go to These heritage page backgrounds, perfect mattes for the photos, are there to print. These colors were chosen to match the room where they’ll be hung, but others are available at that site. The photos were all printed in sepia tones onto matte paper to give them a consistent look.
They were attached to the mattes, hole punched, and attached to this ribbon with matching colors of brads. A few more touches to identify some family members, and this one is ready to hang.

One reminder – photos stored like this are not protected against fading. To archive a photo, start by printing on archival paper, like this, and then store either behind glass or in an album in the dark. Don’t use precious originals for projects like this. Scan your originals, store your originals safely, and use the reprints for projects like these that are exposed to air and light.

Equipment/materials needed:
R300 printer

Sponsor: Epson America

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