Make a Personalized Poster For Your Boyfriend
Finding or making a personalized gift for your boyfriend can be really hard! Will he like it? Will he think I've "spent" enough on it?
Our "loves" poster maker helps you create a fun and unique personalized poster gift for your boyfriend celebrating all the fun and special things about you both. I promise you it's going to look awesome and I think he'll really love it!
All you've got to do is...
- Think up a list of things you love doing together as a couple
- Pick a color scheme that's perfect for him
- Print it at home and frame it to create a gorgeous gift
Here's one I made for Tobias about things we love. Yeah, I admit we're kinda geeky, we love the Natural History Museum. But you can put whatever you want on your poster.
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Questions and Answers
I have no idea what to write in my poster. Can you help?
Sure - check out my poster examples for inspiration.
How do I print and frame my poster so that it looks as nice as in your photos?
It's actually pretty easy. See my specific printing and framing tips. Here's what a past customer had to say:
Is my printer good enough?
Almost certainly. The trick is to use good quality paper. See my printing tips.
What if I buy it but then it looks bad when I print it?
I'll give you 100% of your money back immediately, no questions asked. Just email me.
What are the print size options?
8 × 10 inches is a popular size for photo prints, so it's a good choice if you want to print your poster at a photo print shop. Also it's usually easy to find 8 x 10" photo frames.
8.5 × 11 is a common printer paper size in the USA, so it's a good choice if you live in the USA and you want to print your poster at home.
A4 is 210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69 inches. It's a popular printer paper size in most countries other than the USA.
After you purchase you can download your poster in all 3 sizes for no extra cost.
Can I print a different size other than the ones you offer?
Sure! Take your downloaded file to a print shop and they'll be able to print it in whatever size you ask them to.
What if I give it to them but they don't like it?
I'll give you 100% of your money back immediately, no questions asked. Just email me. Seriously.
What's your guarantee or returns policy?
Our "love it" guarantee: If the recipient doesn't LOVE their poster, email me and I'll refund every penny immediately, no questions asked, no matter how long it was since you purchased.
Why should I pay for this when I could just make it myself?
If you've got the skills, go for it! Just don't underestimate how many hours it will take (hint: probably 2 hrs, and even then it might not look quite right). Just to give you an idea: when I created this poster-maker it took me 2 hours just to find the perfect font, and then about 1hr to create each of the color palettes. But then again maybe I'm just a perfectionist.
Example Poster Wordings
Not sure what to write on your poster? Don't panic, once you start writing your list the ideas will flow!
Here are some questions to help start your brainstorm:
- Where do you like to go together?
- What is your favourite meal to share or restaurant to go to?
- Where do you like spending your holidays together?
- What sports do you watch together?
- What TV programs do you both enjoy?
- Names of your pets
- Things you like to talk about (planning holidays, politics, books etc)
The poster looks best with 10-20 lines, but you can split an idea over two lines if it looks better. Just play with the formatting and enjoy! Your boyfriend is going to love all the thought you've put into his gift!
Here is the wording from our poster if you like that format and just want to modify each line to suit you guys.
Steph and Tobias love...
Lazy Sunday afternoons
Reading in bed
The natural history museum
Date night pizza
Planning our next holiday
Friday movie night
Walking in the peak district
Mango ice cream
Holidays in Thailand
Walks in the rain
Chocolate Lindt balls
The national trust
Our two little munchkins
Spending the rest of our lives together
As an alternative, you could write a "Remember When" poster celebrating all the fun and special memories you've shared together.
Printing Your Poster
Is my printer good enough?
Most home inkjet printers these days are excellent quality, even the cheaper ones. The key to getting really good quality prints is to use the right paper...
What kind of paper should I use?
I recommend using matte photo paper. The vibrancy of the colors and crispness of text you get when using photo paper are leagues ahead of what you get using regular office paper. Ideally you should use the same brand of photo paper as your printer, or else stick to a well-known brand like Canon, HP, or Epson.
If you're giving an unframed print as a gift, then it's important for the paper to feel thick and high quality. It's worth getting the best quality matte paper that you can afford, like "Canon Luster Photo Paper" or "Canon Semi Gloss".
If you're giving a framed print as a gift, then the thickness of the paper is less important so long as the colors are vibrant. In that case a thinner photo paper like "Canon Matte Photo Paper" would be a good option - that's the paper I personally use most of the time.
Can I just print it at Kinkos instead?
Yes! That's a good option too, and many of our customer choose to do this.
Framing Your Poster
What type of frame
Personally I like "matted" frames, which are are ones that have a white border around the poster. I think they look great, and they also make your gift feel bigger and more substantial. If you ever visit an high-end photography gallery you'll notice that this is the type of frame that they use, simply because they look fantastic.
Where to buy a frame
In the UK, the best place I've found to get frames is Hobbycraft. You can get a 30 x 40 cm frame (to hold an A4 poster) for about £10.
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