wrapping paper

I Wrap You

This is brilliant.

I Wrap You is a mall-based wrapping paper printing company that will take a snap of you and make wrapping paper out of it on the spot. Only available at that Plaza Ginza shopping center in Tokyo, Japan but hey, it’s a good enough idea so I hope it comes to the US.

I’ve been doing something like it for years: I use prints that didn’t work out as wrapping paper but alas, they’re on heavy cotton rag which isn’t great for wrapping gifts. The idea of printing on wrapping paper is brilliant. Makes me wish I’d bought a higher-end Epson printer that took roll paper. I could buy brown or white wrapping paper on a roll and print on it.

[via PetaPixel]

Gift wrapping with newsprint

This is quite an amazing video of Japanese gift wrapping. I used large photographs that were on my seconds pile this year and the rag paper is to thick for this technique but this technique would work well with old maps or any thinner newsprint. Note the diagonal pattern, amazingly simple yet a beautiful design.

[via The Kid Should See This]