Images on Glass

Turning Photos Into Art

Abhi Lokesh (right) and Alex Theodore were doing nonprofit work in Swaziland when they started brainstorming about a new approach to printing digital pictures that was easy, customizable and revolutionary. Today their vision is a reality.

Fracture is a service that prints your digital photos directly onto glass, which you can mount to the wall or display on your desk. It’s all one piece – the picture is the frame. You can play around with each photo you upload (cropping or adding a border), then the entire frame is
printed digitally. The glass has no sharp edges and it’s shatterproof for safety. Everything you need to mount a Fracture photo comes with the artwork.

If you’re like us, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of digital photos that you’ve never gotten around to printing or having framed. Fracture is the perfect inspiration: It’s easy, affordable and thoroughly modern. Instead of keeping your memories trapped on a hard drive, you can display them with style.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Matthew

    Hi Daily Grommet fans. I would bet that you have digital pictures, right now, that deserve to be displayed in a way that looks amazing and will last forever. At Fracture, we give you an easy and affordable way to turn your personal digital photos into stunning display-worthy pieces of art. Watch the video, check us out, and let me know what questions you have. My name is Matthew and I am at your assistance. Cheers!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/31/2011 12:21 PM

    Clicking on the 'Buy Now' button just to the right of the video will bring you to the Fracture website where you can browse through their site. This is such a great way to showcase your photos and very reasonably priced. Don't forget to register and use the code dgfreeship when you check out at their site to receive free shipping on your order. Come back here and let us know if you have any questions or tell us what you think.

  • Amanda Arostegui
    Amanda Arostegui
    5/31/2011 1:11 PM

    I tried the free shipping code, but it said that it wasn't valid for my order. I ordered 3 12" 'prints'. Kind of a bummer.

  • Matthew
    Matthew – Special Guest
    5/31/2011 1:43 PM

    @Amanda Arostegui: We're you able to get the code working for you?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/31/2011 1:58 PM

    Sorry about that lack of clarification. We will make sure that you get the free shipping for your order.

  • Matthew
    Matthew – Special Guest
    5/31/2011 2:22 PM

    @Amanda Arostegui: We're you able to get the code working for you?

  • Matthew
    Matthew – Special Guest
    5/31/2011 1:17 PM

    Amanda, you will need to register and create an account in order to use the coupon. Have you done that yet?

    To create an account, click the "register" link at the top of our website page, follow the simple instructions, and activate your account via the link in the email we send you. Once you do that, you're good to place orders.

    Let me know if you have any other questions or run into any issues, I'm here to help :)

    -Matthew [at] Fractureme [dot] com

  • Ruth
    5/31/2011 2:35 PM

    How do your glass pieces mount to a wall?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/31/2011 3:24 PM

    @Ruth: Here is what the back will look like for hanging:

    On the smaller sizes you also have the option of getting an easel back:

  • Matthew
    Matthew – Special Guest
    5/31/2011 3:36 PM

    @Ruth: your Fracture is made up of two parts: the printed glass and a foam-board backing. The foam-board is adhered to the back of the printed glass itself, creating a single piece, a Fracture. Your Fracture has a built-in mounting bracket (a hole that is laser cut into the foam) and comes with a screw that you can use to mount it on your wall.

    If you'd like to see some photos, I'm more than happy to email a few to you. Feel free to contact me directly at matthew [at] fractureme [dot] com. Cheers!

  • Mary
    5/31/2011 4:43 PM

    How long will the free shipping code be available?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/31/2011 4:59 PM

    @Mary: It does not have an expiration date in the near term. It may expire at some point in the future though.

  • Jen
    5/31/2011 10:57 PM

    Hi! I'm really excited about this and have a cart all set up. But ... the code doesn't seem to work where I expect it to (which is after I see the total and before I enter my credit card). It's possible I'm not going far enough, but some help/clarification would be super! Thanks!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/1/2011 12:57 AM

    @Jen: I agree! I have to place my order soon as well. I just placed a pretend order to better familiarize myself with the process. You enter in the dgfreeship code right away when you are still looking at the cart and before you click checkout. It will tell you that you need to create an account to purchase. You go ahead and do that and continue your checkout process. When it asks for your shipping preference, you will see the shipping choices that are free.

  • Jen
    6/2/2011 12:49 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: Thanks! Worked this time!

  • KCase
    6/6/2011 10:18 AM

    I have been ahving trouble using the site. I am not recieving the activation e-mail to get my account registered....

  • kCase
    6/6/2011 10:20 AM

    I wonder, do the photos have to be loaded directly from my camera? I have many photos I'd like to use, but they reside on my computer now....

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/6/2011 10:38 AM

    @kCase: You can upload them from your computer. I will forward your information on to Matthew so he can look into the problem you are having verifying your account.

  • Fran Dickenson
    Fran Dickenson
    6/16/2011 4:49 PM

    We ordered a photo for Father's Day, but we haven't received it yet! Yipes!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/16/2011 5:18 PM

    @Fran Dickenson: I will have Matthew look into your order and get back to your directly. Thank you!

  • Diana
    12/9/2011 6:54 PM

    Can the photos be printed with UV resistant ink and doen without the backing so it can be used as a suncatcher? if so, about how long will it last in a window without fading?

  • Diana
    12/9/2011 6:58 PM

    Also, how translucent is the ink, and what is the biggest size you can print?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/9/2011 10:36 PM

    @Diana: When you are checking out, you can choose 'Translucent' as your backing. 18" diagonal is their largest standard size, but you can get custom sizing larger than that.

    I have talked to Matthew and he says: "We use UV based ink, so it's safe to hang and display in a window. As to the degree of translucency, that's tough to answer. I would say "semi-translucent", while holding a transparent print, you can see the shadow of objects behind it, similar to holding a normal paper print. Here are two photos that should help clarify as well. Hope that helps : )"

  • patrick
    12/20/2011 2:20 PM

    does all your backing have the Fracture Logo? can i get it plain?

  • Matthew
    Matthew – Special Guest
    12/20/2011 2:48 PM

    @patrick: All backing has the Fracture logo lasered onto it, you cannot get it plain or unbranded. This goes for the outer packaging as well.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

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