Have Your Face Printed On Masks For ₹ 60 At This Kerala Studio

Aadhya Khatri - Jun 01, 2020


Have Your Face Printed On Masks For ₹ 60 At This Kerala Studio

According to Binesh G Paul, the photographer and owner of the studio, he had the idea when people at local stores did not recognize him with masks on

It is two months into the mandatory lockdown and Indians now except the fact that we will have to wait for quite some time before we can have our normal life back.

As the virus shows no sign of stopping, wearing masks are now the new normal in public places. And as something new comes up, creative Indians find a new way to add more utilities to it. One of the most interesting inventions surface recently is the idea to print people’s faces on the masks. The man behind this cool invention is photographer.

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As the virus shows no sign of stopping, wearing masks are now the new normal in public places

For your face printed on masks, you will have to visit Beena Studios in Kottayam in Kerala. According to Binesh G Paul, the photographer and owner of the studio, he had the idea when people did not recognize him when he visited local stores during lockdown. Then he thought of his own studio when he printed mugs and T-shirts and had the idea of doing the same for masks. Each piece costs around ₹ 60.

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For your face printed on masks, you will have to visit Beena Studios in Kottayam in Kerala

This idea catches on really well in other parts of India with several other studios offering the same service.

What these photographers use is dye-sublimation printing, which transfers prints on plastic and fabric using heat. Interested customers can visit the studios to have their pictures taken, or send their own photos via email and have the final products delivered to their homes.

People portraits have to be edited a bit before printed on cloth masks. The whole process takes about 30 minutes. It took Paul some time for his venture to be embraced by customers. But now, according to him, he had had 3,000 orders delivered with 5,000 still in pending state.

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It took Paul some time for his venture to be embraced by customers. According to Paul, he had had 3,000 orders delivered with 5,000 still in pending state

Since he uses cloth masks, customers can reuse them for several times with washing in between uses. His plan is to print on N95 and triple-layer variety.

In the US, a similar idea is gaining momentum, Maskalike intends to have people faces printed on masks so that the wearers can unlock their phones without taking them off.

>>> All Of The Weirdest Masks People Come Up With To Protect Themselves From COVID-19

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