1. Showcase your collection with in-person digital NFT displays
What follows is not an exhaustive list, but these are the best options on the market for displaying NFT art.
Infinite Objects offers NFT frame display for video NFTs with a run-time of up to 24 hours. Simply upload the file to the Infinite Objects website and receive your digital frame within a few weeks. There is no additional software involved, though you’ll need to keep it plugged in, as its battery life is ~2 hours.
Atomic Form Wave
Atomic Form Wave produces state-of-the-art 4k digital NFT frames connected with the user’s crypto wallet, which verifies every NFT on the blockchain before displaying them. Users of the device can also lend and borrow NFTs.
Tokenframe is another digital display, this one with an anti-glare display, stereo speakers, headphone jack, and an auto-rotating function. Users can control their Tokenframe via smartphone to switch between NFTs. Tokenframe’s app allows flexible control over your NFT displays, including building slideshows and schedules and displaying QR codes for NFT verification. The smallest Tokenframe (10″) costs around $333 and goes up to $1,999 for the 33″, the largest model.
Samsung QLED HDR Smart TV
Samsung QLED HDR Smart TV comes with an “Art mode” that can be used to display NFTs. The TV resembles a huge digital frame so even when it’s hanging on a wall, it looks like a frame and doesn’t mess with your decor. The ‘Art Mode’ for the TV works on motion sensors. When there’s someone in the room, the art comes on the TV, otherwise, the screen goes blank to save energy. The TV also comes with customizable bezels.
Netgear Meural Canvas II
Netgear Meural Canvas II is an app-powered displayed that can connect directly to your wallet. The app allows users to display any photos or videos, create playlists, and invite others to share content directly to the display. Prices for Meural Canvases range from $350 to $700.
Blackdove Digital Canvas
Blackdove Digital Canvas may be the highest-end option for displaying digital art, with prices ranging from $1,500 to nearly $15,000. The Ultra HD NFT display boasts a 500-nit* output that’s supposed to shine brightly even in daylight.
*Nit is a measure of light output.
Looking Glass Factory
Looking Glass Factory creates an altogether different kind of NFT display case: a holographic frame designed with 3D in mind. With three available sizes, the Looking Glass lineup accommodates a host of use cases, including photos, videos, volumetric video, 3D design, and interaction via digital or physical engagement.
TokenCast is an open-source app that allows users to set up their own digital frames using spare digital equipment (like Android tablets, TVs, and IPS monitors). TokenCast is available as an Android app or you can use Raspberry Pi to cast your NFTs on digital screens.
Canvia has partnered with TokenCast, so if you want a more out-of-the-box display with a more customizable backend, pairing the two may be a good solution. Canvia also houses its own collection of 10,000+ digitized artworks from throughout history, which may sweeten the deal for the traditional art degens out there.
Despite this long list, the market for NFT displays is growing as quickly as the market for NFTs themselves. New entrants with unique value propositions are entering the market all the time, so if a digital display option doesn’t suit your budget or requirements quite yet, it’s likely you won’t have to wait long until something does.
2. Utilize physical NFT displays and print your digital artworks
Solid NFT is a print option for your digital art. Solid makes its prints on aluminum plates through a process called sublimation to create a highly durable, lightweight end product with a range of framing and sizing options. Prints are made from 100% recycled material and come in glossy, semi-glossy, or matte options.
All prints have an authentication certificate on their back. Each transaction is also recorded on the blockchain to provide you with a public certificate for the print. There are also various framing options available.
DIY is a great option for physical displays. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s more environmentally friendly. Simply print your NFTs yourself or through a print shop. You can create a custom art label to go along with it, which can include the title of the piece, the artist’s name, and a description.
You can even attach a QR code that can be scanned for verification. Just go to a QR-code generator site like Scanova or QRCode Monkey, and enter the URL associated with your NFT artwork. Once you paste the URL, the website will generate a QR code.
3. Display your NFT art online
Social NFT Display Options
Showtime is a web3 dApp with the ambition of being the social media network of choice for NFTs. So far, it’s doing a great job — and it’s helped by the familiarity of its exceedingly Instagrammy UI.
Lazy is Mark Cuban’s a similar attempt at a straightforward NFT art gallery. It’s quite literally “the lazy way” to display your NFTs.
JPG Protocol is vying to be a kind of Wikipedia for digital curation and is an amazing option for curating with pieces you own and/or don’t own.
And finally, M○C△ (Museum of Crypto Art) is a community of artists, collectors, and curators building art galleries and shows in web2, web3, and metaverse contexts.
Showcase your NFTs in the Metaverse
Galleries and curatorial opportunities abound in the Metaverse: Decentraland, Sandbox, and CryptoVoxels are perhaps the most well-known options for metaverse displays. These metaverses, though, come with a high price of entry and are not limited to the use case of displaying art.
Spatial and Cyber are metaverses intended as art spaces. It offers a place to host events and exhibitions. Users can curate their own NFT gallery in just a few clicks, offering artists and collectors to show off their NFTs in a fully-immersive way.