To make a POPout, the photo is printed twice. One print is attached to the acrylic and is then trimmed so the photo and edge of the acrylic is exactly matched. This becomes the background of the POPout. The other print is attached to a 2nd piece of acrylic, but instead of trimming around the outer edge, the background is completely cut away from the subject. This "cutout" is then attached to the background and lined up to exactly cover the same subject in the background. The subject literally "jumps" out of the background! POPouts make very impressive gifts! WARNING Photo cutouts are NOT TOYS and should kept from small children. Small parts can break off and cause a choking hazard.