Wednesday, 5 April 2017

*Printing your memories with Printiki

printing instagram pictures


When was the last time you printed off hard copy photographs? In the digital age, nearly 99% of my photos are stored on external hard drives, my phone, random laptop folders or, on my Instagram. What happened to the days when you would rush onto the high street, your film or disposable camera in hand, and you’d print off your holiday snaps. Would they be in focus? Did you get that great shot of your brother falling in the sea? How many had that ‘overexposed’ sticker stuck on? Thanks to Printiki you can relive that nostalgia, only this time you’ll know exactly what you’re getting, no over exposure, and all your most prized snaps in your hands!

Our last trip to Florida was a pretty special one. They’ve all been amazing but being able to take my Mr along with my family to my favorite happy place was magical. I was glued to my camera, snapping as many pictures of our Disney-ventures as I could. As soon as I got home I uploaded them onto my laptop and showed them off to anyone stopping by for a brew. But once the laptop is shut off, the pictures are gone. I love looking at pictures, being able to glance one as I enter a room, remembering the moment captured, it fills me with all the feels. 




Now, with that in mind. I never print my pictures. I make no sense to myself sometimes. 

I want to change that, I have empty frames dotted all around the house that are crying out for some cheesy smiles. Hello, Printiki! I’ve used online photo printing sites in the past for gifts but never to print my own snaps before! What I love about Printiki is that not only can you upload straight from your laptop or PC, but you can pull pictures from the likes of Instagram, Dropbox, Facebook, and Google Docs to name a few! 




I selected a bunch of pictures off my laptop and Instagram to print which arrived in around 3 days! I went for the Square M 4x4 prints, which are like Instagram shots come to life. Opting for a glossy finish for that real nostalgic feel, the prints are super crisp and clear! I am in love with them. I’ve been able to pop a few into frames, and having some actual pictures on display really makes me feel like we live here, finally, after close to three years!

It’s amazing how much more personality your home suddenly has just for a few pictures on display. I think I’m about to go print crazy around here! I've been looking at all the photo display inspirations on Printiki's Instagram too and it's giving me SO many ideas! Watch this space!

How often do you print your memories? How do you display or store them?

Until next time, 






Prints kindly provided by Printiki. All thoughts and opinions are 110% my own. For more information, see my disclaimer policy here.

29 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea, I'm rubbish at printing photos xx

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    1. It has really encouraged me to print more!

      Sarah :)

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  2. Aw these are so cute! I really need to print more photos x

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    1. Aren't they? I love how adorable the square prints are!

      Sarah :)

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  3. I do very very occasionally print off a photo but definitely not as much as I used to x

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    1. Same! I used to always get my snaps developed! Then I just kinda stopped, damn smart phones!

      Sarah :)

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  4. This is such a great little idea!xx

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    1. I know, right? So cute and so easy to do!

      Sarah :)

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  5. I rarely print photos, which is pretty sad! I need to get back into it - I know my Mam keeps hinting at having more photos so I might do an album for her! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I'm pretty sure Printiki has some album and photo book options too! Your Mam would be made up!

      Sarah :)

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  6. Ah love the pics Sarah sounds like a great company too xx

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    1. They provided such a high quality print, will be suing them again for sure!

      Sarah :)

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  7. I never print off photos, I probably should but there either stored on my social media or on my laptop!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

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    1. Same! I am going to make much more of an effort to print some from now on!

      Sarah :)

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  8. Sounds like a great website! I always use the boots photo printer and it's just as good as this sounds. Print the photos off your phone in any size and it doesn't cost a lot either x

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    1. I've never tried the Boots photo printers! Will have to look into them too, always great to have more options!

      Sarah :)

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  9. I have so many photos I need to print out, my laptop is full of photos 3 days is super quick to get them back too xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. Yeah I was amazed how quickly they came through! Quicker than some stores I used to print y old films at that's for sure!

      Sarah :)

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  10. I always print off holiday pictures as I like to look back on them and I'm currently making a scrapbook :)

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    1. I would LOVE to be into scrapbooking! I've tried a couple of times but never managed to see it through to completion!

      Sarah :)

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  11. I love stuff like this! I have a little flip book of all my instagram photos from Florida. The best.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I think I might do something similar with these! So cute to have out and brings back all the Floridian feels and memories!

      Sarah :)

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  12. I recently had some prints done with Printiki and I love them! xx

    http://www.styleandsplurging.net

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    1. They're just fabulous aren't they? I'm so happy with them :D

      Sarah :)

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  13. such a cute way to preserve memories x

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  14. It's SO important to remember to print photos, so easy to just leave them stored!

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  15. Wow...this is a great post babe..xx, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  16. This is such a great little idea

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  17. I had to think about it, but you're right - the last time I printed off personal photos was after our big trip to Tanzania in 2013. The only reason we did is because it was a trip for charity and we did a few speaking engagements about it after, so we would bring the album in for people to browse while there. We have taken trips since, moved houses, and more... but never printed any of them.

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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