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,
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