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Having a high-res camera in my phone has meant I take more pictures, but print fewer than ever. I used to be the girl at parties in college shooting photos of everything, posting them to Facebook immediately (things were so simple then…), and printing the keepers. I think in 2016 I printed one photo – a goofy one of Pedal Steel and I. They’ve been piling up, but what is the point of even printing them now? I don’t scrapbook anymore, and since everything is digital, I don’t need extra clutter around. That’s when I discovered Printiki. They offer high-quality prints at affordable prices and several different size options. They offer not only prints but also photo books and posters of all different layouts and sizes.
Their motto is “you are worth printing,” which I think is such a clever slogan.
The Printiki creator is really easy to use. You can upload directly from your computer or phone, or import from Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive or even Microsoft. Since the uploader also works on mobile devices, you could print a gorgeous photo book, poster, or prints right from your phone. Printiki is based in the Netherlands, but they ship worldwide. (For a full list of countries, click here.) They charge in your currency, so there shouldn’t be any conversion fees from your bank, and shipping is very reasonable. I ordered a batch of 30 medium “retro” prints – I love the Polaroid feel. (You already know that if you’ve checked out my other blog!)
My prints arrived in about a week, and the matte paper I chose feels so buttery. (That might be weird, but it feels so nice!) Unlike other services I’ve used to import photos from Facebook, these aren’t grainy or pixellated at all – those photos are just as high res as the ones I uploaded directly. The Retro prints are great to give any space a real-life Instagram look – I’ve hung several on clothespins and string in my room. It’s also a fun way to add some friendly faces around your desk while working. They’re also really adorable in a floating frame (like this one from Amazon) mounted in a reading nook!
For the next round I order, I’m going to make them into magnets with some magnetic tape – cut up the photos and you could even make a refrigerator puzzle!
Printiki’s Blog is also beautiful – it has inspiration for what to do with your photos, and a lot of it can inspire home decor ideas as well. The post on how to organize photos on your phone is going to help me get my 9,000+ photos under control for easier organization.
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