Our First Photo Album with Printiki


+ + May 25, 2017

Katy and I have been together for nearly a year and a half! To some, that might not seem like much, but in that time we’ve moved in together (very quickly) and we’ve got a dog together.

One thing that we don’t have much of together? Photos! Especially printed ones. So when Printiki* popped into my inbox I knew exactly what I wanted to do with a new set of printed pics.

Of course, I couldn’t resist printing a few artsy Instagram snaps. But for the most part I printed more personal photos. There are a few of me and Katy. There’s one of me and my family. And there are loads of Poppy.

The quality of the photos is great. Although I ordered matte photos, and they’re labelled as matte, but they’re fairly glossy. It’s not a smooth gloss, so it might just be less glossy than their glossy version, but it’s still not quite what I would think of as matte. It’s maybe more satin than anything.

Obviously there’s no issue with this unless you’re planning to take photos of your photos. Which I do (clearly) but probably isn’t common.

I’m really excited that I’ve started this little project. Flipping through my parents’ 20-or-so photo albums is one of my favourite things to do when I go home. It’s easy to keep all our snapshots on our digital devices, but it’s nice to have actual photos on hand. I don’t know, I feel a bit more “grown up” having a photo album.

Yes, I know I’m a 29 year old woman and therefore an adult. Shhh.

And yes, I know that putting photos in an album is a bit dull, especially considering all the cool ideas for displaying photos on Printiki’s Instagram. But that’s me: old, dull and settled down… and loving it.

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  • Congrats on surpassing the 18 month milestone! Those are beautiful photos. 🙂