Many, many years ago the only way you could remember a moment was by memory. Years after that, when men paired top hats with pipes, and women donned corsets there was ‘film photography’ that, held up to the light, would show small black and white photographs often alongside blurs and exposure problems. Today we have the ability to snap, save and amend as many photos as we desire… And then leave it on our iPhones to never be seen again.
Don’t get me wrong, technology has done wonders to our world, but very few nowadays experience that feeling of flicking through a photograph album, rewinding the memories and reliving the emotional connection.
On the 7th of May I decided to spend my money on something other than Topshop and Nando’s, I ordered 96 photo prints from Printstagram.
Stating the obvious, Printstagram works alongside instagram, allowing the customer to choose from a variety of ways to print out their very own photographs. Whether you want your photographs printed onto a calendar, a poster, into a book, a memory box, framed or simply into square mini prints then you can. It is a new company and as their e-mail stated, “they really appreciate the support”.
I chose to have mine developed simply into square prints, so that I have the option to frame them, put them into an album or stick onto my bedroom wall.
Although the e-mail stated that they should arrive within 4-10 days, I was pleasantly surprised with them delivered to my door within 3.
The prints were wrapped up so sweetly, and printed in such fine quality on a lustre soft white card. As soon as I got them out I wanted to put them back into the packaging, as they were so beautiful I didn’t want to touch them until I’d decided what to do with them.
I’ve put a photo below of me holding one of my prints so you can get an idea of the size.
24 prints cost $12 meaning that in total I spent $48, which is £31. At first I obviously hesitated as, for a student, this is a couple of nights out, and Prinstagram is a fairly new company with mixed reviews on other blogs. But if you haven’t already guessed, they were worth every single penny, and once I have uploaded another 24 photos onto instagram that I want to print I’m heading right back.
So whether you’re revising, catching up on towie or chilling out, head over to Printstagram now, you won’t regret it. Plus, you get a free sticker.