When it comes to photos I’m a bit old fashioned in the way that just having all my favourite memories on memory sticks and computers isn’t enough. Not only just incase technology fails me and I loose them all, but to have the actual feeling of holding a photo in your hand and looking through them, I like to methodically print out pictures every few months or so, that way I don’t loose track of which ones I have/haven’t printed, and it makes it more manageable to print little and often.
So, I thought I would put a post together about my favourite apps/website for printing and letting you guys know the cheapest ones!
Standard 6×4″ photos:
I like to use an app called Snapfish. It’s really easy to use, you can just download it for free from your app store. When you download the app you then automatically get 50 free prints a month, which is amazing! They not only have prints for sale but have canvases, photo books, panels, cards, mugs, cushions etc. They also often have extra discount codes that you can add on top.
As you can see they have lots of different print sizes too, but 6×4″ is the standard. Compared to the market leader – Photobox, Snapfish has the cheapest prints at 9p compared to 10p.
As an example, here are some of my previous order so you can get an idea of how much it adds up to:
84 prints – £6.05 including P&P
101 prints – £7.58 including P&P
83 prints – £5.96 including P&P
On your side profile you can see how many free prints you have left that month, and can see your albums/projects.
In your albums on Snapfish you can update and add photos to them systematically to keep on top (i.e. end of every month add photos from that month etc), or from special occasions, or see what photos you have already printed.
I also have another app that I like to print polaroid style photos – called Printic. This too can be downloaded for free from the app store.
This is what the app looks like and can do other Polaroid style things, such as calendars and put them in nice gift boxes, as well and different sizes of polaroids.
Prices for a print is 0.29p and p&p is £1.30
However, if you want to print more than 20 prints I would recommend using a website called Printiki which is £5.50 for 20 + £2.75 for a further 20 and p&p is £2.49 – so it works out cheaper for 20+ prints.
To compare to other apps:
LALALAB – 35p each
Cheerz – 30p each
Inkifi – 35p each
Photobox – 40p Each
So, there are a few of my favourite printing apps! Hopefully I’ve saved you a bit of trouble comparing all the different apps/websites, and if you were sceptical about printing before because of the costs, I might have swayed your mind a bit.