Apologies for the brief hiatus, it’s been a tough time for me (but more on that later), but I’m back with February’s addition to my Monthly Review Series! The series where I do an in-depth review on a product/service, evaluating:
- The details of the product (price and company)
- First impressions (In this case, the ordering process)
- My opinions at least 1 week later (In this case, when they arrived)
- Whether it’s worth the money
This month I am reviewing Printiki*, a photo printing company… There are a lot of photo printing companies out there nowaday, so it’s hard to bring something different. I was interested to see if there was anything that made Printiki special.
Printiki are a website in which you can upload your photos and pay to have them printed and sent to you. They offer:
- Square and rectangular photos: £5.50-8 for 20 prints depending on sizing
- Polaroid style square and rectangular photos: £5.50-8 for 20 prints depending on sizing
- Photo walls (Yes, they can figure out the number of photos you’ll need to make a heart, or a unicorn, or a Christmas Tree out of photos and provide you with the template): £15-20
- and Photo books in portrait, landscape and square: £14.95-19.95 depending on hard/soft cover
The photos arrive in 3-7 days, and while there is a price for shipping, I have a little code for free shipping* for you all! You can use 6WNVUTZ8 to get yourself some free shipping on your photos. I will note that this is an affiliate code, and so I get £2.50 for each use… However you also get free shipping so if you ask me it’s a win win. (Also, it goes without saying but, the affiliate links do not affect the integrity of my review, I’m always going to be 100% honest, regardless of any “perks” I may get from a purchase, because what use would it be recommending a rubbish product? I like to be genuine.)
First Impressions – The Website…
The Printiki website was incredibly easy to use, there are instructions every step of the way and you can upload photos straight from your device, or from Instagram or Facebook, so you have access to a great variety of photos.
What really stood out for me, was the fact that your photos were so easily customised: If you go for the “retro” themed photos as I did (The ones that look like Polaroids) you can add captions, and change the fonts and sizes of them! This allowed me, an absolute sucker for nostalgia, to add a little reminder to trigger the memory of each photo.
I later discovered that you could change the colour of the borders! They have the bright colours of the rainbow, as well as an assortment of pastel colours (Which I am a big fan of) so I picked from a variety of pastel borders. You could then choose between a glossy or matte finish (I chose glossy), and then wait for your prints to arrive.
I got the Medium Retro prints and I don’t know how big they are but I’m excited to find out…
Opinions on arrival…
I was absolutely in love with the final result! They’re bigger than I expected them to be, but still small enough to be cute, and the glossiness gave the photos a real shine, they were beautiful. The colour and quality pay off was excellent, and I loved how unique these were to add to my photo collection.
They arrived within about 3 days, and everything about them made me emotional (But pictures tend to do that in general). Even my flatmates picked up on how great and unique these photos truly were, and honestly, although this set of photos was gifted to me by Printiki, I can’t wait to buy some for myself.
Worth the Money?
Considering you can get 20, great quality, customised pics, for £5.50 (Plus free shipping!) I’d say that yeah, these are definitely worth the money. I can’t describe how happy I am with these photos, I’m in love with the final results.
If you want a way to keep your memories special, I strongly recommend Printiki. Affordable, unique and beautiful images… Couldn’t ask for anything more. Head over to Printiki to order your own set, and use the code 6WNVUTZ8 to get yourself some free shipping!
So, that’s the end of this monthly review! Hope you enjoyed it and let me know if you try or have tried Printiki!
Lots of love,