You get your photos and you are so excited that you start filling in your cart with print orders. I know how you feel, I have been there many times.  This guide will help you choose the right prints for you. 

A Guide Before Printing

Print Sizes

Before you choose your size, think :

What am I going to do with the Photo?  Frame? Album? Shelf? Other?  Choose the sizes which will fit your method of display. This page above is full of ideas. 

Finish

Gloss - Gloss can be brilliant with it's nice shine, however with time it will stick to glass. So if you are framing a photo, go for a Matt finish instead. 

Matt - Matt finishes look more contemporary, and will do great in many scenarios.  I would avoid matt if you have darker images, as the blacks do not render as beautifully as gloss. 

Instant Prints - Polaroids Originals and Fujifilm Instax are a great format, as the size is so versatile. However they do need some care to make them last longer. Instant prints, get developed as the film sees light. Therefore the prints do remain light sensitive. Keep them in shade, and never leave them exposed to direct sunlight. Also, keep a stack in a box and a stack on display and rotate them every now and again. This will reduce the time they are exposed to light and will help them last longer. 

Retro Style - Retro Style are a great alternative to instant prints. They are similar to instant prints only in size and boarder layout. They can only be printed from a digital file, since they are printed (not exposed), and therefore they will last longer. 

Create - Layout Ideas

Step 3: Grab a cup of coffee, maybe even ask your spouse, friends or family to join in. Start Creating. 

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