Monday, 14 November 2011

Printing photos

I am still trying to find the best solution for printing photos as this is the single thing that impacts negatively on my ability to scrapbook.

Now I make no claims to being an excellent photographer. I do not have a DSLR camera. I have a nice little Sony point and click which takes a pretty decent photo and now that I have started to fiddle about with ISO and such can even cope with Scarlett at play. I take quite a few photos and we try and download everything off the camera and hubby's phone weekly. We do a monthly album on facebook for all our friends and family overseas and that works really well for us.

Printing pictures is a whole different kettle of fish. We have struggled to find anywhere very good in Singapore for photo printing. I am currently going to Harvey Normans and using their self print work stations but the quality is pretty hit and miss and it is surprisingly time consuming. The staff are really helpful but I need something better as we generally only get there every couple of months at best. By that time I have dozens and dozens of photos to print and it just takes forever. When you have a 20 month old forever does not work well.

We have been looking at the selphy printers but they are a lot more expensive here than the States. I think one might be a necessity with starting Project Life. 

Does anyone else have this problem? We have a Canon Pixma printer at home and have never tried to print photos on that. We probably should but I suspect the results might be disappointing.

On the bright side I printed an 8 x 10 print of one of my current favourite photos of hubby and Scarlett. I love it because it shows how much they look alike and how much of a bond there is between them. I am off to the Studio Calico boards now for a bit of chat and to see the sneaks for December. 


  1. I cannot print a decent pic at home to save my life. Luckily I have readily available options, if I didnt I would definitely invest in a great printer.

  2. i print on my pixma and the photos are great. I always enhance them a bit in PSE and tend to print smaller but the quality is ok. Gve it a try if it sucks oh well!

  3. I have the same issue as you do. We have a kodak print station at a local pharmacy and sometimes the pictures are grainy, and sometimes perfect. I don't know if it's an issue with their ink because there's nothing different I do in the process.

    I haven't tried this yet, but persnickity prints online has great pricing for pictures and decent international shipping rates.

    For the record, for 2011 I did project life in digital format. Since the announcement that they are going to use shutterfly for digital PL in 2012, I think it may be a good solution for those of us with printer issues. (Previously they used ziblio instead of shutterfly and I didn't like that format at all.) *Ann/