AE Review : Persnickety Prints

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In the mail yesterday I received a series of digital layouts and prints I'd uploaded to Persnickety Prints last week. I decided to try out Persnickety after hearing positive feedback around the internet from others who had used their services.



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The results were great. I love having these layouts printed and now safely tucked into my albums. I don't usually print 12x12 pages here at home (even though I have an over-sized HP Photosmart B8550 Inkjet Photo Printer
that I like and use daily both for photos and general office-related printing needs
). I find that the professional prints just turn out better overall.


I printed one 12x12 photo (as the second page to this layout shown above). I love having one whole page as a part of a two-page spread. Such a nice way to include photos in the mix. 


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As you can see, my digital layouts go right into my 12x12 albums along with my traditional paper layouts.

On my desktop I have a file called "Print." In that file I add digital layouts as I complete them and then when I have a bunch in there I'll upload them to be printed. I usually include any special photos I want to have enlarged.



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These two layouts can be seen in more detail here and here.


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In addition to the digital pages I also ordered five foam mounted 8x10's that I'll be using for an upcoming home photo project.


UPLOAD + ORDER PROCESS : The upload and order process was simple and didn't take too long (I uploaded 9, 12x12 images and 5, 8x10 images). I thought it was cool that their size options included 8x8, 6x6, and 8.5x11 - all great for digitally printed projects.


CUSTOMER SERVICE : Excellent. They emailed me and let me know that one of my files had been uploaded low-resolution and I was able to email them the full-resolution version before printing.

I'd definitely order from Persnickety again in the future.

And in case you are wondering, I've always been happy using Scrapbookpictures.com (one of the reasons I love them is that they are based here in Oregon) and Shutterfly,
but I find it's worth checking out others as a means of comparison and it's
always nice to find companies with great customer service.

WANT MORE REVIEWS? : Here's a really great post at The Daily Digi that reviews a bunch of different companies.


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  1. alicia says…
    07/27/2010

    Thanks for the heads up. Hadn't heard of them yet. DO they do 12x12 pages too?

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  2. kT says…
    07/27/2010

    love the page in the third photo...how did you manage that text box with the different size lettering (just below the photo)? I'm still trying to find the right methodology for htat.

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  3. Mary says…
    07/27/2010

    This has nothing to do with your posting but I just had to tell you. Your Simon is such a doll. It's unbelievable, as you can tell in all the pictures, how much he loves his baby sister Anna. You are so blessed and I know you know that but I just had to share my thoughts with you. After all, I am a Grandma and you know how important these little ones are to us. I also enjoyed your Mom's posting of Anna's visit with Grandma and Grandpa and ofcourse the dog.

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  4. Ali Edwards says…
    07/27/2010

    They sure do! The layouts pictured above are 12x12.

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  5. Ali Edwards says…
    07/27/2010

    Hi kT - that's actually a product available here (it's all hand-drawn): http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/supplies/product_info.php/products_id/9101

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  6. hollywood housewife says…
    07/27/2010

    I love having options. Thanks for this!

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  7. Michelle L says…
    07/27/2010

    I'm not sure if this is the right post to ask this question but I'll give it a shot.
    I know nothing about digital scrapbooking. What would be a good place to start?

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  8. amy tangerine says…
    07/27/2010

    love this post. my BFF wants copies of the scrapbook pages that we are in together and this would be a brilliant way to accomplish what I thought would be a nightmare task. thanks!

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  9. Iara says…
    07/27/2010

    I wish i could print for 1.99 here in Germany :( that's the reason why I scrap 12x12 but print 8x8. Your albums look so pretty, I do also mix digital, hybrid and traditional layouts in my albums :)

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  10. Kelly Massman says…
    07/27/2010

    Thanks for the review! I've been wanting to try digital, so maybe I'll try Persnickety first!

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  11. Ali Edwards says…
    07/27/2010

    Hi Michelle - here's a page with a bunch of different links to help you get started: http://www.aliedwards.com/getting-started-with-digi.html

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  12. ReNi says…
    07/27/2010

    What are foam mounted pictures? Something like a mousepad? Can't wait for your project XD
    (just a german dork asking... ;) )

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  13. Amy Lapi says…
    07/27/2010

    color inc is amaaazing for prints and photo projects as well! and they are a sponsor of ali's... you can get 25 free prints with that code on the button... (i'm not affiliated i just think they have great products + customer service.)

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  14. Ali Edwards says…
    07/27/2010

    Totally! Some of my favorite special prints have come from there (wood mount). They are great!

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  15. Ali Edwards says…
    07/27/2010

    A mousepad is really good analogy - it's like that on the back but it's not floppy or bendable at all.

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  16. chris says…
    07/27/2010

    I'll have to check out these foam mounted prints. I want to do a picture wall over our fireplace with some different dimensions and textures. Does the foam mount change the texture at all, or is it literally a photo placed on foam, if that makes sense? Ahh... I could just go look for myself. :) Thanks for sharing. I have some 12x12 layouts I've been dreading needing to get printed.

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  17. Meredith Cardall says…
    07/27/2010

    Persnickety Prints actually ships internationally. You can order the prints for $1.99 for 12x12s or $0.99 for 8x8s. Their flat-rate international shipping is $10. (I don't work for them, I just love their prints!)

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  18. Meredith Cardall says…
    07/27/2010

    Mine do have a slight texture to them, but I don't know if they HAVE to have the texture. You could email their customer service and find out. I love these prints!

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  19. chris says…
    07/27/2010

    Thank for the info. I couldn't find them on their pricing chart or find an example, so I'm glad you responded. :)

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  20. Angela C. says…
    07/27/2010

    How are these printing companies compare cost-wise? And process time?

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  21. Kenny says…
    07/27/2010

    Hey Chris, We use a heat seal vacume press and to join the print directly to foam board. At the same time we laminate the photo and add a texture on top of the product. It adds a pebbley surface which also acts as a UV protectant for a more archival picture.

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  22. cheryl says…
    07/27/2010

    thanks for the heads up I never heard of them either and
    the layouts really came out nice

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  23. Persnickety Prints says…
    07/27/2010

    Iara, you can. We ship International for $10 FLAT

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  24. Jen Graham says…
    07/27/2010

    Their turn around time is usually under 24 hours. I have never had to wait more than three days for one of my orders.

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  25. Shannan says…
    07/27/2010

    I am in Australia and print at Persnickety all the time (12x12 and 8.5x11). I usually upload Sunday night and they arrive by mail about 9-10 days later. Great results - love them.

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