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. Persnickety Prints says…
    07/27/2010

    Here is an older blog post that shows some up close images of our mounted prints. Hope this helps!
    http://persnicketyprint.blogspot.com/2010/07/mounting.html

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  2. teri says…
    07/27/2010

    Is there a flat rate for US shipping with Persnickety?

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  3. Persnickety Prints says…
    07/27/2010

    ReNi... I loved Germany when I was there! The Exit signs on the Freeway are the best.. is it "Awsfart"?
    Here is a link to our blog that talks about the mounting..
    http://persnicketyprint.blogspot.com/2010/07/mounting.html
    If you need any help, you can always email us at [email protected]

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  4. Meredith Cardall says…
    07/27/2010

    $5 flat rate shipping in the US. Mine come priority mail. If you are local to Utah, you can pick them up in their Orem location, too.

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  5. Paula in Australia says…
    07/27/2010

    Hi Ali
    Thanks for this post. I will look into them eventhough I am in Australia. Just one question and I don't know if this is the place to ask but anyway.... how do you decide what size to print your photo's for layout/mini book? This is where I struggle the most and find that it stops me from scrapping because I cannot work out what size photo would be best. Am I getting too hung up on it and should I just go for it?
    Thanks
    Paula

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  6. Kareen says…
    07/27/2010

    Cool! never heard of them. Off to check them out.

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  7. Caitlin M says…
    07/27/2010

    I can't find the mounted photos on the pricing chart. Maybe I'm not seeing it. I hope you will be showing us what you do with the mounted photos for your home project. Would love to see it! Your blog always inspires me.

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  8. Kelly says…
    07/27/2010

    Thanks Shannon! Good to know they do a great service for those of us away from the US (I'm in NZ).

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  9. Rebecca Vavic says…
    07/27/2010

    Hey Ali
    Thanks for sharing :)
    It's a bit pricey to get photos printed here in Australia... NO where near as well priced as you guys have over there :(
    I use my Epson Photo Stylus R2400 for all my printing... but I totally agree with you that professional printing is just, simply... so much better.
    LOVE to see what you come up with your foam photo project... I did this recently at ours:
    http://rebeccavavic.typepad.com/blog/2010/07/photo-shrine-to-family.html
    Inspired by a client of Tara's from WAY back.
    Thanks for the continued inspiration.
    Hugs
    Bx

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  10. Persnickety Prints says…
    07/27/2010

    You can find the pricing for mounting here
    http://persnicketyprints.lifepics.com/net/Pricing
    click the "and up" on each print size. Mounting images can be used many different ways, framing them without glass is most popular. When we add texture, your image begins to have that "painting" look and feel. We also add a free protective laminate coating to all of our mounted prints.

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  11. robin dudley howes says…
    07/27/2010

    What an amazing blog with amazing photography. Very inspirational.
    robin

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  12. Marisa says…
    07/27/2010

    Wow, thanks a lot for sharing this information. I will definitely try out Persnickety (out from Germany).
    Do you usually order your digi pages matt or glossy?

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  13. ReNi says…
    07/27/2010

    Thanks to the both of you :)
    - and yes, it's pronounced like "awsfart" (quite funny XD ) - written: Ausfahrt

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  14. ReNi says…
    07/27/2010

    lol, can't stop snickering about "awsfart" - have to remember that one .. lol

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  15. Lara says…
    07/28/2010

    That's awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us! Your pics looks great. I'm curious too, glossy or matte?

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  16. Ali Edwards says…
    07/28/2010

    Matte :).

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  17. ale says…
    07/28/2010

    thanks for the tip, ali!
    =^ . ^=

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  18. Jakki says…
    07/28/2010

    That photo of your husband and your children is priceless...I love the emotion in it...

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  19. Nicky from Canada says…
    07/28/2010

    Thanks Ali and Persnickety - I am excited to try this site. I have always used our local Costco for my 12 x 12 and some canvas mounts, and also love Shutterfly. Am excited to try Persnickety - mostly for shipping costs to Canada and due to your reviews!!!

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  20. Nicky from Canada says…
    07/28/2010

    So excited about this - have to order some mounted prints for a new project

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  21. teri says…
    07/28/2010

    Thanks for the info.
    teri

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  22. Jamie Pate says…
    07/28/2010

    is the 'beauty of now' digital brush (featured in the second photo of the post) available in one of your digi kits?
    thanks for this review.

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  23. Jamie Pate says…
    07/28/2010

    is the 'beauty of now' digital brush (featured in the second photo of the post) available in one of your digi kits?
    thanks for this review.

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  24. Jamie Pate says…
    07/28/2010

    is the 'beauty of now' digital brush (featured in the second photo of the post) available in one of your digi kits?
    thanks for this review.

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  25. Jamie Pate says…
    07/28/2010

    is the 'beauty of now' digital brush (featured in the second photo of the post) available in one of your digi kits?
    thanks for this review.

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