Happy Friday everyone! I am back with another edition of Friday Faves!
After last week’s foray into reality tv, I’m keeping things techy this week with a digital scrapbooking pick, none other than the fabulous…
For those who haven’t heard of Persnickety Prints before, Persnickety Prints is a professional photo lab that specializes in printing full-bleed digital scrapbooking layouts.
For the first four and half years I’d been digital scrapbooking, I was a loyal Scrapbook Pictures fan. I’d printed numerous layouts through them and had always been very pleased. On the one occasion I had some issues with a few of the prints I received, their customer service team took care of it right away and reprinted my layouts with no cost to me. As far as I was concerned, they were the printer for me.
But for months and months and months, I’d been hearing rave reviews about a new printer on the scene, Persnickety Prints. So back in October I decided to give them a try. I was impressed.
A few weeks ago when Persnickety Prints had a sale in honor of National Scrapbooking Day, I decided to try them out again. And I have to say, I was even MORE impressed the second time around.
Impressed probably isn’t even the right word. LOVE is more like it. Yes, in caps.
Why I Love Persnickety Prints
1. Amazing Quality
O.M.G the colors of these prints are SO rich and more importantly, dead-on true to the colors I see on my screen. It’s like my digital scrapbooking pages leaped off my screen and into the real world.
As a scrapbooker who loves to place thin symmetrical borders around her pages, I tend to be pretty picky when it comes to bleed (aka the amount of the edges that gets trimmed off in the printing process).
Persnickety Prints boasts their trim is less than 1/16 inch (you can read more about that here) and I have to say, comparing my printed layouts to my actual size layouts on my screen, you really can’t see any difference. Considering this border is only like an 1/8 of an inch that’s pretty awesome.
2. Lightning Fast Speed
I placed my order around noon on National Scrapbooking Day in the midst of their big NSD sale and received notice that my order had ship by that night. That’s what I call a fast turnaround.
3. Super Reasonable Pricing
At $0.99 ($0.79 during the sale) for an 8×8 print, they are one of the most reasonably priced photo printers in town.
Now with all this raving, is there anything I didn’t love about my Persnickety Prints experience?
What I Didn’t Love
1. The photo paper is pretty thin, thinner and less sturdy than ScrapbookPictures’ photo paper. Since the pages will be in page protectors anyway it’s not really an issue but it does make me a little nervous about them getting bent prior to making it into my albums (since we all know they’ll sit around for months before that happens, haha).
2. While the prints come in a nice strong box, I don’t like the way they tape the plastic sleeve down to the inside of the box. Now I know this is done so the pages don’t move around in shipping and get bent but it makes them a hassle to remove. Scissors are definitely required.
The first time I printed with them I had both 8x8s and 12x12s and I found it difficult to remove the package of 8x8s without worrying about damaging the 12×12 because of the way they were taped together. Including a stiffer piece of cardboard or cardstock in the sleeve with the prints would probably help with this as well as providing a bit more protection for the prints while they’re stored in the sleeve.
Persnickety Prints is a Fave
All that being said, the few negatives don’t outweigh the amazing quality, fast speed and reasonable pricing. It’s safe to say that I will be using Persnickety Prints again in the future. They are definitely a new FAVE of mine.
*Disclaimer: I was not perked anything in exchange for this review. I’m just a big fan and customer. 🙂