I recently had an exciting delivery of some lovely photo goodies! Yay! : )
Both products are courtesy of ‘Artifact Uprising‘. They’re an awesome company based in Denver, Colorado. They have a beautiful ethos and are inspiring people worldwide to free their photos from the confines of their devices. Be it a computer or a mobile phone. Let’s face it, nothing beats seeing your images in print. Honestly, I don’t do it enough and I really need to change that!
It’s such a treat to have these items. I love seeing some of our treasured personal photos collated together so beautifully. I chose a small (8.5×8.5) soft cover book, as I really just wanted to experiment with the print quality before ordering anything too large. I can see that the soft cover may lend itself to a little more wear and tear than a hard cover, so I’m choosing to store it up high on the shelf! I would compare the feel of our book to a ‘Frankie’ magazine. It’s not a heavy duty album but I kind of like that….it feels unpretentious and organic. I would love to have a whole collection!
On a side note and a VERY important one, I had to change the colour profile of my images to suit Artifact Uprising’s printing format. My photos are always saved as RGB and this company prefers sRGB. I was foolish and didn’t read the FAQ when I first began and made a whole book with my photos in the wrong format! Thankfully, I realised this before ordering and changing the colour profile is simple. It’s really important that you check out printing information first, so as to avoid your photos coming back looking less than average. If you ever need help understanding printing jargon, feel free to ask me and I’ll happily give you a hand.
Anyway, all in all I’m really happy with these products and I’m just thrilled to have images that I can hold, touch and show people without needing a computer screen! What a novelty! ; )
*As these guys are located far away, shipping is a bit steep to reach our lovely land. So, I highly recommend a bulk order or better still, include some friends and split the bill. That’s what we did and it was really worth it!*