5 Reasons Professional Prints are better than DIY

January 25, 2021

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Today there are so many consumer labs offering an endless array of products. So naturally people ask me if they can just buy the image files and order their own products online. I’d rather provide you with a complete product from planning to photography to printing and take care of everything for you. Here’s why…

1. Time Saved/Hassle Avoided

So many people never get around to doing anything more than sharing their photos online. Their portraits sit on their thumb drive or computer untouched or worse, they lose them in a hard-drive crash.

It can be overwhelming to decide what you want in what size from a consumer lab. Which photos do you want in your book? It’s time-consuming to figure out which photos on which pages in what arrangments?? Even sizing and cropping photo files can be confusing for some.

Even if you’re comfortable with all of that, sometimes it’s hard just to make time in your schedule! You’re busy with life! Work, running the kids to sports and activities, taking time together as a family… ordering wall art photo books and such just doesn’t make the top of your priority list.

When you work with me I take care of it all so that when you’re finished, you have printed art in your hands, ready to hang on the wall, or place on your shelf. It’s quick and easy. No need for a follow-up trip to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for frames, mats etc… and NO additional time spent online ordering “all the things”. My finished art comes ready to display!

2. Accurate Prints Guaranteed

I want you to have quality art that is printed perfectly and made to last. My computer is calibrated to match my pro lab’s printer. I individually hand-sharpen prints based on the size you want so they will look their best!

Consumer labs alter the exposure and color and I know I have often been unhappy with the results. Photos were are darker or lighter than I had edited them or have a weird color cast…

If your products don’t come back perfect, my lab will fix them. If you use another lab I can’t guarantee quality and if they don’t look great, you and your friends are likely to think that’s MY fault. 😢 So I prefer to handle the printing.

3. Quality Products

I can provide professional products you won’t find at the online stores. I understand all the options, the pro’s and cons of each and what’s possible. I can answer any questions and steer you in the right direction for your personal taste and budget.

My books and albums are made in Italy with thick pages your kids can’t easily destroy. You can see and touch your cover options when you order, so you know what you’re getting up front.

Bamboo Story Box
Set of matted prints displayed in a bamboo box with an acrylic lid and antique hardware.

4. See Before you Buy

The other day I heard my son in law say to my grand-daughter, “See with your eyes. Not your hands!” We were in a toy store and he didn’t want her picking up everything in sight. But when you’re interested in buying something, you want to know what you’re getting. You do want to pick it up and check it out!

When we have your in-person ordering appointment I’m happy to bring you samples of the products I offer! 😊 I want you to feel the nice texture of the book covers, turn the pages and feel the thickness and quality. I want you to hold the story box in your hands and know exactly what you’re getting.

Sometimes when you you’re picking out products on a website, it’s hard to know what you’re going to get. You see all the options, but you may not know exactly what they look like. I’ve got samples of almost everything I sell from simple prints to books, albums and story boxes.

5. Design Services

I’d love to design a photo gallery specifically for the space you want to fill. You’ll get to see what your photos will look like to scale on your wall and be sure to get the perfect size and arrangement.

Making a book or album can be daunting when you aren’t familiar with the online tools for building them. I’ve got that mastered and can take care of this time-consuming job. You get to preview it and request edits before I order.

I’ve got experience and understand all the options. So I can make recommendations and can guarantee a beautiful finished product! That’s what I want to do for you! ☺️

So lets do a quick review…

I can save you time, help you make decisions, and guarantee the quality of your albums and wall art. Best of all, I do all the work so you don’t have a thing to worry about.

Wondering what it costs?? Check out my post about that!

Ready to get started? Reach out today!

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hey there, I'm Lisa!

Categories

Let me help you tell your story and create beautiful wall art, books and albums that you'll treasure always!

About Me

Families

Teens & Grads

Tips

Contact Me

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