In this digital age, it’s so easy to take a truckload of photos with our phones or cameras and store them in our computers, only to be seen once in a blue moon, and perhaps even forgotten entirely.
A couple of years ago, after our trip to Paris, I decided to make a photo book from Artifact Uprising of all of my favorite photos from that trip. Just a handful of them.
Since then, I have somehow lost my Paris files. It might have happened when I dropped my external hard drive on cement, or it might have been when I gave permission for my computer to be repaired without backing up my files. I’ve lost hold of the digital photos from a few more trips, one way or another as well, which pains me greatly. Basically, life happened, and now, the only images of my trip to Paris is in that book.
Because of this fear of losing important images, I’ve started to become more serious about having physical copies of my photos.
There are a few places to get your images printed, but one that I found to have great quality is Artifact Uprising. I normally print in this contemporary matte look, giving the images a more cinematic feel.
As a part of trying to have physical photos of the people that I love and moments that I want to remember, I’ve started to print more every day moments. Artifacts Uprising has done a great job making these prints feel special. The paper is thick like card stock. The color is exactly as requested. And I love that there’s the option for a white border for a more gallery aesthetic. The price is a lot heftier than getting your images printed at, say, CVS, but I think it is a small price to pay for quality.
This book is beautiful. It’s a soft cover book using 100% recycled paper (love that) and automatically has a matte finish, which is my preferred look these days. I opted for a 10×10 book to really allow the photos to shine. The cover paper is the same thickness as the Everyday Print Set while the interior is a lighter paper.
The softcover photo book is my preferred book to print my travel photos. They’re thin enough that I can have a collection while still being minimalistic about it. And the quality is just beautiful without breaking the bank.
It’s been three years since our wedding day, so it was probably about time to put our photos into a book. I tried out Artifact Uprising’s Hardcover Photo Book and for the most part, I love it. The interior pages are made with the same material as the Softcover Photo Books – thin with a smooth matte finish. The cover is made of a fabric hardcover and a dust jacket, which is where my issue lies with this book. On the website, the dust jacket looks beautiful, but really, it doesn’t quite fit the book properly and ends up being rather flimsy. Because of this, I may not recommend the Hardcover Photo Book just quite.
One of their promises is that if you’re not fully satisfied with the product, they will make it right. Which is awesome, because we had two of the three products we were not fully satisfied with.
With the Softcover Photo Book, everything was perfect except there seemed to have been blue ink issues with a few of the pages towards the end.
With the Hardcover Photo Book, we weren’t happy with how the dust jacket fitted with the book itself, and there was a rip on the first page.
We emailed them with photos of the errors and they shipped new copies almost immediately.
Overall, I’m a fan of Artifact Uprising and I can’t wait to make books and prints for future travels and little moments!