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How do you print your Photos?

Recently I was asked, “How do you print your Photos?”
But before we get to my answer, I just want to say that I’m a pretty no non-sense person. Meaning, I’m not going to drag you through a long, drawn-out article just to get to my point. That’s not me. I’m willing to share this information with you because that’s what I do with friends… <3
So let’s get started.

PRINTING PHOTOS IN BULK

When it comes to printing a large amount of photos (Christmas, Weddings, Disney Vacation, etc.) I just send them off to be printed by a professional. I don’t like spending a lot of time editing my photos, so I literally just upload and go. My go-to is Persnickety Prints and I print everything in 4 x 6 format. If there is a specific photo that I want to edit or enlarge, I can easily do that before checking out.

If I want several photos of a smaller subject with at least one photo being larger than a 5 x 7, I send them over to my local Walgreens. I’ve only used this option maybe 3 times because of proximity, but it’s still a good option to have in my back pocket when I need it.

Epson PictureMate PM-400

PRINTING ON DEMAND

My FAVORITE option for printing Photos is using my Epson PictureMate PM-400! It’s compact and produces fast and fabulous Photos each and every time! This little printer sits on my desk next to my computer and gets used on a weekly basis. I absolutely love it!

When it comes to Ink for your Printer you will need the Epson 320 Standard Capacity (T320). You may also want some 4 x 6 Photo Paper and 5 x 7 Photo Papers, as I think the printer only comes with a sample 5 pack.

PRINTING SMALL PHOTOS

Sometimes I don’t need a photo as large as a 4 x 6, but I also don’t want to cut it down manually. So I open up the Project Life App on my iPhone and just reduce the size of my photo to 3 x 4, for example. You can make in-app purchases for additional design kits and features, however I haven’t done this (YET). But to use the app for FREE I simply click open the app and choose:

  1. Create.
  2. 4 x 6 Prints.
  3. Layouts.
  4. I choose the size of photo I want to print from the free content before clicking done.
  5. Then I tap on the photo space to add a photo from my iPhone’s Photo Library and play around with a few of the features.
  6. When I’m ready I click the little arrow icon in the bottom right corner of my screen and choose Export.
  7. I click on Image from the Export Options.
  8. Choose print and send it directly to my Epson Picturemate, which I have previously connected.

That’s it! But if you need some extra editing options I would highly suggest the Pic Tap Go App. It works wonders on your photos when it comes to lighting and such. You’re going to love it!


I hope you have enjoyed the information I provided today. A big THANK YOU goes out to Susan A. for asking me this wonderful question and allowing me the opportunity to share my answer.
Have a great day and Happy Creating! <3

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