In today's age of social media and constant connectivity, the digital space has become the most popular form of interaction for people, particularly millennials and younger generations. We've shifted so many aspects of our lives onto the internet, it's no surprise our memories have moved in the same direction.
You probably take a lot of photos, but how many of these do you print? It's likely the majority of images that depict your life and your loved ones are saved on your computer's desktop - in digital format.
Digital display offers many benefits, but there's something about printed photos that touches the heart in an extra special way. Let's take a look at why printing your photos will always be better than viewing them on a screen.
1. There's more nostalgia in a printed photo
Those of us born in the 1990s or earlier will remember using film cameras, and many of us still prefer to use them for the nostalgia their aesthetic evokes.
Photos capture memories, and the feeling of holding a printed photo in your hand evokes a deep nostalgia for those days when you had to really be creative to line up the perfect shot because you had to get it just right. The days of family holidays when dad would yell "say cheese!" while you rolled your eyes and put on your best smile.
2. Printed photos are physical
Add paragraph text here.Just like turning the pages of a book, there's something about touching a piece of paper that stimulates so much more emotion than looking at something on a screen. Both a printed photo and a digital image are right there in front of you, but only the former can be touched, framed and treasured. A digital photo of the same scene or the same people can be deleted at the click of a button.
3. Printed photos are on trend
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4. Printed photos are multi-purposeful
Though the same can technically be said of digital display - they can be viewed on various social media platforms, on websites, as desktop backgrounds, and so on - they will always be viewable only on a screen.
Printed photos can be used to decorate bookshelves and windowsills, create personalised cards, produce holiday scrapbooks or serve as artwork around the home.
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Turn those digital images into printed photos now
When you print photos out they become keepsakes that you can truly treasure. They'll serve as sentimental reminders in years to come, and physical memories you can show to your children and grandchildren.
So, if all of your most cherished memories are currently on your smartphone or laptop, it's time to print them out. Oliphan offers a range of top-of-the-line printing paper and uses the latest technology to produce printed versions of your favourite images that you can treasure for years to come.