A few months ago I got an instax camera. As of now I absolutely do NOT recommend it. I have had a heck of a time and honestly am just super disappointed with it. It is blurry, over-exposed…. just ugh. Fun? OH YES! Random “road trip” or “selfie” type pics? Yeah it was fun. I even have a few pics I actually LIKE that I took with it. But it was really awful outside/in any kind of actual sunlight no matter what I did and I think it’s pretty over-rated. My plan is to use it as fun (once in a while) pics like for a holiday or birthday party and make favors/to-go goodies. Anyhow.
That fiasco behind me, I decided to try again.
I ordered myself a Selphy and it just arrived. It seems to be right around $70 most of the time on Amazon, which seemed like a worthwhile price to pay.
Within 5 minutes I had the app downloaded to my iphone and was testing it out. The verdict? It is AWESOME.
I don’t have a color printer, haven’t for over a year now. I do NOT print my own photos, nor do I plan to in the future. This printer is at least TWICE what I would pay for my normal processing. When I order 200 Disneyland prints? Oh heck no I’m not using this baby.
Let’s say I really have an “in the moment” photo + story to tell. Or someone in my family wants to print a photo from their iphone/iPad wirelessly without ever touching a computer.
Selphy has got it covered.
Let’s say I want to print a square pic I instagrammed or just made pretty via Rhonna Designs App…
Selphy has got me covered. No extra fuss/formatting required.
Oh, and how about this. I’ve been printing every 2-3 months (to save up, have more prints, and get a better price, etc)… but what happens when I want maybe 3-4 prints today right now?
Selphy has me covered, and since I’d have to figure special order shipping charges it is less than the cost of the shipping to print a small batch.
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t pick the timing of this for anything in particular but as I sit here and test it, and am really impressed with the quality I’m getting, I’m considering a December memory keeping project now. We’ll see.
You really can’t tell from the grainy night time photos I’ve shared here – but I find the quality is every bit as good looking as the pics I get back from PersnicketyPrints.com at least when it comes to my iPhone pics.
If you’re thinking you need one, or maybe know someone who isn’t into scrapbooking but *does* love their tech/app compatible stuff then you may want to check this out. Amazon seems to have a great price but perhaps you can find it locally as well.
This is one product getting the big THUMBS UP from me. I will be sure to share my creations here and mention it when Selphy comes into play. I’m working on both a blog series and new on-line class that will be about finding my stories and why I tell them – this will play a big roll in that I can tell.
I know there are a lot of Selphy fans out there – feel free to give it a shout out and share! 🙂