Digital vs Printing

March 30, 2015


(blog.evisors.com)

We live in a digital world where we are all consumed by our laptops, tablets, smart phones, and the children around us grow up only knowing this. Ever since the digital camera has been small enough to fit into the common man's pocket there has been competition between printing photos and simply uploading them onto one of our many technological advances.

(telegraph.co.uk)

With the invention of the cell phone camera, it's only natural to assume that the competition would become even greater.

However, as picture-taking becomes more and more a part of everyday life and photos begin to pile up in your pocket, on your Facebook page, or on your computer folder, people are starting to question the true value of those snapshots. And the answer is, it's not enough.

Think back over the decades to all the different ways we have digitally archived our photographs: CD's, DVDs, thumb drives, computer drives, backup drives, online websites. Then, combine today's more recent forms of archiving: Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Needless to say, the list seems endless!

Now fast-forward 50 years. All your extraneous drives have either died due to overuse or non-use. Perhaps our computers won't even recognize JPEGs in 2065. Where did your photos go if Facebook is gone? And which computer did you store those vacations photos- on the desktop, the laptop, or at work?

Hence this gradual transition back to the professional printing process. With this generation of photo-snapping over-use, people are starting to welcome back what it means to bring home a framed photo for the mantle or an updated family album for the coffee table.

The fact of the matter is, it's not just important to record memories, but to preserve and cherish them for as long as possible. Re-appreciate what it means to hold a physical photograph in your hands that will always be seen when you pass it at home or at work.

According to the NY Times, there's an obvious distinction in quality when you print from an online service, or your neighborhood drugstore, and when you receive a print from a professional printer. When you receive professional archival photographs from our studio, we guarantee the memories going home with you will last for generations.

 
 
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