Infographic: Why You Should Print Your Photos

Infographic: Why You Should Print Your Photos

Twenty years ago, the idea that everyone would be walking around with a high-definition camera phone would have sounded crazy. The thought that our phones could be used to share photos and videos with the whole world at the click of a button would have sounded even crazier!

And yet, that’s the world we live in today. Gone are the suitcase-sized VHS camcorders that Mom used to lug around on her shoulder to record your birthday parties and baseball games. Gone are the cassette tapes that we used to listen to on long road trips.

This impermanence in the world of technology emphasizes the importance of making physical prints from your digital memories.

In a world that’s becoming increasingly digitized, there’s just no way to know what the technology of the future will be. Maybe the smartphones we have today will go the way of the 8-track or the VHS. Perhaps cloud storage will prove to be more vulnerable than we thought.

This infographic explores the importance of photo prints in a digital world, and highlights why printing your photos is the best way to protect them for future generations.


Infographic: Make Your Memories Last Forever // Why You Should Always Print Your Photos


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  1. I love prints..I used to print photos by the month. Now I just can't afford to print them all:(

  2. So true! I found a 105 year old photo of my grandmothers wedding party recently, it was stored away in a box. It was preserved beautifully. I can't say that my digital photos will still be around 100 years from now if I don't print them now.

  3. Nice article – a bit of a thinker…..So, what is the best way to store printed photos for "forever" safekeeping? In albums, loose in boxes, etc?

  4. Great question, CJ! NPL prints, canvas, and albums are printed on archival quality professional photo paper, which means they'll be in great condition for 100-200 years if stored in a room-temperature space.

  5. What about just making books from them…is that the same idea?


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