5 Reasons to print your photographs

In todays digital world, taking photographs is just a click away. It’s quick, easy and indeed almost effortless. With cameras, iPads, mobile phones and Instagram, taking photos has become more fun than truly making memories. Sure, keeping an enormous collection of pictures in your smartphone, hard drive or computer is easy but it’s to a point where we’re taking more and more photographs but printing less and less of them. We’ve all but forgotten the simple pleasure of having a printed photograph at our fingertips. Here’s a thought! How about we revive your memory and inspire you with some practical points that will give you inspiration to print not ALL of your photographs but at least a couple of the really special ones.

1. Print Photographs Can Be Exhibited
How often do we see digital photos on display at home or work? Print photographs give you the option to display your favorite photos. You can use them as decorative items at work or home. It not only brightens up the place but also works as a great means of quality conversation with people.
Sure you can scroll through the thousands of photos on your phone or computer but that’s a great way of losing the interest of whomever you’re sharing them with *yawn*. There’s nothing quite like displaying favourite memories on the wall, fridge or desks to be shared at will with any passerby who may perchance to stop.

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2. You Can Add Notes to Photographs
Imagine, you see an old photo and you can’t remember where or when the photo was shot but when you turn the photo you see a note written by you. The note gives you the opportunity to relive and recall the exact moment when the photo was taken. Plus, your kids and grand kids would thank you later for adding those notes. The thousands of photographs stored on your computer lack that kind of personal touch.

3. Technology Evolves
Once upon a time, there existed Compact Cassettes. Sound familiar? Todays generation is probably oblivious of such technology. Technology is dynamic and constantly changing and chances are, those digitally stored cherished photographs may not be able to be extracted in future years. With a bit of care, printed photographs will last forever.

4. Print photographs Are More Valuable
Imagine, someone going through your stuff in the future and all they can find is, a dozen hard drives,  memory cards and USB sticks. Would they go through the hassle to load them in the computer? More than likely not. But it would be a priceless feeling to find a box full of valuable pictures that they can go through and admire.

5. Printed Photos Talk to Us
Lets face it! A few simple prints are simply more beautiful and fun to watch. Maybe its the unique texture and feel of printed photos that everyone loves. Many people like to hold pictures in their hand rather than scrolling through various photos on iPad or a laptop.

Capturing memories through photography is only one part of the process. Being able to look back on that moment and cherish it through a printed photograph is a way of ensuring that memory stays with you generations into the future.


When was the last time you printed some of your photographs? What did you do with the prints?


Pringo wifi mini printer print photographsThe Pringo mini wifi photo printer allows you to print and share your photographs on the go. Print credit card sized photographs straight from your iPhone, Smartphone, iOS or Android device. With our free Pringo App you can add stickers, text and borders to really personalise the moment.


7 tips for awesome smartphone photography

With advances in camera technology, smartphone photography has really taken off. We’re now starting to see more and more fantastically framed and perfectly exposed photographs that have been taken on none other than a gadget that fits into your pocket.  More and more we’re doing away with digital cameras and SLRs, so why not make the most of our little smartphone geniuses and get them to take something decent, rather than just a plethora or blurry, posed shots.

Here’s some really simple tips for taking some awesome photos with your smartphone – but be warned, these are only just the tip of the surface and don’t even start to cover things like editing apps and such.


Smartphone functions

A lot of smartphones have a number of great functions including panorama capability and HDR (High Dynamic Range) functions. Whilst panorama is pretty self explanatory, HDR probably not so much.  In HDR mode your smartphone takes multiple shots instead of just one, then splicing together the same image at different exposures to hopefully get the best of all of them.

Smartphone still photo with HDR on

Smartphone still photo taken with HDR on and off (image from here)

It’s good in theory but not always effective and HDR can be susceptible to blurring your shots so use it with static pics like landscapes. It can be a little tricky to work on some phones but it’s worth having a play with it to see the differences in your pics.

Crop don’t zoom

If you’re trying to make an image larger within your photo, you’re better off working the crop function rather than zooming it. Most smartphones have a zoom function but once you start using it, there’s a noticeable degradation of the quality of your photograph. On the other hand, many smartphones are 8 megapixels or more so cropping a little here and there means you’ll still have a decent level of resolution to retain a quality photo. Just be mindful not to overcrop and lose the original focus of your photo or risk crowding your picture.

The rule of thirds

This is one of the very basics of photography and applies regardless of whether you’re shooting with a smartphone or traditional camera. The rule of thirds means you imagine a grid of lines on your smartphone display and divide the screen into thirds both vertically and horizontally.

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Rule of thirds
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Some smartphones will come with the option to actually display the grid for you. To make your photo more appealing, try lining up your object of focus at the cross section of any of those lines.



Regardless of whether you’re using a smartphone or traditional camera, you’re going to need a source of light. Just how much light you need will depend on what effect you’re looking for. Good light will give your photo depth and character which usually means if you’re shooting indoors on a cloudy day you’re going to struggle to get a good pic.

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This photo was taken by Eric Teske with an iPhone. He tapped on the brightest part of sky within his screen to balance the light.

Try not to shoot directly into backlit situations and try to have the light falling on your object of focus. If you’re in a low light situation, think twice before using your phones camera flash. This type of flash can have harsh effects and leave people looking white and ghostly. If you really need to use the flash if you place a light coloured sticker or tissue paper over your flash when you use it, it will soften the light.

Don’t forget to focus

Your smartphone is clever but it can’t read minds so you’re going to have to show it what you want it to focus on. Many smartphones have a tap to focus feature which allows you to tap on the object you want to focus on and others have a two-stage shutter button to auto focus your camera. Whichever way your camera focuses, use this function to ensure you capture what you’re planning to.

Clean your lens

It may seem really simple but even the tiniest speck of dust or grit on your smartphone lens can affect the quality of your photo. Considering for most of us our phones are stuck in our pockets or handbags for most of the day, chances are they’re going to get dirty. Take a moment to give the lens a clean before you capture your next memory.

Print and display

With digital technology the way it is, it’s so easy to point and capture hundreds of photos in the blink of an eye. After capturing your masterpieces, don’t forget to take a moment to select your favourite photos to print and display rather than just hide them away on your smartphone or your computer.


If you’re looking for a fabulous portable wifi photo printer that lets you print straight from your smartphone, look no further than the Pringo digital printer – only $149.

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Back to School with Pringo Mini Photo Printer

As the new school term is suddenly upon us, how prepared are you for the onslaught of school projects, ‘show and tell’ presentations and school craft medleys?

In fact, the first week back at school is usually a time when kids catch up with their friends and share their holiday stories. Cue the chorus of ‘muuuum can you please print a photos of *insert relevant holiday photo here*…’ . And truth-be-known, you wouldn’t mind printing photos so much if it wasn’t such a hassle to download them off your phone or tablet, find the one you want, hook your computer to the printer and then groan as a pop-up flashes before you warning that your printer has just this very moment run out of ink. To make matters worse, the request is usually made at 8am on the morning the photo is required for school.

Thankfully Pringo makes printing photos simple and quick.

Printing holiday photos

Once the you have selected your favourite holiday snap, you (or the kids) can ‘bling’ up the pics with the Pringo app and then add any text or border that takes your fancy. Your text might describe your holiday, name your photo, add a date or location, name the people in the pics….the list is infinite. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

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Add a border, stickers and text to ‘bling’ up the kids’ photos

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Within minutes your child’s show and tell creation can be ready.

Once you’ve decorated your photo, connect your smartphone (ios or android device) to your Pringo mini photo printer then within minutes from start to finish you’ll have personalised photos ready to share for the first week back at school.

Show and Tell sorted – check.



Scrapbooking with Pringo

For older kids, get them to decorate their own photos and create a holiday scrapbook complete with labelled holiday destinations and names of their most recently formed friendships. With the latest version of the Pringo app, you can add one of the dozens of stickers and borders available to really emphasise every captured moment.

Holiday scrapbook photos sorted – check.

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From: PringoLB


Personalised Gift Tags

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If you’re planning on giving your child’s teacher a ‘start of the new semester gift’ why not add Pringo printed photo of your child’s most recent holiday and use it as a card to personalise the gift.

Pic your photo, add text with the Pringo app, print it, use a hole punch to pop a hole in it and tie it on with a ribbon.

Teacher present sorted – check.



With all that done, now all there’s left to do is lunches and school uniforms….hmmm…



Are you ready for the new school term?



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Pringo Mini Wireless Printer Allows You to Print Personalised Business Cards

Having a business is all about standing out in a crowd. Being heard above the noise. Being noticed.

A great way to do that can be with funky-cool and unique business cards. Wouldn’t it be nice to have business cards that make your intended receiver want to store it in a safe place rather than permanently file it in the rubbish bin.

So what can you do to create a business card that makes you stand out above your competitors? What if you could print a different business card every day? Water proof, fingerprint-proof and all?

Pringo portable wireless printer and the Pringo app allows you to do just that. The Pringo app gives you the functionality of being able to generate a personalised business card with your chosen photo, logo, drawing and text. You can add QR codes that link up to your website and the best part – you can design and print a new business card every. single. day. Especially handy for creating business cards for a particular occasion.

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Designing a perfect business card is about considering who your customers are and what will grab their attention. Will your logo attract them? Is an image of yourself important to have on your cards? Do you have another photo that will attract your potential customerst? Once you’ve designed your business card, your Pringo mini, wireless Pringo printer can print your personalised card in less than a minute. Just like that.

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Whether you’d prefer  something simple and elegant…

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Or whether you’d rather be a little more quirky with photos, stickers, text and even a QR code if you want to get really technologically inventive….

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The end product is a beautiful and unique business card that can either be reprinted on your Pringo wireless printer when you run out or redesigned for your next big event. The designs are limited only by your imagination.

When was the last time you redesigned your business cards?



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How many photos do you have on your iPhone?

I love my iPhone. I love the convenience of having a phone, the internet AND a super-high-quality camera in my pocket all in one device. But with that convenience comes just a little bit of drama. I have waaaaay too many photos stored on my phone. Yes clearly not a first-world problem but a problem none-the-less.

Gone are the days of lining up a photo, getting the best angle, holding your breath and taking the pic. Then heading to the local pharmacy and getting them developed, waiting with baited breath to determine if we captured the moment adequately. Nope, nowadays we tend to take 25 photos of the same thing, snapping happily away, knowing we can simply drag those unwanted suckers into the trashcan leaving only the best ones behind. But what then?

Truth be known, for many of us, our photos are usually stored on our smart phone until we try to take one more photo one day and then receive that dreaded notification…….

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Nooooooooooo!!!! Just. One. More. Photo!!!!!!!!


Armed with your smartphone, you begrudgingly find your nearest laptop or desktop computer, plug your phone in, and download your pics. You cuss as you realise you’ve also not updated your phone in months so the process is going to take longer than anticipated. At the end of it all, you clear the photos from your phone so you can take another 3o00 photos before your phone storage fills and throws a tanty.

So then what?

What about the 3000 photos you just downloaded onto your laptop?

Oooh yes, better throw them onto a USB so you can take them to the nearest photo printer and stand there for 25 minutes while the machine ever so slowly uploads your 3000 photos from your USB (because you didn’t think to only throw your favourite pics on there) and then wait another 45 minutes while they’re processed…… grrr!!


Or you could have just linked your phone up to your Pringo mini photo printer via the free Pringo app and printed your favourite photos wirelessly within minutes…….just saying’….


How many photos do you have on your smart phone? What do you do with all of them?

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