Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bring Your Digital Photos to Life with Polaroid Fotobar {Giveaway - Ends 2/27}


Do you print the photos you've taken with your smart phone? What about all those captured moments from your recent family photoshoot? I didn't think so.

Even with all the devices and grand technology that make it possible to have a camera on our person at all times, I'm surely not the only guilty of never actually printing any photos. Well, in a very long time. It's been years since I sent off photos to be printed! Years. That's why my family and I really enjoyed the convenience of our recent visit to the new Polaroid Fotobar at the Galleria at Roseville. The Roseville Galleria location is the sixth micro-store to open up in California.

I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Polaroid Fotobar is a fun retail concept that allows users an easy way to "liberate" their photos and turn them into a unique photo products. Simply add photos to your account from anywhere (phone, Facebook, Instagram, computer etc), select from several printing options and choose some photo accessories if you wish. Photos are printed on a 1.2mm thick silky board using an eight-color HD printing process. These are really sturdy, non-bendable, and available in three sizes - original, medium and large.


Knowing we would be visiting Polaroid Fotobar, I created my account online at PolaroidFotobar.com and downloaded all the photos from my computer that I wanted to print. This way we could simply just choose photo sizes, quantities and photo accessories while there from their computers. We were able to test out the process for adding photos from your smartphone though, since Hubby had a few he wanted to print. It was as simple as having him email the photos to the specific email address associated with my Polaroid Fotobar account. For Facebook or Instagram you need to just sign in and authorize access to your photos.

Fun Photo Gifts for Everyone
There are so many great options when it comes to photo accessories. From the modern, bright colored shadowboxes to the vintage-style rustic photo clip or clothesline frame, Polaroid Fotobar has a lot to choose from in every price range.

This is a medium size (9" x 11") print in a Rustic Shadowbox - it's gorgeous! I love the way that prints appear to be floating inside the frame. This shadowbox will also fit six original size (3.5" x 4.25") prints if you choose. The entire line of Rustic photo accessories is just beautiful!

We ordered about 40 of the smallest, original size prints and a few fun photo accessories for displaying. I think many of these prints will be sent to family with magnets on the back for displaying on the fridge - we printed lots of just Buddy. There is the option of having the classic white space at the bottom, and including text if you want, but most of our photos worked better without the text this time. The shadowboxes are really neat because photos are interchangeable and just snap in with magnets.

I have to say that I think the printing quality is better than I expected for just $1 each for the original size. However, some prints showed the printing lines and the coloring was just off on a few compared to reality (my green maternity dress was totally teal for example). Some prints that we got double of even looked different. The interesting thing is that our medium print looks amazing!
 

Ready to Shop?
The instant gratification of ordering your prints and having them in your hands just a short time later, is an awesome concept. Now, technically you could just send your photos to be printed at a 1-hour place, but how fun is this!? You won't get the classic Polaroid style anywhere else. Find a retail location near you or order whatever you want on PolaroidFotobar.com.

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6 comments:

Mama Blamer said...

I love the shadow box and the camera lense mug.

Amanda said...

I like the Size 3 Shadowbox and I would print pics of dd and ds sleeping next to each other!

Some Lucky Dog said...

I like the Rustic Shadowbox Size 2. I'd like to display some of our photos from our trip to China in it.
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aperry said...

I like the magnetic photo string. I would print pictures of my boys playing in our new 5 acre lot.

Kristen said...

I'd like to have a photo of my friends & I done in the Rustic Shadowbox.

Laurie Murley said...

I would love to have the Bamboo Ledge for family pictures

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