Printing is something that is becoming rarer these days. Most images languish on a hard drive or get buried somewhere in a smartphone album. When we cant find anything else to do we might look through them. Like when waiting at the doctor or dentist, you get the idea.

Now it took us a while but we eventually got around to printing some images taken on our cruise late last year. We did have to buy a printer first though. A joint decision came to the conclusion that for what we wanted to do a relatively cheap Canon printer would suffice and save us a few bob over some commercial printing. We are only talking a couple dozen smallish prints here.

The printer model we have has a nifty little wireless print feature. I thought that would come in handy to do some direct printing from the PC. Thing is…. it turned out the wife had carefully put all the images into an album…on her ipad.

This actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. We ended up doing the printing wirelessly via the ipad straight to the printer. It was impressive how easy it was. So within minutes we had all the images printed. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again – technology is great when it works 🙂

The next step involved putting the prints into an album. This actually took me back in time quicker than Dr Who in the Tardis. I’ve got to admit that it has been a while since we did any printing for an album.

We have vowed to do some more printing of any further adventures we have… it’s a lot more fun looking through prints then flicking through them on a screen. I suppose we humans are a lot more tactile than we like to think.

When was the last time you did some printing?

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