Remember how when you were a kid your parents had those photo albums and there were all those negatives stuck away in a drawer somewhere?

Or perhaps you don’t.

Either way, there is no denying that ever since our photos went digital there are far fewer printed photos in our homes. Most of us don’t even own cameras anymore – we just snap pictures with our phones and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and that’s that.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though!

Printed photos are making a big come back in the home, but not in the way you may remember them.

You no longer need to go down to the chemist to hand in your negatives, or even to connect your phone to the digital printer, to get photos printed for your home.

All you have to do is Email them off to one of a number of highly recommended photo-printing companies and they will print them and post them to you. What’s more is that you don’t have to settle for a packet of 5”x8” pictures.

You can have your photos printed to canvas in various sizes, in collage or as a single image, or you can design a photo book and have your pictures printed up in a beautiful hardcover album complete with captions and beautiful design elements. You have options like never before! Why not take a look at these sites and get inspired?

Most Popular Digital Photo Printing Services in South Africa:

Rapid Studio

Rapid Studio is a great one stop shop for all your photo printing, and they do all kinds of stuff from snow globes to puzzles!

Art Lab

Art Lab was the first company in SA to do digital photo to canvas for the public, all the way back in 1993!

ORMS Print Room

ORMS is a name you are probably familiar with if you are a photography enthusiast. They may be known for their high-quality camera equipment, but they also sport a top-notch printing lab.


QPhoto will post your photos anywhere in South Africa and they offer a pretty wide range of printed goods from coffee mugs to canvas.

Your Local Photographer

If you prefer to talk to your photographer in person while planning your prints, we recommend checking out your local listings. There are a lot of photographers who do your stretch canvas, photo books and more and the advantage is many of them have in-house deals where they will do a photo shoot for you and a certain number of prints for a set price.


Pssst… Photos in all shapes and sizes make great gifts, too!

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