Truprint Photo Placemats and Coasters – Review

Ok I hold my hands up. I’m obsessive about taking photographs.  There I said it. In reality anyone who knows me won’t be remotely surprised by that admission though!

In my late teens / early twenties I used to buy, and use, a disposable camera almost every weekend – every big night out required a new one!  They were almost as cheap as film and it didn’t matter too much if I lost it or it got damaged. I’ve got some amazing photos (which I’m not going to share with you I’m afraid!) which I love looking back on and remembering the fun we had!  I can’t actually remember when I got my first digital camera – but I know there’s a big chunk of my mid twenties lacking in photographs – I think I just couldn’t be bothered, perhaps I was having too much fun! I regret that now!

Since becoming a Mum my desire to capture every moment of my children’s lives is huge – they change so fast and I want to preserve it, remember it and relive it.

Our house is full of photographs. The dining room wall is a gallery of photos ranging from a really cute black and white seaside snap of my Grandparents, Mum and Aunty at the seaside to a Venture portrait of my family. There’s a collection of photos in Ben and Chloe’s room of all the most important people in their lives and wedding photos on the living room wall.

I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review products for Truprint. I remember Mum using Truprint when I was a child – sticking films in the envelope and sending them off to be developed – obviously things have moved on a bit since those days!  You upload your pictures to the website and use them to create all sorts of wonderful things from standard prints to mugs, calendars and photo books.  I really enjoyed browsing the website – there’s just so much to choose from!  I eventually decided on the placemats as they just seemed to be something really different, I’ve never seen anything like them before and I thought Ben and Chloe would really enjoy having mats with their own faces on!

It’s really easy to upload photos direct from your computer but Truprint also offer the option of uploading from Facebook!  The one thing I found frustrating when I was choosing my photos was that there didn’t seem to be an option to move the photos around to centre them or resize them on the place mat which could leave to some dodgy crops on the finished product. This meant I couldn’t use some of the photos I had hoped unless I went to the hassle of cropping and re-uploading them – which I suppose wouldn’t take too long but it would have been much easier to have had the option to edit them slightly on the mats.

Set of 6 coasters – £9.99
Set of 6 place mats – £24.99

Oh my days was I thrilled when I received them! They far outweighed my expectations and are just gorgeous. Beautiful, glossy images on great quality cork backed place mats.  Ben and Chloe were super excited and liked going through telling me who was in each picture. I love that we’ve got a variety of pictures so they can choose different ones to use.  Everyone I’ve shown them to thinks they are incredible.  They’d make such a fantastic gift be it for Christmas, birthdays or even a wedding (how cool would it be to make place mats from photos of the couple?)

*Disclaimer – I was given credit to create my own place mats and coasters for the purposes of review but all thoughts and opinions are my own* 

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  1. October 26, 2013 / 9:21 am

    My current favourite is of my little boy with my best friends little girl. Me and my friend met online and it was the very first time we met up so it's a very special photograph.

  2. October 26, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    Gosh I have lots, but one of my daughter riding her horse is my favourite.

  3. Tamsin Dean
    October 26, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    LOVE THE PHOTOS OF MY LOT WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE, they are all grown up now and miss them being young

  4. October 26, 2013 / 11:45 pm

    A photo my mum took of my son, husband and I when my son was about a week old, love it!

  5. October 27, 2013 / 9:19 am

    a picture of 6 of my 7 children together, wish it had been 7 though

  6. October 27, 2013 / 11:15 am

    my daughter, doing various athletics events, got a brill one of her going over a hurdle and in mid air while long jumping

  7. October 27, 2013 / 11:15 am

    a photo of my 5 grandchildren all together

  8. Alison
    October 27, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    My son with my dog

  9. October 27, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    My daughter on the beach

  10. October 27, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    A picture of my baby and husband – my two favourite people in the world 🙂

  11. October 27, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    My little girl having a bath in the sink with plastic vegetables :}

    • October 27, 2013 / 7:18 pm

      Suitably random!! Love it 🙂

  12. Amy Beckett
    October 27, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    My favourite picture if our puppy playing in the garden – The start of our family

  13. Jane Middleton
    October 27, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    favourite photo is of my other half falling over in snow – so funny

  14. October 27, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    I love all photos when we have all the family together 🙂

  15. October 27, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    My partner once took our little boy out to the soft play place and there was a photographer there, he came back with a beautiful picture of the two of them. My two favourite boys 🙂 xx

  16. October 28, 2013 / 7:02 am

    my grandsons 1st school photo, it is a black and white print and looks amazing

  17. October 28, 2013 / 10:04 am

    my eldest showing his spiderman toys he looks so cute!!!!

  18. October 28, 2013 / 10:30 am

    I have a wonderful picture of myself and my brother with my dad when we were young Children. It has to be my favourite for the memories it invokes – and the blonde hair is actually natural lol!!!

  19. October 28, 2013 / 11:52 am

    My favourite photograph is of mum and I on "The ledge" at Willis Tower Chicago! A perspex ledge outside of the building! My boyfriend took the pic from above us so we look like we are floating high!!! Its brilliant!

  20. tarcsafalvi
    October 28, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    My favourite photograph is my wedding photos

  21. October 28, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    First day at school photos for each of my 3 children. We take them each year outside of our front door and love to look back at them to compare.

  22. October 28, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    Hubby gazing dreamily on the beach

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