inspiration • artifact uprising // 讓相片不只是相片

 


i've always had a thing for "paper". i remember when i was little i used to make handmade greeting cards for all sorts of holiday, and i'll give them to my parents & friends. i just love the texture of paper, even its smell. 

after pursuing more on photography, that love for paper spread out to "prints". and out of so many online print shops, artifact uprising is my all time favorite.  the founder of au is a husband & wife photographer duo. they were in the photography creative industry for over 8 years. and one day they asked themselves, "our documented lives were sitting on our phones and computers with no true place to live on. what are we leaving behind?" and that's the start of the whole photo print thing... after 2 years of hard work, au was finally founded in 2012. 

the quality of au prints are unexceptionable. i love their ultra thick matte paper. (and most of their products are made from 100% recycled papers!) their printing quality is also perfect. they offer many different products like photo book, calendar, large format print/poster, greeting card, postcard...etc. i've already decided to print & mail some postcards for this year's christmas! if you love photos & you love papers. artifact uprising will not disappoint you. 

 

一直以來我都很喜歡”紙”


從國小開始我就會在大大小小的節日自己做手工卡片送人
還記得某年聖誕節卯起來做了十幾張立體卡送給所有好朋友 (高冷女嘗試著表達內心溫暖小宇宙?!)
做到手痛了好幾天  非常瘋狂

剛認識廖先生的時候也偷偷做了一本手工書給他
整本書都是自己一頁頁黏起來, 總共大概三十頁有, 還加上hard cover! lol
(學生時期時間真的很多啊……)


就是很喜歡紙的觸感, 甚至是紙的味道
覺得一個圖案或一行字寫在質感好的紙上, 就什麼感覺都對了~

開始認真攝影之後, 這份對紙的喜愛也跟著延伸到”相片印刷”上

今天要介紹給大家的  是一間網路相片印刷公司, 叫作artifact uprising (簡稱au)
印過許多自己拍得照片, au是我見過質感最好的一家!


首先我必須說, 我個人是非常極端的matte霧面愛好者..
glossy跟matte擺在我面前我就是會選matte選2189641次 (就覺得霧面質感好兩百倍啊!)
而au所用的紙都是matte, 還是帶有一定厚度的紙, 不管是拿在手上或貼牆上都很有份量~

加上他們印刷品質也幾近完美, 不像曾經印過幾間是糊的orz

au的創始人是一對攝影師夫婦 jenna & matt
他們拍照拍了8年, 開始想.. ”我們用攝影紀錄下來的生活難道只能存在在手機與電腦裡嗎?” 而這也成了au的開端

努力了兩年終於在2012年開創artifact uprising這間公司,
宗旨是 "off your device, into your life".


他們非常有環保意識, 幾乎所有的產品都是100%再生紙製作而成
而wood product也都是拿被丟棄的蟲害松木所製作的
au相信那些材料值得擁有第二個生命!


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au時不時會有”25 free prints” promotion
只要訂閱他們的newsletter就可以免費印25張square prints! (不包括運費就是了)
大家可以想到就去他們網站看看 lol

但就算沒有免費的印, 還是很推薦au所有產品啊~
我認真想要印它個幾十本書+幾十張prints!!

除了square prints以外, 他們還有許多其他印刷產品,
像是月曆, 相片書, 賀卡, 明信片, 和大張的海報等等

我已經暗自決定明年  不對  是今年的聖誕節or新年要印明信片來寄了XD

(想收到的人歡迎在底下留言!)
(明明就還有10個月 哈哈哈)


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無論是印來當裝飾或是送人, au prints都好有溫度
真心推薦給喜歡相片的人!

http://www.artifactuprising.com/