- What is Our Photo Tile Shootout?
- Snaptiles Review: How Easy is It to Order?
- Snaptiles Review: Print Quality
- Snaptiles Review: Construction
- Snaptiles Review: Final Thoughts
A few years ago, I ordered Snaptiles for my son's room. Back then, I was incredibly impressed with the Snaptiles product, from the print quality to the construction to the ingenious method of hanging these tiles on the wall.
The question is, do these features still impress in 2023?
I'll seek to answer that question in my 2022 Snaptiles review!
In the video above, I give you a complete breakdown of my Snaptiles order, including the things I like, the things I don't like, specs, features, and more.
For convenience, I've outlined my thoughts below as well.
Table of Contents
What is Our Photo Tile Shootout?
This review is part of our larger photo tile shootout. So, what is this shootout, exactly?
The concept is simple: I order photo tiles, open them on camera, provide a real-time review and inspection of the tiles, and then rate them so you have the scoop on how good (or bad) the photo tiles are.
The point of this shootout - like our metal print shootout and canvas print shootout - is to do all the dirty work for you so you can make an informed decision about which photo tiles you buy.
While other websites simply rip information off from the photo tiles manufacturers' sites, we actually get hands on these things, take them for a spin, and give you real-world feedback on them.
Since photo tiles are becoming more and more popular, it's more important than ever to provide this kind of information, that way you get the best photo tiles for your money.
Snaptiles Review: How Easy is It to Order?
It couldn't be any easier to order your Snaptiles...
On your computer, just go to the Snaptiles website, click "Upload Photos," and you're presented with the screen above. Add four images (you get four tiles for $59, plus free shipping), and you're ready to rock!
Alternatively, you can use the Snaptiles app on your iOS device to place your order. Easy peasy!
Snaptiles Review: Print Quality
The first batch of Snaptiles I ordered a few years ago impressed me with the print quality, but this batch seems to have kicked it up a notch.
I'm not sure if the printing method has changed or if it's the actual inks or substrates used, but these new Snaptiles appear to have punchier colors and better sharpness and detail than the ones I bought years ago. That's definitely a bonus!
Now, photo tiles like this aren't intended to be gallery-quality prints, so you have to manage your expectations. However, Snaptiles manages to give you superb image quality for the product, which makes them one of the best photo tile options on the market. In fact, Snaptiles gets a perfect 5/5 rating from me for the color, image detail, and sharpness. These things are that good!
Snaptiles Review: Construction
One of the best features of Snaptiles by far is the manner in which the tiles are constructed.
As I explain in the video at the top of this article, Snaptiles has one anchor tile that mounts to the wall, and from there, all other Snaptiles mount to the anchor tile using magnets.
This is a big deal for a few reasons...
First, you can easily move Snaptiles around and rearrange them at any time. This is a fun feature that allows you to have a completely new photo arrangement depending on your particular wants or needs at any given moment.
Second, there's no worry about using up the stickiness of backer tape, which is how most other photo tiles mount to the wall.
Third, this system makes it fun to hang photos! My son loves these Snaptiles, and I often find him rearranging them into interesting shapes and patterns. So, from a construction standpoint, Snaptiles absolutely knocks it out of the park!
To mount the tiles, simply use the sticky tape on the back of the mounting bracket (and add tacks, if need be) to mount the bracket to the wall. Mounting is made easier by an integrated bubble level.
Then, choose the Snaptile you want to serve as the anchor point, and remove the perforated areas on the back of the tile. This allows you to simply slide the tile over the mounting plate for a secure fit.
Next, add additional tiles to the anchor tile in whatever order or pattern you like. It couldn't be any simpler!
Back on the construction front, these tiles have ultra-lightweight frames that require just the single anchor point I was talking about earlier.
Again, you shouldn't expect a high-end hardwood frame with these things because that's just not what they're supposed to be. But, the frame that Snaptiles provides does its job and does it perfectly fine. I gave the frame a 4/5 rating because it is a little difficult to slide the anchor tile onto the plastic mount.
Snaptiles Review: Final Thoughts
So, with all that said, I think it's safe to say that Snaptiles has knocked it out of the park again.
As I mentioned, my older Snaptiles were impressive as all get out, but this batch is even more impressive because of the improvements in print quality, detail, color, and sharpness. Kudos to Snaptiles for not resting on their laurels and making improvements to their product!
I appreciate, as I'm sure you do, when companies innovate and change the way we do things. Snaptiles fits into that category. Now, instead of worrying about damaging the wall with picture hangers or losing the ability to restick tiles to the wall after moving them over and over again, Snaptiles allows us to easily mount our favorite photos and rearrange them as many times as we want.
The magnets Snaptiles uses are extraordinarily powerful - as I demonstrated in the video - and do a fantastic job of keeping your photo arrangement in place on the wall. All around, I couldn't be more impressed, which is saying something since I was so impressed in previous years when I ordered Snaptiles.
If you've got some of your favorite photo memories that are screaming for a place on your wall, give Snaptiles a try. It's an innovative, fun, and interesting way to show off your best photos!