reStickity Self-Adhesive, Relocatable Prints Review

File this one under “Having fun with photos while temporarily housebound.” reStickity prints your images on durable peel & stick adhesive material that can safely be attached, removed and then reattached to virtually any surface without damaging the wallboard, refrigerator door, corkboard or plaster (etc.) you attach it to. Put an end to crummy tape scum forever.

“We created reStickity because we’ve experienced the hassle, time-consuming and sometimes costly process of displaying and re-displaying high-quality photos on any surface,” said Emma Falk, co-founder of reStickity.

My dog Ivy shot on Princeton University campus with classic Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 and Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14–50mm f/2.8–3.5 zoom, 1/100 sec at f/4, ISO 100. © Jon Sienkiewicz

Show me, I said. I sent them two 300dpi images—my faithful companion Ivy (the dog) and my elusive friend who is a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).

Red-tailed hawk shot with Canon 5D Mk II and Canon 70-200mm f2.8 zoom, 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400 handheld. © Jon Sienkiewicz

Sharpness is quite good, even though the print surface is textured, and colors look great. Saturation is about right and contrast is dead-on. Whites are clean and shadow areas clear and not muddy. Very good quality overall.

reStickity prints look good when applied to refrigerator or cabinet and can be removed easily and repositioned elsewhere. Not sure how many times they can be moved without losing their stickiness but mine show no signs of fatigue. © Jon Sienkiewicz

Printed in Rochester, NY, reStickitys adhere to just about any surface (I tried several successfully) and can be removed and repositioned somewhere else over and over. Company cautions against applying to newly-painted surfaces. Tip: save the envelope that your reStickity prints arrive in and use it to store the release-paper backing for later use.

Pricing ranges from $4.99 for a single 4 x 4 inch print to $24.99 for a 12 x 18 with significant discounts for higher quantities. To help folks combat cabin boredom and stay connected, reStickity is offering free shipping through June 1.

Who are they for? Perfect for student lockers, dorm rooms, kids’ bedrooms and of course Grandma’s fridge.

Xpozer from Bay Photo. Images are printed on a “Vivid Satin” material using a 12-color ink set. I’m a big fan of this system because the quality is absolutely topnotch and the frame part can be reused with different canvas images.

Looking for bigger prints? Check out Bay Photo’s Xpozer which I cover in detail in this article. The frame and hardware are interchangeable and the printed fabric is extremely sharp and perfectly saturated. Price is reasonable, too.

—Jon Sienkiewicz