18 September 2014

..::Product Review::.. PicStick Photo Magnets

My Review of PicStick

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"PicSticks are high quality glossy photographic magnets. Each photo measures 50x65mm and is 0.7mm thick. They come in a grid of 9 photos that can be easily separated by tearing along the perforations or by bending and snapping.

Our factory, located in England, uses state of the art digital processes to print your photos onto 200gsm art board, which is then fixed on to a magnetic backing.

PicSticks are strong, child-friendly and magnetic, so can be stuck to any metal surface. You can of course affix them to other surfaces as you would any other photo."


I was sent a sheet of 9 photo magnets from PicStick to review.  

Each sheet of 9 photo magnets costs $14.99.  Shipping?  Free.  Anywhere in the world.

Packaging & Presentation of PicStick

PicStick arrived in a normal white envelope. It was sent from and made in England, with love. 


Upon opening the envelope, I found a piece of card stock with my order number and a small printed preview of my magnets.

As you can see, the magnets do, in fact, come in a sheet. They are securely kept together, and the only way to separate them is to tear them, or bend and rip.

Photo Magnet Sheet

My Personal Experience with PicStick

There isn't much to do with magnets besides look at them and use them on a metallic surface, so I'm going to go through my steps.

Step 1:  I separated the magnets from each other.  At this point, I also inspected them for quality printing, etc.  Let me say this-- they looked exactly like the photos I uploaded.  I was happy with the results.  Sometimes when you order photos online they do not turn out as planned. In this case, they looked good.

Separated the magnets

Step 2:  Looked at the back.  I'm not sure why I do this. I've always done it. Every time I get my hands on a magnet, I always look at the back. So, naturally, I present you with a picture of the back of the magnets:

Back of the magnets

Step 3: I placed them on the fridge. Sometimes you come across a bad magnet that has trouble staying on the fridge.  These didn't.  These stuck very easily, and stayed in place without sliding.

On fridge

Step 4:  Of course I had to do the "does-it-hold-paper" test.  Here I chose a nice piece of artwork that my 6 year old brought me from school.  I chose 3 magnets featuring his mug and hung the picture using them.  They really hold a picture well.  I also tested to see how many sheets of paper one magnet can hold alone.  The answer is (4) 8.5" x 11" pieces of paper.

These photo magnets hold up artwork!

Pros of PicStick
  • Easy ordering process.  There are not any options. You upload 9 of your favorite photos and place the order.
  • The photo magnet's print job is superior to competitors.
  • These magnets actually hold papers on your fridge.'
  • You can upload pictures from your computer, phone, tablet, Facebook account, or even Dropbox.
  • Free shipping.  Uh, did I mention that shipping was free? To anywhere you may live!

Cons of PicStick
  • No options.  It would be nice to see magnets offered with a border or a 'place a date' option.  Nothing super special, just an extra way to personalize them.
  • They are located overseas, so if you needed to call them, the time zone issue would be tricky.  Email or using the form on their website would be your best bet for customer service.


As far as the photo magnets themselves?  Love 'em.  They bring a familiar personality to my fridge.  They are printed with a high quality ink.  They hold up papers.  You can choose the photos you want from pretty much any platform available.  I think I am going to buy another set and give them to my grandma for Christmas.  She loves gifts that are personal and thoughtful.

Are you wanting to try to try PicStick, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  

Use code THRIFTY25 to save 25% off of your order!


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DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review purposes from PicStick. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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