Kodak printer ink could be used to create a permanent record of those key events and occasions.

Many of us take pictures on mobile phones nowadays and upload them straight to social networking sites like Facebook.

But there's a lot to be said for making a proper family album, or picking a few images to hang up on the wall.

Even the most advanced technology can be fallible, so do you really want to run the risk of letting files becoming corrupted just because you only kept your pictures on disc?

Speaking to PC Advisor, Bob Ohlweiler of Kodak said: "Many people don't understand that quality photo prints have the ability to outlast electronic storage methods."

You can now get Kodak ink cartridges that allow you to produce professional quality photographs in the comfort of your own home.

A recent poll by the firm found that more than half of those surveyed believe this is cheaper than getting an actual professional to produce them instead.

This comes shortly after Kodak unveiled its Professional Endura Electrophotographic Printing Papers series – which could be ideal for anyone looking to print images at home.