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No one in the 1900s used a smartphone and a social network to share their photos; they had to get them developed. Despite the luxuries of modern technology, Instagram’s lovable vintage charm won over 10M users in its first year alone.

Posted on: Fri 02 Nov, 2012 by Gary Dean

However, you want to give your photos that genuine retro feel you’ll never get it staring at a glass screen! Luckily there are several quick, easy and innovative options to print Instagram photos; from the classic ‘glossy paper’ photo print and canvas’ to stickers and chocolate!

Here are some of our top suggestions to print your Instagram photos, all of which ship to the UK.


Firebox (firebox.com)


Who are they?

Firebox have been selling some of the coolest gadgets, games and toys online since 1998.


What do they offer?

Firebox offer an Instagram printing service that allows you to print 12 or 24 of your “hipster pics” (their words!) in the style of a retro polaroid, including a mini Sharpie pen to write down your memories in the blank spaces. Firebox can also print your Instagram photos canvas’, coasters and posters too if you’re looking for that little something extra.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

Yes. When ordering you will be prompted to access your Instagram and import the photos you require printing.


Cost?

Prints from £9.99, Coasters from £14.99, posters from £24.99 and canvas’ from £19.99.



Metro Print (metro-print.co.uk)


Who are they?

Metro Imaging is a professional photo printing and processing service with over 30 years of experience and expertise.


What do they offer?

Metro Print offer services for photography professionals looking for quality presentation, rather than just physical copies of the family holiday snaps. At the time of writing they offer 152mm x 152mm Instagram prints on C-Type, Giclee or Resin Coated paper in mounted, framed or acrylic block presentation. They also state on their website that they are continually developing ideas and testing to see which filter-styles and printing methods work best together.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

No. Users have to save their Instagram photos to their computer and upload on site.


Cost?

Prices range from £5 to £52.



PostalPix (postalpix.com)


Who are they?

A photo printing application currently available on the iPhone platform and coming soon to Android.


What do they offer?

PostalPix cut out the middle man of getting on a computer by giving you a purpose built application to get prints ordered from your phone. They offer 4 x 4 inch square prints perfect for printing your Instagram snaps.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

No, but you can upload straight from your phone where your Instagram photos are saved.


Cost?

Costs start at .99¢ per photo. Bear in mind they are a US based company, so it could take a couple for weeks to receive your end product if you live in the UK.



Static Pixels (staticpixels.com)


What do they offer?

Static Pixels offer a service for those who like to be reassured what they paying for is made with the environment in mind. Their DeepSquare prints are 5 x 5 inches in size, printed on recycled paper-based board and come complete with an attached stand and wall mount.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

Yes, to order you must authorise your Instagram and import the photos you wish to print.


Cost?

DeepSquare prints come in packs for 4 and cost $25 plus an international shipping cost of $10.



Photobox (photobox.co.uk)


Who are they?

Photobox are a digital photo printing service perfect for your family or holiday snaps.


What do they offer?

Along with your standard photo printing services, Photobox offer a selection of almost any customisable photo gift you could imagine. Calendars? Keychains? Jigsaws? If you can think of it they probably sell it!


Why Photobox for Instagram printing?

We understand there are countless photo printing services online offering the same services, but it was Photobox’s ability to upload straight from Instagram that won us over.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

As mentioned above, yes you can. On the upload page select the Photobox Connect option above the upload box, click the Instagram icon, connect your account, pick the photos you want to print, and upload.


Cost?

New sign ups can take advantage of up to 40 free Instagram prints, however some of the photo gifts can range from under £5 to over £100.



Casestagram (casetagram.com)


What do they offer?

Casestagram offer “social design services” to create your own custom cases for iPhones, iPods, iPads and Samsung Galaxys. Their onsite builder allows you to pic various templates and arrange your photos to fit your custom case.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

Yes. The application allows you to import your photos straight from Instagram.


Cost?

Prices start at $34 (worldwide shipping).



Artflakes (artflakes.com)


Who are they?

Artflakes is a place for artists and art lovers to network, discover, buy and sell their art.


What do they offer?

Alongside their options to by other artist’s work on print, postcards and canvas, Artflakes offer the chance to print your own Instagram pictures as 4 x 4 inch stickers.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

Yes. When ordering online the service accesses your Instagram allowing you to select which photos you would like printed and how many.


Cost?

10 stickers for £13.41, 25 for £26.91, 50 for £40.41.



Instagoodies (instagoodies.com)


Who are they?

Instagoodie is a side venture of Alex and Dan Rubin of Webgraph.


What do they offer?

At present Instagoodies offer a sticker book containing 90 of your Instagram photos at 22 x 22mm in size, although the website hints at more services such as posters being available soon.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

Yes, to order you must authorise your Instagram and import the photos you wish to make into stickers.


Cost?

$14 (worldwide shipping).



Stickygram (stickygram.com)


What do they offer?

Stickygram is a service that allows you to print your Instagram photos as 50 x 50 mm magnets.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

Yes, to order you must authorise your Instagram and import the photos you wish to make into magnets.


Cost?

Magnets come in a set of 9 cost $14.99 (free worldwide shipping).



Cocoagraph (cocoagraph.com)


Who are they?

Chocograph (Chocolate Photograph Co.) was founded by Fine Arts graduate Rae Vittorelli in 2011.


What do they offer?

The hint is kind of in the name; CHOCOLATE PHOTOGRAPHS! All orders are handmade from Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance-approved chocolate to turn your Instagram snap into an edible slice of polaroid goodness. Cocoagraph offer 4 types of chocolate with the customisable option to add dried fruit too. Ideal as a gift for a special occasion.


Can you upload straight from Instagram?

No, images must be uploaded as JPEGs online.


Cost?

Costs start at £14 with worldwide shipping.

Of course, new Instagram features and gadgets are popping up so often it’s hard to keep track of them all. If you have a unique product related to printing Instagram photos please get in touch and let us know.

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