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where to print instagram photos

Where Can You Print Instagram Photos? 4 Ways It’s Hip to Print Square

print instagram logoWhere can you print Square Instagram Photos Online?

I was recently on Instagram looking at dog photos, and saw that they currently host over 30 million photos tagged as #dog. Smartphone users are uploading a lot of pictures to Instagram / Webstagram, and they are being seen online, but most of these amazing photos will never get printed.

The good news is that the big online photo services are starting to get hop to square photos, as until recently, there were no square sizes to choose for printing. Between the vintage filters, and the square shape, these prints can end up having a nostalgic attraction like the Polaroid pics we used to take as kids.

Here are a few of the best options for printing your Instagram photos:

square instagram prints from snapfish

Snapfish – Instagram

Snapfish does a great job of handling your Instagram photos. After uploading them to Snapfish.com, (they have a free mobile phone app) check out their new “Deco Prints,” available in square, 4×4″ size. (shown above)

Deco prints are printed on premium, heavy cardstock, and coated with a velvet-soft matte finish. Perfect for those retro-looking Instagram filtered pics. Right now they are running a promotion so these run about 50 cents each, which will probably go up soon. Look for a coupon to bring that back down.


walgreens instagram photo printingWalgreens Photo – Instagram

Maybe Walgreens isn’t as cool as some of the hipster photo sites out there, but they do print square photos (4×4″ and 8×8″) from your Instagram pics.

Easily upload photos from your smartphone (or other photo sharing sites) to their site, you can pick these up at a Walgreens photo center in only an hour, or have them shipped to you.

Like the other top photo printing services, you can choose to print your square Instagram photos on dozens of gifts like photo mugs, photo calendars, and many more.

walgreens photo square prints

 


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Shutterfly – Instagram

shutterfly square instagram photoI was disappointed to see that Shutterfly isn’t offering square prints yet, but they look like they are on the verge. They have a wide selection of photo gifts specifically designed to incorporate your square Instagram photos, (Instagram photo gifts here) and make it easy to upload photos directly from Instagram.

You can also easily incorporate them into standard photo calendars, photo mugs, and even birthday

Among the printing options are 8×8 and 12×12″ scrapbook pages, a large square 12×12″ acrylic or canvas print, if you are looking to frame a photo, or hang it on the wall.

Note: If you want to print 4×4″ square prints, (of your Instagram photos) you need to download the Shutterfly iPhone App from iTunes store! It looks like you can’t access the 4×4″ printing option otherwise. They seem to push Instagram users to the app, as almost all square photos are probably coming from Instagram on smart phones, and it’s just easier that way.

If you are using Shutterfly’s website (not the app) to print them, be sure to crop the image down to a square, (using their “custom crop” tool) and try using a black background. Before adding them to your cart, I recommend using the “matte” paper, especially if you’ve applied a filter to the pictures.

You’ll probably end up hand trimming the black border off, which isn’t a big deal, especially if you’re putting them into a square frame. You’ll save money this way too, as standard 4×6″ prints are cheap to print.


where to print instagram photos

Printstagr.am

instagram picture posterEven though it’s confusing typing in that domain name, it’s worth your trip if you are considering printing your cool little square pictures.

Printstagr.am reminds you to “make squares not war” when you arrive at their site, so printing Instagram pictures and photo gifts / products is the focus of their whole business.

Besides various prints, (including cool mini prints) they also offer photo books, mini photo books, stickers, frames and posters which can feature dozens of pics at once. Pretty cool! Check them out here


Where to Print Instagram Photos

I plan on adding to this post soon, as the landscape for printing Instagram photos is changing quickly as photo services adapt to this wildly popular new photography format.

If you have any suggestions or tips on how to print Instagram photos, please just drop us a comment below:

coupons for photo prints from shutterfly

Shutterfly Prints Coupons: New Discounts

shutterfly logo smallNew coupons for prints from shutterfly.com: In the Bible, Moses commanded the evil Pharoah to, “let my people go!” This inspiring story should motivate all of us to liberate the hundreds of digital photos that are currently imprisoned on our phones. So, channel your own inner-Moses and lead your photos to freedom and salvation by finally having them printed at Shutterfly.

Right now there are a number of promotions going on, including several for 4×6 prints, and a number of other sizes as well. If you are a new customer, be sure to take advantage of their “50 free prints” offer below:


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quickly organize and print your digital photos

Did digital kill the photo print star?

photo prints shutterfly 4x6(Sorry kids; another 80’s reference there) Au contraire. One could argue that digital photos help make it much easier to print your favorite moments. Sure, it’s easy to share your captured smiles through the various social media outlets, (Facebook, etc) and photo-sharing sites, but nothing can replace holding a special memory in your hand. Not to mention that Grandma might not have access to Facebook –or know how to use it.

In my opinion, digital photos are similar to all the e-readers now available. They don’t come close to the real thing. Call me old-school, but I do prefer holding a photo in my hand or seeing it in a photo book rather than looking at them on a computer screen. Maybe it’s because I already sit in front of a computer most of every day.  You know what I’m talking about…

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ok, some photos should never be printed

Easily upload and print your photos with Shutterfly

photo print sizesIt’s easier and quicker than you remember. Through online companies like Shutterfly & Snapfish, making prints of your digital photos is convenient, super easy and really cheap. Simply cozy up to your computer and choose a site like Shutterfly.com (ok, I’m partial to number one!) and they will walk you through uploading, organizing, editing, (optional) and printing your favorite photos.

Next follow the easy steps to upload one or all of your digital photos from all sources you have them on whether it is your phone, your computer or any social media. Personally I prefer to upload ALL of my photos on Shutterfly. They offer free and unlimited storage so I never have to worry about losing my precious memories or filling up my computer space. Plus this makes it REALLY easy and fast to print a photo in a pinch.

Always look for a coupon when you order prints

The competition for printing your digital photos online is intense, so never place an order for prints without taking advantage of a coupon of some kind. While small orders may not qualify, there are usually a few promotions to choose from at any given time. Print as little or as many pictures as you need and not a single extra. Only need 3 prints? Go ahead. It’s not like getting $2 worth of gas; Shutterfly won’t judge you or give you a nasty look. Need 300 prints? You can do that too, and you’ll probably qualify for free shipping.

Have your prints shipped, or pick them up for free

pickup photo prints free cvsThe best part about printing photos these days is the ease is which they are brought to me. With one click you can ship them directly to yourself or if you’re as thrifty as I am, ship them for free to a local retail pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens Photo Center. Besides getting them in your hands for free, they’re ready quicker. (Most of the time in an hour!)

Even though I’m dwelling on the 4×6″ and standard size prints, Shutterfly has a plethora of printing options. You can even turn your photos into art by printing them on wood. or easily add them to a mug or calendar. Adding a border or a caption is also free, and you can even print your Instagram photos in a photo book or on a variety of products. Never forget a detail or name when you take advantage of the free back-printing option that gives each of your pics a description.

Why not drop a print or two into your next letter?

Next time you send a card or letter to a friend or family member, why not add a photo with it? So go ahead, spend 0.15 cents on Grandma and send her a picture of your bundle of joy. It’s cheaper than the stamp, and It’ll make her day. Don’t hide your photos on your phone or computer anymore. Liberate them by printing and sharing them in a glorious diaspora of photo paper!

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Print Photos On Wood: Wooden Wall Art Shutterfly Coupon

shutterfly logo smallPrint your photos on wood for a stunning, natural look – Did you know that you can have photo(s) printed and personalized on actual wood panels at Shutterfly.com? The result can be a gallery-quality piece of wall art for you home featuring one or more of your favorite photos. Printing your photos on wood allows the wood grain to come through, giving your photos a warm, rustic look.

While any wooden wall art is significantly more expensive than standard photo prints, they are a great option for truly meaningful pictures that will last a lifetime.


Print your favorite pictures on a wood panel

As I mentioned, printing on wood is never cheap, but for special occasions and gifts, this can be an amazing, creative idea. I guess you could call it a “DIY” (do it yourself) photo project, but it’s so simple that it only requires at least one great photo, and a few minutes of your time.

The wooden surface adds a rustic, warm, matte finish to your photos.

photo guyTip: The wood grain shows through best on lighter colors, and is much less visible on dark colors. Very light colors will also print darker than if printed on standard photo paper. For example, a pure white would print more as an ivory or vintage bisque color, although their “preview” tool is pretty accurate in showing you this.

Ideas for printing pictures on wood: Think of the most special photos that you have, and that might be a good place to start. How about these ideas:

  • Wedding photos – Not only of the event itself, but these would be a great gift for a couple that is getting married, or as a thank you gift from the bride and groom to their parents or wedding party
  • Travel photos to remember a special trip(s)
  • Family Photos – especially of the kids
  • Instagram pictures – They lend themselves well to this format, as they have a warm, vintage feel, much like natural wood
  • Panoramic photos – Yes, there is a size to print panoramic pictures, like those from your iPhone!
  • A photo of your vacation house or cabin – Do you have a beach house, or cabin in the mountains? This is an amazing way to remember it when you aren’t there
  • Christmas / Holiday presents – I easily spend $100 or more on my wife and Mom every Christmas / Hanukkah / Mother’s Day. What a great alternative to sending gourmet gifts or flowers
  • Pictures of flowers / Nature – Speaking of flowers; did you have an unforgettable bouquet at your wedding? Maybe there is a beautiful old, flowering tree on your property? You can preserve it for a lifetime on wood. Don’t forget to use a coupon!

panoramic wood photo artSize options for printing: There are at least a half dozen different sizes for these wood panels, starting at 8×10, available in landscape (horizontal), square, or portrait (vertical) orientation. Currently their sizes are:

  • 8×10″ – Their least expensive option
  • 10×14″
  • 12×12 – square formats are great for printing instagram pictures
  • 16×16″
  • 16×20 (most popular size)
  • 20×30,
  • 10×24 and 12×36″ (panoramic dimensions)
  • 24×36″ standard wall poster size

Please don’t forget to use a coupon code!

Premium printing isn’t cheap, so it’s even more important that you use a promo code at checkout for free delivery, or a significant discount.

wood wall art shutterfly vintage photoSee how that wood grain shows through on the lighter colors? These pics had a vintage filter from Instagram applied to them and then imported after logging in at Shutterfly.com

travel pictures printed on woodAdd custom text to most designs

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Pre-Pay for Photo Prints: 30% Discount w/ Shutterfly Prepaid Plans

shutterfly logo smallSave big when you prepay for photo prints at Shutterfly: If you take as many digital photos as I do, then you’re either maxing out your iPhone’s memory, or you’re getting a lot of photos printed. Either way, you can save a lot when you prepay for your photos. In fact, with the prepaid plans below, 4×6″ prints are as low as 9 cents each!


shutterfly prepaid prints coupon


About Their Prepaid Plans:

In fact, there are three different plans to choose from, depending on what your photo printing needs are.

  • Annual Print Plan – About $30 per year gets you a 30% discount on all print sizes (including photo enlargements and collage posters) That discounts 4×6″ prints to a dime each!
  • Prepaid 4×6″ Prints – You choose whether to prepay for 200, 400, or 600 prints at a substantial discount. Once you pay, you have 2 years to use your prepaid credits
  • Prepaid Portrait Plans – Three different options that all give you a volume discount on portrait photo prints. Choose between packages of wallet, 4×6″ , 5×7″, and 8×10″ sizes. Use your credits anytime in the next two years

Here’s a side-by-side-comparison:

pre pay for prints at shutterfly

Do the prepaid credits expire?

When you pay for the annual plan, it lasts one year to the day. The other plans give you credits that can be used anytime during the next two years, after which they will expire. You’ll get at least one notice via your Shutterfly account reminding you to use these credits. You can even have your photos printed at your local Target, Walgreens Photo Center, or CVS pharmacy for same-day pickup.

Can I use a coupon towards these plans?

Look for them to throw in a free photobook when you buy the annual plan. (see above) Sometimes there will be a promotion at the on-site coupon page at shutterfly.com for a discount on prepaid prints. The most popular is towards the 200 prints to encourage you to try the prepaid option.

*If you are a new customer, also consider their popular 50 free prints promotion, as well as their ongoing coupon for save-the dates!

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