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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

 


shutterfly instagram

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:


upload organize prints on shutterfly

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…

photo print of family

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!