Best Sources for Instagram Printing

In Tech by Esther Carlstone2 Comments

In these days of modern technology and smartphones, what mom doesn’t have thousands of pictures of their kids on their iPhones or the like? One of my – and apparently millions of others – favorite photo-taking apps on my phone is Instagram. Something about those filters, and the way it uploads into a feed that can easily be shared, really appeals to me. But, what does one exactly do with them (besides look at them over and over again?) Luckily, Instagram is one of those apps that creative and savvy people have created super easy-to-use printing services for. Wanna turn your pics into magnets? No problem! Wanna print them out as gifts? Easy! Here are just a few of my favorite:

Blurb -This is a great source if you ever want to turn your Instagram snaps into a gorgeous hardcover book. It’s super-easy: you literally login to your Instagram account from the Blurb website, and they upload your entire feed. Of course, you can always remove images and shift things around, and a few clicks later, a high-quality Instagram book is on its way! This sure beats the old gluing pics into an album method. I did this for Little Miss’s first birthday, and was highly impressed at the quality of both the book and the printing.

Origrami – I haven’t used this site yet, but I’m dying to try it. One of their options is something called Retrogram which prints your pics on what looks like a Polaroid and prints a photo map on back of where they were taken (provided that you geo-tagged it in Instagram.) The second option is to print on a Film Roll which prints your snaps on 3-feet of translucent film paper, all packaged to go in a retro-looking cardboard film canister. How cool is that?

Stickygram – Confession: I’m obsessed with Stickygrams. They’re a fun, easy way to transform your Instagram shots into adorably small magnets. The print quality is pretty good, and they make a perfect, relatively inexpensive gift for the grandparents. Who doesn’t like looking a their fridge and seeing their kids’ faces looking out at them?

Printstagram – Printstagram offers a variety of options for your Instagram shots like framed prints, mini prints, square prints, an adorably small desktop calendar, a poster, stickers, and the too-cute-for-words Tiny Book (perfect for tossing in your purse!) With so many products to choose from, it’s hard not to go nuts with the printing here.

Happy Printing!

Meet the Author | Esther Carlstone


Esther is the mother to a silly 20-month old daughter who hates wearing clothes. Born and raised in Southern California, she attended UCLA where she received her Bachelors Degree in English and continues to live and love Los Angeles many years after. After a decade-long stint as an event planner, she is now a writer/editor for various websites and blogs about all thing lovely at her site, A Lovely State of Mind. She's hates trolling through unorganized sales racks and is obsessed with fashion, food, travel, pop culture, Instagramming, good design, and too many TV shows to count. Oh, and coffee totally counts as a food group (the main one if you have a kid.) You can find Esther on her blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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  2. Hi
    As a big instagram’er I love all the services you mention here. I’ve also just launched an instagram photobook printing service which I thought you might like to know about – http://printrgram.com Would love to hear what you think 🙂
    Thanks,
    Claire

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