Friday, 15 March 2013
shake it like a polaroid picture
when I was younger I carried a film camera with me everywhere I went, and although I loved taking photos, I think I loved putting the printed photos into albums and scrapbooks even more. now that everything is digital, I never print off photos. even though I shoot a lot of film, I just get the negatives developed and put straight on to a CD to put on my computer. the last time I had photos printed was for my final portfolio at university!
now don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE technology, and being able to snap a photo on my iphone whenever I feel like it, and then share it with the world via instagram. but I do miss having photos to hold in my hand, and stick on my walls. I'd seen a few sites offering services to print your instagram photos and send them to you, but they all seemed to be based in the US, and I didn't want to pay international shipping and then risk getting stung for tax and import duty on top of that. so when I discovered printed.com have just started doing printed instagram photos I obviously HAD to order some!
I ordered 36 prints, and it was SO easy - it links to your instagram account so you just highlight the photos you want printed and you're done! the fact that they print them to look like retro polaroid photos just makes them even more awesome in my opinion!
the prints took about 3 days to arrive, which is good because I am the most impatient person EVER. and the quality is really good - the front is gloss laminated so the colours on the pictures look really bright, but the back isn't so you can write on it.
I'm already planning on ordering more of these as I can think of a million uses for them! how about printing a bundle off as a gift (I'm going to print off lots of ones of Jasper for my Mum), or using them as notecards, or even printing off ones of your handmade products to use as promotional material in with online orders?
(also, this post was not sponsored in any way, I just thought there might be other people like me who want to print off their instagram photos but hadn't heard of printed.com)