Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular photo sharing site on mobile devices. According to ComScore it had 22.7M unique visitors in July 2012. Instagram was first launched on iOS (Apple mobile operating system). Soon, it gained huge audience and launched its app also on Android, where PicPlz (application based on identical idea) was pushed a side and forced to quit not much later. Instagram has many users whose day can’t go by without checking what’s new on Instagram and posting few photos while they’re still there.
I also use Instagram and love how easy it is to make my ordinary camera capture into something eye-catching and stylish. Now there is also a way, actually there are at least 6 ways, to bring those incredible photos to life.
With Instaprints you can order your Instagram photos as pictures, postcards or even posters. On top of that, you can order other users’ photos. Apart from users who buy their pictures as posters, post cards or prints, there is another big part of this community – the sellers. Being an Instaprinter you can sell your Instagram photos to others and benefit from your artistic eye.
Stickygram gives you the opportunity to have your favourite Instagram photos made into magnets. Stickygram allows you to order 9 Instagram photo-magnets for $14.99. Soon after the order your nice and shiny magnets are delivered to your doorsteps.
Instaprint.me is a location based photobooth for Instagram. This gadget I can see fitting perfectly on events where guests can print out their current moments and have both virtual and real Instagram experience at the same time.
Would you like to have a nice and round sandstone coaster with your favourite Instagram picture on it? Coastrmatic is where you can get it. For $25 + shipping you can have four Instagram coasters. All you need to do is connect your Instagram account, choose four pictures and wait for the result to arrive in your mailbox.
Postagram is a mobile post office with postcards made out of your Instagram photos. You can choose your photo, add some wishes, the address of recipient and voilla! Your postcard is ready to be send. The picture will be printed on a thick paper with 300dpi resolution, so the quality is very good. The cost of sending such a postcard is 0.99c in US and $1.99 if your recipient lives in another country.
An Instagram postcard. The Touchnote idea is identical to the Postagram one, but their postcards resemble the old-fashioned cards. Where Postagram prints only on one side of the card, Touchnote makes your Instagram pictures big, covering the whole front of the card. On the back there are your wishes and the address of the recipient, just like in an ordinary postcard. The cost of sending one postcard is 1.49 $/£/€ depending on where you are located.