I love printed photos. There’s something about holding a photo, framing it and putting it up on a wall that is satisfying. It provides a different experience to viewing a picture on a screen.
Above all, a printed photo is final. There’s no more editing, retouching or cropping to be done. You have what you have.
I also love Instagram. I love its simplicity, its beautiful filters and its square proportions that force you to crop images and think about layout.
Some of the images I’ve created using my iPhone and Instagram are priceless to me. They’re memories that only exist electronically and I’ve longed to print and frame them. Well, thanks to Metro Print, I can.
The geniuses there have played and tested and have developed a wonderful Instagram printing service that I’ve clunkily dubbed Printstagram.
They take your beautiful Instagram images and print them in lovely 5×5 squares. I collected my first order today and the results are brilliant.
If, like me, you love printed photos and Instagram, I think you’ll love this Metro Print service.
*as an aside, this post has been typed on my iPhone using the WordPress app. Like Instagram it’s a real testament to how much we can now do using our phones.