Instagram lovers have plenty of online resources for printing their photos, but it means toggling back and forth between Instagram and a printing site.
Ink361, a Web viewer for Instagram, this week launched a printing service that offers a full range of choices from Kodak prints to framed pictures. With Ink361, you can use Instagram, organize photos into albums and order prints in a variety of formats.
You can turn Instagram images into photo paper prints, fine art prints, as well as framed, canvas and metal prints.
Here's how it works. In the new version of Ink361.com, all photos that you uploaded to Instagram show up with a “Buy Print" button. Kodak prints start at $5 for an 8-by-8-inch. For $11 and up, photos can also be printed on watercolor paper to achieve a softer artistic effect.
For wall mounting, Ink361 offers print on canvas, paper and metal, ranging from $28 to $39 for 8-by-8 inch prints. (Through March 10, Ink361 is offering a free 10-by-10-inch photo print with purchase. Use code 10FREE.)
And Ink361 will soon add more features, a company spokeswoman told us. Today (March 5), the company is rolling out a new Explore feature showcasing work from popular Instagrammers. Visitors can view and quickly follow the featured users or browse through their photos. And planned to launch next week, a new Albums feature lets users add pictures from other Instagrammers to their albums, which are collections of images with the same assigned tag.
Say you're a coffee fanatic, and tag some of your photos with #latteart. You could search for the tag to find similar photos from other users and add them that album. ( Instagram accounts are either private or public, so only photos from users who have accepted your "follow" or those that have public accounts will be available.)