Digital Memories using Printsgram

Since Instagram released a public API, developers have utilized it to create new ways where you can view all the photos you’ve taken with the app in places other than your iPhone. A handful I’ve liked but none of which have given one that ability to create something tangible with your photographs aside from keeping them incubated in a screen.

I assume you photograph people, places or things for a reason and as likely as you are to have a broader audience admire your work online or within the app itself, you still have people around you that would be just as receptive for the stuff you shoot as anyone else if you shared them.

There’s days where I may not be as lively on Twitter but it’s quite the opposite with Instagram in that I keep myself visually busy using the app everyday and I’ll be darn if the people who follow me are the only ones who are aware of the type of things I shoot.

My wife doesn’t use Instagram and I would probably have more luck getting into an argument trying to convince her to use it than to see her posting anything on her own volition. Other than putting a screen in front of her, how else can I showcase to her the photos I’ve taken using the app? Well, there’s Printsgram which is a “social printing service where you can turn your digital memories into real life objects such as posters, stickers, photo cubes and more” using the massively popular Instagram. I always come across these amazing services but could never recall how but what’s important is that I did.

Printsgram Poster by Jorge Quinteros

Despite what the name of the service may indicate, Printsgram doesn’t do the actual printing but provides with a printable PDF so that you can print them yourself or get them printed at a local print shop. The service is free and offers a nice range of layout templates for your photos and you can also choose to share your creations on the site and have people download them.

I went with an A3 Poster layout where I easily dragged and dropped my favorite Instagram photos, entered a title, downloaded the PDF, pulled out an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photo paper to print it on and surprised Vanessa with it. The rest is history.