In today’s world, over 800 million pictures are taken annually. We share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest and other social networks. However, there is a digital divide when it comes to actually printing out your mobile photos.
Many of us, do not print at all. Maybe, that is because we do not care to have thin glossy pictures laying around everywhere. When we want to see something, we can just view it on the nearest device. However, it would be nice to print onto canvas right from our phones, right?
The best photos would be worth saving on a canvas print, like the images of meteorites you somehow managed to capture. This way, you could hang them on a wall or somewhere visible. Not to mention, they look a lot nicer than traditional gloss pictures.
With all the technology we have, like this super cool LG smart watch and data crunching computers, you would think that we can easily print to canvas from mobile apps. Well, guess what, if you have not already, you can. But, you have a few options that you may want to take into consideration.
Top Mobile Apps For Canvas Printing
For your convenience, here are some of the most popular mobile applications for printing to canvas:
This mobile app is actually powered by MEA Mobile, but it is integrated with Walgreens, allowing you to also pick up your prints. This is a great option if you have images from digital cameras you would like printed as well. Note: Walgreens does have their own app too.
Easy Canvas Prints
The Easy Canvas Prints website is easily accessible from any mobile device. You can browse through their offerings of wall art and home decor to turn your camera phone pictures into works of art. If you do not want to have to download a native mobile app to print pictures on canvas, consider using this web app.
An advocate of iPhone and mobile photography, CanvasPop actually integrates with other apps to allow users to sell their artwork and print canvas photos too.
The SnapFish website is all about their mobile app. They encourage users to create, share and order prints directly from mobile devices. That is why SnapFish is also an excellent solution for your graphic design prints.
If you want to make your life even easier, just head to your local CVS, Walgreens or even Costco if you are a member. These places have photo printing centers that make printing from mobile to canvas as easy as plugging in your phone. Or, you can even just log into Instagram, Facebook or other social media platforms from a photo center computer. You can then order the canvas print right from that same station, and even have it delivered to your own home so you do not have to go back and pick it up. Just select “print on canvas,” and you will have your photo in no time at all.
If you are a Costco member, you may be wise to get your canvas prints from them. This way, you do not have to worry about having the most up to date iOS update in order to use some complicated app. In addition to traditional canvas prints, Costco Photo Center also offers multi panel canvas. Prices for multi panel canvas printing start at just under $100. Costco Photo Center services also offer gallery canvas prints starting at $29. These prices cannot be beat if you have a Costco membership. Keep this in mind if you need multi panel canvas or gallery canvas printing services.
These are the most popularly used to print onto canvas from mobile. They are all comparable in cost (only if you use coupon codes, otherwise some could be pretty pricey). The cheap canvas print is found by searching for a few good deals. This way, you do not compromise any quality. Also, you could use the extra money to get a slightly bigger sized print.
How To Print From Mobile
The actual process of how to print is quite simple, even more so than learning to start a blog. Generally, they will all let you choose between canvas, poster, paper, etc. Then, you will have to upload the picture, choose the size, make any edits (like cropping or other adjustments) and pay online. Depending on the app you are using, you may choose shipping options or pick up. That is it. You are done.
Using these mobile apps, it has never been easier to get awesome canvas prints. There are so many possibilities for gifts, decorative pictures, art and fun. For example, you could download an image that someone sent on your phone, then have a beautiful canvas mailed to them. They would be so happily surprised!
After printing your first photo from your iPhone or Android phone, or even any old Walmart phones, please let us know which one you used. We would love to hear about your experience and what you liked most. Let us know if you had any cool ideas printed too. Your input is extremely value to us and our other readers.
Image from http://photo.walgreens.com/walgreens/pdpwalldecors/type=photo_canvas