competition / online / 13/01/2014

Instagram print service live in SA

250gram-logoA new website dedicated to printing Instagram photos went live in South Africa a few weeks ago.

For just R4 each, 250gram will print photos from your Instagram feed and deliver it straight to your door through courier.

The website has a minimum of 20 prints per order, which works out to R80 and with a R30 courier fee, it will cost R110 for the smallest quantity.

I got to try the service last week, and I’m thoroughly impressed with the quality of printing. I’ve used a couple of Instagram printing services internationally and 250gram is on par with professionalism, but when it comes to the whole user experience, the local offering exceeded my expectations. And I love the packaging!


Firstly, you are not forced to sign up. It doesn’t get better than that. You just need to login with your Instagram credentials, and your feed is loaded up. You choose what images you’d like to print, add it to your cart, and proceed to checkout.

I ordered my prints on a Friday and they were delivered by the following Friday. I loved the packaging and especially the prints. You can feel how good the quality is by the thickness of the paper. It’s been a while since I had a such a good experience with a local service.


The whole process is seamless, the website is slick and you can place your order within a few minutes. You also have a choice to buy a gift voucher – I think this is going to be one of the best reasonably priced gifts to give friends who are on Instagram – and take good pics, ha!

You can order 20 prints at R110; 40 prints at R190; 60 prints at R270; 80 prints at R350 or 100 prints at R430 – courier fee included.

If you use Instagram a lot and want to print some shared memories, I highly recommend you give 250gram a try. To see what the fuss is about before buying a batch of prints, I have a voucher to giveaway – details below!


I have a voucher (20 prints + courier) to giveaway to one Wired to the Web reader, courtesy of 250gram. All you have to do is answer the following question by Friday midday: What photos of yours are you most excited to get printed? It doesn’t matter if its your food, cat, travel, selfies, or sunsets… Let me know via the comments.

I will select a winner on Friday afternoon using Only one entry per person.

Good Luck!


The winner as per was the last person to enter:


Congrats Enzo! Look out for an email with your voucher code shortly! Have fun printing your selfies πŸ™‚

Nafisa Akabor
Always online... except when I'm offline.

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  • Jessel Sookha

    Really nice to see a South African product — would most like to print this

  • Jacqueline LΓΌes

    I post so many photos to Instagram I wouldn’t know which to choose! I think holiday photos would be great print, but those everyday moments would also be lovely to frame and put up around my home πŸ™‚

  • Labeeqah

    i would love to print my summer 2013/2014 pictures <3 they just waiting to be printed <3 πŸ™‚

  • Jess Gamble

    definitely most excited to the print the photos of my summer holiday πŸ™‚ such great memories!

  • Nick Jackson

    I have some new holiday pics that I’d like to print, especially this one that I took where we spent NYE, at the Sacre Coeur in Paris!

  • Tamarin du Toit

    I just got back from the arctic circle, and as someone who doesn’t get to travel very much I would love this! So many pictures to choose from πŸ™‚

  • davegreenway

    I realised when I first saw 250gram that I don’t have 20 favourites to print out yet… need to take better pics although this one from our Taiwan trip might make the grade.

  • OnestilettoAtATime

    Definitely the ones my of Cape Town adventures. Such a blessing to live here and boy is Cape Town photogenic!

  • Any and all photos that capture our adventures and travelling SA or the ones with friends and family!

  • Michaella

    Highlights of 2013!

  • jude

    My kids seem to fill my instagram feed πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Van Wyk

    Selfies with cats. The only bloody thing I seem to post πŸ˜‰

  • Fatima

    It’s hard to choose with so many pictures that I’ve posted so I think I’d like to print a series of #tbt posts. That way, I can pin them up and have a gallery wall that reminds me of my favourite memories of people and places. πŸ™‚

    • niQi

      Can’t compete with this answer! Fatima DESERVES to win this!

  • Natasha Marais

    Definitely my Noah!

  • City Girl Vibeβ™₯Blog

    I would definitely print the ones of my sister’s wedding seeing that her photographer went MIA and the last NYE that we spent together before she moved away. I’d make a huge photowall in my room with all my amazing prints!

  • Tammy

    The timelessness of every single one to be totally honest! <3

  • Dhesh

    Highlights from all my holidays.

  • samantha pillay

    Holiday pics and random moments πŸ™‚

  • cupcakemummyβ„’

    really tough choice. but probably the ones of my son and i. it’s just him and me against the world and i love those cuddly happy moments with him x

  • Emy Clarke

    I have so many photos of my family Christmas lunch that I would love to have printed.

  • damn there are some lame answers here.

    the pictures i have to print are of every argument i’ve had on disqus, and each one is a portrait of ownage.

    once i have those printed out i will laminate them using the tears of my fallen opponents.

    sweet, sweet victory.

  • Megs H

    This is a tough one to answer….do I have to choose just one because I would have all of them printed as I love all of my Instagram snap shots because it represents who I am as a person but if I had to choose I would say the pictures I have taken of my daughter and I is the snaps that are so near and dear to me πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!!! xxx

  • Stephanie

    I’d love to surprise my friend Sam with this as a gift. I’m always in awe of what I see on her Instagram. And I’d love to see her pics go from her phone to photo frames around her home.

  • Naeemah

    I would love to print images of the first ever Cape Town Bloggers meetup which is tomorrow πŸ˜€ The girls are so excited and I’m sure they will be up for a mini photoshoot!

  • enzo

    I would love to have my #SideSelfieSeries printed. It consists of selfies taken from my side in locations all over the world. Oh and one or two shots of my best!

    • Congrats Enzo! Getting your entry in at the last minute! Look out for an email soon πŸ™‚

  • Not a Cop

    I am most excited about printing my abundance of ‘legs that look like hotdogs’ fotos. I hope I am still in time for the competition!!!