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 random.org. Only one entry per person.

Good Luck!


The winner as per random.org was the last person to enter:


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

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  1. Jessel Sookha 13/01/2014 at 10:16 Reply

    Really nice to see a South African product — would most like to print this http://instagram.com/p/i9JQBvmWx4/

  2. Jacqueline Lües 13/01/2014 at 10:17 Reply

    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 🙂

  3. Labeeqah 13/01/2014 at 10:33 Reply

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

  4. Jess Gamble 13/01/2014 at 10:34 Reply

    definitely most excited to the print the photos of my summer holiday 🙂 such great memories!

  5. Nick Jackson 13/01/2014 at 10:35 Reply

    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! http://instagram.com/p/ioFITLS28c/

  6. Tamarin du Toit 13/01/2014 at 10:41 Reply

    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 🙂

  7. davegreenway 13/01/2014 at 10:52 Reply

    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.

  8. OnestilettoAtATime 13/01/2014 at 11:09 Reply

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

  9. femmegypsy 13/01/2014 at 13:57 Reply

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

  10. Michaella 13/01/2014 at 14:24 Reply

    Highlights of 2013!

  11. jude 13/01/2014 at 22:17 Reply

    My kids seem to fill my instagram feed 🙂

  12. Lisa Van Wyk 14/01/2014 at 14:06 Reply

    Selfies with cats. The only bloody thing I seem to post 😉

  13. Fatima 14/01/2014 at 14:45 Reply

    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. 🙂

    • niQi 14/01/2014 at 20:44 Reply

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

  14. Natasha Marais 14/01/2014 at 17:42 Reply

    Definitely my Noah!

  15. City Girl Vibe♥Blog 15/01/2014 at 11:39 Reply

    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!

  16. Tammy 16/01/2014 at 11:37 Reply

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

  17. Dhesh 16/01/2014 at 13:11 Reply

    Highlights from all my holidays.

  18. samantha pillay 16/01/2014 at 23:59 Reply

    Holiday pics and random moments 🙂

  19. cupcakemummy™ 17/01/2014 at 10:15 Reply

    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

  20. Emy Clarke 17/01/2014 at 10:17 Reply

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

  21. Gregory S. Balchin 17/01/2014 at 10:19 Reply

    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.

  22. Megs H 17/01/2014 at 11:39 Reply

    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 🙂 Fingers crossed!!! xxx

  23. Stephanie 17/01/2014 at 11:50 Reply

    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.

  24. Naeemah 17/01/2014 at 11:55 Reply

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

  25. enzo 17/01/2014 at 11:55 Reply

    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!

    • Nafisa Akabor 17/01/2014 at 12:16 Reply

      Congrats Enzo! Getting your entry in at the last minute! Look out for an email soon 🙂

  26. Not a Cop 17/01/2014 at 12:42 Reply

    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!!!

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