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Get those photos off your phone and onto your walls

Color Services are the official print lab for Hipstamatic art which means they specialise in square shaped photos and wall art, including Instagram.

I love both Hipstamatic and Instagram and with my growing photo stream of over 700 photos I needed to get some printed.

Canvas is the in thing at the moment and I don’t think that will change in a hurry, why? Canvas is so easy, it is ready to hang straight away, you don’t have to worry about cleaning or breaking glass, and the quality and texture gives it a unique look.


Canvas close up

Canvas Art hanging

10×10 Canvas Print

I think it looks fantastic on the wall, the color is really vibrant and spot on to what it appears on the screen. There are two sizes of the canvas prints, 10×10 or 20×20 you can also select from two different frame depths depending on how far you want it to sit out from the wall.

I must add that my husband took the above photo, he is quite proud of that one.

Metal Prints

Metal prints are a fairly new option for photos and I am not aware of many photographers in my area that offer them, but they look fantastic.

They are printed onto aluminium, and in any of the white on your image you can see the aluminium shine through.

Metal wall print

12X12 Metal Print

It is mounted onto timber so it sits out from the wall about 5mm. It is ready to hang via the block mount.

Metal wall print side view

No sharp edges, as the aluminium has rounded corners.

Boo Boxes 

Boo Boxes are  a shadow-box frame made from Bamboo, they are also ready to hang and come in two different sizes and shades of colour.

Bamboo Box Mount

7X7 Boo Box


They are recessed into the wood, and I must say, the wood smells delicious.  You probably think I am strange but I could not stop smelling them.  The image is printed onto quality matte paper, and they look fantastic.

Bamboo mounts

4×4 Boo Box, 7×7 Boo Box, 4×4 Bamboo Mount

Bamboo Mount  These also look fabulous and I could see these hanging in an art gallery. The image is right to the edge of the timber and ready to hang.  They also stand  up by themselves without the need to hang. Again luscious paper and printing.

Bamboo block mount

Metallic Prints  This is not ordinary photo paper, this paper is luminescent.  You really have to see it to believe it.  It has a pearly shiny look to it. These 10×10 prints look amazing.

Metallic paper prints

Just to show you the difference in size we have the 10×10 canvas next to the 20×20 Metallic Print.  I did not think that iphone images could be printed this big, but I was wrong!  The quality is still great at 20×20.

20X20 Instagram print

Now I need to find homes for them all.


Color Services have generously offered readers of my blog a 15% discount on any products from the Hipstamatic Art section of their website.

Coupon code: HASTINGS15

Valid now through to May 31st, 2012.


Disclaimer:  I was not paid for this post but I was sent these products for editorial review.  All reviews are truthful and of my own opinion.