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What are you going to do with all those Instagram shots? Try this

The Instagram mini-book from Social Print.

Instagram photos might seem ephemeral, but it turns out there's a roaring business in ways to make them last. Revive happy travel memories with gifts from these three printing services. (All prices in U.S. dollars.)

Printstagram

Where: Based in San Francisco, shipping globally.

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What: Photos are pulled straight from your Instagram feed (log in first) to create Polaroid-style prints, photo books, calendars, stickers, greeting and contact cards, framed photos and posters containing 50 to 200 images. Download the Print Studio iOS app to order from your phone.

How fast: Posters and frames take two to four weeks for Canadian orders; everything else arrives in four to 10 business days. Shipping is a $12 flat rate, no matter how big your order.

How much: From $10 for three magnetic "Tinybooks" (24 photos sized at 4.3 by 3.8 centimetres) to $60 for a 20.3-by-20.3-cm photo grid in a matted 30.5-by-30.5-cm frame. printstagr.am

Artifact Uprising

Where: Based in Colorado, shipping globally.

What: A creative photo-printing service whose distinguishing product is beautiful wooden boxes, clipboard calendars and photo stands made of deadfall from pine-beetle-ravaged forests. They also sell gorgeous custom hardcover and softcover photo books, postcards and prints.

How fast: Standard eight-day production times plus an estimated five days for shipping via FedEx International Priority. Bulk orders are cheaper to ship.

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How much: Instagram-specific products range from $16.99 for a 14-by-14-cm 40-page softcover book to $28.99 for a wood clipboard calendar to $95 for a photo-printed wooden box that holds photo books. artifactuprising.com

ImageSnap

Where: Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., shipping to the United States, Canada and a number of other countries.

What: Print your photos on square or rectangular tiles in seven sizes; use them as magnets, coasters, trivets, wall art – maybe even next time you renovate your bathroom. All are available in a gloss or matte finish.

How fast: Depends on destination; express shipping via UPS upon request (and for a fee). Standard flat shipping to Canada is $8 or less.

How much: From $4 for a 5.1-by-5.1-cm tile to $35 for a 30.5-by-30.5-cm slab. Volume and reseller pricing is available. imagesnap.com

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