Seemingly gone are the days of disposable cameras at the guest tables of an event. Forget the hassle and cost of printing and sending images to your guests, now you can print photos live from your event straight from Instragram and Twitter! Hosts and guests can all take their own photos with their cell phone cameras and print them right on the spot. Amateur guest photography has never been easier and every guest leaves with his or her own special memento.
The process is simple. All that’s required is that the guests (or at least some of them) have smart phones and the Instagram application, which is free to download on most smart phone operating systems. The printing itself is automatic, guests simply upload photos with the use of a designated hashtag and the prints are made instantly. We use a professional grade photo printer powered by a swift 4G connection for supreme connectivity and speed. Each print is 4×6 inches in size and the printer can process over 200 prints an hour! An impressive speed of over three prints each minute. The printing process is smooth and with a paper roll size that averages around 600 images per roll, it is a pretty hands-off process. Logos and text can also be included at the bottom of each print, to add a personal tag or brand to each photo.
The power of hashtags – A unique hashtag is created specifically for your event (e.g. #MagicMoment2014) and all of your guests will use this unique tag when posting photos from your event to Instagram or Twitter. This will effectively group all of the photos together and a special program will then send these images directly to a wireless printer to be processed instantly. Not only will the photos be printed on the spot, but also the entire collection will be visible online with the hashtag grouping creating a digital album for all to revisit each and every memory.
By guests, for guests. Certainly not a replacement for a professional event photographer, however, Insta-Print services are a great way to capture live images of your guests taken by the guests themselves. There’s something unique about the photos taken amongst friends, a candidness and comfort feeling created by the familiarity of the guests. By combining the fun and candidness of disposable camera photography with digital printing and hosting technology, InstaMagic simplifies the process by creating a nearly effortless live printing system that is sure to be please guests of all types!