Print some polaroid memories with Printic

Nowadays I use my handphone to take a good number of photos – it’s too troublesome to carry around a digital camera in daily life, and posting to social media is so much easier when you have the photos on your camera phone already. But rarely do most of my phone’s photos make it anywhere other than my phone’s archives, I’m just lazy that way…


So when the good folk of Printic approached me to try it out prior to their launch in Singapore, I was pretty excited about it. I love prints – there’s nothing quite like having a physical piece of a memory in your hand, which is why I’m quite fond of analogue photography as well. Printic makes it really easy for you to take your favourite photos from your phone, facebook or instagram and transform them into cute little Polaroids that you can stick up on your wall.

The best part? They’ll send your orders internationally for you, with no extra charge! So it’s a great way to connect with friends in other parts of the world.

Using the app

For iPhone users like me, you can download the Printic app from the app store for free. It works by a credit system – 0.79 euro or US$0.99 for 1 credit, and up to 33% savings the more credits you purchase.

Printic’s start page


You can pick photos from your facebook, instagram or your phone’s photostream, or a combination of the three. Remember to pick photos by sender – i.e. each order (min 3 pix) is sent to one address at a time. The photos need to be cropped to a square shape, which you can control with the scissors icon. You can also choose to send multiple copies to the same person, or add a comment below the photo.

You can send a separate photos with just a message on it, but it counts as 1 credit, so you might not want to ‘waste’ it on a separate

Interface is pretty easy to use and the icons are easy to understand


The price of each credit includes the shipping fee – I decided to send some Printics and memories to good friends currently overseas – one in Hong Kong, one in Edinburgh and another in Australia

The Printic folk mentioned that delivery time would take 3-5 days for most places in Europe, North America and Australia, and around 10 days for Asia right now until they launch proper. I made my orders on a Wednesday, Edinburgh received the mail really quick within the next week, Australia’s mail took a little longer at about a week to reach, and Hong Kong took the longest at about 2 weeks.


You’ve got mail!

This is what your recipients will get when you send them Printic:

Printic Mail! The white envelope with the address contains the orange Printic envelope, which in turn contains the photos!
Printics! The minimum order for each address is 3 pcs and they’re about the size of traditional polaroids.
This batch of Printics went to Unholies P in Edinburgh – you can’t choose the font/size of the captions though, these were quite a lot bigger than I thought they would look! (For some context – P is the one whose wedding I flew up to Brisbane to attend)

I haven’t gotten the chance to see the Printics for myself, but my recipients report the quality of the photos in general to be quite good, and were generally quite gleeful to be receiving surprises in the mail.

Head on over to the Printic website for more info. If you’re feeling charitable, use my signup link here – I’ll get free credits for referrals which I will really appreciate! The app is available for download on iTunes and the Android app store, and have recently launched their weibo page as well – where you can get 2 free credits by liking and sharing their page!

Thanks to HY and P for snapping the pix of the Printics for me!

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10 comments to Print some polaroid memories with Printic

    • Hi Devina, if you could clarify where you’re seeing this phrase? Not quite sure what the context is exactly…

      Also i think the Printic people might be able to better explain it to you than I would, so if you let me know where this phrase is I can check in with them?

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