I was almost $400 poorer yesterday when I came this close to ordering an Instaprint. Have you seen these? If not, fasten your diapers.
Instaprint attaches to the wall, connects to WiFi, and allows any Instagram users to print their pictures on site. It also creates an online gallery of all the Instagram pictures taken and printed at the party.
Since we already have a photo booth rental business, the Instaprint is the perfect addition to our repertoire. I haven’t ordered one though because the company is a start-up and they’re trying to earn $500k to develop and fund the project through KickStarter. They estimate the ink and paper will be sold on Amazon for $12 for 30 sheets. So, .40c/print.
If we rented the Instaprint at parties for $150hr and 60 prints are taken, it would cost $24 in supplies. But, in reality, the ink could end up costing more and you don’t receive your kit until approximately September. It would also be important to know how fast it prints, so you can maximize paper and ink. Plus, I wish it had the capability for party goers to pay per photo printed.
Should I pledge $399 and order the Instaprint? Or do you think I should wait because it could be cheaper once they mass produce it? Or do you think it will go up in price once they have a market? If they don’t earn $500k in pledges, the project won’t even happen. Another thing to consider is that Facebook just bought Instagram for one.freaking.billion.dollars. and that could change things.
On another note, Dalaney and I realized we have a million photo strips of other people, but we don’t have any decent strips of ourselves. We only take photo strips when we’re setting up the booth so there might be a hand adjusting the camera angle, one person standing, or we are just plain pissed at each other.
So, we have a new tradition: take a photo booth strip every Sunday. And at the end of the year, I am going to make a giant photo strip collage art piece and order one of those cute memory photo books.
Here is this week’s photo strip: