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This article was published on November 16, 2014

Flickr launches its Wall Art printing service globally

Flickr launches its Wall Art printing service globally
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

One month after Flickr introduced a new offering letting users to create wall prints from their own photos, the Yahoo-owned company has opened up the service globally.

Flickr offers both wood-mounted and gallery-style canvas prints, in five sizes ranging from 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″. However, prints could thus far only be shipped to US addresses.

As of today, anyone anywhere in the world can order wall art prints directly from their Flickr account.

If you’re not sure whether your snaps are of a high enough resolution for printing, Flickr helpfully prevents you from selecting photos it deems to be of too-poor quality to be enlarged into wall art.

With photos that are suitable, you simply select the canvas or photo mount option.

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Prices will of course vary – but as an example, a 16″ x 20″ print on canvas will normally set you back $89, while the photo mount equivalent will cost $109.

That said, Flickr is actually offering a 40% discount for launch, so if you were planning on ordering prints of your photographic handiwork anyway, now’s a good time to do so.

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Yahoo acquired Flickr way back in 2005, and had been accused of letting things slip with the service over the years. However, under Marissa Mayer’s guidance, Yahoo has experienced a rebirth, with a myriad of acquisitions bringing in a wealth of new talent and technologies as it seeks to reinvent itself for the modern internet age.

Evidently, Yahoo still sees value in bridging the digital and physical divide though. In addition to the wall art printing service, Flickr also offers a photo-book printing service, which launched last year.

Though the Wall Art service is primarily aimed at those wishing to print their own photos, there is scope here longer term to create a marketplace for photographers to sell their work as prints.

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