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Hipster Photo Printers

The Instagram Blurb Book Tells a Story with Pictures Taken on the Fly

— July 23, 2011 — Tech
As much as people are thriving off of online communities, apps and other similar social media creations, we still have an appreciation for physical materials; enter the Instagram Blurb Book. The fact that we are finding ourselves hugely nostalgic for analog simulating products, be them tangible or not, makes this new product completely relevant.

Essentially, the Instagram Blurb Book prints your Instagram photos so that you can enjoy flipping through them offline as well. The reason you would go down this route is that you will need Blurb's special image resolution enhancement and high-quality printing to get the most out of your glorified cell phone pics. A simple process, the Instagram Blurb Book tells a story with pictures taken on the fly.
Trend Themes
1. Analog Simulating Products - Opportunity to develop and market products that provide a physical, analog experience in a digital world.
2. Offline Social Media - Potential for creating platforms or products that allow users to enjoy and share digital content in a non-digital format.
3. Enhancing Image Resolution for Printing - Opportunity to develop technologies or services that improve the quality of printed images from digital sources.
Industry Implications
1. Printing and Publishing - Disruptive innovation potential in creating printing solutions that cater to the demand for high-quality prints of digital content.
2. Social Media Platforms - Opportunity to create social media platforms or features that bridge the gap between online and offline experiences.
3. Photography and Camera Technology - Potential for developing camera technologies and accessories that optimize image quality for printing purposes.
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