Who Makes the World's Best Photo Magnets?

We've personally tested nine world's most popular online printing services that magically turn mobile photos into cool fridge photo magnets and created their ranking list! Cheerz, Lalalab, Photobox, Inkifi, Origrami, Foxprint, Magnapix or Squared.one: Who makes the world's best photo magnets?


Big photo magnets review

We've selected the nine largest, best known and most interesting companies: Cheerz, Lalalab, Social Print Studio, Photobox, Inkifi, Origrami, Foxprint, Magnapix and Squared.one with one simple mission: test them personally and review them according to a given criteria (simplicity and order process, print quality and processing, price, shipping and customer service).

We hope you will find this review helpful when searching for the best photo magnet printing studio (especially with Christmas on the horizont).

Our first challenge was to find one specific type of photo magnet that would be offered by all services and that could be fairly and objectively compared among the services. There are so many shapes and varieties on the market but God bless the Instagram photo format - everyone makes square magnets!

We ordered the same number of photo magnets from each company with economy international shipping. We have used the same pictures for all of them, you can see the originals here. We included a few that were over or under-exposed on purpose, just out of curiosity, to see how they turn out!

While we waited for the delivery, we put together our evaluation criteria:

  1. Placing the order: how easy and intuitive is it to select photos in the photo editor tool or mobile app? Can you edit your photos? We were also interested in filter application or option to add text, the payment currency and payment processing.
  2. Delivery: speed, pricing, availability of a tracking number, what the packaging looks like and the possibility of priority shipping.
  3. The product: the variety of offered products, the minimum order, the quality of print and material, the pricing and quality to price ratio.
  4. Customer support and overall communication: emails received during the process, FAQ on the website, option to get in touch for support, the speed and friendliness of communication, their response in case of issues such as non delivery, damaged delivery or mistakes in the order.
  5. Joy from the product: Branding, packaging design, overall aesthetics and joy of the order as a whole, possibility to send the order as a gift, extra services, unexpected surprises

If you prefere videos over text, watch the full review here:

1. Placing the order



RatingEditor ratingMobile App
LanguageUpload photos option

Editing options

Payment

Cheerz

95%๐Ÿ™‚
๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG, Google Photoscrop, rotate, editing filters๐Ÿ’ณ, Paypal

Lalalab

95%๐Ÿ™‚
๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿค–
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG
crop, rotate, editing filters, emojis, add text, brush, themed frames
๐Ÿ’ณ,Paypal

Social Print Studio

90%๐Ÿ™‚
๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿค–
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ“, FB, IG, Google Photos, Dropbox
crop
๐Ÿ’ณ

Photobox

85%๐Ÿ™‚
-๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG, Google Photos, Flickr
crop, rotate
๐Ÿ’ณ,Paypal

Inkifi

65%๐Ÿ™
๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿค–
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG
crop, rotate, editing filters, emojis, add text, brush, themed frames, multiple photos layouts
๐Ÿ’ณ,Paypal

Origrami

75%๐Ÿ˜
๐ŸŽ
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG, Dropbox
crop, white frame (automatic)
๐Ÿ’ณ,Paypal

Foxprint

80%๐Ÿ™‚
๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿค–
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG, Google Photos / Flickr
crop
๐Ÿ’ณ, Paypal, Amazon Payments, ๐ŸŽ Pay

Magnapix

70%๐Ÿ˜
๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿค–
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
๐Ÿ“, FB, IG
crop, white frame (automatic)
๐Ÿ’ณ, Paypal

Squared.one

90%
๐Ÿ™‚
-๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ“, FB, IG
crop, rotate, optional white or colour frame
๐Ÿ’ณ, Paypal

2. Shipping and service



RatingProduction periodInternational economy shippingTracking parcelInternational express shipping

Cheerz

90%1-2 days4-6 days / 4.45 USD
โœ…1-2 days / from 13.40 USD / DHL

Lalalab

95%1-2 days5-8 days / 4 USD
โŒselected countries only / DHL

Social Print Studio

90%2-3 days
12-22 day / od 12 USD
โœ…5-6 days / FedEx Priority / pricing calculator

Photobox

85%1-2 days
5 days / 6.40 USDโŒfrom 18 USD / time of delivery and carrier not available

Inkifi

65%2-3 days
5-10 days / od 5.70 USD
โŒ1-5 days / selected countries only

Origrami

75%8 days
5-15 days / free
โŒ4-5 days /pricing calculator

Foxprint

80%1 day
10-25 days / od 4.50 USD
โœ…โŒ

Magnapix

70%5 days6-10 days / 2.95 USD
โŒโŒ

Squared.one

90%
1 day
5-10 days / 10 USD
โœ…2-3 work days / 20 USD / FedEx Priority

3. The product / quality and price

Overall product feelingProportionsPrice per pieceMinimum number of piecesPrint quality & material

Rating

Other types of magnets available

Cheerz 85% ๐Ÿฅˆ

6ร—6 cm
1.43 USD9 pcs, then multiplesreal photo ๐Ÿ”ฅ / glossy laminated paper,
magnetic foil 0.5 mm,
round edges, clean cutt
โž• durable surface 
โž– too sharpened photo
Heart, rectangular, polaroid shape, magnetic stripe๐Ÿ”ฅ

Lalalab 60%

5.7ร—5.7 cm
1.32 USD10 pcs, then multiplesdigital print / glossy laminated paper,
magnetic foil 0.5 mm,
square corners, sticky edges
โž– poor print quality, visible print points
โž– sticky edges get dirty easily
โŒ

Social Print Studio 90%

5ร—5 cm
1.50 USD10 pcs, then multiples
real photo๐Ÿ”ฅ/ glossy laminated material,
magnetic foil 1 mm,
combined material, square corners
โž• different approach than other makers, good print quality, durable surface
โž– too glossy, worse visibility from different angles
round magnets

Photobox 85%

5ร—5 cm
1.61 USD9 pcs, then multiples
digital print / matte laminated paper,
magnetic foil 0.3 mm,
square corners
โž– poor print quality, visible grid, blurred detailes


โŒ

Inkifi 65%

5ร—5 cm
1.61 USD9 pcs, then multiples
digital print / matte laminated paper,
magnetic foil 0.7 mm,
square corners
โž– worst print quality, colour shift to red, visible print points 
round magnets

Origrami 75%

5ร—5 cm
1.29 USD ๐Ÿ”ฅ9 pcs, then multiples
digital print / magnetic paper,
square corners
โž• different aproach, original material
โž– poor print quality, visible grid


โŒ

Foxprint 92% ๐Ÿฅ‰

6.5ร—6.5 cm
2 USD6 pcs, then any number of pieces ๐Ÿ”ฅ

real photo ๐Ÿ”ฅ/ matte laminated paper, magnetic foil 0.7 mm, round corners, clean cutt

โž• good print quality, vivid colours, durable surface


โŒ

Magnapix 70%

6.8ร—6.8 cm
1.89 USD8 pcs, then multiplesdigital print / glossy laminated paper,
magnetic foil 0.7 mm,
square corners, clean cutt
โž– poor print quality, visible print points
wedding rectangular magnets, magnetic jigsaw

Squared.one 98% ๐Ÿฅ‡

7ร—7 cm ๐Ÿ”ฅ1.85 USD9 pcs, then any number of pieces ๐Ÿ”ฅreal photo ๐Ÿ”ฅ / glossy laminated photo paper,
magnetic foil 0,7 mm, square corners, clean cutt
โž•  good print quality, vivid colours and details

โž– fingerprints can be spotted on the surface
round magnets, magnetic jigsaw

4. Customer care and overall communication


Communication tone
Customer support
Claims

Cheerz 90 %

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Lalalab 75 %

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ˜Š

Social Print Studio 90 %

๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Photobox 80 %

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Inkifi 70 %

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ˜Š

Origrami 70 %

๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Foxprint 80 %

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Magnapix 70 %

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š
๐Ÿ˜Š

Squared.one 90 %

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ˜

5. Something Extra


Style & branding
Packaging
Something extra
Promo code

Cheerz 98 %

 ๐Ÿ˜paperextra magnet, gift cardโœ…

Lalalab 95 %

๐Ÿ˜cloth sackscratch cardโœ…

Social Print Studio 90 %

๐Ÿ˜cloth sackthank you cardโŒ

Photobox 85 %

๐Ÿ˜Špaper9 mini magnets for freeโŒ

Inkifi 78%

๐Ÿ˜paper, plasticโŒโŒ

Origrami 80 %

๐Ÿ˜paperthank you card
โŒ

Foxprint 70 %

๐Ÿ˜
paperโŒโŒ

Magnapix 80 %

๐Ÿ˜Špaperthank you cardโŒ

Squared.one 80 %

๐Ÿ˜Špaperthank you cardโŒ

Rating

Squared.one

95 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / Best quality and design

Cheerz

90 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / Good overall feeling

Social Print Studio

87 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / Durable photo magnets

Lalalab

82 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / Easy ordering process

Photobox

81 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / Nice surprise gift

Magnapix

78 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / A lot of types of photo magnets but poor quality

Foxprint

77 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / Good quality but nothing more

Origrami

72 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / the lowest price per photo magnet

Inkify

69 % / ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ / worst quality of photo magnets

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