You’re A Saucy Crowd

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Happy Monday 250gram fam!

Some of you may have noticed that we took the website down for maintenance a few days ago – and while we initially joked that outrageously cute puppies were to blame, the matter at hand is actually a little more serious than that. Essentially, we’ve run into a spot of legal trouble with Instagram by having the word “gram” in our name, and in order to comply with their developer guidelines we’re going to have to change our name and do so ASAP – so we can get back to printing your crazy beautiful Instagrams in our classic Polaroid style.

Since launching 250gram in January, we’ve been utterly astonished by the spirited, lively and endlessly creative community that has formed around our little online print shop, and we want you – as the guys and girls responsible for all the magical pictures we get to drool over every day – to help us come up with a new brand name that’s awesome enough to knock the blue-and-white socks off any online corporation (er, or at least fold their socks neatly away for them without any legal implications).

Of course, what would such a request be, without a worthy prize? Here’s the deal:

1. You come up with a brilliant new name for 250gram (without using the words “insta”, “gram”,  “instagram”, “polaroid”). We are not against keepin’ the “250” or scrapping it entirely

2. Submit your entry by leaving your suggestion as a comment on this blog post, or post on our Facebook wall, alternatively Tweet us @250gram_

3. After two days, we select the best name.

4. Winner gets a year’s supply of 250gram prints – yup, you heard us. And naturally, terms and conditions apply

5. Our small but dedicated team gets to continue doing what we love – printing your Instagrams

We’ll close the competition at 5pm on Wednesday the 26th, so you have until then to wow us (no pressure – we already know you’re a radically creative bunch!).

Yours in printing awesomeness,

Lucas, Talya & Kristen (the 250gram strategy team)

*T&C’s a years supply of prints is equal to a voucher for x20 prints and delivery, every month for 12 months

42 Comments on You’re A Saucy Crowd

  1. Nick Frost
    March 24, 2014 at 11:18 am (4 years ago)

    I am going to win this.

    Reply
  2. Cara-Lee
    March 24, 2014 at 11:18 am (4 years ago)

    Oh dear sorry to hear that! How about 250Pix?

    Reply
  3. Fayaaz
    March 24, 2014 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

    It is always difficult to change a brand name, especially one as catchy as yours….so in the regard, my suggestion is to change your name to 250gsm.

    It is still in line with what you do and how you do it in tersm of branding…and most importantly it rolls off the tongue quite nicely as well.

    Hope you like it :)

    Reply
  4. ExMi
    March 24, 2014 at 11:21 am (4 years ago)

    1. Printsy
    2. PrintIG
    3. PressPrint
    4. PrintGasm
    5. PrintMe
    6. PrintZilla

    Reply
  5. ExMi
    March 24, 2014 at 11:23 am (4 years ago)

    PrintSauce
    PhotoSauce

    Reply
  6. Candice
    March 24, 2014 at 11:27 am (4 years ago)

    250prints or clickprint?

    Reply
  7. Cath
    March 24, 2014 at 11:29 am (4 years ago)

    That’s a bit off…But hey – a new name means you’ll just be getting even better!

    Anyway, my choice is 250Cam.

    You know, because Camera!

    Good luck peeps! Your service is super!

    Reply
  8. Nomali
    March 24, 2014 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

    This is a cool prize (sorry about you losing the name AND branding.)

    uhm, because I’m afflicted with nostalgia and polaroid is at the top of my all-time best shiz list I’m suggesting Memento OR Things You Keep.

    ****

    Reply
  9. jade
    March 24, 2014 at 11:35 am (4 years ago)

    250print

    Reply
  10. Kirsty
    March 24, 2014 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

    Snapshot

    250snaps

    Reply
  11. Emy
    March 24, 2014 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

    250print
    250pix
    snapshots
    250razzi
    the 2-5-0h

    Reply
  12. Dave
    March 24, 2014 at 11:57 am (4 years ago)

    Maybe you’ll get something out of these:

    1. Last Moment
    2. Image Thingy
    3. LifeFeed
    4. LifePheed
    5. Image Poets
    6. FirstPic
    7. FrstPic
    8. Sociaroids
    9. Captrr
    10. Momento Burn

    Good luck!

    Reply
  13. Domenique
    March 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm (4 years ago)

    how about “250grm” or ‘250gr”

    Reply
  14. Thomas Le Vine
    March 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Keep the 250 and keep the insty/polaroid association…with…drumroll please…

    250square

    (fyi, the .com and the coza are available)

    Reply
  15. Nick Frost
    March 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Here is my first batch:

    – Prints Charming
    – iMagic
    – snap250
    – Remagine
    – 250square
    – CTRL+P
    – #NoFilter
    – TrueSquare

    Reply
  16. ExMi
    March 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    PrintScene
    PrintSocial

    Reply
  17. zahraa
    March 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm (4 years ago)

    picsure
    stickypix

    Reply
  18. Emma (@vintagevixenCT)
    March 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm (4 years ago)

    What about just 250g?
    Zapsnap250

    Reply
  19. Laiqah
    March 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh what a bummer! :(

    My suggestion: 4×4 or 4×4 print?

    Since insta’s are printed in 4 x 4 in size and your prints are R4 each. (Well, that could change ;))

    xo

    Reply
  20. Robyn van der Merwe
    March 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh man. Stoopid rules! I hope you guys will bounce real quick. Heck, I know you will.

    Here are my suggestions:

    SimplyPrint
    AwesomeShot
    Aw Snap!

    Reply
  21. john-michael
    March 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm (4 years ago)

    250printy

    Reply
  22. Chelsea
    March 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm (4 years ago)

    VivaPrint.
    ‘Cause we ALL know we loving printing all our photos like we used to. VIVA printed photos!

    :)

    Reply
  23. J S
    March 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm (4 years ago)

    1. Toof Ifty
    2. Selfies NOW!
    3. 250facebook
    4. freezeframe
    5. timeframe
    6. freshprints (of Bel Ombre)
    7. freshprint

    Reply
  24. Mohammed-Rameez
    March 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Printsta
    Snap250
    250pix (Pix spelt that way for camera pixels)
    Snapsta
    Post250
    250moments
    Stapix
    Pin250
    2fifty
    250frame
    PicCandy
    250roids
    The 250 Collection
    Picture250
    250ink
    Stagprint
    CaptureThis
    Shutterpix
    Wholelottaprints
    250Upload
    InBox (It comes in a box)

    Reply
  25. Chantal Edouard-Betsy
    March 25, 2014 at 2:44 am (4 years ago)

    This sux … Sorry guys … Here’s my quick 2 cents …

    Snap Print
    SNAPrint
    Snap&Print
    Cube
    4in
    P4int
    4rint
    16in2
    #4in
    #Print
    Pixel Print
    4 in Focus
    inFocus
    UPrint

    Reply
  26. meghan maconochie
    March 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Here are my pics:

    250etched
    ETCH3D
    WistfullyExposed
    Minds Eye

    xxx

    Reply
  27. jessica
    March 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm (4 years ago)

    * pola250
    * pola print
    * polabox
    * pola_nation
    * instylicious
    * scp250 (snap/click/print)
    * filmio
    * picto
    * shotski
    * snapper

    Reply
  28. Carryn
    March 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm (4 years ago)

    My suggestions:

    Exposure
    Aperture
    WebPress

    :)

    Reply
  29. Japie
    March 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm (4 years ago)

    250gang_

    Reply
  30. Inge Hoffmann
    March 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm (4 years ago)

    #PocketPix – you can always take them in your pocket wherever you go!

    Reply
  31. mumtaz onia
    March 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

    From a marketers perspective, i would go for something like “MEMO-ROIDS” \(”.)/ (you know, memories+polaroids=memo-roids)

    i hope you think this is cool enough…..

    Reply
  32. Moyin
    March 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm (4 years ago)

    250art
    instant250
    250shots

    Reply
  33. Japie
    March 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm (4 years ago)

    250degrees_

    Reply
  34. Levon
    March 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm (4 years ago)

    two50

    Reply
  35. Leigh Newlands
    March 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm (4 years ago)

    With love from the Butter Knife PR Team

    1. Poh-Lah
    2. RapidMatts
    3. Pola Punch
    4. Prince of Prints
    5. 250mg
    6. Photoroid
    7. Digiroid
    8. 250Polas
    9. 250Canvas
    10. ProntoRoids
    11. Nano-ray
    12. Foton
    13. RapidSnaps
    14. Lickety-Split

    Ok, time for us to leave the office :)

    Reply
  36. Fatima
    March 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Some suggestions:

    – Printo (playing on Pronto, a Polaroid camera)
    – In a flash
    – Fineprint
    – F.250 (tag-line could play on high shutter speed, focused printing, focused service)
    – ISO250
    – IMprint (i.e.: instant message print – which is very much what instagram is about)
    – Make it snappy
    – Picture this
    – Print and shoot (like point and shoot)
    – Snap

    Reply
  37. Camilla
    March 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm (4 years ago)

    ifotho (Zulu for photo). 250ifoto
    Picha (Swahili for picture). 250picha
    Shutterbug

    Reply
  38. Urbanenzo
    March 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Smash250
    250memories
    Image250
    Hashtag250
    250pixels
    PrintIgers
    MiniPrint250
    250MiniPrint
    250x

    Reply
  39. Thomas Le Vine
    March 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm (4 years ago)

    The name: Capture & Release

    The idea: you capture and image and then release it from your phone

    Tagline: Let Your Photo’s Free

    Reply
  40. Thomas Le Vine
    March 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Also, you said in that the competition would end on the 27th?

    Reply

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