Flickr has introduced a new service for US users who want to order physical prints of their photographs. Called Flickr Wall Art, the printing feature caters specifically to those looking for high-quality pieces for mounting on walls, with two different options currently being available to registered users.

Flickr users will find the Wall Art feature under the Share button (small arrow) on each individual photo page. The first option is Photo Mount, with these prints featuring a lustre finish on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper mounted on a 1-inch black board that, says Flickr, has wood texture around the edges. The second option is Canvas Wrap, which is mounted on a frame promised to have square corners and impact-resistant construction.

The Wall Art service itself is simple enough to use, with photographers needing to select a print type, size, and orientation. Both printing options are available in sizes ranging from 8"x10" to 20"x30", assuming the image's resolution is high enough to support the maximum print size. The Wall Art wizard limits the available print size options to match each photo's resolution; editing tools are limited to cropping and scaling.

The printing cost depends on which size and type the user selects, but as an example, a 16"x20" Photo Mount print is priced at $109 USD, while a Canvas Wrap print at the same size costs $89 USD. Shipping (Standard and Express) is only available to addresses in the United States.

Wall Art positions Flickr to compete with services like HP's Snapfish and CanvasPop, both of which offer similar printing options. Flickr's printing feature is competitively priced; in comparison to the two aforementioned services, for example, Wall Art is cheaper than Snapfish, which charges $110 USD for a similar framed canvas print, but is slightly more expensive than CanvasPop's $80 USD price tag.