Google Photos expands print-on-demand services to Canada and Europe

Google Photos makes it easy to access photos on your phone and in the cloud, but what do you do when you have a photo so great you want to show off a physical copy? Do you even know anyone who still has a printer? Photo users have been able to order canvas and standard photo prints in the United States since 2019. While the photo books have been available in Canada since late 2017 and launched in Europe a year later, the other print options from Google remained geographically limited. The company is now making a big push to change that by offering standard and canvas photo prints in 28 European countries, including the UK, as well as Canada.


Available options and pricing vary by region, but even with Canada using inches and Europe using centimeters, the offerings line up pretty well. The service starts from €0.15 (excluding tax and postage) for standard 10 x 10 cm photo prints in Europe, while Canadian customers will spend $0.39 CAD (plus tax/postage) per 4 x 4 inch print, according to Google.

As for canvas prints, Canadian users can order them in sizes up to 20×24 inches, while Europe gets them up to 75×100 cm (30×40 inches). Google isn’t very upfront about what prices look like across the spectrum here, but given that things start at $25 in the US for just an 8×8 inch photo, this is getting pricey and fast.

With this new extension, Google Photos on canvas and standard photo prints will be available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania. , Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as Canada and the United States.

Google Photos also offers a subscription service that costs $7/month and uses artificial intelligence algorithms to select the top 10 photos from your library each month and deliver prints to you. However, the service hasn’t expanded beyond the United States since its debut in 2020.

Mary I. Bruner