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Instax photo albums: the best ways to store for your instant prints

Instax photo albums
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A dedicated Instax photo album is one of the best and safest ways to store your Polaroid prints. Arguably some of the best instant cameras money can buy, Fujifilm's Instax range has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. With the majority of the world's photos currently stored in smartphone image libraries, it's not hard to see how the instant print of an Instax has mass appeal. 

But photo prints immediately at your fingertips means digital storage is not an option, and you therefore need an Instax photo album to keep them safe. Instax film comes in three sizes – Mini, Wide and Square – and there are a number of beautiful Instax photo albums out there to accommodate them all. 

So whether you've got an Instax mini 9, mini 90, an SQ 20 or Wide 300, there's a storage option here to suit.  Read on for our pick of the best Instax photo albums money can buy.

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01. Leather Instax mini photo album

A beautiful Instax photo album for special occasions

Beautiful design
Holds almost 200 mini photos
Option to personalise 
Cheaper options available

Instax cameras have become a popular accessory at weddings and other special occasions in recent years. And this is one of the best Instax photo albums we've seen to showcase snaps taken on the big day. The beautiful leather design has ample space, with enough pages to hold up to 196 mini instant photos. It also includes 200 photo corners and the option to personalise the cover (for an added fee). A bestseller on Etsy, this vintage-style design gets rave reviews from hundreds of satisfied customers from all over the globe. 

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02. La Porta Instax mini photo album

The best affordable Instax mini photo album

Holds 108 photos
Bit plasticky

If you have an Instax mini, this bright cobalt blue Instax photo album is a brilliant way to store your instant prints. If blue doesn't suit, the simple design comes in a variety of colours, all of which hold up to 108 mini Instax photos. The added clasp on the outside removes the risk of images falling out, and gives added protection from the elements. And it's a bargain price too! 

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03. Instax SQ Square Album

The best special occasion Instax photo album

Stylish design
Makes a great gift
Only holds 40 images

This stylish Instax photo album design gets five-star reviews over on Etsy. The square design is perfectly suited to hold up to 40 prints from the Instax SQ6, SQ10 and SQ20. Available in black or tan, these albums would make for a great Christmas, wedding or engagement gift. The clear pocket design also comes complete with an extra pocket on the inside cover to hold and store extra pictures. 

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04. Fintie Mini Instax Photo Album

The best value instant print photo album

Excellent value
Smart design
Holds 104 photos
Design not to everyone's taste

If you're looking for a bog standard Instax photo album that can hold a large number of images and not cost the earth, this Fintie design is a great option. Highly affordable, it can hold up to 104 instant prints and comes with an embellished, soft PU leather cover for maximum protection. The clear pockets inside are compatible with prints from the Instax Mini 9, Mini 8, Mini 8+, Mini 90, Mini 70, Mini 26+, Mini 25 and Mini 7 cameras. Oh, and you get an extra pocket in the front cover for good measure too. 

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05. Folding Instax Photo Album

A brilliant Christmas gift idea

Charming design
Excellent gift idea
Only holds 14 images

Time for something a little different now. This clever little Instax photo album offers not only a way to store your favourite photos but display them too. You can choose between tying it up and using as a traditional photo album, or opening the fan-like design and using it as a photo frame. 

This dual-purpose folding album is handmade, which means it's more expensive than your average design. It also only holds 14 square images. But if you fancy a charming, unique way to hold your instant prints, look no further. And if you're still on the hunt for that perfect Xmas gift, loaded up with some beautiful photos, this is guaranteed to put a smile on a loved one's face on Christmas day.

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06. Instax Wide Photo Album

Big on space and style

Stylish design
Clasp for added protection
Thick pocket material
Relatively expensive

If you own a wide Instax model (300, 210, 200), you'll need a photo album with a bit more space than that of the mini print options. And this particular design is proving very popular on Etsy, with hundreds of five-star reviews under it's belt. Speaking of belts, the album has a similar clasp-like design to keep its content secure, and is available in brown, black and rose gold 

We particularly like how this Instax album holds four images to each page, so you can keep photos from special occasions grouped together. The reviews on Etsy also note the benefit of thick pocket material to help really look after your prints. Overall, a really lovely, quality design. 

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07. Instax Striped Mini Album

The best understated Instax photo album

Elegant design
Clasp for added protection
Design not hugely exciting

If you're not a fan of block colour, this simple but elegant striped Instax photo album design could be the one for you. Very similar to most other mini photo albums, Fujifilm's own product features enough clear pockets to hold up to 108 mini photos and has a wrap around clasp to reduce the risk of losing any. Not much else to say on this one other than if you simply want an Instax photo album to do a job with a design that won't offend anyone, this is one of the best options. 

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08. Black Kraft Photo Album

A highly customisable photo album

Highly customisable
Quality paper
Labour intensive

If you want to customise your photo album, a good option would be to go for this blank canvas design from Paperchase. The self-adhesive product has 20 acid-free card pages with alkaline glue and polypropylene overlays for extra protection. This isn't an album you would want to use to store lots of photos in (way too much work involved) but if you're looking for a special way to present photos from an event like a wedding, for example, this is a really affordable option that can be tailor made. 

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09. Instax Photo Accordion Box

The most charming Instax photo album around

Unique design
Excellent gift idea
Only holds 16 images

Despite only being able to hold up to 16 mini instant prints, we couldn't not include this charming box Instax photo album. The accordion style design is led by the lid, displaying more images as you pull them further out of the box. Another excellent gift idea, this would be a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, especially as the outside of the box could also be decorated too. 

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10. Instax Mini Print Desk Album

The best way to show off your instant prints at work

Doubles as a frame
Holds up to 68 mini prints
Very affordable
Not the best quality

Brighten up your workspace with this affordable Instax photo album, which can hold up to 68 prints. The triangle style album design can hold up to 108 mini prints and converts into a stand that will fit nicely on most desktops. So you can fill it with memories of your favourite holiday, pet, birthday celebrations and choose a new set of images to enjoy every day. For the price, you won't be surprised to find it's not the best quality album, but if you want an affordable way to keep your loved ones near at work, this is does a job. 

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