Tesco is planning to introduce more than 250 stand-alone digital photo printing kiosks from next month to take advantage of the rise in digital photography in the UK.

Tesco already offers a film-processing service in 90 of its stores, and it said its decision to launch instore digital printing was based on an analysis of customer trends in the US, where digital imaging is a popular consumer choice, according to a report in today’s Independent.

Tesco will charge £5 for 50 standard size prints, which matches the price scheme at Boots, who has also announced it will be rolling out digital printing kiosks across its portfolio.

The man in charge of the initiative, Graham Harris, said: “This represents an excellent opportunity for Tesco to deliver an innovative solution to our customers, offering them great value and convenience using the newest technology.”