Friday, February 5, 2016

Get to Know Us - Love is in the air - Part 2


We couldn't be happier about the fact that you share your stories about your experiences with our company in your tweets, posts, and in your conversations with friends and family. Not only are you helping us help more people, but you're also allowing us to spend more of our time working on improving our products and services, rather than spending time and money on traditional advertising.

Your recommendations mean a lot to us.  A conversation between friends, where you explain how happy you are with our services, is worth so much more than exposure to a paid advertisement.  That's why we don't spend a single dollar on paid advertisements.  Instead, we put 100% of our focus on making sure you are happy.  

We aim to provide you with a service that delights you and never takes you for granted.  If we succeed, we hope you'll tell your friends.  If we fall short, we hope you'll contact us to let us know so that we can take steps to make things right.

In this age of technology and faceless interactions, we think that the main factor that differentiates iPrintfromHome from other companies is our story, our company culture, and our commitment to running a business with a heart.  We want you to know who we are and why we love doing what we do.  Go to iPrintfromHome.com and click on "Our Values" and "Our Process" to get to know us a little better.

We work with lots of you to help make prints that you sell through your Etsy shops.  We recently joined Etsy Manufacturing and we are super excited about it.  As part of the Beta launch of their program, Etsy has offered photography services to some manufacturers.  For a little sneak peek behind the scenes, check out these images captured by Rachel Sifferd: Etsy Manufacturing Shoot

You can also review our Etsy Manufacturing profile here.  If you sell prints on Etsy and would like to recommend us, let us know and we'll send you a link.

As always, thank you for your continued support of iPrintfromHome.com!

Thanks,
Sara, George and the iPrintfromHome.com team





Monday, December 28, 2015

VIDEO: Sara & George get in a snowball fight and $20.15 Year End Sale



Thank you for your support of iPrintfromHome.com and for making this a great 2015 holiday season!  As we say goodbye to 2015 and look forward to the coming year, we want to have some fun.  Check out the video above for a little holiday chuckle.

It's been another amazing year and we want to send it off in style.  We are offering a 15% discount on any order placed before the end of the year that totals at least $20.15 (not including shipping).  Limited to one discount order per customer.  To get your discount, please follow the instructions below.

Instructions: 
1. Place an order totaling a at least $20.15 (not including shipping) at iPrintfromHome.com by midnight on Tuesday, December 31, 2015.
2. IMMEDIATELY after placing your order, send us an e-mail (here) with "2015 - 15% Off" in the body of the e-mail. 
3. Once we receive your e-mail, we will adjust your order total to account for your 15% discount.


NOTE: Limit of one discount order per customer.  We'll be closed Dec 31 through Jan 2.  So, don't worry if you don't hear back from us right away if you e-mail in on the 31st.  We'll get back to everyone on Monday, January 4.

Friday, December 11, 2015

You've still got time!


It's getting close to Christmas and we are getting lots of calls asking if it's too late to order prints in time to give as gifts. The answer is, you still have time!

This time of year, we strongly recommend choosing one of the FedEx shipping options.  Most of you choose USPS 1st Class, USPS Priority or Free Shipping when you order at iPrintfromHome.com.  Although the post office is generally very fast, please note that these are not guaranteed shipping options.  If you definitely need your order before Christmas, you might consider choosing one of the guaranteed FedEx shipping options when you place your order.

At iPrintfromHome.com, our standard turnaround time for Photographic Prints is as follows: if you place your order by 6am EST, we have it ready for shipping the same day, Monday through Saturday. Any order that comes in on Sunday will be shipped on Monday.

Please note that the turnaround time for Giclee Fine Art Prints is 3 business days (weekdays), and that the daily production cut-off is 6am EST.

Please also note that requesting foam and ultra mounting (or stretching) services can add up to 3 business days to your turnaround time.  Plak mounting can add up to 7 business days to your turnaround time.

If you're planning on ordering before the 23rd - which we would encourage (hint, hint) - please feel free to choose whichever shipping method meets your needs:

* USPS 1st Class - $3
* USPS Priority - $7
* FedEx Ground - $9.95
* FedEx Ground to Canada - $18
* FedEx 3-Day - $11.75
* FedEx 2-Day - $14.75
* FedEx Standard Overnight - $21.75
* FedEx Priority Overnight - $29.95
* FedEx Priority Saturday - $49.95

For more specific information about each shipping method, please click here.

Here's what you need to do if you're really waiting until the last minute:
If you order Photographic Prints: Please place your order by 6am on December 23rd and choose FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th. NOTE: Requesting foam and ultra mounting and/or stretching service will add 3 days to your turnaround time.  Plak mounting will add 7 days to your turnaround time.

If you order photographic prints mounted to foam or ultra mount: Please place your order by 6am on December 18th and choose FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th

If you order plak mounted photographic prints: Please place your order by 6am on December 17th and choose FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th

If you order giclee or photo inkjet prints: Please place your order by 6am on December 21st and choose FedEx FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th. NOTE: Requesting foam and ultra mounting and/or stretching service will add 3 days to your turnaround time.  Plak mounting will add 7 days to your turnaround time.

If you order giclee or photo inkjet prints mounted to foam or ultra mount: Please place your order by 6am on December 16th and choose FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th

If you order a stretched canvas print: Please place your order by 6am on December 16th and choose FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th

At this point, it is too late to order plak mounted giclee or photo inkjet prints for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

We will be closed December 24-26.

Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pictures Make Great Presents

You've spent a lot of time creating beautiful images. You've poured your heart and soul into your work. This holiday season, when you're thinking of all the people you're thankful for, consider giving them a little piece of yourself. Nothing could be better. 


Happy Holidays!


From,
the iPrintfromHome.com team


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Opening Reception - Recordamos a los muertos, porque los vivos son tan olvidable


Please join us for the opening reception of Recordamos a los muertos, porque los vivos son tan olvidable, artwork by Christopher C. Galley. The opening event is this Friday from 6-9 pm at iPrintfromHome.

Find out more: facebook.com/event


What: Recordamos a los muertos, porque los vivos son tan olvidable

When: Friday, November 6th, 6-9pm

Where: iPrintfromHome.com 
2630 Elmwood Ave, Suite #2
Kenmore, NY 14217

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Christina Power

At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.


We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?

2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?

Please read on to find out more about Christina Power.



Christina Power
Artist
Dillion, MT

What do you do?
I am always exploring new ways to be creative, but my underlying passion has always been hand lettering. I
create one of a kind, commissioned calligraphy pieces (usually for romantic wedding or anniversary gifts) as well as more general hand-lettered originals and prints.

How do you do it?
My current collection (titled "sing through the storm") starts with colorful, textural layers made using a variety of found objects and watercolor paints. Once I'm satisfied with the abstract backgrounds, I'll carefully add hand-lettered quotations, phrases, or words over the colors. Sometimes I'll add a whimsical sketch as well.

Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
In this world of anonymous online big business, iPrintfromHome offers a remarkably personal shopping experience. Their attention to detail and care for their customers truly stands out. The quality of their products is peerless. And, their service (both in producing and shipping products, as well as in responding to emails) is quick. Plus, I can drop ship prints directly to my customers, eliminating wasted time and extra shipping expenses. What's not to love?

Contact Information:


Christina Power
www.etsy.com/shop/ladylyn
www.facebook.com/the.ladylyn

Friday, August 14, 2015

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Lyn Cook

At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.


We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?

2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?

Please read on to find out more about Lyn Cook.

Lyn Cook
Painter
Greensboro, NC

What do you do?
I create paintings of pets, focusing on dogs; pet portraits, cats, horses, and wildlife. Sometimes I will create humorous pieces, but most of my work is commissioned.

How do you do it?
I work in various mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor. Since I do a lot of commissioned work, folks email photos of their pets to me.






Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
In the past, I would make my paintings into prints. I found out over time that printing can be quite a task, along with printer problems, paper and ink expense, and shipping was taking up a lot of my time. I found iPrintfromHome and have not been tempted to revisit dong my own prints. iPrintfromHome's efficiency and high quality has allowed me to devote more time to painting. 

Contact Information:
Lyn Cook
www.etsy.com/shop/DogArtbyLyn

Friday, June 26, 2015

Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit 2015

At iPrintfromHome.com, we try to feature customer artwork and photography in our promotional materials and on the site as much as possible. Many of you use our services to order prints that you use for your own businesses, Etsy shops and art shows; therefore, our success is very much linked to yours. When we feature customer artwork, we not only get the chance to feature some very cool imagery, but we also get to help promote our customers.

As a special ‘Thank You’ to our iPrintfromHome.com Ambassadors for all the work they’ve done to help promote us, for this particular project, we’ve offered the spotlight exclusively to them. To find out more about our Ambassador Program and how you can get involved, go to iPrintfromHome.com/Ambassador.

We have narrowed the field down to 32 images. We need your help selecting the final 8. Voting will be open Tuesday, June 30th through 10am EST on Monday, July 13th.

To vote, please choose one of the following options:

A.Go to Facebook.com/iPrintfromHome. Please "Like" our page. Then review the images in the “2015 iPrintfromHome Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit Images” album and click on “Like” to vote for individual images.

OR

B.Go to iPrintfromHome.com/PSCK2015 and review the images. Then send us an e-mail with the names of the images you would like to vote for.

Thank you for your help with this project!

Thanks,
the iPrintfromHome.com team

Thursday, June 11, 2015

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Tom Burns


At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.


We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?

2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?

Please read on to find out more about Tom Burns.
















Tom Burns
Photographer
Buffalo, NY

What do you do?
I am a PR/Marketing professional who loves photography. Ever since I was a child I almost always had some type of camera, but never an SLR or DSLR.until 5 years ago when I bought an entry level Nikon. I initially made the purchase to better capture our children and their many activities. However, within a couple of weeks after my purchase, I started to leave the house early on weekend mornings looking for a photo to capture. A second camera, and four lenses later, I am hooked.

I love the idea of just going out to look for a photo, be it a sunset, night shot, cityscape, or sporting event.there is nothing like the thrill of that hunt. I love color. I have dabbled in some black and white, and there are a few that I enjoy, but I love color. The color of a sky at sunset or sunrise. The impact the sun has on a building or a portrait. When shooting I look for light and lines. My grandfather was an artist, so I get some of my "eye" for this from him I believe. 


I primarily shoot landscapes/cityscapes, architecture, and amateur sporting events (high school and some college). I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to shoot a Bills and Sabres game also. I have also shot some events and parties, as well as a few family portrait sessions with success. There is a different kind of energy when shooting people. 


How do you do it?
I shoot with a Nikon D5100, and hope to add to my arsenal in the near future.stepping up the ladder with a new Nikon body. I'm drawn to night/low light shooting, so there's always a tripod somewhere close-by. I do some minor post-processing with Lightroom, and an occasional clone clean-up in Photoshop, but generally I like photos to look like what I saw when I released the shutter. 

Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
As I've advanced this hobby into a small (and fun) side business, I've been in the market for a lab that can provide me with prints for art shows, portrait packages, etc. I've found that iPrintfromHome.com provides me with the best option for prints for a few reasons. First, the selection of sizes rivals any of the national labs, and the pricing is more than competitive. The quality of prints has been incredibly consistent. And because they are local (to me) the convenience cannot be matched.order in the evening, pick up the next day.or shipped to me one day later. 

Contact Information:

Tom Burns
www.tomburnsphotography.com
www.facebook.com/tomburnsphoto

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Rose Anderson


At iPrintfromHome.com, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.
In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.


We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?

2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?

Please read on to find out more about Rose Anderson.
















Rose Anderson
Nature Photographer and Digital Artist
Parkville, MD

What do you do?
I am a nature photographer and digital artist in Baltimore, Maryland. I have spent most of my life on the Chesapeake Bay, in love with the watershed and all of its history and wild creatures. Human life has become disconnected from nature in many ways, and my aim is to restore that connection.

How do you do it?
I take photos of birds and butterflies in the moments where they seem to have the most in common with humans, or where the composition of a photo and the pose of a tiny creature calls to mind childhood storybook illustrations. This means a lot of time out in the field with my camera waiting for the little guys to cooperate. 


For most of the butterfly shots I did this year, I focused on facial features and human-like interactions, which meant a lot of time sitting, kneeling, or lying on the ground to photograph them on their level or from underneath. I felt it was a way to express a deeper connection to them, and I am using the images as a way to encourage better wild field conservation practices in my local area. I created a series of butterfly closeups called "fairies of the fields". A spinoff of this is my "made of motion" series, which features butterflies flying and making motion blurs with their wings. 

Before I switched my focus to butterflies this year, I was working on a series of photos in which birds seem to interact or move together in ways that mimic our human relationships. I tend to focus almost exclusively on detail shots and pictures of one or just a couple creatures. I do some landscape shots and pictures of people, all of which involve the history and quaintness of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as some artwork I've done to celebrate well-known landmarks in Baltimore where I live. 

Once I have taken the photos, the real work of texturing them in PhotoShop begins. I add sometimes as many as 10 layers of effects, textures, and color fills to get the effect of storybook illustrations or paintings. I sometimes call myself a digital illustrator, although everything I do has to have an unaltered photo underneath. I love photography because it always represents a real moment in time, even when I layer effects on top of it.

Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
I use iPrintfromHome.com because the prints are just amazing in their quality and depth. I don't compromise in my work, and iPrintfromHome has exceeded my expectations every time so far. The service is amazing, and you can't beat the savings if you order large numbers of chromogenic prints

Contact Information:



Rose Anderson
RoseAndersonBaltimore.com