How Express Printing Works
Learning how Express Printing works is fast, simple and fun. Because this system uses a web based application, you can be a Windows PC or MAC user without having to download special software. You can even create our photo products using your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or web enabled tablet. You will be automatically directed to our Mobile website for easy print ordering.
Here are Step-by-Step instructions
From the main online ordering page you have the choice to make either Photo Prints or Custom Photo Products. Photo prints are regular enlargements from 4″x6″ to 12″x18″. Custom Photo Products are everything else like Canvas and Fine Art products, Posters and Collages, Photo Books, Model and Actor head shots and comp cards, Greeting Cards, Business cards and Calendars. The order process for this category is very similar to photo prints.
By clicking on the “Order Photo Prints” button, you willl be directed to the “Bulk Photo Uploader“. Click on the blue “Add Photos” button and you can select the location on your device where your digital files are stored. If you will be ordering 5×7 or smaller prints, use the “High Speed Upload“. This method can be up to 10x faster than the other upload methods. Use the “Full File Upload” option if you are ordering prints larger than 5×7. It takes a bit longer but preserves the higher resolution necessary for larger prints.
You also have the option to upload images from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Photos, Drop Box, Google Drive, Gmail, One Drive, Take Picture, Box, and FTP. You will be asked to login to your account, and once logged in, the application will automatically display all the images that are available to upload. Choose the files you want to print and click the “open” button at the bottom of the file selection window.
After your images have finished uploading, thumbnails of each picture will appear in the main window. By hovering the cursor over each image, an order dialog will appear with print size and quantity options. Make your selection and proceed to the next image. When selecting a size for your prints, be sure to check how the image will be cropped by clicking on the Crop/Edit link. When selecting a print size that has a different aspect ratio than your image file, it will result in your photo being cropped. You can choose the cropping you want during this step. You will also have the option to select “Full Frame, No Cropping” in the next step.
If you would prefer to order the same quantity and size prints from all of your images, click on the “Express Order” button and when you make your selection it will be applied to every image in the order window.
You can add more images at any time by clicking on the blue “Add Photos” button. When you are finished ordering prints, click the blue “Next Step” button on right side of the top or bottom of the window. The next screen will offer several options:
- Photo Borders – Indicate if you prefer to have a border on your photos. Prints are borderless by default.
- Archive my photos on CD or DVD – Save corrected images on CD (up to 650 MB) or DVD (up to 4.5 GB)
- Full Frame, No Cropping (May have borders on two sides).
There is also a place for you to enter comments or special instructions that you may want to communicate to us about your order.
When you are done, click the “Next Step” button on the right side of the top or bottom of the order screen. The next screen will allow you to review your order. If you want to make any changes, simply click on the “Previous Step” button on the left side of the top or bottom of the screen until you arrive back at the order screen to make any necessary changes. Click the “Next Step” button until the “Shopping Cart” screen appears. Enter any promo codes that may apply to your order and click on the “Proceed to Secure Checkout” button. This is where you can choose how you would like to receive your order. The default method is to Pickup in Store, but you can also choose for us to Ship My Order, and we can ship to your home or office address. When choosing Pick up in Store, you will be notified by email when the order is ready. Because we now work from a non-retail location, you will need to call and schedule the pickup. We are open for your convenience Monday – Friday from 10 AM – 6 PM.
You are almost done! We will need your billing information so we can process your order, including your mailing address. All that is left is to click on the Checkout button and you will be taken to the final screen to submit your order. Once submitted, you can print out the order page, if you want, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the order details.