Monday, January 15, 2018

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Sharleen Decano

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 Sharleen Decano.



Sharleen Decano 
Artist
Riverside, CA

What do you do?

I'm an artist that dabbles in different types of arts and crafts, but my main medium of choice and that I have a lot of experience with would be gum wrappers. I then sell prints of my art online on etsy and in person, usually at a convention or to friends.

How do you do it?
I usually start off with an idea of what I want to make and/or I make a stencil with images I find online. With my stencil made and choosing from the abundance of gum wrappers I collect, I decide what colors I want my piece to be, and mix and match it with colors that go well with it. Then I start to working on peeling the foil part of the gum wrapper off and placing it on my stencil.


Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?
I use iPrintfromHome, because for one, they have a certain print surface called metallic that make my images really pop out. I couldn't really find other printing services that had this option, so I'm glad I found this one. Because using a different print surface like lustre or glossy don't do my images enough justice and usually just dulled it out. But with the metallic surface, it perfectly captures the foil look of my art and enhances its overall look. Secondly, it's very affordable for me and I get my prints fairly quickly. And thirdly, they've been very helpful when I've reached out to them for help with my prints.


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Rachel Rainey

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 Rachel Rainey.



























Rachel Rainey
Painter/Illustrator
Tulsa, OK


What do you do?

I'm a self taught Painter/Illustrator. In the past year I have gathered a small following on my Youtube channel where I share my painting/drawing process. My work focuses on feeling. It explores the contrast between the harshness of the world and the softness of people with semi realistic portraits . Last year I began selling art prints on my online shop when some of my followers mentioned they might be interested in purchasing some from me. 




How do you do it?


I work primarily in ink and watercolors but occasionally I use gauche when I need something I bit more opaque. I normally start by sketching out a basic idea on printer paper. Once I'm happy with what I have I then transfer the finished sketch lightly on to watercolor paper. Then I can set up my camera and start recording myself paint. Taking breaks to let layers dry or to move the camera to a better angle. After I'm finished with all of that I'm free to photograph my work and upload it to Instagram and upload a satisfying video to youtube of the whole painting process.




Why do you use iPrintfromHome.com?

In the beginning a tried out a few other photo printing services and I was always disappointed. But after awhile I came across a youtube video that covered how this other artist made their prints, it turned out they used iprintfromhome. After placing my first order I was convinced; the quality was amazing. And the drop shipping has saved me so much time sending out orders since I don't have to worry about how it will turn out. I can trust that my customers will be as happy as I am. 





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Thursday, December 28, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: What, How, Why Interview Series


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.

A few years ago, we started our "What, How, Why" interview series so that we could take a closer look at some of these fascinating people and share their stories with you. 

We ask 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?

Click here to read previously published interviews.

We're writing to you today to invite you to submit.  If you would like to be considered for this feature, please e-mail us with answers to the above quoted questions.  Please also be sure to give us permission to review the images in your account.  If your interview is selected, we'll contact you to let you know.  Looking forward to reviewing your submission!

Thanks,
the iPrintfromHome.com team

Friday, December 22, 2017

VIDEO: Sara & George get in a snowball fight and $20.17 Year End Sale



Thank you for your support of iPrintfromHome.com and for making this a great 2017 holiday season!  As we say goodbye to 2017 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 17% discount on any order placed before the end of the year that totals at least $20.17 (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 $20.17 (not including shipping) at iPrintfromHome.com by midnight on Sunday, December 31, 2017.
2. IMMEDIATELY after placing your order, send us an e-mail (here) with "2017 - 17% 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 17% discount.


NOTE: Limit of one discount order per customer.  We'll be closed Dec 23-Dec 25 and Dec 31-Jan 1.  So, don't worry if you don't hear back from us right away if you e-mail in on either holiday weekend.  

Friday, December 15, 2017

Time is Running Out!

IMPORTANT: The last opportunity to pick up orders before Christmas will be Friday, December 22nd by 5pm.  Please note that we will be closed December 23, 24 and 25.

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. Unfortunately, time is running out.  The only products that you can order that will definitely be done before Christmas are Photographic Prints (order by 6am, December 22).  It is too late to order any giclee prints, inkjet prints, plak mounted prints or stretched canvas prints.  

FedEx shipping options are the ONLY guaranteed options.  USPS will not guarantee delivery before Christmas.

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.

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 22nd and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd. 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.

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

We will be closed December 23, 24 and 25.

Happy Holidays!!



Monday, December 11, 2017

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 22nd - which we would encourage (hint, hint) - please feel free to choose whichever shipping method meets your needs:

* USPS 1st Class - $3.95 (not recommended)
* USPS Priority - $7.95 (not recommended)
* FedEx Ground - $11.95
* FedEx Ground to Canada - $18
* FedEx 3-Day - $11.95
* FedEx 2-Day - $14.95
* FedEx Standard Overnight - $25.95
* FedEx Priority Overnight - $31.95
* 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 22nd and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd. 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 19th and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd.

If you order plak mounted photographic prints: Please place your order by 6am on December 15th and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd.

If you order giclee or photo inkjet prints: Please place your order by 6am on December 20th and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd. 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 15th and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd

If you order a stretched canvas print: Please place your order by 6am on December 15th and choose FedEx Priority Overnight Saturday so that you receive your order on December 23rd

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 23, 24 and 25.

Happy Holidays!!