Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Social Networking

I am having a blast with social networking. We've recently joined a few different social networking sites and it continues to amaze me that you can become so "connected" with a few simple clicks and keystrokes.

We are currently active on the following sites:

Each site offers different social networking opportunities. But what I am having the most fun with, is seeing how connected these sites are with each other. Once you join a few, you'll start to see the same people that you found on Facebook have a Twitter account or the people you find at C4C might also be listed at Indepublic. And as you start to make connections with people and run into them on the web, you start to feel like a member of a living breathing community.

Another aspect of social networking that I find particularly exciting is how clearly it demonstrates how beneficial it is to help each other. It seems that most of the people I've been meeting on these social networking sites are there because they want to spread the word about their artwork, photography, craft or store. But they don't just promote their own work. Instead, they participate in forums, answer each other's questions, share articles and blog about each other to build their networks.

By helping each other, they help themselves.

Continuing along that vein, we've been trying to think up ways that we can help our customers in addition to helping them make Photographic Prints, Giclee Fine Art Prints and 35mm Slides. It's clear to us that the simplest and most valuable thing we can do is use our presence on the web to help our customers gain more exposure.

So we've done a couple things - we run a monthly Art Show Listing and we are planning on adding an Artist Listing.

But the thing that is so exciting (and the reason I am having such a blast) is that these social networking sites provide the exact tools we're looking for. They allow us to network publicly with our customers, introduce them to each other, and promote their work to people who are active in the art world.

If you sign up as our friend or follower or fellow tweeter, we'll sign up as yours. And, we'll even tweet about you if we think our customers could benefit from learning about what you're doing. :o)

Come join us! Click on the pictures above to visit the social networking sites we've joined.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Large Format Photo Inkjet Panoramic Prints

iPrintfromHome.com is now pleased to offer Large Format Photo Inkjet Panoramic Prints.

These are the largest print sizes that we've ever offered at iPrintfromHome.com. Our Photographic and Giclee Panoramic Prints have been very popular with customers, but we kept hearing that you wanted bigger print size options. So, here you have it!

Photo Inkjet Panoramic Prints are available on Lustre and Glossy papers in sizes up to 40"x160"...that's more than 13 feet! Please click here for more information about pricing and size options.

As always, if you have any comments, we'd love to hear them. Click here to send us an email.

Monday, February 9, 2009

February Art Show Listing

We are featuring artists from all over the United States in our February 2009 Art Show Listing. Click here to see the Art Show Listing.

If you have a show coming up and would like it listed, please send us the details so that we can include your show. Click here to learn how to submit information for our Art Show Listing.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Now Offering Canadian Shipping!

iPrintfromHome.com is now shipping to Canada!

We get regular requests to ship to Canada, so we are super excited to begin offering the service. Please click here to review our shipping options.

You might be thinking, "What's the big deal? Why are these guys at iPfH so excited about Canadian shipping?"

Well, to tell you truth, the fact that we were NOT shipping to Canada was a real bummer. We are located in Tonawanda, NY which is located just north of Buffalo, NY. As you can see from this map, we're pretty darn close to Canada (click on the map to see it more clearly):
We are basically right on the Canadian border.

Not only are we close to Canada, but more specifically, we are REALLY close to Toronto. Toronto is a super cool city with a great art scene. This world-class city sits just over an hour and a half's drive away from iPrintfromHome.

We get regular requests from people in Toronto and Montreal looking for a company to help them create prints of their work. As you can imagine, it was pretty frustrating that we didn't have the systems in place to offer Canadian shipping, especially since we're so close. We've even had Canadians drive over the Peace Bridge to pick-up their orders from our location.

So that's why we're so excited about this. We can finally ship orders to our neighbors to the north and we won't feel so silly saying we can't. :o)

This is another example of a new service being offered as a direct result of customer requests. I can't stress enough how important customer feedback is to us. We shape our business based on what our customers want and need. So if you have an idea, or a wish, or a need that you think we might be able to help you with, don't hesitate to send us an e-mail or give us a call.

Canada, welcome to iPrintfromhome.com!