Monday, December 10, 2012

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!

At, 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 mounting (or stretching) services can add up to 3 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:

* FedEx Ground - $6 (FREE if your order totals $30 or more)
* FedEx Ground to Canada - $18
* FedEx 3-Day - $10
* FedEx 2-Day - $12
* FedEx Standard Overnight - $20
* FedEx Priority Overnight - $25
* FedEx Priority Saturday - $35.

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 or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th. NOTE: Requesting mounting and or stretching service will add 3 days to your turnaround time.

If you order Giclee Fine Art Prints: Please place your order by 6am on December 19th and choose FedEx FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight so that you receive your order on December 24th. NOTE: Requesting mounting and or stretching service will add 3 days to your turnaround time.

We will be closed December 24-25.

Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

You've Aready Got the Perfect Gift

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!

the team

Friday, November 30, 2012

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!

the team

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Come see our new digs! Join us for our open house & customer appreciation party this Wednesday from 5-7 at our new location at 2630 Elmwood Avenue.

Find out more:

*Door Prizes ($100 gift card to | Ben&Jerry's Swag | Pints of Ben&Jerry's Greek Frozen Yogurt)
*Facility Tours
*Gallery Show
*Lloyd Taco Truck
*Free Ben & Jerry's
*Complimentary Snacks & Drinks
*Free T-Shirt to the First 30 People

Eye Candy - Pick up your copy of the new 2012 Paper Sampler & Calibration Kit. And, check out the featured images in our gallery display.

Get Cultured! - Please join us in tasting a new "cultured" frozen treat from Ben & Jerry's: Greek Frozen Yogurt. Our own Sara Campos Saak is a member of Ben & Jerry's first ever Millennial Advisory Board where she gets to help Ben & Jerry's think through marketing ideas. Through this event, we're helping Ben & Jerry's launch their new line of Greek Frozen Yogurt. Try it out & fill out a comment card to let the folks at Ben & Jerry's know what you think.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

the team

Monday, September 17, 2012

We're Moving!

We're moving next week!

We're only expecting to be down one business day, so there won't be much of a service disruption, but we wanted to give you all advance notice because we know many of you depend on our speedy turnaround times.

We'll be moving all of our production equipment on Wednesday, September 26th and expect to be back in action at our new location on Thursday, September 27th.

If you want to play it safe for any prints needed next week, please try and submit your orders by Monday night.  We'll get everything in house printed and shipped (or ready for pick up) on Tuesday.  We're moving on Wednesday.  And, we expect to be back up and printing on Thursday in our new space.

Our new address is 2630 Elmwood Avenue, entrance on Shepard.  All local pick up orders will be available at the new location on Thursday, September 27th.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions by e-mail or phone at (800) 736-8652.

the team

Monday, August 27, 2012

Discontinuation of Services to Produce 35mm Slides

We are discontinuing services to produce 35mm Slides from digital files.  Due to changes in the market place, it's getting harder and harder to find slide film and the chemistry needed to offer the service.

We will officially discontinue the service offering on September 5, 2012 or when supplies run out, whichever comes first.  

If this e-mail spurs a rush of last minute orders, we will do our best to fulfill all orders received.  If there are any issues with your order, we will contact you directly to let you know.

We know that many customers depend on our 35mm Slide services and we have worked hard to continue offering the service as long as possible.  Thank you for your support over the years.  We look forward to continuing to work together for years to come!

the team

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Preserving Images for Future Generations

Post Author:
Sara Campos Saak

Working at, you would think I print my images regularly. The truth is that I do, but not as much as I should.

I recently attended a presentation by Joe LaBarca, president of Pixel Preservation International, a group that recommends printing digital images as the most effective way of preserving images for future generations.

Walking into the presentation, I wasn't expecting to hear anything earth shattering, or even expecting any bit of news that would alter my habits. I mean, I know prints are great - I run a printing company with my Dad; clearly, I know the benefits. I didn't think I needed any further convincing. To my surprise, I found myself sitting there thinking, "Man, this guy is right. I have to start printing more."

The idea he presented was so simple and so obvious that it immediately struck a chord. The best ideas always seem to fit this description: simple and obvious.

The most important set of images in my life right now are my wedding pictures. I just got married last August (can't believe it's already been a year!). My photographer gave me a few discs containing approximately 1300 images. I immediately backed them up on my home computer and uploaded them to My photographer also gave me a wedding album, featuring about 100 of those images. Before hearing this presentation, I was pretty comfortable with the storage of my images, confident that I could access them when needed.

Then Joe started talking about floppy disks. I remember those. I bet you do too. It wasn't actually too long ago that I was using them actively, maybe in the last 15 years or so. If I found one of my old disks today, I wouldn't have any idea how to access the files stored within. If my future grandchildren found one, they likely wouldn't even recognize it.

As he was talking, I remembered a rumor I had heard indicating that Apple was going to start making computers without optical drives, which read CDs and DVDs. Turns out that's actually true, right now. If you buy a new Mac Book Pro, you will not have an internal optical drive, meaning without the purchase of an external drive, you will have no way to read CDs and DVDs on your computer.

Enter Joe's first simple and obvious message: Technology is constantly changing. What is useful today will be obsolete tomorrow. Sometimes, tomorrow comes quicker than you think.

Suddenly, those discs of wedding pictures, my computer backup, and my upload to didn't feel as safe as I thought they were. Here's where I had that 'aha moment' I talked about earlier. To my surprise, I found myself sitting there thinking, "Man, this guy is right. I have to start printing more."

 I am in love with ALL of my wedding pictures, all 1300 of them. I want to preserve them, not only for my own enjoyment, but also to share with future generations of my family. We're all in those pictures. Me, my husband, our parents, our grandparents, great aunts and uncles, friends, neighbors. Those pictures mean the world to me. If I want them to be available in 20 years, I have got to save them in some other way.

Enter Joe's next simple and obvious message: Photographic Prints last a really long time (one hundred plus years) and they do not require the use of any technology but the human eye to be read. If you can see, and you're not in the dark, you'll be able to read a photographic print today, tomorrow and 100 years from now. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, memory cards, etc.

If you have images that are important to you, that you want to have access to in years to come, you've got some decisions to make. (A) You can vow to stay up to date with current technologies, making sure to move your images from CDs to memory disks, to external hard drives, to clouds, to whatever is next. (B) You can print them using professional quality archival materials and then store them properly. (C) You can do both.

What images are most important to you? Where are they sitting right now? Will future generations have access to them? Will you be able to access them in 20 years?

I bet you already know where this is going...I went home and printed all my wedding pictures. I'll describe my process in a little more depth in the following paragraphs to help anyone interested in doing the same. Read on if you'd like to hear more about my decision making process and the resources I used.

The first decision I had to make was the size and the surface I would use for my prints. I knew I wanted to go with the Lustre Photographic Paper (less prone to finger prints than glossy), but I wasn't quite sure about the size.

My dad suggested 8x10s, but I didn't want such a huge stack of prints. I knew I wanted to print 4x6 or 5x7 and then store them in some sort of binder. All of my images were saved in proportion to 4x6, which means that I could print at that size without having to worry about any cropping. I ran 10 test images through, one set in 4x6 and one set in 5x7. When I ordered the 5x7s, I reviewed each image on the "View/Edit Order" screen to ensure that I was satisfied with the cropping.

I also ordered two packs of Archival Print Preservers from Print File ( - one that held 4x6s and one that held 5x7s. I put my test prints in their respective Print Preservers to see which size I liked best. I ended up going with 5x7, because I liked the layout of the Print Preservers better and I wanted to have access to the bigger print size. This way, if I decide to scan any of the images later, I'll be working with a larger source image.

In addition to selling Print Preserver sheets, Print File also sells binders, albums, boxes, etc. I decided to go with an oversized, 2 1/2" D-ring binder...remember my goal is to effectively store and preserve my images, not necessarily to make something pretty. I already have my gorgeous 12x12 wedding album from my photographer. For this project, I'm not really worrying about pretty covers, designs, etc.

Once I knew the size, surface and storage method, I got to work ordering prints, sleeving them and tucking them away in my binders. Now, I am confident that I have backed up my images safely, the best way that I know how, and I'm not too worried about the future of DVDs or the lifespan of my home computer.

An unexpected bonus was the pleasure I had simply interacting with these images again. Because there were so many and they were all saved in digital form, I hadn't looked at them at all over the last year, other than the 100 or so that were printed in my album. Just as I pull my album off the shelf time and time again, I can see myself sitting down with a friend and paging through these binders. I'm looking forward to cherishing these images for years to come.

Photo Credits:
Wedding Photography by Dylan & Robyn Buyskes of
All other images by George Campos.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Faster Delivery Times with FedEx Ground

FedEx has recently improved their delivery times for packages sent via FedEx Ground.  The most notable improvements are an expanded 2-Day delivery zone into North & South Carolina, as well as an expanded 3-Day delivery zone into Minnesota and the Dakotas.

We often see people selecting FedEx Overnight ($20), FedEx 2-Day ($12) and FedEx 3-Day ($10) when they could get a faster and cheaper delivery by choosing FedEx Ground ($6).  We would encourage you to take a look at the FedEx Ground delivery times map to see if FedEx Ground will meet your needs in terms of delivery times.  Don't forget that every order placed at totaling $30 or more qualifies for Free FedEx Ground Shipping.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit 2012

As a special ‘Thank You’ to our 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

Out of over one hundred submissions, we have narrowed the field down to 21 images.  We need your help selecting the final 8.  Voting will be open Tuesday, June 12th through 10am EST on Monday, June 25th.

To vote, please choose one of the following options:

A. Review the images below and then send us an e-mail with the names of the images you would like to vote for.


B. Go to Please "Like" our page.  Then review the images in the “2012 iPrintfromHome Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit Images” album and click on “Like” to vote for individual images.

"Six Roses (Before the Rain)"
By Riva Berkovitz

"From Canetop"
By Schar Freeman

"Sunset off the Pier"
by Tyann Marcink

"Sea of Love"
by Jodi Ohl

"African Grey Parrot"
by Christopher Kulfan

"Red Hood"
by Julia Finucane

"Sunset at Skaket"
by Joy Yagid Photography

"Peruvian Working Mom"
by Mary Lou Frost

"Muir Woods"
by Kyle A. Pixton

By Brenda Lyons

By Kristen Hartwell Photography

By Chris Honiball

"All My Best Wishes"
by Lois Sowa Stipp

"Tiny Dancers"
by Charla Virkler

"Asian Waterway"
by Brenda Beck Fisher

"Julia's Robin"
by Rod Sidley

"Narwhal With A Stolen Ribbon"
by Morgan Loven

"Pink and Purple Tulips"
by Geri Lynn Smith

"Das Faerie Gotik"
by Gillian Ivy

"Vulture Mine - Miner's Pants"
by Jacqueline Hanna

"St. Peter's Point"
by David McCann

NOTE: You can vote for as many images as you want, but only the top 8 will be featured in the new Paper Sampler & Calibration Kit.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thank someone who made a difference in your life

Father's Day is quickly approaching and the end of the school year is drawing near.  This year, take the opportunity to thank someone who made a difference in your life and the lives of your children.

Thank them with the gift that only you can give - a print of your work.

One of the simplest things you can do to advance your artistic career is to start sending your work into the world.

Don't bury yourself in your studio surrounded by an inventory of prints that  you haven't quite figured out how to sell.  Give those prints away.  Let people see the images that you've created.  Once you do, you'll be surprised by how quickly you'll start hearing from people who want to see more.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Juana Almaguer

At, 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

Please read on to find out more about Juana Almaguer.

Juana Almaguer
Mixed Media Artist

What do you do?
My art focuses on portraits and figures. Recently, these works are 9” x 12” or smaller. Some of my figure paintings are as small as an ACEO (2.5 inches x 3.5 inches). My figure and portrait drawings can be found at I also love cats so they are often in my paintings. To keep my perspective fresh, I like to branch off into other subjects, so you’ll see drawings of vintage cameras along with enso and koi paintings in my online shop. I’m slowly moving my non-figure art work over to my second shop at I enjoy traveling, hiking, photography and blogging. Currently, I am working full time on my art in the U.S.A.

How do you do it?
I studied traditional sumi painting while I was living in Japan. Those principles influenced my style. Shortly after leaving Japan, I started to paint figures using sumi ink, watercolor and rice paper. I then expanded to collage and line drawings on paper. My mixed media art works usually start with a line drawing. From there, I’ll add other elements such as watercolor or ephemera. My favorite art materials are pen, pencil, watercolor, acrylics, ephemera, rice paper, and watercolor paper. 

Why do you use
I was living overseas at the time. i needed a giclee printer where I could order online and ship to a u.s. residence where i’d be visiting. my first order was easy to complete and arrived as planned. the ease of ordering online with roes, the wonderful customer service and quality prints keep me coming back to iprintfromhome.

Contact Information:

Juana Almaguer

Monday, March 19, 2012

Setting Your Default Printing Preferences

If you set your Default Printing Preferences in your account at, you won't need to worry about setting them each time you order.

Printing Preferences allow you to specify exactly how you would like your digital images to be printed when you order Photographic Prints, Giclee Fine Art Prints and Photo Inkjet Prints. You can select from various cropping and border options. For more information about Printing Preferences, please click here.

To set your default Printing Preferences, please go to, sign in and click on "My Account" then "Edit Printing Preferences." You will be brought to a screen that looks like the screen shot above where you can make your selections.

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Printing Preferences for Giclee & Photo Inkjet Prints

We’ve got some news we think you’ll really like – we’ve added Printing Preferences for Giclee & Photo Inkjet Prints!

This means that you won’t have to e-mail us anymore requesting that we omit trim marks or extra borders when you order Giclee or Photo Inkjet Prints.

After adding Somerset Velvet, Canvas, or Photo Inkjet Prints to your shopping cart in the online ordering system, click on "View/Edit Order". That will take you to a page that looks like the screenshot above. You'll be able to crop your image, add borders and indicate whether or not you want trim marks.

To check out the new system, go to, sign into your account and click on "Place Order". As always, we're interested to hear what you think. If you have any suggestions, send them our way!

We've got another big improvement planned for release in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Love is in the Air - part 3

Thank you for making this "Love is in the Air" campaign such a success. We're sending out "Thank You Dollars" every day. And we're gaining Facebook fans at a pretty good clip.

(Click here to read about the $50 credits we'll be giving out at the beginning of March)

In this last installment, we want to tell you about a couple tools you can use to spread the word about and pad up those "Thank You Dollars" accounts.

Request a Custom Link
We would be happy to provide you with a custom link to post on your website, blog, Facebook page, etc. The link will contain tracking information so that we can automatically credit you for any new customers who come to our site and register as a result of clicking on your link.

To request a link for your website, please click here to send us an e-mail.

New Customer Promotion
When you recommend our services to your friends, let them know about our New Customer Promotion. All new accounts created at are eligible for a $10 account credit

Although you won't be able to get the $10 "New Customer" credit, you can use this offer to spread the word about our services and entice people to try us out. For each person that you send to, you can earn up to $12.00 in account credit.

Tell your friends to enter “TWEET-your name” (i.e. Tweet-Jane Doe) in the registration box when they create their accounts. This way we can give you credit for the referral (see "Thank You Dollars" program) and give your friend the $10 new customer credit.

As always, thank you for your support of!

the team

P.S. If you haven't done so already, make sure you "Like" our page on Facebook before February 28th so that you're entered to win a $50 credit at!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Enter to Win (Love is in the Air - part 2)

As part of our "Love is in the Air" celebration, we're running a special promotion to thank our Facebook fans.

"Like" our page on Facebook by February 28th and you will be entered to win $50 in account credit at

During the first two weeks of March, we will award one $50 account credit every weekday to one of our Facebook fans. The winner will be chosen randomly and you can only win once.

Did you already like our page? You're already entered!

Not on Facebook? You can earn up to $12 in account credit any time you want, just by getting one of your friends to sign up at Check out our "Thank You Dollars" program.

We'll start awarding the $50 credits on March 1st. Make sure you "Like" our page by February 28th! Go to

As always, thank you for your continued support of!

the team

Monday, February 6, 2012

Love is in the Air - part 1

We couldn't be happier about the fact that you share your stories about your experiences with our company in your blog entries, on your Facebook pages 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 & money on traditional advertising.

During the month of February, we like to take the opportunity to say "THANK YOU!" for all of your help and also to remind you of some of the programs we have in place to help facilitate the work you do to spread the word about us.

Starting with this one, we're going to send you an eNewsletter each week in February, highlighting different aspects of our "Thank You Dollars" program. First, we'd like to start out with a simple description of the program itself:

Thank You Dollars Program
At, we run a "Thank You Dollars" program where we award current customers iPrintfromHome account credit for referring new customers.

If you send us a new customer, you will earn $2 in "Thank You Dollars" when your friend creates an account at and enters your name in the "Referred by" entry box. You will receive another $10 when they place their first order. As you earn "Thank You Dollars," they will be automatically deposited into your account and you will receive notification by email. Basically, it boils down to $12 in account credit for each customer that you send to, which you can then apply towards future orders.

This program runs all the time and there are no limits to how many Thank You Dollars you can earn. Ambassador Center
Once you start successfully referring customers, we'll send you an e-mail invitation to become an official Ambassador. As an Ambassador, you can take advantage of various tools we've made available to help you spread the word about and you'll get sneak peeks on promotions and new products. For more information about our Ambassadors Program, please click here.

As always, thank you for your support of! Thank you for your help spreading the word about our services. Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 and 3 of this eNewsletter series.

the team

Weddings Exposed: Wedding Stories by Onion Studio is pleased to present Weddings Exposed: Wedding Stories by Onion Studio.

When: Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 6-9pm
Show runs February 8 - March 26, 2011

Where: Group
1016 Niagara Falls Blvd
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Samantha of Simply red Culinary
Ample free private parking.

Robyn & Dylan Buyskes (Bays-Kiss), the dynamic duo behind Onion Studio:
We are a husband and wife team: we do the dance, we speak without speaking, we know what each other is thinking without words. Having different perspectives, not just because there is a 6" height difference, but also in our creative visions, is what helps complete the stories we capture. We have a passion for capturing emotional wedding stories layered with the love that a couple shares, the essence of who they are. It is in these moments when all the day's shots come together that we are reminded of how lucky we are to share this passion between us.

Having walked the walk, we know what it is like to go through the wedding process. Caterers one day, cake the next. We know you will find relief in our no-pressure, relaxed environment, and convenient-for-you approach.

For more information, please go to

RSVP on Facebook:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Dorrie Rifkin

At, 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

Please read on to find out more about Dorrie Rifkin.

Dorrie Rifkin
Englewood, NJ

What do you do?
Depending on the moment, I am a freelance art director, watercolor artist, and teacher. Painting is the most fun and infuses me with energy. I fell in love with watercolors when I was a kid and the passion grows more and more each year.

How do you do it?
Multitasking. My subjects are from my adventures and life experiences. I live close to New York City so many of my paintings are inspired by city scenes that I photograph. I put the photos into photoshop to create a stronger design (years working as an art director serve me well here). Then I do a tight drawing (here is where a strong paper comes in handy). Next a visit to the fridge for a snack and Diet Coke. Then the fun starts.

Why do you use
I've used iPrintfromHome for a long time. I sell high quality prints in my etsy store.
Let me tell you a story. I was married in July so this is dear to my heart. I just received a thank you note from a customer that purchased a print of a painting I did of New York City's Lincoln Center for her husband to celebrate their wedding aniversay. He proposed to her in front of Lincoln Center. Cool right? Well that was the third thank you I've received from clients that proposed to their mates in front of Lincoln Center.

What a great life!

Contact Information:
Dorrie Rifkin