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Why did AdoramaPix change its name to Printique?
We wanted our new name to clearly communicate what we do: deliver pro-quality printed images and industry-leading expertise to all photographers.
Who is your parent company?
Our parent company is Adorama, the world’s ultimate destination for the best in video, camera, and audio equipment. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to an online destination encompassing home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio.
How long have you been in business?
Founded in 1998 as an in-house photo lab for our parent company Adorama, we’ve been proudly serving photographers for more than 20 years. In 2004, we became a standalone subsidiary under the name AdoramaPix. We moved our operations from Manhattan to Brooklyn in 2013 and we continue to grow there today.
Do you have any retail locations?
We’re primarily an online business serving photographers across the U.S. and Canada. Since NYC has always been our home, we also offer retail pick-up/drop-off locations in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Do I have to be a professional photographer to do business with you?
We welcome all photographers—from professionals to those just starting out. What unites our customers is their desire for superior-quality photographic printing at a fair price.
Do you offer services specifically for professional photographers?
Yes, please check out our Pro Service offerings. We recognize that professional photographers have unique needs, so we offer a suite of special-handling services designed to make ordering easier and provide greater value for pros.
Do you have a commercial sales offering for businesses/organizations who want to place bulk orders?
Yes, please check out our Commercial Sales offerings. Whether you’re in luxury goods, real estate, or transportation, our professional business books are a cost-effective, high-impact way to share a curated set of images with a large audience.
How can I upload my photos?
You can upload photos directly from your computer, or import photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Photos, Dropbox, or Amazon Cloud. Once you upload to our galleries, we offer free, unlimited cloud storage.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, or Printique credits.
How can I apply credit to my order?
To apply Printique credit to your order, proceed to the checkout screen from your cart, choose your desired shipping option, then, in the ‘Payments’ section, check the box labeled “Use My Credits” as shown below. Then, the appropriate amount of credit will be applied to your order.
How do I apply a coupon code to my order?
To apply a coupon code, simply enter in the code name in the ‘Payments’ section of checkout, or in the sidebar of that page then click “Apply” to apply the code to your order.
What are your shipping options?
We ship using USPS or UPS. Our most popular shipping method is Economy shipping however you have the option to expedite delivery. We also offer white label packaging, if you wish to remove Printique’s branding from your package. If you are located in the New York City area, we do offer free in-store pickup at both our Brooklyn & Manhattan locations. Unfortunately, due to frequent damage, we only ship to the US and Canada
Do you ship internationally?
Unfortunately, due to frequent damages, we are presently only shipping to the US and Canada including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Military bases APO, FPO and DPO.
What are the sizes of wallet photos?
Our wallet print sizes are as follows:
Wallet: 2.5 x 3.5”
Mini Wallet: 2.5 x 1.75”
Die-cut Wallet: 2.25 x 3.25”
Do you offer archival paper?
Yes. All of our photo prints and fine art prints are archival. Photo/Prints are printed using a silver halide process and fine art prints are rag paper printed using a giclee process.
What are the paper choices for prints?
We offer six (6) different paper styles for prints (Luster, Glossy, Matte, Metallic, Silk, and Deep Matte), as well as three (3) different types of Fine Art Paper (Low Texture, Medium Texture, and Heavy Texture)
What does “Digital C Print” mean?
Digital C print is a traditional photographic print, made from a digital file rather than a negative.
How thick are the boarders on photo prints?
Photo borders are approximately .25in. We do not guarantee perfectly even borders on photo prints.
What does “letterbox” mean?
Letterboxing preserves the full length and width of your image, instead of cropping it to fit into a specific size. With letterboxed prints, the full image will be visible, but with a white trim on either the sides or top of the print.
Can I add copyright, file name and date taken on the back of the print?
Yes. You are able to add file name, copyright and date along with any other information you would like onto the back of your print, including personal messages. Custom back print message is limited to 24 characters.
What is photo mounting?
With every print order, you have the option to mount your prints. Your photos are adhered to a sturdy board for display. You can choose between single-weight mat boards, foam core boards, styrene mounting boards or standouts to mount your prints.
Do you offer ICC profile?
No. At the moment we do not offer ICC profiles. We recommend that all files are submitted as sRGB.
What is the difference between a page and a spread?
One page is half of a spread. A spread is two pages together.
What is the maximum page count for Photo Books?
We allow up to 100 pages (50 spreads) for Hardcover Photo Books, 40 pages (20 spreads) for Softcover Photo Books.
Do you offer layflat books?
Yes. All of our Photo Books and Premium Albums are bound using the highest quality layflat technology available.
What is the Thickness of Photo Book pages?
Photo Books are made with professional photo album paper, glued back to back. The thickness varies depending on the selected surface. Luster photo book pages are 320 microns after gluing.
What is the purpose of end pages?
End pages are placed within the book for two purposes:
A. For look and design
B. For binding
If you wish to remove the end pages, your book will begin with the first page attached to the back of the front cover. End pages separate the cover from your first page.
End pages are also placed in our Premium Albums to assist with the binding process. Without the end pages, the book will not be successfully held together. Due to the thickness of our pages, end pages are mandatory in our Premium Albums.
What is the Trim/Safe area?
Every book is trimmed 1/8 of an inch on every side. Your photos should either be full bleed or with a .625 inch border. When your photos are full bleed, all outer sides of the photo will be trimmed. Before submitting, make sure that there are no important parts of the image at the edge. If you do have important elements at the edge, you will have to create space between your image and the edge, leaving room for a border. We do not recommend putting borders smaller than .625 inches and we do not guarantee border consistency.
How do I copy a Photo Book into another size?
In order to make a copy of your book in another size, you will need to click on the photo book tab on the top of the home page, then click “View My Books” on the top banner. On the following page, you will see all your books listed. On the left hand side of the books thumbnail, you will be the option to make a copy of the book as shown below. Once you click “copy photo book,” a copy will appear with the option to edit. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!
Can I edit my book after it has been ordered?
In order to edit a previously ordered book, you will first need to make a copy of the book. Once you make a copy of your book, you will have the option to edit.
How do I share my book or download a PDF?
In order to share your book, you will need to click on the photo book tab on the top of our home page. On the following page you will see an option to “View My Books” where you can click to see a list of all your books, on the right side of the books thumbnail you will be given the option to “share” right below the “edit and complete/reorder button”. In order to download a pdf of your book, click on the thumbnail of the cover which will take you to our book details page that will allow you to download the book’s PDF. Location of button shown below.
What is the difference between Photo Books and Premium Albums?
Premium Albums are a higher-end product designed to have more longevity than a Photo Book, featuring thicker and more robust pages, as well as more customization options. Premium Albums are best for once-in-a-lifetime occasions such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, baptisms or baby’s first year.
What is the difference between Premium Albums and Photo Books?
Premium Albums are a higher-end product designed to have more longevity than a Photo Book, featuring thicker and more robust pages and covers, as well as more customization options. Premium Albums are best for once-in-a-lifetime occasions such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, baptisms or baby’s first year.
For Premium Albums, what is the difference between Thick and Extra Thick pages?
Premium Album pages come in two thicknesses:
Thick (.045”) and Extra Thick (.065”)
What is the maximum page count for Premium Albums?
For Premium Albums with standard Thick pages, you can include up to 100 pages (50 spreads). For albums with Extra Thick pages, you can create up to 50 pages (25 spreads).
What are “rounded corners?”
The ends of the pages and cover are rounded for a unique look. We offer both square corners and rounded corners on our Premium Albums.
What is “edge guilding?”
Edge gilding is an option to place a color around the rim of the pages. We offer gilding in black, silver and gold.
What sizes are Metal Album covers?
Actual sizes of the metal print album covers are as follows:
Full front Metal sizes .05 radius for square and .25 radius, on right side only, for rounded corners. Be sure to include a .125 inch bleed for all metal prints (e.g., if the size of the metal is 5×5 the photo should be 5.25×5.25)
6×6 – Actual Metal Size 6.125 x 5
6×9 – Actual Metal Size 6.125 x 8
8×6 – Actual Metal Size 8.125 x 5
8×8 – Actual Metal Size 8.125 x 6.75
8×10 – Actual Metal Size 8.125 x 8.75
10×8 – Actual Metal Size 10.125 x 6.75
10×10 – Actual Metal Size 10.125 x 8.75
10×12.5 – Actual Metal Size 10.125 x 11.25
12×12 – Actual Metal Size 12.125 x 10.75
12×15 – Actual Metal Size 12.125 x 13.75
All Large windows are centered in the middle of the front cover. They all can have stamping, centered below the window.
Each large window is half the size of the shortest side of the book
12×12/12×15 = 6 inch window –Actual Metal Size: 5.92×5.92
10×10/10×12.5 = 5 inch window–Actual Metal Size: 4.92×4.92
8×8/8×10/10×8 = 4 inch window–Actual Metal Size: 3.92×3.92
All small windows are 3” with a 2.95×2.95 metal. They are centered in the middle of the front cover. They all can have stamping, centered below the window.
Panoramic metal covers are centered in the height of the front cover and flushed right.
They all can have stamping, centered below the window.
8×8 – Actual Metal Size: 3 x 7.75
8×10 – Actual Metal Size: 3 x 9.75
10×8 – Actual Metal Size: 4 x 7.75
10×10 – Actual Metal Size: 4 x 9.75
10×12.5 – Actual Metal Size: 4 x 12.25
12×12 – Actual Metal Size: 5 x 11.75
12×15 – Actual Metal Size: 5 x 14.75
What are metal prints?
Your photos are heat infused onto a sheet of durable aluminum using dye-sublimation. Display your Metal print on a shelf or wall in your home, office, or studio.
What are the different finished of metal you offer?
We offer four finishes of metal prints: glossy white, glossy silver, white satin and silver satin. Choosing a white finish will retain the vibrant colors of your photographs, while silver metal adds a metallic sheen to your images.
Do you offer mounting options for Metal Prints?
Yes. There are 4 different display options for Metal Prints: Acrylic stand, metal easel, magnets and wall floats.
Are Metal Prints archival?
The lifespan of our Metal Prints is about 200 years. Your images take on the properties of the metal, making them heat and water resistant. Metal prints should be kept out of direct sunlight to promote longevity.
Do you offer custom sized Metal Prints?
Our metal print selection ranges from 4×4 to 40×60. We do not offer custom sizing.
What are Wood Prints?
Are Wood Prints archival?
As with our Metal Prints, wood prints are designed to last a lifetime. They are also resistant to heat and water.
Are Canvas Prints archival?
What are the different wrapping options?
You can choose to have your canvas print created with one of three wrapping options:
Solid Border: a solid color of your choosing wrapped around the edges of your canvas print
Wrap Around: the ends of your image is wrapped around the edges of the canvas
Mirrored border: the ends of your image will be reflected or mirrored around the edges of the canvas.