1. What is the turnaround time for printing my 8x10's, postcards, etc? How about retouching?
- Once we receive your order, a color approval proof for your order is available the next business day. Retouching adds an additional day. Pending your approval, the completed order is available the next business afternoon. Orders submitted after 5PM EST will be considered part of the next business day. Faster service is available at an additional cost. Please contact our customer service directly at 646-502-3700 to request expedited service.
2. I want to print two sets of 100 8x10's of two different photos. Can I split an order and pay the same price as a single order of 200 8x10's?
- No, due to separate color and layout considerations for each order item, we do not split quantities. Costs on our price list are for quantities of a single image 8x10, postcard or business card.
3. Why do you need full payment up front?
- Shortly after you submit your order to us, we begin the work, which allocates both labor and materials. In addition, with test prints due the following business day and quantity due the following day after that, the turnaround time is very fast. Due of both of these factors, we require full payment at the time you place your order. Reproductions, as always, stands behind the quality of our work and will do our best to address any concerns you may have.
- A required cancellation fee is charged because the image goes through a number of steps before you actually see a proof. New orders go to the color specialist to have the color correction done for our printing process. A layout artist will then create the layout you requested for your headshot. Finally, your order goes to the printer for a copy making sure that all the information is correct and that the color is accurate. Subsequently and in most cases, your order will need to be further color correction to meet our standards of quality. All these steps are included as part of the printing service of a quantity order. However, should you decide to cancel your order at the time of your test we must bill you for the work that has already been completed. Should that occur we would credit back the difference of what you have already paid minus the cancellation fee.
5. What is the $15.00 additional image fee?
- The additional image fee refers to adding other images to your postcard or 8x10 layout. As an example, you may wish to have two or more photos printed on a postcard. $15.00 is charged for each additional image added to a layout.
6. If I am an existing client with a new image, will my current order be considered a new order or a re-order?
- A re-order is defined as an item (i.e. headshot, postcard, business card, etc) that you have ordered in the past and now need additional quantities. If it is a new image that you are working with, it will be considered a new order. If you want to use an image we have on file as a different item from what you had ordered in the past, it will also be considered a new order.
7. How long do you keep my photos on file for my future reorders?
- All print order images and layouts are archived for a period of three years. Just call us to reorder and we will have your order ready for pickup the next business morning.
8. Do you offer online proofing of my photo shoot? If so, what is the cost?
- Yes, we offer online proofing for your photo shoot to be viewed on a web browser at no cost for an initial period of three months. After the three-month period your online proof session can be extended for an additional period of three months, six months or one year. The extension cost is $25.00 for three months, $32.50 for six months or $42.00 for one year.
9. Can I order retouching and/or prints directly from my online proof session?
- Yes, clicking the Online Ordering button and placing your order with ease. Please note, save image numbers through hi-lighting and dragging to your desktop.
Layout and Imaging Specifications (Back to top)
10. What are your most popular fonts and layouts?
- While we offer endless layout possibilities, the most typical layout has a white border around the image with a black key line and name in the border, usually to the left or right side. Our "font card” displays our most popular fonts. The most popular of these fonts are: Avant Garde, Bembo, Bauer Bodoni Italic, Palatino and Trajan. view font card
11. What size digital file do I need to send or bring in to you?
- We will need a high-resolution (300 dpi) file in jpg. or tif. format in RGB color space. For 8x10's printed with a border the minimum dimension required is 6" x 9" (1800 pixels x 2700 pixels). For borderless 8x10's the minimum size is 8" x 10" (2400 pixels x 3000 pixels). Low-resolution files used on internet casting sites are not suitable for printing. Our Online Ordering system during the “Upload Phase” will indicate whether your file meets these specs.
12. I am laying out and preparing the digital files myself for you to print. What specifications do you need?
- We will need a high-resolution (300 dpi) file in jpg. or tif. format in RGB color space. We can also use an un-flattened Photoshop files with layers. For 8x10s the file should be sized at the 8" x 10" dimension. For postcards our standard size is 4.25" x 6" and for business cards the standard size is 2" x 3.5". For postcards and business cards with a colored border (not white) or image(s) bleed to the edge we require .0625" (1/16") bleed on all four sides.
13. Do I need to crop my image in order to have a borderless 8x10?
- Yes and No, a crop will need to be made to your image if you want to have a borderless 8x10. The proportions of a typical headshot are more rectangular while an 8x10 paper is squarer. In order to fit the proportions of the paper, one dimension will exceed the length of the paper and therefore we usually have to crop from top and/or bottom for a vertical image and from the sides for a horizontal image. Yes, Reproductions will, at your request, make a logical crop of your image. No, your order will not be completed until you view and approve a proof.
Proof prints and Retouching (Back to top)
14. Do I need to see a proof before you print my order?
- Yes but not required, it is strongly recommended that you view an approval proof before we print your order. This is to ensure the layout and type is correct along with the color balance. It is especially important when viewing the results of retouching done on your photo. Multiple revisions may occur additional layout fees. If you opt not to see a test print and notice something after your quantity has been printed, Reproductions will not be responsible for the color representation and cosmetic quality of your work if a test is not viewed and approved. If you are not satisfied and would like the job redone all charges would be at your own cost.
15. Do I need to see an 8x10 proof in person or can you e-mail it to me?
- The color proof we print is an exact copy of what you will be receiving for your multiple copy order. Due to variations of computer monitors an e-mailed image viewed on your home computer may not accurately render the color the same as the 8x10 proof. It has also been our experience that people see details in the 8x10 proof that they miss when viewing them on a computer screen. This is especially important when viewing the results of retouching on your photo. E-mailed proofs can be useful only for viewing layout changes when the photo itself is not altered and has already been approved by viewing a proof print. Multiple revisions may occur additional layout fees.
16. What's the difference between light, medium and heavy retouching on your price list?
- Our retouching is priced according to the complexity and time required for retouching each image. All retouching fees are quoted per image in consultation with one of our customer service representatives who will advise you as to the cost based on your requirements.
17. Does the retouching fee include a CD of my retouched photos?
- No, you may purchase a CD of your retouched photos at a cost of $12.50. We will provide you with both a 300 dpi. high-resolution file and a 72dpi. low-resolution file of each retouched photo.
18. How long do you keep my completed order if I do not come in to pick it up right away?
Reproductions holds on to your order for a long time but is not responsible for orders that have not been picked up after 6 months of its' completion date - Periodically we clear our shelves and discard orders that have been left with us for a long periods of time. It is each clients responisiblity to pick up their order in a timely fashion. Reproductions is not obligated to contact a client to remind them their order is still on our shelf or to inform them if their order is about to be discarded. No refunds will be issued for nor will we rerun any order that has been discarded.
Regular vs. Heavy (Back to top)
19. What is the difference between Master Photo Regular and Master Photo Heavy photographic prints?
- Exclusive to Reproductions, Master Photo Heavy photographic prints are printed on a thicker, more rigid photo paper stock enabling you to print a resume directly on the reverse side with most inkjet printers. Our Master Photo Regular photographic prints offer identical photo imaging quality on a lighter weight paper with a non-printable reverse side at slightly less cost. You may choose either for 8x10 prints. All of our postcards and business cards are printed on the Master Photo Heavy paper.
Location and Business Hours (Back to top)
20. Where are you located?
- Please click here for detailed instructions and maps of our location.