Unboxing – Open Edition Photographs


Thank you, thank you, thank you! We’re very grateful for how busy we are and how steadily we’ve been growing over the past few years so we’ve been busy behind the scenes making our photography shop work better for both you and us. We’ve been experimenting with improvements for months and we’re thrilled to be able to share with you the first batch of changes that we hope you’ll love as much as we do.

Packaging

We’ve ironed out the details and we’re thrilled to show off our new packaging! {If you’re reading this post by email or RSS you may need to click through to our blog to see the video.} Open Edition 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 inch photographs will now arrive at your door in a rigid box. After carefully slicing open the packing tape, and removing the protective paper and light foam wrapping, you’ll find a gift box swathed in a bow. Slide off the ribbon, lift the lid, peel back the tissue, and enjoy your new art, slipped safely inside a clear sleeve to protect from moisture.

Our new packaging makes gift giving easy, either to yourself or someone you love.

Printing

Open Edition prints will now be created using an ultra-high-end printer (at the time of this post the Epson Stylus Pro 11880) on nice, thick, lustre paper that is predicted to last 85 years or more. Your photographs will also be sprayed with a protective UV coating to protect against scratching and fading.

That means stunning, durable prints, that will last you many years to come.

Shipping

Open Edition photographs ordered directly through our website will now ship straight to you from our lab. This is HUGE! Our lab is able to get prints into your hands in less than half the time we ever could. That’s right, delivery time has been cut by more than half!

And because our lab ships so many photographs you will take advantage of the reduced bulk shipping rates they get from FedEx and Purolator. Starting today, all Open Edition prints will ship within Canada for $10 and within the USA for $5, and that’s ANY size. We will still be shipping Internationally and rates will be adjusted as needed.

That means beautifully packaged photographs, on luxuriously thick paper, in your mailbox fast.

But wait, there’s more. We’ve almost completed testing on some new printing and mounting options, so stay tuned to our blog and our shop to see how things evolve.

So what’s your favourite way to order art? Do you prefer unmounted prints so you can save money on shipping, and mat and frame in a style that matches your taste and budget? Do you prefer to purchase a finished piece that’s ready to go up on the wall the day it arrives? Or are you somewhere in between, you’d like your images to arrive matted but you want to take care of the framing yourself? Are there alternatives to traditional printing that you prefer such as canvases, prints on aluminum, or plaque mounting? Photographers, what ways have you found to deliver a better product to your clients?

{Email and RSS blog readers, don’t forget to click through to our site to see our unboxing video.}

2 thoughts on “Unboxing – Open Edition Photographs

  1. syl says:

    That is pretty swanky, Jen! As you know, shipping is still something I’m working on, but as a buyer, I prefer unmatted prints so I can make the frames and matting feel like it’s part of my collection.

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