Finally! Are these the same paper as the Square Prints I have ordered in the past?
You bet your sweet bippy! Classic prints are printed on archival-quality 300gsm cardstock made from 50% recycled FSC-certified paper with a silky smooth matte finish.
Can I use Instagram photos for the square sizes?
Instagram photos can be used for square sizes up to 5x5". Any larger and the results are pretty alarming.
Makes sense! How large do my photos need to be to print?
Square Classic Prints
2x2": 612x612 pixels
4x4": 612x612 pixels
5x5": 612x612 pixels
8x8": 800x800 pixels
11x11": 1100x1100 pixels
Rectangular Classic Prints
4x6": 400x600 pixels
5x7": 500x700 pixels
8x10": 800x1000 pixels
8x12": 800x1200 pixels
11x14": 1100x1400 pixels
Woohoo! My favorite photo is large enough. Will it print well?
Our processor blocks photos that are too small, but cannot see things like resolution or lighting. (It is a very farsighted robot). A good way to tell if your photo will print great on a larger scale is to check the resolution. We print at 300 dpi, you want to be as close to this as possible. If you are still nervous, you can perform what we call the "zoom test" on your image prior to upload. Open up your photo on your computer's photo viewer, and zoom in a little bit. If you are seeing pixelation when you zoom, this will also show up in print.
As a general rule, we recommend printing photos that are taken in natural light. Indoor photos at low light can look fuzzy. (Sorry bar selfies!)
A Note on Cropping:
If you choose the full bleed option we really recommend keeping all subjects away from the edge of your crop. Our preview page does a great job, but the actual crop can be a tiny bit tighter. Please keep all heads and arms well inside the cropping area with a bit of breathing room for the best possible print.