Where can I print my printable files?

Now selling printed items in my standalone shop,

my Etsy shop,

my redbubble shop,

my minted store,

my society6 shop.

If you want one of my items, printed, and it is not listed, I can list it for you. Just message me.

Or send me a message “hey where can I purchase this product as paper print or as inexpensive poster print” and I’ll point you in the right direction.

 

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DIY push pin map with one of my printable world maps.

Lots of info: guide for making a push pin map for displaying travels with a blursbyai’s printable map.

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Needing ideas for printing the printable files ordered from blursbyai digital shop?

You can have them printed at any of the shops listed below or a similar ones [I don’t get a commision for recommending shops 🙂 I simply want to make the process simpler for everyone ]

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In a brick and mortar shop.

Walmart, Costco, Kinkos, FedEx, Office Depot, Staples, a local photo lab, your local printers…

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Or you can use an online finisher, like these:

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http://www.snapfish.com/ -> For small photo prints, like 5×7″ and 8×10″ prints (wedding signs, table numbers, sparkly backgrounds signs…) that you are going to use at an event and then you won’t keep them, I would definitively recommend Snapfish!

http://www.catprint.com/ -> Invitations, RSVP, postcards. Totally recommended. I’ve sent many brides here during the past 3 years.

Posterninja: -> Poster prints in many sizes! Prints on foamboard (they hold push pins).

Canvaschamp -> Canvas prints at great prices.

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If you are in Canada you can use:

http://www.posterjack.ca/

http://www.canvasndecor.ca/

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If you are in Australia you can use:

https://www.eziprint.com.au/

http://www.thecanvasfactory.com.au/canvas-photo-prints/  (Not recommended for multi-panel maps)

Prints on foamboard – they allow the use of push pins.

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If you are in Europe you can use:

http://www.pixum.co.uk/ (And select your country at the bottom). They carry forex prints (can be used for push pins) and they make fantastic canvas prints. Oh and fantastic photo albums!

https://www.photobox.co.uk 

https://www.eframe.co.uk/printandframe/ (Prints and frames)

https://www.myposter.de/ (Germany)

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Previous customers won’t recommend:

I hate to do this, but I have to list some printer companies where my previous customers had issues when printing maps.

Shutterfly – Apparently files get compressed when you upload them and we definitively don’t want that!

Canvas on demand.com – This image below doesn’t have clean labels and it should have had them. They are blurred. I sell this item myself printed on canvas on smaller sizes and everything is readable.

canvas on demand poorly printed sm

When in doubt, order the printed item from a local shop where you can ask them to print a small sample for you or order the printed item directly from me.

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How much does printing a printable file cost?

Here it is a quick snapshot of photo labs – for photo prints. Only for reference. Please visit each site for details.

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Resolution  warnings.

Sometimes you’d get a resolution warning in Costco photo center or in Walgreens. Basically it says that the file is not big enough and sometimes this is a glitch and the file is correct and way bigger than needed.

Sample: A 30×20″, 300 dpi file is 9000×6000 pixels. If you try to print this at Walgreens, you’d get a resolution warning. And if you look at the ir size chart you can see that for a 30×20″ picture they recommend a file that is 2700×1800 pixels. Mine is way bigger than 2700×1800 pixels and I still get the warning.

So I just ignore it 🙂

I hope this helps!

– Rosana

Ps – If you want to avoid these problems, you can order your printed items from me! I’m a real person 😉

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If you want me to recommend where to print a particular item, just message me and send me:

  • the link to the printable file listing or image
  • size you want to print it
  • if you want a canvas
  • if you want to use it as travel pinboard