If you have Internet access and a decent inkjet printer, it's never been easier to get quality photographic and digital art prints, instantly. Welcome to a pay-and-print system for buying and selling images. The inkjet printer has come a long way in the last 30 years. The technology has evolved, print quality has improved, and prices have come down. Acid-free/archival paper and pigment-based inks are easy to find and affordable. All of our Photo files are at least 300 dpi.* The customer controls the materials, so the customer controls the quality. For print buyers it's faster, as in immediate - and it's cheaper. For artists it's easy, with no overhead and no need to hand over your image files to customers. And for everyone involved, it's greener. No shipping means no delivery trucks.
*Images in the Digital Art category cover a wide range of resolutions, as high as necessary, may be less than 300.
~~ Improved printing app now gives you access to your printer's full menu of options, including Paper Type. ~~
Instructions for Mac OS
Instructions for Windows PC
Inkjet printers. Steps:
1) Turn on printer, load in your paper.
2) Submit payment through PayPal.
3) Launch the app and give it permission to run.
4) Enter your code into the Prinstantly dialog box, click "Print". Your usual printer dialog box will open.
5) Select your paper type and print quality settings. Then click "Print"!
Laser printers: Due to their limitations, and the wide variability of results, we cannot guarantee print quality for users with laser printers. If there is an expert on your laser printer's photo capabilities, it's probably you. To learn more on this topic, read here http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/outputting/printing-photos-with-a-laser-printer. If you know your laser printer well and/or would like to give it a try, feel free, but please note that refunds won't be given for inadequate results using a laser printer.
** Ink levels. Most printers are not very accurate at gauging how much ink is left inside ink cartridges, and so “Ink Levels” displayed can't always be trusted. If any one of your cartridges is below 10% you're in risky territory and the ink may run out during printing or the print quality may suffer. 10% is a rough estimate, your printer may vary.
** The app must be downloaded before it can be launched. Where it downloads to depends on your system settings. For most of us that place is either the Desktop or in “Downloads”. Just locate it and double-click it. (Or right-click and select “Open”.) In some cases, as with Firefox and Internet Explorer, it can be launched from your browser.
** Java is required to run the printing app. To find out if your computer has Java or to get the latest version - for free - go here: https://www.java.com/
** Air conditioner running? If a large appliance in the same room as your printer turns on or off during the printing process, it may effect the consistency of your print. For best results, turn any such appliance off. Or if it has to be on, make sure it stays on throughout the printing.
Not every work of art or photograph works well in the 8.5x11" format, but if you have ones that do, is this ever the website for you! Welcome to the “no overhead” way of selling digital art and photos online. The formula is simple. For every print sold, you keep 60% and we keep 40%. And that's it. The rest is passive income! Uploading is done by Prinstantly. The more popular your photos are, the more money you make.
Your image files remain in your possession. As we all know, once something gets on the Internet there is no getting it back. On Prinstantly.com, customers see a preview and a watermarked version of your work, but not the high quality image - until they print it. Your high resolution image files are never accessed by or visible to the customer.
Take large, high-end, high-priced photos? Create wall- or over-sized works of art? Use Prinstantly.com to let prospective customers purchase a “trial size” version of your work, to see if the vibe is right for the room where they want to hang it, before committing to buying the real thing.