I've debated and second guessed myself about whether or not to offer a collection with print credit but, basically, it's about offering you versatility.
When your photos are edited and ready, I send you a link to an online gallery. This is where you order your prints, frames and canvases. If it's included in your collection, like a 5x7 print, when you select that size and add it to your cart, the price for that print will adjust to $0.
Printing credit is a discount, to spend as you wish.
You add the prints, frames and/or canvases you'd like to your cart, enter the discount code you'll have received via email and, with a $50 printing credit, the balance of the cart will drop by $50. A $47 cart now has $0 money owing, a $75 cart just $15.
While you are welcome to put your printing credit towards a bigger item, there are quite a few options and combinations you could purchase without needing to spend any more. For example, $50 printing credit could buy you:
- two 4 x 6 prints, two 8 x 10 prints and a 12 x 16 inch print; or
- two 11 x 14 inch prints; or
- six 8 x 10 prints; or
- one 16 x 24 inch print. That's 40 cm by 60 cm and that's big!
I know there are photographers that offer really cheap session fees, then slug you outrageous prices for prints, let alone giving you access to the digital files. I'm not them. That's not how I do business. All my packages include a USB with the high resolution digital files.
So why not just head to Kmart for cheaper prints? Quality.
I use a professional printing lab could talk to you about paper choice, colour calibration, consistency, archival quality and ink range until your eyes glaze over. Each image is treated individually, checked throughout the process to ensure you receive a flawless print. A quick print to send out with your Christmas card is one thing, your most precious images deserve better.