Introducing Pro Prints for iPhone and Android

People thought we were crazy when we started printing photos taken with iPhones. Fast forward nearly two years, and I think we’ll be getting called the c-word again.

Starting today, we’re upgrading our luster prints to Kodak Endura Professional paper. Yes, “Professional” as in pro photographers really use this paper for their clients. The crazy part? Our prices will be the exact same!

The new paper will feature the same premium luster finish as our current prints, but it will be thicker, more durable, and have even better color reproduction. Also, all prints will be faintly watermarked with “Kodak Professional Endura Paper” and “Professional Images Are Copyright Protected” on the back.

So why did we make this change?

      • Order volume has increased to where our giclée process (fancy word for “professional inkjet printing”) is no longer efficient. We’re overtaxing our machines and it’s getting difficult to meet our 24-48 hour fulfillment goals. The new Kodak Endura Pro prints will be printed using a more efficient “wet lab” system.
      • Thanks to you, we’ve grown to a level where our scale gives us better pricing on supplies and technology. I can’t think of a better way to say thank you than by offering the finest prints on the market, without a cent increase in pricing.

I should mention that we also had the option of choosing only a slightly better paper than our current offering. Going this route would’ve cut costs by about 15%. Our team had a long talk to discuss the options. It came down to (1) immediately increasing profits with a middle-tier paper or (2) offering the highest quality product and losing some money in the short term.

The thought of extra money in our withering modest pockets was alluring, but we eventually realized what got us to this point: high quality products and dedication to the customer experience. Why change our strategy now? It just didn’t make sense. We ended up deciding to forego short term profits in exchange for selling something we’d be proud of far into the future. So much for steak lunches this month.

We’re beyond excited to hear what you think of the new prints. Let us know in the comments below, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, carrier pigeon, or telepathy. We’ll be listening!

Michael Sarlitt
Co-founder and CEO

  • http://www.goldenmalia.com/blog Malia

    Aloha, Just wanted to say that I have been pleased in the past with the timely delivery and easy order process straight from my iPhone app. Now I am super stoked to order and see the result of this new quality paper. Your iPhone app ordering process is he easiest way to get my photos actually printed instead of just sitting on my hard drive. Thank you for your honesty in sharing the decision process choosing this superior paper. Quality and integrity wins every time. Mahalo, Malia

    • postalpix

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Malia. We’re glad you’ve been happy with our service thus far, and are excited to hear what you think of the new paper!

  • Sof

    I just ordered pictures with postal pix that first day that the android app came out (after waiting forever) and wanted to see how the pictures turned out. I’m kind of disappointed that I JUST missed the new paper because my first postalpix order was to try out your product. Anyway, the new paper looks great. I’ll consider using it next time.

    • postalpix

      Hey Sof. Chances are you still received the new paper! We’ve actually been printing live orders on it for weeks, slowly ramping up to a full switch last week. On the day of the Android launch, the majority of prints were using the new paper.

  • http://mccheeksacademy.com carole smith

    Thats excellent news, I need to order more soon!

  • Lynwood sims

    How do I get this app for my phone

    • postalpix

      Hi Lynwood – Simply search for “PostalPix” in the App Store (iPhones) or Google Play (Android) and you should find us!

  • laura

    I just ordered 32 prints, put in my cc info, then it said it was uploading.. but then when I came back to the app it looks like nothing was ordered. I still have the photos in my cart. I’m worried about putting my credit card number in again only to be charged twice.. help? Thank you!

    • postalpix

      @laura – sorry to hear that! Please shoot us an quick email at support@postalpix.com with your registered email address and we’ll get everything sorted out asap.