Color 1 Photo
Printing for Artists & Photographers
If you login to the upload page your uploaded images will be there when you return. That way you won’t have to find your file if you decide you want to print it again, or you can easily try a different media type or size. You will have access to a password protected library of your images ready to print with Color One.
For tax exempt status, creating an account will allow you to upload a resale certificate.
There are three preferred methods to place an order with us; The Upload Page, The Remote Order Entry System, and The File Transfer Page.
Local Pickup is available for free with all order entry methods. Shipping options are available when placing your order. If you choose local pickup and then request shipping there will be $10 handling fee added to your shipping cost.
1. The Upload Page:
There is no minimum order using The Upload Page
You can place your order from either your computer or mobile device when using the Upload Page. If you log-in, the images you upload will remain in your password-protected library.
Jpg and Tif files only when using the Upload Page - 100Mb maximum file size.
Not all products are available in custom sizes. So if you don’t see the product you want, it might not be available at that size. For instance, Metal Prints and Canvas Wraps are not available in custom sizes.
When using the upload page your image may be slightly enlarged on some products in order to completely fill the specified sheet size to the edge. Metal prints and some mounted prints require an image ‘bleed’ in production. The bleed size is normally .125" at print size. For precise cropping on these products please use The Remote Order Entry System.
2. The Remote Order Entry System:
The ROES client is an application you download to your computer to place orders with us. Even if you professionally prepare your files for print, The ROES client is a great way to place your order.
The ROES also has zooming, rotating, and cropping capability. The ROES client is best for orders with many different images especially at small print sizes.
Wallet size & photo pacakages are available only through The ROES.
Standard Sizes Only. Custom sizing is not available using The ROES.
Jpg and Tif files only when using the The ROES
There is a $10 minimum order policy when using The ROES.
3. The File Transfer Page:
The File Transfer Page is for transferring files that have been professionally prepared for your order. The FTP is also good for placing custom-sized orders, and for transferring larger files, PDF files, and zip files.
The File Transfer Page has no Shopping Cart. We will contact you by email to arrange for payment after reviewing your files. Feel free to contact us with questions.
Orders placed using the FTP are subject to a $1 per file/page order entry fee and a $20 minimum.
4. Email & Other:
Orders placed with files provided on discs or drives, or with email attachments, or emails with links to files, that bypass our automated order entry systems are subject to a $1 per file/page order entry fee with a $20 minimum order.
5. In Store: There is a $20 fee for orders placed in our store lobby, billed in 15 minute increments.
Flattened RGB Tif, Max Quality Jpg, or PDF files.
File resolution should be 150 to 300 PPI at Print Size.
(File resolution should be without a decimal point.)
Example of resolution with a decimal point: 240.2 = Not Good
Example of resolution without decimal point: 240 = Good
Include a 1/8" bleed for all photo-boards (Gator, Dibond, Sintra, etc.) except foam-core. Do not include bleeds for photo prints or art prints. Do not include crop marks in your file. If you want borders on your prints include borders in your file. (Borders are available in The ROES).
If possible please follow this naming convention:
Turnaround times vary by product. Our normal turnaround time on most products is 2 to 3 days. Certain orders might require 5 to 10 days. Please see product descriptions for specific turnaround times.
Photo Prints have a"sheen" that varies with the type of photo print, matte, gloss, etc. Fine Art Papers are normally a matte finish with less surface sheen than photo prints.
Photo Prints by Color One are exposed with a Chromira Photo Printer and developed in a processor. Photo prints include Matte Photo, Gloss Photo, Pearl Photo, Fujiflex, and Fuji-trans for backlit displays.
Fine Art Prints, often called Giclee Prints, are printed on heavier weight archival papers with inkjet printers using archival inks. Fine Art Prints from Color One are packaged individually in crystal clear bags for protection.
See the Fine Art Prints page for currently available media.
There are a number of different border / size options in The ROES, (Remote Order Entry System).
If you choose to use the Upload Store, there is a print option to add 1/2" borders on art & photo prints and/or 2" borders on canvas prints.
Also note there is an actual size option in the size list using the Upload Store. If you create your file to size with a custom border size, choose actual size from the size list.
If you need custom border sizes please use The File Transfer Page and specify the additional border size you would like, or include borders in your file(s). Specified border sizes do not change the image size, they make the print size larger. An 8x10 with a 1" border will produce a 10x12 print because the borders are on all sides.
You can order frames in the Frame Store. The Frame Store allows file uploading like the Upload Store, but the two libraries are separate. This is due to limitations in the software. If you would like a framed print the file must be uploaded into the Frame Store and not the Upload Store.
Frequently Asked Questions
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