JB's Girl
Expert June 2012

Question: Vistaprint and uploading pictures???

JB's Girl, on July 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM Posted in Planning

Ok ladies I am uploading a picture onto a postcard. When you uploaded your picture did it look blurry? Was yours blurry and looked fine once you received them in the mail?

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  • ReadyFreddy
    Dedicated December 2013
    ReadyFreddy ·

    The pictures were not blurry when I looked at them on the screen. Is it high enough resolution? I think there is a box on the upper left hanf corner stating whether your resolution is good enough.

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    When you uploaded it, did you get a warning that it is too small of a file?

    Are you trying to upload a clip art? a photo? a finished design like an RSVP card or a thank you ? that you designed on something else?

    When you are working on your postcard, On the left hand side under the text boxes is a "order a pdf preview" You can click that and see if it looks blurry.

    Now, here is a trick to not get charged for viewing it.

    Once your postcard is done, go to "my portfolio" Find your postcard and hit the "copy" button. It will make an exact copy of your postcard (but it won't have the $1.99 fee attached to it for looking at the preview) Order the copy to avoid the fee.

  • JB's Girl
    Expert June 2012
    JB's Girl ·

    I am trying to upload a picture to a thank you card (postcard). I ordered the PDF and it still looks blurry. The picture is one from my wedding that my photographer took.

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    Did your photographer give you a high rez disk? Or are you taking an image off facebook or an email? It might be a lower resolution picture if you pulled it from something. My photographer gave me both a low rez CD and a high rez DVD.

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    They suggest your documents prepared for upload should be 300 dpi (dots per inch) at 100% of the final print size. Higher resolution means a more detailed image, and also larger file and longer upload time. If you can, see if you can use 300 dpi or higher.

    You can always click on the help link and send them an email or chat with them during normal business hours. They will be happy to help you figure out the size of the image you should be using.

    ~ good luck ~

  • JB's Girl
    Expert June 2012
    JB's Girl ·

    I was trying to add just one picture to the front og the card, but decided to go with a card where you can upload 3. When I uploaded the three pictures it's not blurry and the hubby likes the three pictures better So were going with the 2nd one I made.

    And yes Hayley I was pulling the pictures from FB, so thats probably where my issue is coming up. I get my picture all on a CD tomorrow so maybe I will play around with it a little this weekend. Thanks for all your help!

  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·

    Definitely use the ones from the disk instead of FB. They will look MUCH nicer!

    ~ Congrats ~

  • Kelly
    April 2019
    Kelly ·

    Pictures for the net are 72 dpi, you need at least 200dpi for printing depending on the size printed, 300dpi is best.

  • veronica
    Dedicated October 2012
    veronica ·

    I ordered some things from Vista Print and i didint like the quality. I ordered my invitations from Zazzle.com and i was extrememly happy with the results.

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