Throughout the past 18 months, the Development and Product teams here at Rag & Carbon have been hard at work improving our user experience. We’re excited to share with you our brand new custom print creation tool. You can now upload files, choose and customize your crop and orientation, select your print materials and frame all online. That’s all pretty awesome and we’re very proud of it. We intended it to be extremely simple to use, but wanted to take a minute to walk you through just how each aspect of it works.
You’ll be an expert in no time.
The first thing you’ll want to do is click on the box titled “Upload Your Image.” This will open up a window where you can browse your files and choose the one you’d like to upload.
Once you have chosen an image, the software will load a preview in the window to the right and a new box will open that will allow you to choose your print type. Photo paper, archival paper, or archival canvas.
Once you choose your paper type another box will open that allows you to choose finish. Matte or luster for photo paper, smooth or velvet for archival paper and matte or gloss for canvas.
Next choose your size. When you click a size, a preview of the dimensions of that size will appear as a shadow box in the preview window. You can click and drag to expand and move the crop selection until you have exactly what you want in the box.
Now scroll down to choose your frame family. Our Gallery Series frames are the best of the best when it comes to Gallery display, but are more expensive than the Photo Series. The Photo Series are still incredible frames but don’t have some of the extravagant features of the Gallery Series. Either way, you can be sure your image will be in an amazing custom frame.
Next choose the frame color/finish you would like. Click the magnifying glass in the corner of each color option to open a full sized preview window.
Next make any additional requests you may have, eg. no glass, no dust cover, 2 inch margins (if no frame), etc.
Check the total cost, which will change as you make or alter selections.
Then click add to cart! You’ll be prompted to double check your crop to make sure it is to your satisfaction. Either cancel to go back and modify or click confirm crop. Then you’re done. It’s that easy! Just check out and wait for your print to show up at your door.