How do I place an order?
Most of our products and services have an online ordering setup. You can upload your own design, or choose one of ours, select a size and options, then pay by credit card or Paypal. If you are more comfortable emailing us the details of your order, that works also. We would then send you an online invoice for the total amount which you can pay with credit card, Paypal or e-transfer Once payment is received, your order will be started usually within hours.
Do you need to charge sales tax?
Yes we do , GST is charged to all Canadian orders. If you are ordering from a province that charges PST, we also need to collect this and will be charged at the checkout stage (in Paypal or credit card processing).
What sets Pixx apart from other picture makers?
Nothing really, we know many of them and they are awesome. Try em out!
What forms of payment do you accept?
All major debit & credit cards - Visa, Mastercard, American Express. Google Pay, Apple Pay, E-transfer, Paypal, or cash if you are picking up.
Are the Acrylic Prints printed directly onto acrylic?
No, the acrylic prints start out as a super smooth 10mil film print - Gloss or Metallic Gloss
The print is face mounted onto cast acrylic using a crystal clear UV adhesive.
Are you available for consultation test printing to get my colors spot on with your printer?
No, sorry, we don't do that! Once you have your image the way you want it, we are at your service!
For serious color nerds you can download our ICC profiles for soft proofing with all of our media here
Are your company's prints done inhouse?
Yes literally, in a house. Except Plaque Mounts, they are outsourced and take about 10 days.
Does Pixx ship worldwide?
Currently no we do not ship outside North America. We do ship to most locations in Canada and the United States.
How long does it take to complete my order?
Typically 2-4 days to have your order either ready for pickup, or turned over to Fedex for shipping.
Large orders may take longer, and busy times are unpredictable.
If you need a fast turnaround just let us know and we may be able to accommodate you.
Do you repair damaged artwork and frames?
NO sorry we do not! We only work with our own materials.
You are welcome to drop off your prints that need framing or mounting. But please do not bring in your old or new frames.
What is the best way of contacting you with questions?
Email is the very best and fastest way of getting answers, we usually reply within a few
minutes but could be up to an hour. Same with Text. Phone.. if you must.
Will my framed print come with a wire on the back to hang on the wall?
All of our wall mountable products come with hanging hardware included. We typically use either a wire, sawtooth hanger(s), Z-bar (cleat system), Wall buddies, Security hardware on request for public areas.
Please let us know if you have a preference for hanging hardware or we will use our discretion.
Can we come by and check out your products before we commit to an order?
Maybe.. depends how busy things are. We do have all our products on display in public area's in and around Calgary. Just ask us for the current public places where our stuff is being displayed.
Will my print look the same as on my monitor?
The short answer - yeah pretty much. The long boring answer - Not always! Monitors display colors and brightness differently depending on how they are set up and calibrated and of course how good they are. There is a benchmark monitor brightness setting to match print which is often set about 20% brighter as it just looks better, easier to see! If you are concerned with precise color, brightness and contrast, we suggest ordering a small print proof before committing to a larger order. We have a very meticulous workflow from receiving your image file through to the actual print.
Some of the steps we take include importing your image using the assigned profile (colorspace) This is typically sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB
We then send your image to print using icc color profiles for the appropriate media. If your image does not have a profile assigned, we assume sRGB.
We are looking for Giclee printing, do you offer this product at your shop
We do indeed. Giclee is a fancy word for "print" often used slangily to suggest high quality prints which is all we offer.
Why does scanning a painting cost so much? Do you not just take a picture of the artwork?
Digitizing your painting into a high res image file that will print very close to the original takes high end gear, software, paper, ink and mostly time to tweak and re-tweak and re-proof to get great results. If you don't need great results or you have plenty of time to learn this, we recommend photographing and editing the image yourself, there are plenty of videos online explaining the process, heck maybe you are better at this than we are!