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  • Price Reduction Announcement

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    PRICE REDUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT

    PERSONALIZED HARDCOVER PHOTOBOOKS



      

     

    We are happy to inform you that we have reduced our prices on all Personalized Hardcover Books.
    Now our Personalized Hardcover Books are the same price as our regular Hardcover Books.

    View Price list

    I hope you are able to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

    Happy creating everyone!

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    Posted 25 Nov ,2014
    Category Events
  • HOLIDAY DEADLINES

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    HOLIDAY DEADLINES

    TO RECEIVE BY DEC. 24th 

    PHOTOBOOKS & CARDS

    Please order by 10 am on the given dates.

    Canadian Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Regular Service
     December 17th

     Rush Service
     December 19th


    PRIORITY

     Regular Service
     December 18th

     Rush Service
     December 20th


    STORE PICKUP

     Regular Service
     December 18th

     Rush Service
     December 20th

    US Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Regular Service
     December 10th

     Rush Service
     December 12th


    PRIORITY

     Regular Service
     December 17th

     Rush Service
     December 19th

    International Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Regular Service
     December 2nd

     Rush Service
     December 4th


    PRIORITY

     Regular Service
     December 11th

     Rush Service
     December 15th

    PRINTS

    Canadian Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Fuji Luster
     December 21st

     All Others
     December 20th


    STORE PICKUP

     Fuji Luster
     December 23rd

     All Others
     December 22th

    US Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Fuji Luster
     December 16th

     All Others
     December 15th

    WALL DISPLAYS

    Canadian Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Regular Service
     December 16th

     Rush Service
     December 18th

    STORE PICKUP

     Regular Service
     December 16th

     Rush Service
     December 18th

     * 30x40 Or Larger: Please order by Dec 10th.
     N/A for Rush Service.

    US Shipping


    XPRESSPOST

     Regular Service
     December 9th

     Rush Service
     December 11th

     * 30x40 Or Larger: Please order by Dec 3rd.
     N/A for Rush Service.

    Please give yourself extra time to submit the order and keep in mind
    that shipping delays are always possible at this time of the year.

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    Posted 22 Nov ,2014
    Category Events
  • Earn Credit with the Pikto Referral Program

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    Don't miss the opportunity to receive credit for spreading the good word about Pikto. With our referral program, you can earn valuable credit good towards Photobooks or Greeting Cards using Pikto BOOKit.

    There are three ways to earn credit with Rewards Points, all available by logging into your account:

    1. Invite others to sign up to Pikto. Once they are verified, you will receive $5 in Pikto Rewards points good for any product ordered with Pikto BOOKit

    2. Share a referral link. Your unique URL link will let us know that the person making a purchase is one of your referrals.

    3. If anyone on your referrals list (the ones that signed up from your list or clicked on the URL) make a purchase, you will receive $1 in Pikto Rewards Points for every $10 they spend .

    It's simple, effective and rewarding to recommend Pikto. And you can rest assured that we will do anything we can to make sure they have the best possible service.

     

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    Posted 03 Jul ,2014
    Category Resources
  • Introducing "The Making Of" - Featuring Photographer Ivan Otis

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    Welcome to the first post of our new feature: “The making of” - featuring groundbreaking fine art, commercial, and wedding photographers at the end of their creative process as they apply the art of printing to their works. The first making-of post features a photo book by Ivan Otis, a commercial photographer based in Toronto.

    The images for the bunny came from a photo shoot for Matthew Good’s album “IN A COMA” - a ten year retrospect of his music and videos.

    "If you play the song WEAPON while viewing the book, you can follow the words and the bunny from beginning to end… creating an extra layer of depth and a dreamlike understanding of this odd story told through a song and images.

    Even though I shot this several years ago, I always wanted to tell the bunny’s story. By printing the photos into a book, a cohesive story is created. The hard part was editing the hundreds of photos down to 46 pages.

    I’d like to thank Andre Souroujon and his team at Pikto for putting together a beautifully printed book. I was blown away by every step of the printing process, and was especially impressed with the colours that were reproduced in the book, as they managed to hold the integrity of the original image files. Thanks to Pikto, my photos culminated into a product that is truly flawless in its presentation.”

    - Ivan Otis

     

                

    The images shoot out of the HP Indigo 6 color ink printer - getting ready to be handcrafted into a beautiful photo book

                                        

     

              

    The pages are imposed together on a Premium Flat 260gsm Photo sheet and and cut into the 8x8" page size.

    The 8x8" Premium Flat pages are assembled into a book block and bound.

               

    The binding is measured and applied to the book by hand, then stapled

    The prints have been beautifully bound together - now for the cover

               

    The cover is printed, laminated, and hand-cut

               

               

    The cover is checked for perfection and put together with the bound book

               

    The book is given a final squish, and then is completed! The handcrafted book is exquisite.

    For more on Ivan Otis, visit ivanotis.com

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    Posted 26 May ,2014
    Category Events
  • Photographer listing

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    We want to thank the following photographers whose work is featured throughout the Pikto website. Specializing in a range of fields from portraiture to commercial photography, these outstanding photographers have been long time Pikto friends and clients.

    We love your work!

    Brooks Reynolds - portraits/lifestyle/wedding
    http://brooksreynolds.com/

    Cody Hamilton- advertising/editorial
    http://www.codyhamilton.us/

    Brooks Reynolds - portraits/lifestyle/wedding
    http://brooksreynolds.com/

    Chad Munro - portraits/wedding

    http://www.chadmunro.com/

    Jaimee Beechum - portraits/lifestyle

    http://jaimebeechum.com

    Scarlet O'Neill - wedding/portraits

    http://www.scarletoneill.com

    Calla Evans - wedding/portraits

    http://www.callaevans.com/

    Ken Burris - still life/food

    http://www.kenburris.com/

    Tara McMullen - portraits/lifestyle/wedding

    http://taramcmullen.com/

    Jeff McNeill - landscapes/portraits

    http://www.mcneillpictures.com/

    Mike Del Mundo - illustrator

    http://www.deadlydelmundo.com/

    Ivan Otis - fashion/portraits

    http://www.ivanotis.com/

    Jim Bastardo - still life/lifestyle

    http://www.jimbastardo.com/

    Eugene Choi - portraits/still life/landscape

    http://www.echo1photography.com/

    Eamon MacMahon - fine art/landscapes

    http://www.eamonmacmahon.com/

    Catherine Farquharson - wedding/portraits

    http://www.documentographer.com/

    Matt Barnes - fashion/portraits/commercial

    http://www.thatsthespot.com/

    Shanghoon - fine art/commercial

    http://www.shanghoon.com/

    Vuk Dragojevic - fine art/portraits

    http://partialpictures.tumblr.com/

    Emma MacIntyre - portraits/lifestyle

    http://www.emmamcintyre.com/

    Johan Hallberg-Campbell - fine art/documentary

    http://www.johanhallbergcampbell.com/

    Mandy Keeping - wedding/lifestyle

    http://www.mandykeeping.com/

    Cliff Spicer - wedding/corporate

    http://cliffspicer.com

    Elise von Kumliz - fine art/documentary

    http://www.elisevonkulmiz.com/

    Jade Lee Portelli - fine art/landscape

    http://www.jadeleeportelli.com/

    Carlos Cazalis - fine art/landscape

    http://www.cazalis.org/default.htm

    Nikki Ormerod - fashion/portraits

    http://www.nikkiormerod.com/

    Arthur Bondar - fine art/documentary

    http://www.arthurbondar.com/

    Yuriko Kubota -fine art

    http://www.yurikokubota.com/

    Victor Taveres - portraits/commercial

    http://www.victortavares.com/

    KC Armstrong - portraits/commercial

    http://kcarmstrong.net/

    Ian Taylor - portraits

    http://www.iantaylor.ca/

    Cory Silken - yacht portraits

    http://www.corysilken.com/

    Katheryn Hollinrake - portraits/commercial

    http://www.hollinrake.com/

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    Posted 01 May ,2014
    Category Resources
  • Calling all CONTACT Photo exhibitors

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    If you are exhibiting during the 2014 CONTACT Photo Festival, you can receive a FREE 5x5" Softcover Photobook created with the new ground-breaking  Impressed  iPhone app.

    Send a link to your CONTACT listing on the official CONTACT Festival Website  before May 5, 2014 to info@pikto.com and we will send you a coupon code good for one book at no charge. Coupon can be used exclusively for the Impressed app on iPhone or iPad.  Limited to one coupon per listing. Subject to verification.

     

     

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    Posted 15 Apr ,2014
    Category Showcase
  • HP Indigo coming to Pikto

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    We are excited to announce that Pikto will kick off 2014 with a new installation of a a state of the art HP Indigo press. The HP Indigo will allow us to offer the highest definition, smoothest and most colorful printing available in a digital press.  The HP Indigo will be used  mainly for Photobooks and Greeting cards but will also allow us to offer unique photo products such as magnets, extra thick matt card stocks, synthetics and special inks such as Pantone colors.

    Due to the complexity of installing this advanced press, we expect turnaround times of Photobooks, Cards and Calendars to be affected for a limited time. Any orders for these products received between January 9th and 20th, 2014 will have an additional 5-7 business days of production added to the requested service times. Please make a note and give yourself some extra time for these orders. All other products including Photo Prints and Mounting will have normal turnaround times.

    Thank you for your patience during this transition. We are sure that you will share our excitement about our new HP Indigo when you see the results!

     

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    Posted 03 Jan ,2014
    Category Resources
  • 2013 Top Pick Winner announced

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    Pikto is pleased to announce Michal Solarski as the winner of Pikto Top Pick Contest 2013. His work from the project Hungarian Sea will be on view at the Pikto Gallery in March 1- April 30, 2014. The panel of this year’s  judges included Carol LeFlufy, principal at the Eye Forward Agency, Gina Martin, Photographer Representative  from the National Geographic Creative and Heather Westfall, Curator of the Pikto Gallery.

    Born and raised in Poland, Michal Solarski currently lives and works in London, UK. Using documentary approach in his artistic practice, Michal explores the space where memory meets the present moment. Lake Balaton, also called the Hungarian Sea, was an annual summer holiday tradition for the photographer’s family. The thread of experiences associated with the Lake became an important part of Michal’s and his sister’s childhood. For the Hungarian Sea Project, the photographer revisits the place of his memories, this time grown-up and alone, to find it almost unchanged, searching for himself and his family in the working class vacationers.

    There is not much to distract the viewer’s eye, we are confronted by the often direct look of the photographed person and/or their body. The light in Michal’s photographs feels cold from the blue of the water and often overcast sky, the figures are positioned orderly within the space contained by the beach, the room, the residencies by the Sea.

    Michal used Kodak Portra VC film (no longer available) to achieve rich vivid colour. “This is how I remember the place. In comparison to the gloomy and almost monochromatically grey communistic Poland it appeared to me as bright and extremely colorful place”.

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    Posted 18 Dec ,2013
    Category Events, Showcase
  • Shipping Deadlines

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    Follow our deadlines and your order should arrive in time for gift giving by Christmas Day, December 25, 2013. Of course there are always possible shipping delays, so the earlier you submit the better.

    Photobooks, Cards and Calendars

    Download Pikto Book:it

    SHIP TO ORDER DEADLINE SHIPPING METHOD
    USA Dec 11, 10am  Express Post
    Canada Dec 13, 10am  Express Post
    Canada (RUSH) Dec 17, 10am  Express Post
    International Dec 2, 10am  Express Post
    Pick up in-store Dec 16, 10am
    Pick up in-store (RUSH) Dec 18, 10am

     

    Canvas Wraps, Plexi Face Mounts, Mounting and Limited Edition Photographs

    Download Pikto ROES

    SHIP TO ORDER DEADLINE SHIPPING METHOD
    USA Dec 11, 10am  Express Post
    Canada Dec 13, 10am  Express Post
    Canada (RUSH) Dec 17, 10am  Express Post
    International Dec 2, 10am  Express Post
    Pick up in-store Dec 16, 10am
    Pick up in-store (RUSH) Dec 18, 10am

     

    Giclée prints, Photo Prints up to 30x120" (Without mounting)

    Download Pikto ROES

    SHIP TO ORDER DEADLINE SHIPPING METHOD
    USA Dec 15, 10am  Express Post
    Canada Dec 17, 10am  Express Post
    Canada (RUSH) Dec 21, 10am  Express Post
    International Dec 6, 10am  Express Post
    Pick up in-store Dec 20, 10am
    Pick up in-store (RUSH) Dec 22, 10am
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    Posted 25 Nov ,2013
    Category Resources
  • Photo Book Challenge

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    Want to print your photos but can’t seem to find the time?

    We challenge you to create a modern photo book in just 10 minutes!
    Bring your iPad to Pikto on Saturday, Nov 30th and make a beautiful photo book
    with the Impressed App for FREE.  Find out more here : http://imprsd.co/pbchallenge

    Stop by. Warm up. And make a book on us.

    All in the magical setting of the Toronto Christmas Market in the Historic Distillery District!

    Limit one free book per iPad per person. Limited quantities available.

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    Posted 20 Nov ,2013
    Category Showcase

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