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What’s On Your Christmas Playlist?

As Christmas is quickly approaching we thought we’d do a festive post to get us all in a merry mood. We did a poll in the office to find out what our top ten Christmas songs were and we thought we’d share them with you. So, carry on reading to find out our music picks for tidings of great joy! (See what we did there?)


Focus On…Mike Black Photographer



Theimagefile team have started a new blog series; “Focus On…”. We will be looking at some creative photographers, their lives and work. We hope you enjoy it!

The first in our series is Mike Black, a photographer based in Manchester. His work spans across all genres from portraits, press and PR to architecture, interiors and landscape (pretty talented we’d say!). He’s also an avid “instagrammer”.


Throwback Thursday – How To Contact A Partner Lab!

As the festive season is almost upon us and the mad rush for Christmas orders are fully underway we wanted to share a really useful tool within theimagefile. We’ve all known the pain of a lost or damaged order, often completely out of anyone’s control. Normally, this can be solved by contacting the print lab and having a replacement order printed and sent to the customer. However, this can seem a little daunting if you don’t know where to start, but have no fear, theimagefile is here to help! So, we wanted to remind you of how to resolve a problem with a partner lab order here on theimagefile…


If you’re ever faced with the task of having to resolve an order problem then:

  1. Log in to your account on theimagefile.
  2. Go to Help and Support and type in “How to resolve a problem with a partner lab order”.
  3. The help article talks you through the steps; from which partner lab was used (unless self-fulfilled) along will all their contact details and order ID number.

It really is that simple!

P.S. Remember! You can also resend download links from the order details page within the first thirty days!


Why Should We Still Print Photos?

If you were to lose your phone tomorrow, how many photographs would be gone forever?

We’re told that we are living in a digital age, that we have every piece of knowledge, software and artwork known to man at our fingertips yet we could still become the lost generation. I think it’s fair to say that the majority of us keep our lives locked up in our phones, computers, tablets and hard drives but rarely in albums and frames. Personally, I think this is something we should all work to change. There are so many valid reasons to stay slightly old school in these modern times, however, we’ve chosen our top three to show how printing should still be respected today. Hopefully it will inspire you to send your own photos off to the printers as well as offer the choice to your customers…

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Ding Ding! Last Orders For Christmas!

It’s officially December next week (eek!) which means that Christmas is going to start flying towards us. This is very exciting, even for those unprepared, panic-stricken members of the team. As old Saint Nick will be getting his boots on shortly we wanted to give out a little bit of information for anyone who has a Christmas offer or is expecting last minute print orders. Below we’ve included the Christmas closing dates for our partner labs, so get your Christmas orders in by these dates!


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