July 22nd, 2012

We’ve just rolled out an update to allow EPS file upload via Magento. No change is needed to the Magento end.

Possible issues with EPS files

Some EPS files cannot be processed. Please, email them to us for analysis.

You need to make sure that your server has the right MIME type set up for EPS files. Contact your system administrator or the hosting support if the MIME type is not set. It should be application/postscript.

July 9th, 2012

We introduced a new feature to the web-to-print text field editor that allows you to set a text field to automatically trim down any extra empty spaces from the user input. Read the rest of this entry »

June 17th, 2012

We added a new feature to our web-to-print extension for Magento that allows order confirmation emails sent to customers to contain preview images of their orders. Read the rest of this entry »

April 3rd, 2012

Did you know you could easily create a menu layout with the item name on the left and the price on the right in our web-to-print system?

Check out this web-to-print help post. It explain how to add leader dots over tabulation signs like in this example:

 

March 15th, 2012

Our recent stable release v. 2.1.0.0 of Magento Web-to-Print extension is a bit of a flop.

It seems to work fine, but we didn’t think through the new set of buttons under the preview.

Stable-w2p-rollback

We are working on an update to simplify it, remove unnecessary buttons and allow the good old one button control as an alternative. :(

March 15th, 2012

Amazon Web Services, is letting us down. From their RSS healthcheck feed:

2:40 AM PDT We are investigating connectivity issues for EC2 in the US-EAST-1 region.

All of our sites and servers were inaccessible for about 10 minutes.  It’s back to normal now.

March 12th, 2012

We added a “decline” order option to our Order Approval extension for Magento. Read the rest of this entry »

February 26th, 2012

Whoops. Had to stop the site to get some maintenance done. It should be only a few minutes, in case you noticed.

February 19th, 2012

Our Magento web-to-print extension versions prior to 2.0.1.0beta5 generate output pdf/jpg files and bill for the order regardless of the payment result in Magento. It led to some of our customers facing bills much more than they expected. E.g., an order was placed, files generated, no payment from the customer, but it was still billed for at ZP end. Read the rest of this entry »

February 13th, 2012

Our main website about web-to-print and about dynamic imaging got a facelift. It is now using the same theme as our web-to-print help area.

We also re-arranged the way we call our software packages, but the substance is still the same.

Dedicated web-to-print and dynamic imaging

The most significant change is the Enterprise web-to-print offer. If you think you are big enough to justify a separate deployment of a web-to-print system as opposed to our standard SaaS offering we are happy to give you one. There is no definitive price tag because every deployment is different, but it makes sense to do if you pay us more than $4000 a month.

There are two main reasons for standalone deployments:

  1. reduced cost on large volumes
  2. security of supply

In other words, what are you going to do if your SaaS web-to-print provider stops providing the service to you tomorrow?

For some businesses it would be a complete disaster. Having the source code and controlling the hosting adds that level of security and independence.

The software can be deployed on your own servers, but our preference if you rent virtual servers on Amazon, RackSpace or other established cloud operator. Talk to us about your big project.