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How Does it Work?

Process & Timing

Step 1: Place Your Order

Choose from many styles and size options.  Add an Inkless Print Kit (recommended) or use your own ink and paper following the instructions below.  Most orders take 3-4 weeks to receive; this timing is affected by how quickly prints are submitted.

Step 2: Take and Submit Prints

With Print Kit
  • Arrives in 5-7 days (U.S.)
  • Easily take clear prints with mess-free inkless system
  • Return prints in included prepaid envelope (allow 5-7 days for delivery) OR scan/photo and return via email
Your Own Ink
  • Follow instructions below
  • Take prints with your own ink pad
  • Return prints in the mail (allow 5-7 days for delivery) OR scan/photo and return via email

You will be notified when prints are received.  Prints need to be received no later than 14 days prior (18 days for canvas/framed) to when you need the poster without incurring additional rush fees. Please consider the shipping time for prints if you return them via mail. International delivery times vary, averaging 2-3 weeks; prints are needed 5 weeks prior to event.  Print Kits not recommended for international orders.

Step 3: Approve Proof

 A digital proof will be sent 7-10 business days after prints are submitted.  You will need to approve the proof or request changes (color and text only) before poster is printed and shipped.  Poster will be shipped 1-2 business days after approval of digital proof using your selected shipping method.

View this infographic for a visual explanation of this information.

Using your own ink and paper

Getting a good print is crucial to achieving a high quality poster. 

Please follow these guidelines and submit your prints promptly for a quicker turnaround time; no later than 14 days before your event to receive your order on time.

  • Use a blank piece of unlined paper (blank on both sides)
  • Push finger straight down and don't roll it.  To achieve clear fingerprint lines, do not to press too hard. For footprints, press foot from heel to toe.
  • Take prints separately, not in a heart shape.
  • Use any color of ink (color will be changed in production). Really light inks are not recommended.  DO NOT use metallic inks (i.e. silver)   Kits for taking fingerprints are also available.
  • Do several tries to get a print you are happy with and is clear, because that is exactly what will be in your poster. You are welcome to send all of the prints you take for the best selection.
  • Label prints with names.

After you take your prints, you can scan and email them to Please set the scanner to a high resolution (300 dpi or higher) for the best results.  Reading the scanner's help file might give some guidance on how to do a higher quality scan.  Most smartphones also have scanning apps available or can take a good close up on a high quality setting.  Accepted formats are .tif, .jpg, .psd or .pdf.

If you don't have access to a scanner, or are unsure how to get the best quality, you can mail your prints to: Flutterbye Designs, P.O. Box 520153, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0153.  If the prints are not a high resolution, a lot of the detail of the print will be lost.  Copy and print shops usually offer scanning services as well.

(stock prints also available)

You will have the chance to approve the text and colors before anything is printed and will receive a digital proof 7-10 business days AFTER prints are submitted. 

Using the Inkless Print Kit

Full instructions will be included with the kit.  This kit is very easy to use and completely mess-free! Only one kit is needed per couple.  You can also view this instructional video:




Taking Pet Prints

Getting a good print is crucial to achieving a high quality poster.

Dog paw how to take a dog print

Please follow these guidelines and submit your prints promptly for a quicker turnaround time.  While it is possible to capture a pet’s print using ink or paint, it can be very messy!  Flutterbye Prints recommends that you take a photo of your pet’s paw/nose rather than try to capture the print on paper.  Inkless Print Kits available at Flutterbye Prints are NOT recommended for use with pet paws/noses, they do not create clear prints in most cases.
  • Check your camera to ensure that it is set at a high-quality picture mode.
  • Locate your pet in a well-lit area; outside in daylight is a great choice.
  • Try to avoid heavy shadows over the paw/nose.  Check that your head, camera or hand are not casting dark shadows. Paws are also best captured if the fur between the paws is trimmed short.
  • Hold your camera steady so that the camera is in focus. It may be easiest to have someone helping you.
  • Take several pictures to ensure you have some that are in focus.  A recommended distance from the paw to your camera is about 8-10 inches.
  • If you have multiple pets, please indicate which photo belongs to which pet.  
  • In many cases the print can be extracted from a photo of a clay imprint.
  • Email photos to
  • For an art print with your pet's paw/nose in actual size (not enlarged), purchase the 8x10 or 11x14 and provide the measurements for your pet's paw.

If you prefer to try capturing your pet’s prints on paper, please refer to Using Your Own Ink and Paper.
Custom Silhouette Process

Submit photos to with your order number and name.

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Side view of woman for silhoutte 

  1. Take photo on a mostly solid background (white is best) in a well-lit area with a relaxed, non-smiling face.
  2. Photograph from the side and at the same level as eyes.
  3. Long hair looks best when pulled up into a bun, ponytail, pigtail or braids.
  4. Be sure to include the shoulders and the entire head.
  5. You may submit multiple photos to choose from.
These photos would be rejected because the face is not fully turned to the side and does not include the shoulders and/or the entire head.

X Baby Silhouette Photo   X Woman with up do hair from side


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