FAQs – Help & How To

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We are developing an entirely new set of tutorial videos for our new ordering website www.simplphotos.com

Please check out the new FAQs on the new website for any information related to ordering photographic prints, canvases and SIMPL photo books.

Visit SIMPL Photos Website FAQs

  The new site is still being tweaked daily so we thank you in advance for your patience!

Professional Photographers

What are your prices?

Please note: This site is geared towards our retail & consumer level customers.  If you are a professional photographer, please register on our lifethreads albums website to obtain professional printing and flush mount album prices.

Passport & ID Photos:

  • $8.95 + tax for a set of 2 printed photographs OR the digital copy* of your photo
  • $15.99 + tax for a set of 2 printed AND the digital copy* of your photo

For the full price list for ID photos, visit our Passport Photo Page

*Digital copies of your photos are available for write to a disc (CD/DVD – we provide the disc) or to your flash drive.  We do not provide email services, but we do have a computer for your use that allows you to email photos once you have purchased the digital copy.

General Print & Enlargement Prices:

  • See the price list at: http://simplphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SIMPL_print-prices.pdf
  • We also have a minimum order of $2.00 before tax on ALL print orders (in-store, online and smartphone apps).

Canvas Prices:

Photo Book Prices:

  • See our photo book page for information on pricing for our photo books.  There are several prices per size depending on which option you choose.  These prices include album design & the album itself.

Do you serve professional photographers?

Yes we do!  

D&R Photo has been bringing top-notch printing and service to the metro Vancouver photographic community for over 30 years.  Our smaller location allows us to keep the essentials at the forefront: providing the best quality prints, with the best turnaround times and service possible.  Our pro customers like that they can interact with our technicians and management directly and work with them to achieve success.  We like to say that you can think of us as a big lab with a face.

*RECENT CHANGE* – We have just moved ALL our professional services over to our lifethreads albums website and our new lifethreads:Creator software.  This allows the busy professional to do everything from one convenient and easy to use location & free piece of software.  Check out lifethreadsalbums.com for more information and sign up on our professional customer list to receive important product updates, tips and access password restricted materials  for our professional customers only.


Professional services include:

  • Silver halide (RA4) printing up to 36×12 inches (on Professional PDN paper and now Professional Deep Matte Paper – Deep matte currently available on select sizes only)
  • Wide format enlargements on photo paper up to 24×36 inches (or 24x longer) (your choice of premium lustre or enhanced matte)
  • Direct to canvas giclee printing (Museum Grade Exhibition Satin or Matte canvas)
  • Our very own hand made line of professional flush mount photo albums – lifethreads albums
  • Digital Album Design – custom design services and free design software (lifethreads:Creator)
  • Photo retouching & post-processing
  • Downloadable templates
  • Downloadable price lists for pro print rates and (you must register as a professional customer of D&R Photo to gain access to password protected areas of the D&R Pro site)
  • *BRAND NEW* lifethreads:Creator software — free software tool that allows you to design & order professional flush mount albums, order canvases, order prints and transfer your files to us for speedy & professional service


I am a pro photographer and I’d like to order some prints / album / canvas…

Awesome, we’d love to have you aboard.  We have moved all our professional resources to our lifethreads albums page.

Check out our the products area and subpages at www.photoalbumsinvancouver.com for more information on all our products. Our lifethreads:Creator software allows you to format and send ALL your professional photographic print & album orders to us.  It also is a full featured album design software.  Pricing is available through the program.

Please note that in order to have access to pro-level print prices and lifethreads:Creator PRO, you must be registered with us a professional customer. Registration just take a couple minutes on our resources page or in the footer of our lifethreads site.

Do you print headshots?

Yes we do print head shots.  Our printing services are professional, fast and cost effective.

Other services we are able to provide headshot customers:

  • Formatting file with a border and name
  • Retouching images
  • Storage of files for convenient ordering

We do not take head shot photos ourselves, we are a lab who prints only.  We can happily provide you with names and numbers of photographers who pritn with us if you’d like.

Please visit our head shot page (http://photoprinterinvancouver.com/headshots/) for more information.

What are your prices?

Fair question.  We have kept our price list all digital rather than printing brochures to save a tree or two.  We operate on a volume based printing scheme. Simply stated – print more, save more.


  • Professional Photographers – to have access to our Pro-only rates, you must have signed up with D&R Photo & lifethreads albums as a professional photographer.  For more information, please visit our pro photo website resources page http://photoalbumsinvancouver.com/resources