Helpful Tips & Tutorials

Getting Started With A Digital Passport Photo System

Are you new to the world of passport photo services? Or perhaps you were needing to upgrade from an old silver based instant Polaroid camera that you can no longer get film for? Not sure where to begin or what do you need? Well fear not, we put together this handy resource list to help you on your way to producing perfect passport photos. Digital Passport Camera & Printer SystemFirst off you'll need a digital...

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Cutting Passport Prints From Your Canon Printer

Unfortunately, Canon’s passport photo printer firmware positions its photo prints dead center on the sheet and those large margins are an issue when trying to trim them down using a passport photo cutter. So, here’s a quick fix using something your probably have sitting around… It’s making one quick cut with scissors. Just quickly cut in between the two photos – it doesn’t have to be straight. This gives you one edge with a small...

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Why Won't My Camera Turn On?

It's a common problem that we hear about: a center tells us that they've charged their camera battery but it will not turn on after placing it back in the camera. 9 out of 10 times, it is simply the direction that the battery is being inserted in. The battery for the Canon camera included in our Digital Passport System has a specific end and direction that must be properly aligned when it is installed. The best...

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Should People With Long Hair Show Their Ears In Passport Photos?

Q: Should people with longer hair move it to show their ears in passport photos? A: That's an interesting yet unexpected question that I just got on a phone call earlier this morning from a customer who just purchased one of our digital passport photo systems. Admittedly, my first reaction was thinking to myself, "Did I really just hear that correctly?" - no pun intended. But the more I thought about it, it the more...

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Do I Need To Be Licensed To Take Passport Photos?

Lately, we have been seeing this question frequently asked. People are asking us if they need to be certified in some way or apply for a license to be able to offer passport photo services. The answer is: no, there is no license or certification needed to produce passport photos. It's a fairly simple process that can be done so long as you have the correct printing device and you follow these requirements: Full color,...

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