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Derby Girl Posters v2 – Our New Site!

Starting today, DerbyGirlPosters.com is decked out in the digital equivalent of new skates and pads. Over the past year hundreds of skaters have come to love our high-quality poster prints… but now there’s so much more!

Let’s take a brief tour of our new home and highlight some of the improvements we’ve made. In the coming days and weeks we will cover these new features in greater detail… so aside from a facelift, what’s new?

New Sizes to Frame

One of the most frequent questions we receive is “Do you also do framing?”…. so now we do! We’ll continue to offer posters on their own, but for those who want to upgrade to something that’s ready to hang on the wall we have two choices for you.

When you order a Framed Prints we carefully mount your poster in a simple, but classic, solid wood frame finished in a matte black. All of the hardware to hang your poster is included.

For those looking to truly impress we offer Premium Framed Prints. In addition to the matte black, solid wood frame we include 2-inches of double matting – white over black.

Curious what your poster will look like framed? We thought so… we’ve added the ability for you to SEE IT FRAMED as you design your poster. Look for those words as you design to see your artwork in full glory!

To help standardize the framing process we’ve changed the sizes of our posters. No worries – we still have a wide range of sizes available, but sizes like 16×20″ has been replaced by 16×24″. A full list of our sizes and pricing can be seen on our pricing page.

Feeling Vintage?

Our posters are inspired by retro/minimalist posters from the early part of the 20th century. One of the features we’re most excited about is our Vintage Feel option. Simply check the “Increase Vintage Feel” box and your design will be given a subtle lightly-worn appearance. This is an experience you MUST try out.

Designing is Easier

Where to even start with this! The poster-design process has been completely rebuilt from the ground-up. It’s now extremely simple to choose the right colors, fonts and to see your design in real time as your create it.

The most difficult thing people encounter when designing their poster is THE CHOICES… there are so many! We spent the time and carefully created tons of color schemes for your favorite designs. If you want to tweak one of our color schemes to match your team colors you can! We’ve removed the burden of having to choose EVERY-SINGLE-COLOR and have logically grouped colors together… this makes color coordination a breeze! For art-junkies who want complete control over each piece of their design – we offer that too!

A New, Faster Rendering Engine

Our new rendering engine (the little program that creates the preview of your design) is probably the smartest part of our new site that you’ll never see.

Several of our designs took “a little while” to preview with our old rendering engine. Fast Lane Femme sometimes took up to 30 seconds to render. Now it renders in under a second! No more waiting to see your design.

Our rendering engine (we should really name this guy) is content-aware. It knows how much space is available for every line of text you enter and sizes your text automatically to fit the area. On the old site users had to manually size and position their derby or team name. Now, it’s done instantly and perfectly.

User Accounts, Sharing and Social Media

Keep track of all your Derby Girl Posters related stuff when you sign up for a free user account. All of your past order information can be reviewed as well as the status of any current orders. Working on a design and want to come back later? You can save your designs without fear of losing the work you’ve done. Want to share your design with the world? We make it super-simple to share on facebook, pinterest and any other site you’d like. Like a design someone shared with you? You can copy it and make changes with the click of a button. Here’s a design we’re sharing right now.

So that’s it for now — there is so much more to the new site that we’ll get into later. The big question is – what do you think?

A Late Christmas Gift

The presents have all been opened and someone finished off the eggnog… another successful Christmas! Many derby girls and boys received a Derby Girl Poster this year, but what about those who didn’t? Our Christmas wish this year is that EVERYONE who wants a Derby Girl poster for themselves gets one — and to help we’re offering 10% off all orders from now until Midnight New Year’s Eve. When checking out use coupon code XMAS10 and 10% of your order will be magically taken off!

It only takes 10 minutes to design your own Derby Girl Poster so go on and try it out!
www.derbygirlposters.com

Seven Days Until Christmas

With only a week until Christmas there is so much to do! Gifts need to be purchased, food must be ordered for gatherings, ugly sweaters must be found for ugly sweater parties — it’s a non-stop whirlwind of action! With all of this going on it’s SO easy to lose track of how soon Christmas will be upon us.

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At Derby Girl Posters we ship all of our domestic orders one of two ways. Smaller orders ship via USPS. Larger orders ship via FedEx 2-Day. USPS orders usually arrive within 2-4 days of shipping and FedEx 2-Day shipments take – well, two days.

If you’re considering purchasing a Derby Girl Poster as a gift (and we definitely think that you should!) you need to feel comfortable knowing that your order is going to arrive in time. Past customers can attest that we ship FAST, but to help be even faster we have added FedEx Next-Day to our shipping options. All of our normal shipping options are free. To add FedEx Next-Day costs only $5 and can add a little assurance that your package will arrive in time!

While checking out, when you reach the PayPal screen you can choose Next Day shipping from the dropdown menu.

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There’s no time!
Perhaps you are worried that even with next-day delivery your order might not make it in time? It’s possible – nothing in life is a guarantee. For those who are hesitant to order please don’t forget that we sell gift certificates. When purchasing a gift certificate you have the option of having it emailed to whomever you choose (you can also schedule the delivery date) or you can print the gift certificate yourself.

My recommendation for anyone placing an order who wishes to have it by Christmas is to have your order in no later than Thursday evening. After that it might be more wise to order a gift certificate. As always, if anyone needs any design help or has any questions – please comment below or contact us on facebook.