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Adding text/captions to the images


Do you ship outside the USA?


How much does shipping cost?


How long will it take to get my order?


I have 3D images, can I make a 3D reel?


Are your products compatible with View-Master products?


Why can I only use 7 images when there are 14 frames on the reel?


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1.0 Adding text/captions to the images
1.1 Why is it that when I look at the preview of my reel some of my frames are upside down and out of order?
1.2 I only have 2D pictures, is that ok to use?
1.3 Do you convert my pictures into 3D?
1.4 Why can I only use 7 images when there are 14 frames on the reel?
1.5 I have 3D images, can I make a 3D reel?
1.6 I added text to my frames from the reel builder, but there was no option to make it 3D?
1.7 What is the file size of the frames and what dpi should they be in?
1.8 Why are there black lines on the sides of my frames in the preview?
1.9 My reel won't approve?
1.10 My reel won't reload? (It just says, "picking up where you left off" with no end in sight)
1.11 How long do you keep my reel on file?


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3.1 Do I need a fast Internet connection to use the Build-a-Reel?
3.2 Name Your Reel
3.3 Save Your Progress
3.4 Consider Logging In With A Different Web Browser
3.5 Is your Flash Player Plugin Software Up-To-Date?
3.6 Try Using A Faster Or Higher-Bandwidth Internet Connection
3.7 Speed Test Your Connection
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2.1 File Types
2.2 File Size
2.3 Image Resolution
2.4 Image Color
2.5 Unacceptable Image Content

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4.1 Do you ship outside the USA?
4.2 How much does shipping cost?
4.3 What colors do the viewers come in?
4.4 How long will it take to get my order?
4.5 How do I order with an imprint on the viewer?
4.6 Does it cost money to register with your website?
4.7 I placed an order but never received a confirmation email?
4.8 Are your products compatible with View-Master products?
4.9 What is the size/weight of the box that comes with the set?
4.10 Is there a setup fee?
4.11 How much does it cost?
4.12 Can I order just 1?
4.13 Can I get a different box?
4.14 I don't see where to checkout in the shopping cart?
4.15 What is your return policy?

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Build A Reel Instructions and Tips.

Building a reel has never been easier and we have a great online video tutorial and a downloadable PDF tip sheet for you.


*Click here for the How To Video Tutorial.


*Click here for the PDF How To Tip Sheet


1.0 - Adding text to my images

There is a lot of information to know when adding text to your images. First and foremost, one of the exciting things about our Reel Builder is that when you add text using our text tool, the text will appear in 3D! Awesome right!? Please be sure to keep your text within the guidelines. Or better yet, don't even touch the guidelines! For info on why, click here.


Now, if you are adding text to your pictures before you upload them (like in Photoshop, for example), please make sure that your text is not too small and still fits within the guidelines. If you are adding text before uploading your pictures, I urge you to click here to learn more and gain some helpful tips!


For more information on adding text, with examples and pictures, please click here.

1.1 - Why is it that when I look at the preview of my reel some of my frames are upside down and out of order?

Look at the photo to the right ->

The reel is round and rotates clockwise inside the viewer. Hence, some photos will be upside down when looking at it this way, but correct when viewed in the viewer.

If you need a visual, take a look at this video- Reel Sequence.


1.2 - I only have 2D pictures, is that ok to use?

Of course! The Celebrate website was designed for customers who have 2D photos.


1.3 - Do you convert my pictures into 3D?

Your pictures will not be converted to 3D. However, within the reel builder you have the option of adding 3D text.


1.4 - Why can I only use 7 images when there are 14 frames on the reel?

7 is the magic number. You can have 7 images per reel, no more, no less. The frames directly across from one another are exactly the same image. The way the reel and viewer are designed requires a left and right image for each frame, hence why you see 14 images.


1.5 - I have 3D images, can I make a 3D reel?

Yes of course. Please visit our stereo reel builder to place your order with 3D images. Click here.


1.6 - I added text to my frames from the reel builder, but there was no option to make it 3D?

Any text you add within our reel builder will automatically be in 3D.


1.7 - What is the file size of the frames and what dpi should they be in?

The size of the frames are: 1112 pixels wide by 955 pixels high. The dpi does not matter so long as you have the correct dimensions. If your not a pixel and bits person...we recommend a 1mb jpg file.


1.8 - Why are there black lines on the sides of my frames in the preview?

No need to fret. This is a glitch within the preview screen and will not affect your reel when it is printed.


1.9 - My reel won't approve?

Please make sure that the name of your reel contains letters and numbers only! Do NOT use any special characters such as "#$%&~/@". If you did, your reel will not save or approve. So, you will need to go back into the reel by clicking "Edit" and change the name of your reel before approving.


1.10 - My reel won't reload? (It just says, "picking up where you left off" with no end in sight)

If your reel is not reloading, that means that there was a glitch in either the server or your internet connection when you tried saving your reel. Unfortunately, you will have to recreate your reels. Sorry about that! The internet isn't perfect, if it was, there would be no need for FAQ's and technical support!



1.11 - How long do you keep my reel on file?

Once you approve your reel, it gets saved in your profile indefinitely.

Unfinished reels are only saved for 60 days. After 60 days, your pictures and progress will be deleted from our server. So, be sure to finish your reels within 60 days!


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Image Preparation and Uploading.

When using the Build-A-Reel on our site there are some things you should know and be prepared for when it comes to your images and how to have an easy and successful experience when using it.


2.1 - File Types

JPG are prefered, it will also accept gif and png files. Other formats may cause errors uploading or poor image quality.


2.2 - File Size

The uploader will not work with any file over 4mb. For faster upload times 1mb file sizes are best.

*If your images are too small, a orange triangle will appear over your image and warn you that your image will pixelate. If this happens, we highly recommend that you change your image.


2.3 - Image Resolution

1112px wide by 955px tall will give you the closet dimension to a single frame on a reel with good quality. If you are not a pixel and bits person, your file should be about 1mb.

In terms of center art, a 1200 x 1200 image will be close to the final dimensions, just remember it is round.


More importantly, you will be uploading your images into our Reel Builder, so you can always resize and adjust within the editing tool.


*We have templates if you wish to use them. Just contact us and we will send them your way!


2.4 - Image Color

RGB Color is prefered. Other formats may work but can cause a shift in quality and color.


2.5 - Unacceptable Image Content

Because our product is a representation of a family friendly, nostalgic product, we have guidelines of what types of images we accept on a reel. Tasteful, boudoir-type images are just fine, but vulgar, "bare", or pornographic images are not. If we feel your images do not fall within our guidelines, we will kindly ask you to change your photos. If you have any questions about your images, please don't hesitate to ask.


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Internet Connection, Software and Solutions

If there has been an error in the Build A Reel process or if you are experiencing slow image upload times it is most likely caused by an interrupted Internet connection. But don't worry. We can help you get back on your way to completing your order. Below are solutions we have found helpful to customers.


3.1 - Do I need a fast Internet connection to use the Build-a-Reel?

Your experience will be best if you have a stable, fast Internet connection that doesn't experience connectivity interruptions. For those of you that: 1) have low-bandwidth Internet connections, 2) have multiple devices competing for bandwidth, 3) have older computers, we offer a number of suggestions here about steps to take to avoid any problems as you build your reels.


3.2 - Name Your Reel:

When you first open the Reel Builder, be sure to name your reel.

We have an Auto Save feature within the Reel Builder that will automatically save your progress every 3 minutes. But, if you do not name your reel first, it will not know what to save it as, and your progress will be lost if a connection error occurs.


Please note, reel names must contain letters and numbers only, NO special characters such as "#$%@/!&"


3.3 - Save Your Progress:

When building a reel try to use the "Save & Exit" button often to save the work you have done so far and take you back to your profile page. Click the "Edit" button on your profile page next to the reel you started and it will reload your work in progress and allow you to continue to complete your reel.


3.4 - Next, Consider Logging In With A Different Web Browser:

If you are using a web browser other than Mozilla Firefox (for example Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.), we suggest logging back in to the Image3D website using Firefox to finish up your order. Firefox tends to have very few connectivity errors in our experience, so using that web browser may prevent any further problems.


If you do not have Firefox, you can download it free here: http://www.mozilla.org


3.5 - Is your Flash Player Plugin Software Up-To-Date?

Our Build A Reel software uses the Adobe Flash Player Plugin. We recommend that you check to make sure you have it and it is the most up to date version.

If you are not sure you can download it from Adobe here and then install for free: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/


3.6 - Finally, Try Using A Faster Or Higher-Bandwidth Internet Connection

Before you resume your project, we recommend working with a faster or more stable Internet connection.

If you are at home and using an Internet connection shared by multiple devices, we suggest completing your project when the connection is not being used by high-bandwidth activities like gaming, downloading music, watching on-demand videos, etc.


If you have an older computer we suggest switching to a newer device. That is because older computers (4+ years) often have difficulty using Flash Player, a key piece of software used by websites like ours.


In addition to those suggestions above, the simplest solution may be to change your location to one with a faster, stronger Internet connection. For example, customers in homes with slower Internet service typically see the errors disappear if they resume their Image3D order from a nearby coffee shop or library with a higher-bandwidth connection. In addition, customers who have had trouble placing an order from their work computer (due to corporate firewalls, bandwidth restrictions, etc.) typically see those errors disappear if they resume their order on a non-work computer.


Want to know the speed of your internet connection? Log into: www.Speedtest.net for a quick and easy check up on your connection speed. Just click on the "Begin Test" button to start your test. If your download speed is lower than 5 mbps or your upload speed is lower than 1.5 mbps we suggest you try a different location with faster connection speeds. To get back to your website, click the back button on your browser.


3.7 - Click here to go to the Speed Test website: http://www.Speedtest.net


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Cost, Process and Shipping.


4.1 - Do you ship outside the USA?

Yes, we ship all over the world.


4.2 - How much does shipping cost?

Our shipping is not standardized in price. When checking out of your shopping cart on our website, UPS will automatically generate the correct shipping price based upon your location and how many you order.

Please click the appropriate link for a helpful guide on determining an approximate cost:

International Shipping Estimates

Domestic Shipping Estimates


*Please note - when ordering internationally, Image3D is not responsible for paying the local duties and taxes on your order.


4.3 - What colors do the viewers come in?

Red, black, blue, and white!

Click here to see a photo example of the colors.


4.4 - How long will it take to get my order?

Once you place your order it takes us 5 business days to process before shipping (not including the day of purchase). If you place your order with an imprinted viewer, the turnaround time becomes 10 business days.

Then, transit time is dependent on where you live and what shipping method you choose. Once your order ships you will get tacking information from our shipping department and be able to track the location of your order.

Please click the appropriate link for a helpful guide on determining an approximate shipping cost & transit time:

International Shipping Estimates

Domestic Shipping Estimates


4.5 - How do I order with an imprint on the viewer?

Once you have completed your reel add a "Reel & Viewer Set with a Custom Imprint" to your shopping cart. You will then be able to input the text, choose the font, and select the color of your imprint. Imprints are available for 1 color and 1 location (default location is front middle. Any other location please inquire) only.

Please note that you must order a minimum of 26 to receive an imprint. Orders with an imprint take 10 business days to process before being shipped (not including the day of purchase).


Click here to see example photos of what custom imprints look like!


Click here for a list of imprinting colors.

Click here for a list of imprinting fonts.


4.6 - Does it cost money to register with your website?

Not at all.


4.7 - I placed an order but never received a confirmation email?

Please check your spam box as sometimes the confirmation emails end up in there.


4.8 - Are your products compatible with View-Master products?

Yes! We designed our products to be compatible with View-Master products! However, please note that if you choose not to purchase one of our viewers, we cannot guarantee that a viewer from another source will work with our reels.


4.9 - What is the size/weight of the box that comes with the set?

The box dimensions are: 5 ¼ wide x 3 ¾ tall x 3 ¼ deep. With a reel and viewer it weighs 5.2 oz.


4.10 - Is there a setup fee?

No, the prices are just as you see them on our price list page. Click here to view the price list.


4.11 - How much does it cost?

1 set (reel, viewer and box) runs $29.95. There are price breaks for larger quantities and other options for getting a reel only and/or imprinting on a viewer. Please see our price list.


4.12 - Can I order just 1?

You can most definitely order just 1! The only time you cannot is if you want a custom imprint on your viewer, in that case, you must order at least 26.


4.13 - Can I get a different box?

The Celebrate set comes all-inclusive with a handout box. If you would like a different box, you can order them separately from our Market side of the website (please contact info@Image3D.com). However, please note that our Celebrate program and Market program are totally separate and we would ship the boxes directly to you instead of putting your Celebrate order together with the different box.



4.14 - I don't see where to checkout in the shopping cart?

First, be sure that you have approved your reels and added them to your shopping cart. Once you have added the item to the shopping cart, there will be a big orange “proceed to checkout” button. If you do not see this button and are using Internet Explorer, please use a different browser, such as Firefox (some versions of Internet Explorer don’t always work the way they should with our website). Then, you will be able to see all the buttons in the shopping cart to complete your purchase.



4.15 - What is your return policy?

Because we sell a custom product, we do not honor returns. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact us. If you have just placed your order and changed your mind, please contact us within 24 hours, otherwise we have likely already began your project and there will be no refunds.


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If you need more help, and/or really need to speak with a live person, visit our contact page and call or email us.

www.image3d.com/celebrate/contact-us