If you plan to print at your events and are not yet familiar, be sure to read up about how printing with Simple Booth apps works.
Before proceeding, be sure to turn the print feature on in your Send Options panel. The Print panel will not be available until printing has been turned on.
Simple Booth printing settings are in the Print panel in your app, as well as the app preset page for HALO subscribers. There are only a few settings to select.
Pre-select the printer
Pre-selecting the printer makes printing during the event as easy as possible and can only be done in-app. Tap the “choose” button at the top of the print panel, and as long as your printer has been properly set up, you can choose it from the list that populates.
If you do not see your printer here, check out our troubleshooting suggestions.
HALO plans include auto print, which will print one copy from each photo booth session.
All Simple Booth apps also include a print button guests can use when enabled. This can be turned on in addition to (or instead of) auto print.
When the print button is enabled, you’re able to select a maximum number of copies that can be printed for each session. When guests reach the send screen in the app, they’ll be able select their desired number of prints, but won’t be able to print more than the limit you set.
Enter the paper size you’re using with your printer. We recommend using 4x6” or 5x7” paper. Because the app automatically rotates your layout to best fit the paper, the orientation you enter here won’t change the orientation of your print.
According to the AirPrint specifications, the photo sent to the printer from our app will be centered on the paper. Each printer, print driver, or even other software you’re using to connect the printer will handle the placement of the print slightly differently, which can result in mismatched margins.
The padding settings in the print panel allow you to make small adjustments to your margins to make up for this. Adding positive numbers to any side will increase the white space or margins, and adding negative numbers to any side will decrease the white space or margins. Read more about how to use the padding feature here.
We recommend using the test print button or taking some test shots and making any necessary adjustments to your settings before you get to the event.
Simple Booth layouts are designed primarily for digital sharing. Because the layouts aren’t necessarily rectangular in shape like your photo paper, you may initially see uneven margins or additional blank space that you’d like to remove. Making adjustments to the crop, padding, or using Force Fit are a few ways to reduce irregularities.
Force Fit is another option to make these adjustments. The Force Fit feature automatically resizes the photos in your layout to create perfectly even margins. Read about how Force Fit works and all our other suggestions about how to optimize your settings for professional looking prints!