In the modern age, countless aspects of daily life have gone digital, and music is no exception. J.W. Pepper launched the digital sheet music platform ePrint back in 2000, and its popularity has grown tremendously since: today, over 300,000 titles on our site are available to purchase via ePrint, and digital sheet music comprises 25% of our overall sheet music sales!
We’re excited to announce several updates and improvements to ePrint. We’ve been listening to your feedback, and we hope that these new features make your user experience even better.
Now Live: Print to PDF
In December 2022, we launched our print-to-PDF feature, which allows customers to download the digital sheet music they purchase and save it as a PDF file on their computer.
Prior to this update, music was accessible through the ePrint viewer, but there was no option to download it to your machine. The goal of this change is to make it easier to access and print titles purchased through ePrint.
We expect the print-to-PDF feature to be especially helpful to individuals whose school networks’ strict firewalls make it difficult to view and print files through a third-party application. By downloading files rather than getting to them through the ePrint viewer, these teachers should avoid some of the technical issues they may have experienced in the past.
Now Live: QR Codes
Our newest update comes just in time for contest and festival season! You’ll notice that a QR code now appears at the bottom of each page of music that you purchase through ePrint.
This code serves as your proof of purchase through J.W. Pepper. When you or a contest or festival official scans the QR code using the camera app on a tablet or smartphone, a unique webpage containing order details will appear. Details include the name of the person who purchased the music, account information, and the number of parts purchased.
Veteran directors may recall the days of requesting a last-minute order letter from J.W. Pepper as proof of purchase and searching for a hotel business center or print shop to print it out—or even awaiting a fax! That’s what we call a “sheet music emergency,” and we’re happy to say that this particular brand of emergency is officially a thing of the past. Now that a unique QR code appears on every page of every ePrint title, all it takes is a quick scan to prove that you’ve purchased your repertoire legally and are in full copyright compliance.
Coming Soon: Mobile Printing
As of now, ePrint sheet music is viewable on any device, but users must use a laptop or desktop computer to print. Soon, you’ll be able to print ePrint purchases from your smartphone or tablet.
Coming Soon: Full Set Printing
We know that selecting and printing each individual part along with the full score can be time-consuming. We’re getting ready to introduce full set printing, which means you’ll be able to hit “print” once and get hard copies of the score and all the parts you need to pass out to your students.
Shop all titles available via ePrint here. Use the left-hand navigation menu to filter by ensemble type, instrumentation, voicing, difficulty level, and more.
Let us know—what other features would you like to see added to ePrint?