Your Prints Up Close

I remember back in the mid to late 90s being exposed to the photographic quality inkjet prints were producing around then. A co-worker of mine who photographed little league sports photography on the side and sold the prints he made to the parents. He had invested in a HP printer which produced remarkable 8×10 photo prints for that time. When he showed me the print quality I was enamored and decided I wanted to get my hands on a good quality inkjet printer so that I could make prints of my digital artwork.

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Metal Prints vs Dibond® Prints

If you are printing your fine art and photos on metal, you are likely having your prints done on Chromaluxe® aluminum panels since they are the most widely used type of metal offered by print labs that specialize in that kind of printing. There are some less popular alternatives to these panels, but they are limited and usually not as good a quality.

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Packaging Your Fine Art Prints – Part 2

In part 1 on the topic of packaging your artwork, we focused on some best practices when shipping only a few prints at most by using either rigid flat mailers or shipping tubes. Now in part 2 of packaging your prints we explore shipping larger bulkier items such as stretched and mounted canvas or framed prints. Because these orders contain print on demand products which are bigger and rigid, packaging them correctly and affordably is the biggest challenge but it an be done. Let us look at a number of best practices when doing so.

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Fixing Prints Which Curl

Since my last article where I talk provide tips on shipping prints either flat or in a tube, I had a few questions relating to flattening out prints when shipping prints in tubes. I wrote this post a few years ago however I thought it would be a good idea to re-share as well as update it with some more details.

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What to Charge Your Customers for Shipping

Many of our customers who have us fulfill and drop ship orders to their customers have at some point had decide how they were going to go about determining what to charge their customers for shipping. This decision is an important one since what you charge your customers for shipping rates can encourage or discourage your customers from completing their purchase.

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Hahnemühle’s Eco Friendly Papers

Hahnemühle’s new Natural Line of papers provide a eco-friendlier format as giclee fine art and photo papers. These papers are produced from unique raw materials: bamboo, hemp and agave. All three of these plants require minimal maintenance, grow quickly and are free of pesticides when grown. Their rapid growth also means more cellulose can be produced on the same cropland than those that use other raw materials. They also require much less water, meaning they use fewer growing resources achieving a more environmentally friendly status.

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