How to Create a Deckled or Torn Edge Look for Your Prints

Deckle or torn edges are an option for artists and occasionally photographers who print their images on fine art papers. Some just like the effect while others, like it because it gives a giclee print the look of a print produced on a handmade paper. We offer this style of print as something you can order with your fine art paper prints however occasionally people tell us they had envisioned something different. Because of that we want to break down what exactly this looks like and how you can do it yourself if you choose.

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Similar But Different Papers for Your Prints

We have 4 papers that all appear very similar, some with very minor differences that are not visibly noticeable. In order of popularity these are Hahnemühle Photo Rag, Moab Entrada Rag, Sunset Cotton Etching, and the Strathmore Hot Press Smooth. Unless the papers are clearly labeled you may not be able to tell the difference. For finer art and photography printing these papers all produce stunning detailed imagery which truly show off what giclee printing has evolved into. But while all these papers produce fantastic looking prints, they are different.

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Web Api 3.0 is Here

If you want to connect your site or application to FinerWorks (i.e., automatically send us orders to process) you or your website developer will want to look at the latest build of our API. The api, short for application programming interface, provides a way to do this.

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Picture Framing Tips for Photographers

When I meet photographers and they find out that FinerWorks has its own full-service framing center I frequently hear them say how they have photos they want to put into a frame, but they really don’t know how or where to start. The first thing I tell them is some photographers will opt for the frames they can get at the local art supply store, but if it is something special, they want to give to someone, or even to a high-end client, they should be careful of corner cutting.

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An Easy Way Earn More from Your Art Sales

How would you like to stumble upon a formula that reliably will increase how much you make in your art-based business selling prints or even original artwork? There is a method that a lot of businesses, especially those selling online use, but remarkably many others fail utilize. And it is very simple. It does not require you to raise any prices of existing listings or work harder promoting yourself. Of course, you can do that as well if you like which will likely help, but let’s see how you can do this without raising prices or working much harder.

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How Shipping Art Can Help You Raise Prices

One of the most frequent questions I hear from artists and photographers is “how much” they should charge for their prints.  The short answer of course is “it depends”. There is plenty of online advice on how to decide this, including on our own blog. What is not asked as much is how can I raise prices without harming my sales.

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Quick Paper Advice for Photographers

Printing is generally the same thing in the age of digital prints no matter if it is artwork or photographs. It all comes down to image pixels being turned into an image which is printed on a surface, usually paper. The properties of the paper are where many photographers, especially newer ones, have questions if they want something that best shows their work. To help them choose I ask photographers to look at three main characteristics of a paper which have an effect on how their image is printed.

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Is a Single Website Enough for Artists?

Is having one website enough? Most of us know there are many ways to showcase your art or photos and sell them as a tangible product. This ranges from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you use social media. There are also shared online market places like Etsy. All these are good, but it is the actual website that you own that provides you the greatest potential and flexibility. But there may be a good reason to think about creating a second website.

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