Packaging Prints – Part 1

A lot of our customers choose to ship their prints themselves, especially if they are taking advantage of built-in volume discounts on prints. It is not uncommon for them when they are first getting started to ask for advice or tips relating to best practices when packaging unframed prints.

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Packaging 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 a large volume of prints, stretched and mounted canvas, or framed prints.

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3 Common Mistakes with Soft Proofing

Most people who have been printing their artwork or photographs have at some point, usually when they first began to have images printed, run into the issue in which some colors appear different in print compared to what they saw when they viewed the image file on their computer. Soft proofing is a way to help minimize these differences beforehand because it gives you an accurate representation on your screen before you even print.

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Cutting Your Prints

I recently discussed torn or deckled-edged prints. But people also ask how we cut and manage so many giclee prints. When we give them a behind-the-scenes look at our facility they are quite amazed at the organization and sorting of so many prints when we may have to produce so many prints each day on over 20 different giclee papers.

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Top 5 Fine Art Papers for Fine Art Photographers

Did you know the fine art papers used in Giclee printing can also be used by fine art photographers? Well of course you did. Or at least I hope so. The truth is that many photographers do not really print on anything other than regular photo papers. There is nothing wrong with that but when I talk to many of these photographers, it is something they either had not considered previously or maybe they were waiting for that special something to print.

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Holiday Tips from FinerWorks

With the holidays fast upon us it is a good idea to consider some of the following tips when utilizing FinerWorks to print and fulfill your orders. This will not only improve things like production time but also make it less likely that problems will arise with an order getting to your customer on time.

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3 Ways to Hang a Panel Print

Panel prints are prints that have no sort of hanging hardware on them. Aside from easy to produce without the fuss of adding any hanging hardware that extends out they are relatively easy to package and ship. The question may arise on how to best hang these.

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3 Important Tips for Borderless Prints and Cards

I think one of the reasons that FinerWorks attracts the initial interest of photographers who are used to working with their local photo lab is the idea of bordered prints. Artists doing reproductions on their work tend to prefer bordered prints as well however there are times when a borderless print is opted for instead. For some types of prints, this may even be the only option. There are 3 tips I think will help anyone planning on producing a borderless print or card.

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