Why Aren’t You Accepting International Orders for Your Art?

Are you accepting international orders? If not, why aren’t you? When we refer to international orders, we of course mean orders shipping outside of the U.S. since we are based in the United States. Many artists and photographers do them thinking it is too complicated or too expensive to ship. If that describes you, you may be missing out on a golden opportunity if you use FinerWorks as your fulfillment partner for your prints. Starting last week, we adopted a new program called UPS i-parcel that should make things easier and less costly. Using us to fulfill your orders (drop ship) means it is even easier.

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Integrating Your Sites with Virtual Inventory

Are you creating a virtual inventory of your print products? If you want to integrate your online store with FinerWorks you will need to create a virtual inventory. If you are transferring your orders through an app (not thought our shopping cart), the virtual inventory is the “glue” that binds your order submissions with our fulfillment center. It tells us what to produce and ship.

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Selecting Borders or Adding Your Own Margins

Sometimes artists like to add their own margins within an image and wonder how it will affect the sizing of their print. Other times they choose a border from our order form and want to know if it will be printed on the inside or outside of the image. I go into detail to explain what happens when you embed a margin versus choosing a border from our order form.

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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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Giclee Printing – What to Expect

Giclee printing is all the rage today and likely will be for some time until some other sort of digital printing technology takes is place. One of the reasons for its popularity is the word itself “giclee” which gives the print a sort of exotic connotation. Even photographers are starting to move their fine art photography the giclee printing method. Below I list some of the things to expect with a giclee print if you are considering having them made for your art reproductions or photography.

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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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