Six Rules for Printing Your Fine Art

In recent months we have met many artists and fine art photographers new to printing their work. Every day more and more come to FinerWorks with inquiries as they begin the process of producing and selling their prints. To help those new to all of this, I have come up with a list of rules for printing your fine art.

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The 4 Levels of Canvas Prints

Over the past 2 decades that we have been producing canvas prints, we have seen quite an evolution in the process and what is available to people. This evolution has been both in the form of materials used to create the canvas print as well as what the market finds as acceptable. Just like many types of products, there are varying levels from low to high end.

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Poll Results: Best Way to Advertise Art

Over the past two decades I have had a front row seat when it comes to observing how people promote and sell their artwork. I have also said that when it comes to promoting your artwork, you are also promoting yourself as an artist. Interesting to me is how the methods have changed. Today, in 2020 the top method was not even in existence 20 years ago and barely there almost 10 years ago when it first started.

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Poll Results: Best Way for Artists to Sell Prints

A lot of artists, especially when first starting out wonder what the best way is to sell their prints. Obviously, there is no “best” way since what works for some artists and fine art photographers will not always be the same for the next.  So we decided to look into this in more detail by conducting a brief poll from many of our users who use us to fulfill their print orders.

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Glazing: Not Only Glass in the Frame

Why custom framing smokes ready made frames. Working at a few custom frame shops, I have often heard the gasp statement of “the frame is more than the art”.  As an confessed art addict of works on canvas and various papers from $20-$2,000, I can tell you why I choose custom framing over say a chain store ready made frame.

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How Artists Can Treat the Crisis

We have been asked how we think the news of viruses and possible recession will affect our customers and how it has impacted FinerWorks when it comes to the fulfillment of your prints. Sometimes some of the staff may need to take an extra day off here and there to take care of their kids due to the extended “spring break”. Nothing much has required major changes in FinerWorks’ operations that would affect the ability to produce and ship your prints.

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Printing White with Giclee

White is not considered a color when printing fine art or photographs using the giclee or most digital photo printing process. An area in your image which is meant to be white will actually show in the print as an absence of any dyes or inks. That is because digital printers used for photo and fine art printing do not include any white color.

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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 borderless are opted for or even the only option such as with our cards or artboard mounted prints. Borderless prints, sometimes referred to as full-bleed prints are defined as prints in which there is no white space surrounding the area of the image that is printed. An 11×14 borderless print after it is cut would have a measured sheet size of 11×14 while a bordered 11×14 with a 1“ border would have a final cut sheet size of 13×16 since it would have an additional 1” on each side. While borderless prints might not be for you in every situation there are times when these might be preferred or even necessary. Because of this I have outlined what I think are 3 important things to consider if you intend to order anything borderless versus a bordered print.

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