Poll Results: Best Way for Artists to Sell Prints

Last year (2020) we first sent out this survey because a lot of artists, wonder what the best way is to sell their prints. This year (2021) we wanted to see if there was much of a change in the answers we received. Obvious COVID did change many people’s purchasing methods in 2020 but with many buyers and sellers resuming a pre-pandemic pattern, we wanted to see if this was reflected with the artists who use our services.

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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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Is Color Correction Right for You?

Is color correction right for your image files? Within our print ordering app, you have the option to select this service to improve the output of the colors in a print from an image file. It is a two-tiered process in which a printer technician applies a color corrective algorithm and then makes additional manual adjustments. The first part is done with what you might come across with some of the robust tools that Adobe Photoshop offers. If the first level appears to harm the output then this may be undone and the image goes straight to the second tier for manual adjustments. There further manual adjustments are made to the image by the technician to adjust tones and contrast levels as needed.

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