Order Fulfillment Guide

FinerWorks offers FREE order fulfillment in the form of white label (drop shipping) for artist and photographers who want prints shipped under their name or brand.

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This brief guide is meant to highlight those features we offer at FinerWorks for artists and photographers who use us as their order fulfillment service. At FinerWorks, we believe providing reliable order fulfillment must be simple. In addition, we want artists and photographers to be confident their customers will receive the prints exactly as intended. There is no application process and it and does not take any special knowledge or technical expertise. If you know how to access photos or image files off your computer and use the Internet, your basic requirements have been met. If you have used FinerWorks before for online ordering, this guide will help you make sure you have not overlooked some of the tools we offer.

What is Drop Shipping?

One of the first things we did when we built our initial ordering system over a decade ago was provide an automatic drop shipping option. Drop shipping simply means you do not need to carry any inventory or worry about packaging and shipping. You commission the drop shipper (which would be FinerWorks) to send the order to your customers but branded under your name so it looks like you or your company shipped it.

Many big online companies rely on this method either solely or to let them ship products which they normally would not be able to inventory. Amazon.com uses this method for some of the items sold and at the individual level Ebay and Esty sellers use this method all the time.

How it Works

At checkout in the area where you select your “Shipping Method” will be a check box you can click to indicate you want it drop shipped. If you provide a valid address in your account’s business profile, we will automatically check this for you. The order is then shipped and made to look like you are the sender. No information about us will be included. Prices will also be removed from the packing slip.

 

Some Examples

Technology

A giclee prints is a way to classify a professionally produced print using inkjet technology, primarily printed on canvas or a fine art paper with archival grade inks. While the process is only several decades old, it has quickly become the method of choice for both artists and photographers. Read more

Sometimes when you upload a very high resolution file it's possible the preview will come out blurry. This happens because we are using a smaller embedded thumbnail data within your image file rather than generating a preview from your high resolution file. It's done as a fallback method if it appears generating the preview from the high resolution file will take too long. 

Fortunately your hi-res file will remain intact since we need that to produce your print.

Resolution is a relative number dependent upon the size of the print you choose. The more your image is enlarged, the lower your resolution will be.

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Adding a border to your print will increase the overall sheet size. It will not cause the print area to be smaller.
 

We recommend trying to keep your resolution between 200-300 for your selected print size for optimal results. Read more

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The printers of choice at this time are the Epson with the Ultra Chrome ink set and Canon with their LUCIA EX pigment ink set. Over the years our parent company FinerWorks Media has worked with various printer manufacturers and have found these two brands to be the ideal choice for printing artwork or photography.
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Yes, we run regular re-calibration cycles our monitors and run regular cleaning or calibration cycles on our printers. This is to ensure consistent results with every print job. All are calibrated based on standards set by the International Color Consortium (www.color.org).

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An ICC (International Color Consortium) Profile is standardized file format created by special computer software. An ICC (also can be ICM) Profile creates a common color space used for color management in printing workflow. ICC Profiles are often used when it is necessary to compensate for color differences between dispirit devices like scanners, digital cameras, computer monitors, ink systems printers, and/or printing presses.
 
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Our calibration print is a special 8×10 print you can order which allows you to adjust your monitor to try to match the print. Once you have done this and start working on your images on your computer you will be working on an image which is more closely aligned to industry color standards. Read more

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This could stem from a number of factors but the first thing to check is your white balance/white points. Another thing that might result in color shifting is submitting your images for print in CMYK mode instead of RGB mode. Find out more about accuracy in print color

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