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.
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.
The following type of prints come ready to hang: framed prints, wood prints, acrylic prints, stretched and mounted canvas prints and metal prints will arrive ready-to-hang. Some other styles of prints may have options that also allow for them to be ready to hang.
The image is sublimated directly onto the treated surface of the panel using special dye based inks. This makes then smudge proof and not likely to be scratched unless scraped with a hard or sharp object.
This is not recommended. The veneer has a coating which the image has been sublimated to. Some chemicals could potentially harm the surface.
White is not a standard color that is printed. Essentially when an image has pure white, no color is applied to that area. As the colors in an image get darker, more ink is applied. If your image has pure white, it will appear as transparent. That is where the beauty of wood prints come in since your underlying wood pattern becomes more visible the lighter the color.
Softproofing relies on having a consistent white level on the surface of the media the image is being printed to. Since the wood is obviously not white and the hue of the wood can vary slightly dependent upon the age of the veneer, there is no way to profile a wood print.
You should not have do anything other then choose a size that matches as close to your image as possible. Some people will elevate the contrast of an image slightly so that more subtle tones you want to show are not lost to too transparent.