Would you mind letting us know what your process is as far as your prints. Do you print them yourself, hire out the printing, or use a full service print services like imagekind or fineartamerica?
I have them printed by an outfit out of Wisconsin. They print on canvas and a variety of papers. I looked into the more full-service companies, but their odd sizes (to get the buyer to have to purchase a frame from them only) and the deluge options to print the images, well, it cheapens the imagery for me. Maybe it's a better way to get sales. I prefer my format to replicate a more simple traditional approach. And prints on canvas? Personally, I paint on canvas.
I'm looking into doing prints right now too, so thanks for the info. I agree. Imagekind has way too much noise on their website. Do you order in quantity and get them shipped to you to sign before you ship them out or do you dropship from the printer?
My first order, I had them ship to myself, then signed them. But now, as I seek a wider audience, I have the signature nestled in the art, and have the printer drop ship them. Unless sales increase & I can have them printed in my home city, I do not see the reason to add a second shipment's cost and spent fuel for a signature. I'm myself still knew to giclee. Before, I printed icons and hand mounted them on stained wood panels, then gold-paint embellished them. I sold a number of them at a few local shops, but the work and costs to make them almost outweighed the retail price. Where is my monastery of art assistant monks?
I neglected to reveal my printer's name!Picture Salon picturesalon.comThey are very easy to work with and communicate with!
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