- Are you interested in having your artwork printed using print on demand technology?
- Do you want to check out who are the suppliers and what people think of them?
Find out about:
- what is print on demand / publish on demand
- suppliers of print on demand services for art - and reviews
- suppliers of print on demand services for printed publications (eg marketing materials and books)
Here are some of the reasons why artists use print on demand.
Print on demand frees up time:It then starts to look at the various webware sites which offer to print and market your artwork - on demand - as fine art prints, posters or on various every day items.
Print on demand reduces risk:
- no need to spend time making contractual arrangements with a printer; POD is offered 'as is' with a menu of options for additional services at fixed prices
- no need to spend time on packaging and posting prints
Print on demand keeps your space for producing art rather than storing it:
- no need to sink capital into getting a work printed in the conventional way - which could be a waste of money if you don't know what its sales potential is
- no need to find storage which keeps conventional prints in good condition
Next I look at the options that are available for 'print on demand' when it comes to producing printed publications. Things like: calendars, exhibition catalogues, marketing portfolios, brochures for commission clients, greeting cards and calendars.
I'm aiming to include more reviews - and more sites as I become aware of them. Please do leave a note either on the new site or at the end of this post if you know of a new site or have posted a review of your use of a service on your blog.
What I'd also like to do is a summary post at some point about your experiences with print on demand services do please let me know (leave a comment) what you think about print on demand services for artists and this way of selling art from the perspective of:
- the services you have used - and what you thought of them
- the general concept and its impact on your 'business' of being an artist
Note about information collecting
Do you ever feel miffed that I haven't referenced your site? Have you ever thought how easy it is for me to find information on your site?
I look for information all the time on all sorts of different sites. However I don't spend long on sites where it's not easy to dig out the information I want.
This is what I NEED (see below). If you've got all of that (and Empty Easel is an excellent example of a non-standard site which makes it easy to find useful posts about selling art online) then you stand a good chance of getting referenced! If you don't, you won't! So - do you
- offer a search facility?
- use a sensible set of categories (which actually deliver) to label your blog posts?
- tell me fast what the blog post is about (if related to information you want to share and get referenced/linked to)?
I also have a new group which will include all my 'resources for artists' information sites which relate to the art business. Check out Resources for Artists - The Art Business
Links - Selling Art Online: