Art Career Class

MODULE 4: Print Media

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Q. & A Session. 

Question: Why should artist care about print media? 

Answer: 

  • Even in the age of ditial media one of the quickiest ways to make a connection with another person is with a business card or a show postcard. Not only that, but with the so many new print-on-demand options artists can make their own catalogs at no cost, and greater automation and efficiency in design templates coupled with faster turn around times make ordering show posters, flyers and every other kind of print media much more covinent and affordable. 
  • Being able to hand someone who is interested in your work some form of hard copy material at a studio visit, a business meeting, or any other offical function also lets them know that you are an arts professional and that you look forward to following up in the furture.
  • Never underestimate the power of print in the digital age to make a direct impression and a more personal connection than digital media. You can also combine strategies in order to increase your connectivity by listing your website and/or social media links on your print media in an effort to increase traffic to your sites. 

 

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PART 1: SELF EDUCATE ABOUT PRINTING SERVICES FOR ARTISTS AND LIST THE ANSWERS ON QUIZ 4.

You should have a general idea of costs, your go-to POD services and the different formating options they provide. You should also know about more advanced printing processes, POD sales oppotunities, and how these are sometime offered through the printer or can be offered on your site or through your gallery dealer. 

 

Question 1:  What POD services and how do they benefit artists? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

The ultimate guide to print on Demand (POD) resources

http://theabundantartist.com/ultimate-guide-print-on-demand/

An artists guide to Print on Demand

https://copicmarkertutorials.com/an-artists-guide-to-print-on-demand/

Print on Demand Services for Artists

http://www.websitetips4u.com/sell-artwork-online/

Print on Demand from an artist who knows

http://www.lauracgeorge.com/print-on-demand-from-an-artist-who-knows/

 

Question 2: What Services put your artwork on products and is it a good thing? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

3 Fabulous Print on Demand Websites that put your artwork on products

http://www.artistrunwebsite.com/blog/1038/3+Fabulous+Print+On+Demand+Websites+That+Put+Your+Art+on+Products

How to start licensing your artwork and why you should

http://lateralaction.com/articles/art-licensing/

Work smarter, not harder, How to License your art

http://drewbrophy.com/licensing-your-art-is-working-smarter-not-harder-how-to-begin-part-1/​

How to merchandise your art - Expert Advice

https://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/how-to/marketing-your-art/246/how-to-merchandise-your-art-expert-advice​

How to make money with your art, photography and illustration

http://www.bradfordhines.com/how-to-make-money-with-your-art-and-illustrations#.WLhOjxiZNp8​

10 Things to know before you throw your hat into art licensing

https://www.artbizblog.com/2012/01/art-licensing.html​

Wear your art

https://www.artsyshark.com/2013/03/16/wear-your-art/

 

Question 3: How can you sell artwork online through POD services? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

Selling artwork online - Print on Demand services for artists

http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2009/01/selling-art-online-print-on-demand.html

How to Gain more sales through print on demand services

http://www.diyartcareer.com/blog/how-to-gain-more-sales-through-print-on-demand-art-services

How to make money with print on demand websites

https://jobs.thefuntimesguide.com/print-on-demand/

Print on demand: How it works

http://www.artistrising.com/_code/Help/SellArt.aspx

 

Question 4: How can POD services be incorporated into artist websites? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

Print on Demand Artists Websites Overview

https://markonart.com/2012/08/print-on-demand-artist-websites-overview/

Self-Promotion and Print on Demand

http://www.finearttips.com/2013/02/self-promotion-and-print-on-demand/​

 

Question 5: What are the Best Giclee Print firms? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

10 Best Print - 10 Best Giclee Print Firms

http://www.10bestprint.com/companies/giclee/

Creative Blog - The Beginners Guide to Giclee Printing

http://www.creativebloq.com/print-design/giclee-printing-11121324

Etsy - Discussion Fine Art Giclee Prints (Links)

https://www.etsy.com/teams/7244/fine-art-giclee-prints/discuss/6823602/

How to Select a Giclee Printer

http://gicleefineartprintingservice.com

 

Question 6: How do you get started with POD Services? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

The Abundant Artist - Print on Demand: A Primer for Artists

http://theabundantartist.com/print-demand/

Finerworks - An Artist's Guide to Digital Printing

https://finerworks.com/theo/blog/an-artists-guide-to-digital-printing/

 

Question 7: What are the Best Reveiwed POD Services? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

TopTenReviews - The Best Online Printing Services of 2016

http://www.toptenreviews.com/services/internet/best-online-printing-services/

The Best POD Sites to sell your artwork 2017

https://blog.placeit.net/definitive-guide-on-best-print-on-demand-websites/​

 

Question 8: How do you make prints of your own work? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class. 

TaraFlyArt - How do I make prints of my artwork?

http://taraflyart.com/2013/07/how-i-make-prints-of-my-cat-artwork/

 

Question 9: How do you make books of your own work? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

New Print Services help art books survive in a digital world

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/17/arts/design/new-print-technologies-help-art-books-survive-in-a-digital-world.html

 

Question 10: How many other places could you make money selling your own work? Research and be ready to present your finding to the class.

15 places to make money creating your own products

http://mashable.com/2009/09/05/sell-products-online/#l89Cf2971mqz

 

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PART 2: PICK YOUR PRINT MEDIA SERVICES AND LIST THEM ON QUIZ 4. 

Having a couple of go-to print media services that handle all your show cards, business cards, and other print media makes it easy to get your print promotion done on time and using the same place allows you to budget easier too. 

 

4Over4

4over4.com/


$19 InDesign Template

https://graphicriver.net/item/art-gallery-exhibition-catalog/17647412?s_rank=16


48 Hour Print

http://www.48hourprint.com/


AZ Print Co

www.azprintco.com


Bellevue Fine Art Printing

https://www.bellevuefineart.com/fine-art-printing-services/

 

Cat print

http://www.catprint.com/ | Pay for Services with Templates |

 

Diane Write Fine Art - Printing Services for Fine Artists

http://www.dianewrightfineart.com/printing.htm​


Got Print

https://www.gotprint.com/home.html | Pay for Services with Templates |

 

Elite Flyers

https://www.eliteflyers.com/


EMC Outdoor

http://www.emcoutdoor.com/


ICE

http://www.iecdelivers.com/

 

Fine Print Express - Fine Art Photography Printing

http://www.fineprintexpress.com

 

FinePrint Imaging

http://www.fineprintimaging.com

 

Free Flyer Maker

http://flyerforfree.com | Pay for Services with Templates |

 

Gicleetoday

http://www.gicleetoday.com


Jukebox Print

http://jukeboxprint.com/


Corolla

http://www.koroseal.com/


Moo

https://www.moo.com


MPIX

http://www.mpix.com/


Markit Media

https://markitmedia.com


Multi Print Media

http://www.multiprintmedia.com/


Next Day Flyers

http://www.nextdayflyers.com/business-card-printing/


Picture Salon - Fine Art Giclee PRinting Services

http://www.picturesalon.com

 

Print Chomp

https://www.printchomp.com/products/catalogs


Print Runner

http://www.printrunner.com/


Republic Media – Advertising assistance

www.republicmedia.com


PrintNinja

http://www.printninja.com/


Ps Print

https://www.psprint.com/

 

Reed Art & Imaging - Fine Art Printing and Reproduction

http://www.reedphoto.com/services/printing/fine-art-printing-reproduction/

 

Team Print Media

www.teamprintmedia.com


UPrinting

http://www.uprinting.com/


Vista Print

http://www.vistaprint.com/


Vista Print

http://www.vistaprint.com/ | Pay for Services with Templates |

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Print Media Services for Artists

 

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