MODULE 4: Print Media
Q. & A Session.
Question: Why should artist care about print media?
- 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.
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
An artists guide to Print on Demand
Print on Demand Services for Artists
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
Work smarter, not harder, How to License your art
How to merchandise your art - Expert Advice
How to make money with your art, photography and illustration
10 Things to know before you throw your hat into art licensing
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
How to Gain more sales through print on demand services
How to make money with print on demand websites
Print on demand: How it works
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
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
Creative Blog - The Beginners Guide to Giclee Printing
Etsy - Discussion Fine Art Giclee Prints (Links)
How to Select a Giclee Printer
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
Finerworks - An Artist's 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
The Best POD Sites to sell your artwork 2017
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?
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
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
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.
$19 InDesign Template
48 Hour Print
AZ Print Co
Bellevue Fine Art Printing
http://www.catprint.com/ | Pay for Services with Templates |
Diane Write Fine Art - Printing Services for Fine Artists
https://www.gotprint.com/home.html | Pay for Services with Templates |
Fine Print Express - Fine Art Photography Printing
Free Flyer Maker
http://flyerforfree.com | Pay for Services with Templates |
Multi Print Media
Next Day Flyers
Picture Salon - Fine Art Giclee PRinting Services
Republic Media – Advertising assistance
Reed Art & Imaging - Fine Art Printing and Reproduction
Team Print Media
http://www.vistaprint.com/ | Pay for Services with Templates |
Print Media Services for Artists