You don’t have to own a gallery to get your artwork up on walls — all you need are some fab designs and some pals to print them for you (like us, maybe). With the rise of online marketplaces like Etsy, notonthehighstreet.com and Folksy, the demand for unique artwork is growing. Gone are the days of mass-produced prints cheaply and hastily framed to give the illusion of a well put together home. The modern day consumer is looking for something more personal, whether it be a beautiful, typographical quotation, some modern pop art or an original illustration that really resonates.
We say: why not make the most of this new boom in design-appreciation? After all, if people have been digging your designs on greeting cards and postcards, why not print up something a little larger and see how it goes down?
Without further ado, let’s launch into this handy guide so you can choose the best products for your artwork and your customer-base.
For something so high-end and fancy, framed prints are incredibly easy to create and surprisingly affordable. Just upload your design, choose your size and frame options, and get your art delivered back in a stunning frame. Order a stock of your favourites or purchase as and when you need them. Either way, these look the bee’s knees.
There’s something just so classical and smart about a canvas print, isn’t there? Your chosen piece of art will be printed on durable, scratch-resistant canvas and wrapped around a sturdy handmade pine frame. This is art that anyone would be proud to hang in their home or office—we especially love canvas prints for watercolour and illustrative art.
Display boards are the safe, cushtie halfway house between the two luxury options above and the two cheerfully accessible options below. If it were us, we’d select a foamcore mount with a nice matt lamination for protection, to give a lightweight, yet sturdy piece of home art.
Easy, accessible and affordable, printing your own posters is a good way to dip a toe into the world of artwork printing without taking much risk. I mean, who doesn’t love a poster?! Print these up and sell them as they are, or frame them and sell them as a complete, finished product.
Perfect Bound Brochures
Sometimes choosing your favourite design can be a tormenting affair, fraught with tears and agony. Spare yourself the pain and print a selection of them in your very own art book. This is not only a great way to get more than one design in a printed setting, but is also the perfect opportunity to showcase things like projects and collections with details of your creative process and inspirations. Followers of your work have something they can enjoy, or even put on the coffee table, for years to come.
If you’ve been successfully convinced, go forth and fill the UK with your own unique brand of artistry! We’ve got your back!