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Product Spotlight: Calendars

Fri Mar 21, 2014, 12:33 PM
Calendar-Header-3 by renonevada

What did the thief who stole a calendar get?
Twelve months!

How many months have 28 days?
All of them!

The first time that I heard that calendars were given as gifts I was working at a calendar shop in the mall. This was a while ago, around the time N'Sync and the Backstreet Boys were the big thing. Ever since that time, I have been buying a calendar for my mother every year.

There is no finer selection of calendars than in our deviantART shop. It shouldn't be hard to find a calendar that fits your taste.

Calendar Interior

Calendar-Open by renonevada

The calendar will contain 14 beautiful images, 12 interior images and 2 cover images, printed on thick spiral bound 8.5 x 11 inch (22 x 28 cm) paper. The week will start on Sunday and end on Saturday.

As you can see, there are no holidays listed. There are so many different federal and religious holidays around the world that it would be overwhelming to add them. This will give you more room to mark the dates that are important to you, as well as room to doodle in each of the squares.

Julis-Friday by renonevada

This doodle is compliments of the talented aunjuli. The markers did not even come close to bleeding through the paper, either.

The interior calendar will always remain relevant. Every July the calendar is automatically updated to show the next Calendar year.

Calendar Cover

Calendar-Cover by renonevada

This is one of our well designed covers from Apofiss that has custom text added. All cover elements were designed by him, including the text on the upper right. We do not have a way to add text like this on our end, so it will need to be designed and placed on the image before uploading it.

If you have manually added a year to the cover of your calendar, as shown in the image above, you should adjust the dates of your calendar as explained in this article to something similar to the image below. This will showcase previous editions of your calendar without potentially losing sales from confusion over whether it will have the correct dates on the inside.

Calendar 2011 by Apofiss

The Packaging

Mg 4962 by renonevada

Your calendar prints will be shipped in a very rigid envelope and slipped into a plastic bag to ensure that it arrives to you safely. In the 3+ years I have been handling your help desk tickets, I do not recall a complaint about a calendar that arrived damaged by the shipper.

Submitting Calendar Prints

So after seeing this quality product, I know that you are itching to submit your own calendar, right? The submission process for calendars is slightly different than other products. While you are able to select every product, I would suggest submitting only the calendar product with the deviation image as the preview for the calendar.

Calendar 2014 by Apofiss

As I am using this calendar for the demo, I may as well also use it as an example of deviation preview images. This is the deviation thumbnail, which clearly shows every months image.

Step 1:
On the Prints Submit or Prints Edit page, click the Calendars tab.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 5.32.48 PM by renonevada

Step 2:
By default, all images are disabled. You will now be able to upload all 12 months of the calendar, plus front and back images.

Click Adjust Image-Upload Larger Image to upload each high resolution image.

Step 3:
Once each image has been uploaded, you must then click the Calendar checkbox to enable the product, as shown on the bottom left of the image below.

Calendar Checked by renonevada

You may now submit your Calendar print. :)

Purchasing Calendar Prints

All calendar prints can be found under the Art Gift tab in our prints shop.

Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 12.28.09 PM by renonevada
Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 12.28.58 PM by renonevada

On each calendar product page, you will be able to preview the art for each month of the calendar plus both covers before buying.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 5.38.31 PM by renonevada

Thank you for reading this Calendar Spotlight. I hope this has been informative and helped you better understand our calendar product. :)

If you have any daily calendar doodles you'd like to share, or have your own product shots of deviantART calendars that you have purchased in the past, please reply with those in the comments!

Mg 4975 by renonevada

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More details can be found in the following FAQ:
FAQ #698: How should I design and submit a calendar?
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Antares2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is the minimum size and/or resolution of the submissions for these calendars ?
renonevada Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This link has the minimum size needed for every product dA offers. :)

FAQ #132: What are the minimum image sizes for each product?… has a lot more info on specifications, plus templates, as well.
Antares2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much !
nahdee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
renonevada Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DA does not correct or alter any of the images. They will be printed exactly as you have submitted them.
nahdee Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tattooangelxo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Photographer
What are the buyers on Deviant Art looking for?
Abrimaal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Is there a possibility to select images from the favourites?
renonevada Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, the artist must compile the images themselves into a calendar product. There is no way to choose separate artists images and make your own. Cool suggestion, however. I don't know if it's do-able, but I will bring it up. :)
Abrimaal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It would be great. Individual artists would get some profit, and the buyers what they like the best.
Krissi001 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Great Article! One day I am going to buy a calendar and one day I will create an Emoticon Calendar. :shakefist:

I hope they don't suddenly disappear like the puzzles. :saddummy:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool.  I need to do calendars again this year.

Any chance of getting them in squares?  I shoot mostly squares and would rather not crop or pad.  Your competitors do squares.

Portrait orientation would be good, too.  I can imagine that either would be hard to add.
Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Photographer
What about the dog?
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for writing this, it was indeed helpful!  I've never done a calendar here but I've always wanted to and have two ideas that just need completing.  Now I have a little preparation for what I should do when I'm ready to submit a calendar ^^
renonevada Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck setting it up! :)
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