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Product Spotlight: Fine Art Prints

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 4:27 PM
I have spoken recently about how to get your prints into our shop and looking great, but what will they actually look like when printed out and in your hands? I've decided to do a series of articles showing you exactly what our products look like and what your buyers should expect.

This time I will be talking about our Fine Art Prints.

THE UNFRAMED PRINT


The article linked below, originally written by codenamepanther when the product was relaunched in its current form, will give you an in-depth explanation of the product.


The colors look excellent with this product and they will for quite a long time with our Acid- and lignin-free archival process.

The main point I would like to highlight, as I have received a number of help desk tickets about this, is "Prints come with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) border."

This means that if you order a 12x18 inch print, the image will be the full 12x18 inches. An additional border will be around the print, making the rolled print that you receive a total of 15x21 inches with the border.

 Mg 2564 by renonevada


When shipped, the print will come rolled into a very sturdy tube to make sure that your print is not damaged when it gets to you. Here is a cute unboxing journal from hyuugalanna that also features her long nails and a messy bed! It is a long journal and only the first half is about the print, but I found it funny and thought you'd all like to see.

These tubes ARE STURDY. Last year when we got them we smacked them around and hit a few balls with them and we didn't see a dent on them!

 Mg 2569 by renonevada
Modeled by our very own codenamepanther who helps
make our prints be the best they can be.

On the very off chance that something does happen with the tube, like a shark attack or mailman in short shorts falling on it, you can always contact the help desk and we can sort it out for you. Be sure to attach a photo of the damage, or an animated GIF with your reaction, as one user did. Help desk tickets and their contents are private, otherwise I'd post the GIF here. She was all "WHAT?" as she showed the picture. Best damaged print ticket ever!


THE FRAMED PRINT


Our Fine Art Prints are one of the few products that can come shipped with a frame. The other is our Canvas product, which I will go into in a different article.

Block Frame


 Mg 2525a by renonevada

Our Block frames are boldly modern and well crafted at an affordable price. I know that sounds like a sales pitch but I do actually believe that. Buying your own frame and getting it professionally mounted in a similar way will undoubtedly cost a lot more.

This frame is available in two colors, Jet Black and Espresso, which is a dark brown.

Here is an unboxing video I found a while ago that shows how our prints are shipped, as told from a professional artist. It is an honest reaction to our product with a very keen eye.

Our hanging kit has changed since his video was uploaded and is now a small hook that can be attached to the wall. A wire is attached to the back of the print so it will be ready to hang.

 3 By Renonevada-d74fmhf by renonevada

Canvas-5 by renonevada
Small frames                                                           Large frames


Gallery Frame

Our newest frame is the Gallery frame. This is a lot lighter and more traditional than the Block frame above.

 Mg 2757 F by renonevada

The frames are available in three colors, Black, White, and Walnut. While Black and White are not textured, the brown has a nice wood texture to it, as shown in the close up below.

Along with the frame, the print does come with a sheet of acrylic to cover the print. I personally love this, as I always end up breaking the glass of at least one print when I move. The acrylic will be much more durable and looks just as good!

I am sure by now you have noticed the white border around the print. If not, here is a close up.

 Mg 2615 F by renonevada

We add a 2" border around the image, approximately 5cm if Google can be trusted. This is in addition to the size of the print. For example, if you purchase a 12x18 inch print, the image will be 12x18 inches with an additional 2 inches added around for a total size of 16x22 inches.


The Packaging


As you can see from the image below, we do not hold back at all when packing your order. We want to make sure that it arrives as secure and as safe as possible.

Untitled by renonevada


The image above was one I took a while ago from a Canvas prints order I received. All of our framed prints will receive this treatment.

First, the prints are wrapped in plastic. Second, there is cardboard placed over the front of the frame, then wrapped around the back and secured with an alarming amount of tape. My favorite amount! This piece of cardboard is a couple of inches larger than the frame itself to give it an added safety bubble around the prints. This means that even if the postal service crumples the edges of the box while playing their own version of Caber toss, your prints will arrive safe and secure.


I hope you have enjoyed this first in what will be a series of articles spotlighting each of our products.



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Dgastin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to know that  the picture will look professional as well as beautiful.
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DarkPhyrex Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
very interesting concept. I'm new on devianart but don't upload a picture but well now 3-4 in process... hope I make you happy devians :)
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eva21nesco Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You can buy the print already framed. There are 2 options but I think the gallery print is the more suitable. It is made with plexiglass so there's no danger of breakage. Select a frame color, white, black or dark wood color, which is textured to look like the real thing. The framed print will be shipped in Styrofoam packaging.
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sleeekcomicx1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow
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Lilies-Imaginarium Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
thank you for including mind :)
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Artemiche Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great article! Love it...
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
:happycry:
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wennydeng Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
how to get my art work into this shop?
can anyone tell me?please
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wennydeng Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
why
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amillar1234 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Photographer
Very informative! 
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great article!  Thank you for the info.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: The framed prints look great!
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CygX1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Digital Artist

Excellent article! I've never had any issue with any of my prints and each time I receive one, I am impressed by the meticulous packaging and care taken.

I think this kind of article can be very useful for people to have a precise idea of what they will actually get. Thank you! :-)

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ZarrinMahtab Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a nice article.
Very helpful.
Thank you!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is an excellent review and very helpful indeed! I've ordered several canvas prints and framed prints and the quality is just beautiful and the packaging superb as well! I've never had an issue with my framed prints or canvas being damaged during shipping :) They look AMAZING on the wall!
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Deena-Lee-Sauve Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You So Much!♥!
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Liz-DarkWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've kinda been wondering about this for a while, thanks for the clarification! :)
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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is an wonderful article. Your photos and the text really help to understand the awesome artwork product and shipping container.

Thank you!

Grant

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Casperium Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yay! All my prints have always arrived safe and looking wonderful.
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