i print them out at home on cardstock and cut ‘em up with a paper cutter#ask #tools #printing #merchandise
there are a few i do at home, especially now that i have a big printer, but for larger amounts of prints i use catprint, and for art show stuff that needs professional photo paper, laminating/mounting etc i go to iprintfromhome#ask #printing #merchandise
1a) it depends on what the merch is, i’ve used about a billion different printing places for different things…i do have links to some of my more frequently-used printers on my about page tho
2a) copic multiliners for lines, sometimes kuretake brush pens to fill in large areas of black or thicken lines, and sometimes sharpies to touch up after all the other colors have been completed (sharpies will bleed into other markers whereas multiliners won’t)
copics and a few prismacolors for colors
good luck!#ask #printing #tools
thanks! and don’t worry, your english is fantastic!
i love redbubble and society6 and have never had any issues with either one :D they do a great job of paying me my earnings on time, they’re very transparent about what i’ve earned and when i’ll receive it, and they don’t dip into my profits too heavily (versus dA, especially, who takes 50% of my profits on top of their own base prices AND charges me an extra fee just to withdraw my own earnings if i’m not a premium member.. e_e) they also do a great job of promoting their artists on a constant basis, i feel; redbubble even sets up shops at real life events (NYCC, SXSW etc.) so for the sake of selling online, i definitely recommend them, though it may take a long time before you start to earn much money…
if you’re looking for a place to print products to sell on your own, though, i don’t recommend on-demand places like RB/s6 in general, because their prices are always so high. in most cases you’re better off having a small run of products printed through another company that specializes in something like screenprinted shirts or vinyl stickers; it’s a larger investment up front since these companies almost always require minimum orders, but you’ll get to keep so much more profit per sale, and the printing quality is usually a little better this way too. good luck!!#ask #printing #merchandise
thank you!! (also, thanks for checking to see if your question had been previously answered, i appreciate that!)#ask #printing
the shirts in my store are mostly leftover stock from other printing places (the bunny/xin ones were from a place that doesn’t do shirt printing anymore, and i’m honestly not sure where the SDE shirts were printed, soda pop handled all of that)…i don’t usually order my own shirts through on-demand sites like zazzle/etc since the base prices are so high, the tiny profit margins wouldn’t be worth it. it’s best to save up a chunk of money and have a batch of shirts screenprinted at someplace like blue collar, if you can afford it and if you know most of them will sell
if you only want a tiny amount of shirts and are okay with high base prices, redbubble’s shirts are nice! i haven’t ordered from zazzle before, and i haven’t ordered shirts from cafepress in like 10 years so i have no idea what their quality is like…sorry!
good luck!#ask #printing #merchandise
my favorite places for prints are iprintfromhome and catprint :] catprint is perfect if you need stuff cheaper and/or in larger quantities, and ipfh does very high quality photo prints and can mount them beautifully for galleries and wall art and such.#ask #printing
thanks!! i have my stuff printed through about a million different places, i really just google what sort of merchandise i want to make and then shop around to see who has the lowest prices and minimums. there’s a ton i still wish i could make but haven’t been able to find anyone that does it for less than like 200 pieces per order, or they charge so much per piece that i’d never be able to resell the stuff…
keep an eye out for any special offers you can hunt down too (sometimes places have offers right on their site, or on their facebook/twitter accounts, or you can check on retailmenot, ebates, etc.)
if you think you can rally enough support for any one project in particular, you can try kickstarter — i know some artists go there to fund print runs for shirts, books, etc.
good luck!#ask #merchandise #printing #selling
thank you! :]
if you don’t mind, i’m going to direct you to this tl;dr post! feel free to ask me any questions i didn’t cover there, though.
the only other bit of advice that comes to mind right now is to get used to working large (300 DPI at least,) if you haven’t already; and either draw in CMYK mode for stuff you plan on having printed, or be mindful of using colors that don’t print well (dark colors and brights.) often i use photoshop’s default palette because its colors are pretty print safe. every printer handles things a little differently, but in general, your work will print darker than it appears on your screen.
oh, and creep printing companies’ facebooks and twitter accounts for deals B) HO HO HO.
good luck!!#ask #art #selling #freelancing #merchandise #printing