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How To Know If You're Ready To Make Prints Of Your Artwork

Updated on November 16, 2014

How To Know When To Make Prints of Your Art

So you're thinking about making prints of your artwork, but you're just not sure whether to go ahead and take that big leap of faith or not.

As an artist we all want to increase our sales and making prints of our work is a wonderful way to make that happen. That being said there are definitely some questions you should ask yourself before jumping into the art print market.

This lens has been created to give you some things to think about and ways for you to determine if now really is the right time and if you are really ready for all that entails with getting into the print market with your work.

Topics Covered On This Page Are:

Definition Of The Word Print

When NOT To Make Art Prints of Your Work

When You Should Make Art Prints of Your Work

The Difference Between Giclee Print and Lithograph Print

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About The Author Of How To Know If You're Ready To Make Prints Of Your Art

Mona Majorowicz of Wild Faces Gallery

My name is Mona Majorowicz I am a professional artist who has been making my living selling my work for some time now. I have been in the art and framing industry for over 20 years not only as a business owner but also as a working artist.

I am an animal artist, (meaning I paint critters) who works primarily in Oil Pastel or Water Soluble Pencil. I own and operate Wild Faces Gallery with my husband Mike in a small rural town in Iowa. There we sell my original artwork and prints, as well as do quality custom framing and offer Giclee printing for other artists as well as for ourselves

I maintain a blog called Fur In The Paint, as well as write a regular column for the equestrian magazine Apples 'N Oats about painting horses.

Animals are my passion and art is how I chose to express it.

What is the difference between an Art Print and an Art Reproduction?

The proper use of the word print

Art Print vs. Art Reproduction

There is a bit of a furor around the word "print" when used as a descriptive for any artwork reproduction. Print has fallen into a common vernacular to define a product much in the same way Kleenex has. As a result it is used by both layman and professionals alike to describe artwork reproduction created by either offset lithography or giclee as well as those items which have always traditionally been considered prints.

There are some who think the word "print" should be used exclusively as a title regarding photography, relief woodcuts, intaglio (like etchings) lithography (not to be confused with offset lithography) and serigraphy. Each of these methods is considered an original work of art.

For the intents and purpose of this lens, (as well as my blog and websites) I use the word print as synonymous to the word reproduction. Perhaps it is because I grew up in the industry, during the decades when Limited Edition Reproductions where having a hay-day. And they (major printing houses) adopted the word "print" as a descriptive of offset lithographic prints, as did giclee later on. Whether right or wrong it is how I view it, and I use the word "prints" in a like manner.

To Make Prints Of My Artwork or Not To Print.

Art Prints: The Big Question In Regards To Your Art Business

Wild Faces Gallery as a business, is made up of three parts. The bulk of the business is made from the sale of my artwork via art fairs, my collector base, website and ebay. The balance of income is divided between custom framing and our giclee (pronounced zhee-clay) printing house. For more information regarding our printing services please visit Wild Faces Giclee.

We do canvas and paper giclee printing, for ourselves as well as other artists. We have worked with nationally known artists as well as those first timers who are starting their journey to expand their sales by making their first print. Because of this I am asked constantly about whether or not I think an artist "should" make prints of their work. What they are actually asking me though, is do I think their work will sell. This is not the only question artists thinking of getting into prints should be asking themselves however.

So I've created this page to help address the most commonly asked question regarding printing, "should I make prints of my artwork?" This really is a question that every artist must answer for themselves. But I've compiled several topics for you to ponder which may help you decide.

An Art Marketing Book Worth Reading - How To Profit From The Art Print Market

How to Profit from the Art Print Market
How to Profit from the Art Print Market

I just finished reading How To Profit from the Art Print Market; Creating Cash Flow From Original Art; Practical Advice for Visual Artists, by Barney Davey. (A bit of a mouthful really.)

Mr. Davey was a salesman for Decor magazine and its trade show Decor Expo for 15 years. Much of what he says is geared toward using those avenues of promotion. He suggests that to launch yourself in this way would require an investment of at least $100,000. I would think that for the average artist, (myself included) this is an unrealistic plan of action. However, once you get past that, the book is pretty good.

I gleaned more than one good idea from it. Like, when at an art show and you have someone who is really on the fence about purchasing, and they say those three little words made classic by Arney, "I'll be back." You discreetly slip them a postcard that offers something special upon their return (i.e. A free box of greeting cards, a free mini print or a 10% discount.) Since I am not the hard sell type, this strikes me as a great alternative to being more aggressive or appearing desperate (Like ... by falling to my knees, clutching their pant legs and begging.)

I particularly enjoyed reading about the strategies used by some of the current top selling print artists like Moss, Wyland, Doolittle and Kinkade. For instance for over 15 years, P. Buckley Moss made no less than 100 appearances for one-woman shows at her dealer galleries, per year. Wow, now thats commitment.

Though, I can't say that this is a must read for every artist. I do think this book could be a valuable resource. It is crammed with website urls on nearly every aspect of the art business. This book is a great starting point to explore the various avenues for furthering your artistic business goals.


When NOT To Create Prints Or Reproductions Of Your Art

To Print or not to Print.

Being I run a Giclee printing house you'd probably think that I believe everyone should make prints of their work. Well I'm also a working artist and my main motivation is to see that artists succeed in their endeavors. And while I would never tell anyone not to make prints of their art, I do believe that they should be prepared for what it all entails in an effort to see that they are successful.

To that end here's a list of reasons to consider not making art prints of your work. If you have issues with any of these thing you should reconsider your art print marketing strategy.

When Not To Make Art Prints

If your originals aren't garnering interest ...

then why do you think your prints will? (Hone your craft or find out why your work isn't moving.) This is perhaps the hardest one to take because it indicates that there is something not quite marketable about your art. However it is best to find out if the image is marketable as an original than after having invested in getting art prints made.

Sure it's a great painting, but can you sell it over and over again?

Does your work have a broad appeal? Is your work commercial enough or is it too esoteric to be sold en masse. This is one of those questions that is more about whether you should do an open edition art print or poster or limited edition art print. Traditional offset lithography often leaves you with a minimum of 1000 art prints. Can you sell a 1000 art prints? Giclee however allows you to print as few as 1. Once you determine the marketablility of your image you can move forward with art prints of your work.

Do you have a marketing plan, and the ambition to implement it?

The build it and they will come mentality, will not work here. Artwork will not sell itself in your closet or under your bed. You must have a plan of action in regards to marketing your art prints or you will not be very successful in your artistic endeavors.

And finally

The glory days of prints being seen as an art investment are pretty much over. Indeed there is a great deal of discussion about whether to even produce limited edition art prints or just run everything as an open edition. Be sure you see prints for what they are, a more affordable copy of your work, created for volume sales.

When You SHOULD Create Prints Or Reproductions Of Your Art.

You're Now Ready To Enter The Art Print Market

When You Should Make Art Prints

Your originals are outselling your ability to produce more work.

You have a great painting that you don't want to sell but have a ready market or buying interest in it. This is a tricky one because people will often say they want prints but may change their mind when the time actually comes. A good way to handle this is to take orders accompanied by a down payment. This can also sometimes pay for or at least defray some of the initial production costs.

A customer commissions an original work and then wants multiples for friends and family.

As a fund raiser. We have helped many individuals as well as organizations turn artwork into a fundraiser through print sales. This is a great option to do some good for a worthy cause as well as get your work before the public.

Okay So You Think You're Ready To Make Prints

Here's a few benefits that come from selling your art as reproductions

Creating art prints is what took my art from an extra income hobby to a full time business for both my husband and myself. Prints allow you to appeal to a broader audience by making art that more people can afford. Not everyone has the money or inclination to pay out 5 figures for an original painting. Prints open up this market for you.

Prints can cultivate collectors. People may buy a print or two for a few years then step up to an original. This has happened more than once for me. In fact I have sold an original to someone who had purchased a note card. She had it hung on her fridge for over a year, then returned for the original. This happens because having your print in their house is a daily reminder of you and your work.

Most Importantly! It will expand your earning potential per image substantially. Most of my paintings take several weeks to complete. Add to that, the day to day running of the gallery. I can only get, (If I'm lucky) a dozen originals out a year. Though they fetch reasonably high prices, that alone just isn't enough to pay the bills. By creating prints a couple thousand dollar painting can in it's lifetime of print sales make that one image earn you considerably more.

The Two Most Common Types Of Prints Used For Reproductions

Offeset Lithography Art Prints & Giclee Fine Art Prints

Offset Lithograph

An Offset Lithograph is the most common form for reproduction of artwork, (though giclee's are gaining on it every second.) These in large part are the type of prints you would find in print galleries and produced by major printing houses like Hadley House. Though even Hadley House is offering some giclee's now.

Offset lithography is a mechanized process where the image to be reproduced is printed photographically to a metal plate, that is mounted onto the roller of a printing press. Ink is applied to a plate, transferred to a rubber roller called a "blanket" and from the blanket onto paper. Offset Lithography is one of the most widely used methods of printing.


Giclee is pronounced zhee-clay (urm . . . think Zha-zha Gabor, only with an "e." Instead of Zha say Zhee. It might help put you in the mood, if you attempt to fake her accent. Yes, that's it my daaarlings)Giclee is the type of printing we do at Wild Faces Gallery.

The simplest explanation is, it is a digital process of high resolution scanning, color correction and storing of information. The prints are then created using a special large format inkjet printer that produces high quality prints, using archival inks and acid free papers.

The term Giclee was coined in 1990s and has it's origins from the French word gicler. The literal translation is "to spurt or spray"

A story about the origin of the term Giclee

I have a story about the origins of the term but since I cannot find or remember from whence this story comes (I think perhaps D├ęcor magazine though I also checked wikipedia to no avail.) you must consider it gossip.

The reason they came up with the word giclee is that the guys who were going to introduce this printing method at an expo in the 90's, wanted something more exotic to call the process other than what is it, an inkjet print. And so the Giclee printing process was born (or rather coined.)

I think they succeeded admirably. I mean when you say Giclee, it sounds so mysterious and exotic. Now say it with me, only slower this time. "ggiicclleeeee." Oh la la, I feel like I should be sitting at a Cafe, while wearing a beret and smoking a cigarette.

In the early days, giclee prints didn't have the best lightfast quality and the art prints were delicate to handle (they would run if they got wet and they scratched easily) But the technology has improved dramatically. And now depending on which printer you have, as well as ink and paper combinations, most art prints will outlive you if cared for properly. Professional quality Giclee art prints are archival, water resistant, and durable with amazing amounts of detail showcasing every brush stroke of the artist.

Giclee Printing vs. Offset Lithography Reproductions

The benefits of each type of art print

The Giclee printing method is best with smaller editions of art prints or when you are uncertain if the image will be a good seller. You can choose to get only a handful of reproductions to see how well they will sell. And when they do sell, you can order more. With giclee printing there is no big financial hit, where you spends thousands of dollars and get thousands of images, and hope you sell enough to cover your costs.

Offset Lithography Is good when you know you want 1000 or more art prints. This mechanized process makes larger quantities easier and cheaper on a per print basis.

The truth is, even after all these years selling my artwork, I still don't know which images will sell and which will languish. I can't predict a successful selling print anymore than I can predict this weeks winning lotto numbers. Giclee printing allows me to print a few and see what happens.

The Wrap Up On Art Prints

So Are You ready To Make Art Prints Of Your Work?

I think anyone is capable of success in the art print market, if they have the right attitude, and the ability to follow through.So there you go. Be honest with yourself and your abilities both as an artist and as a business person.

In my opinion being successful with prints is far more about your ability to sell, than it is about being the best artist out there. Quality of work definitely matters. And I believe an artist should always strive for improvement and growth. But in the terms of "making it" or not, it's your ambition and perseverance that will get you the farthest.

Have you had a print of your artwork made? If so were you happy with the quality? The sales?

Are you thinking of getting prints made? If so do you have any questions that were not addressed in this lens?

I would love to have your input. - please leave a comment or rate this lens

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    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Iowa

      @debra-dierenfeld: I messaged you on etsy. It seemed easier.

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      5 years ago

      I've enjoyed reading your blogs and found them to be more helpful than others. I was born and raised in Iowa, most my adult life in Alaska now my husband and I are in Missouri. At 56 yrs. old, I'm finally a "professional" artist. My first art fair will be in Sept. in St. Louis. I'm encouraged by some to make prints but not sure yet. Wondering if it's too soon and feel I maybe need to see how this 1st show goes. Any thoughts would be incredibly helpful!! You can check out some of my painting on my Etsy account shop name of "Madartists". To date, have about 30 originals prepared for the show. Ready to buy a tent, chair and lights soon!!

    • lesliesinclair profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks for this resource that helps in critical thinking about when and whether to make prints of original artwork.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for this great info. I do have one question, where in Venice, CA or Los Angeles, CA can I have prints made from my canvas paintings?

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      This is a really great article. You have presented the printing options and benefits beautifully. If only more artists could have the kind of success you have earned. Congrats on all that you have accomplished and continue to achieve. Your gifts are apparent.

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      Nancy Johnson 

      7 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I have put this lens in my favorites to refer back to again and again. I appreciate your expertise and knowledge of the art world that you are sharing with us through your very informative lenses. My boyfriend is doing his art full time now and we are trying to decide on making prints of some of his original oil paintings. This lens sure answers lots of questions for us. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Beverly Lemley 

      7 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Great info, I am enjoying learning about the aspects of the art world ~ I admire your work! B : )

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      7 years ago

      Hello Mona, I am considering having gicleés made of my paintings to sell at art fairs. How many prints should I have of each painting? Thanks so much! Bev

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      7 years ago

      Thank you for this excellent lens. I've bookmarked it, because I want to be able to find your other art marketing lenses too.

      I sell my original ACEOs on Etsy, and other designs on Cafe Press and Zazzle. I've been debating on offering some giclee prints to sell on Etsy as well, but was undecided. I have a lot more information after reading your lens. :)

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for putting together this great lens. It offers a lot of food for thought on a subject that many artists struggle with.

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      7 years ago

      Thank you for including my How to Profit from the Art Print Market book in your list. I have since published a second edition to address the enormous changes within the business since 2005, when it was first published. Recently, I added a bonus e-book for buyers. It is titled How to Price Digital Fine Art Prints. Buyers get both books for one price. Learn more about the offer at:

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      7 years ago

      @WildFacesGallery: Thank you so much for getting back to me Wildfaces. :)

      That's what I've done with zazzle so far, takes longer to build on a store but it has worked for me, and has done ok. I've just put stuff up that were studies, give away or exclusively made for it.

      It gives me some hope to hear you say "fine living" too! Hhaha. I need to have a living too, if they can make a fine living, maybe I can make half of one. :D Really nice to know I can print off a few and see how it goes too.

      Oh, don't be surprised if you get an email from me. I've only just touched down on the business side a few years ago, and am greeeeen. I need all the advice I can get.

      HUGS* thank you!

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      7 years ago

      Great page chocked full of information. I've had this one itching at my brain for some time now. I create at such a slow and meticulous pace that I don't know if I could ever earn a viable income from my work, I also know that I can't change the way I create art without crumbling under pressure, or churning out bad work. I know because I've tried to speed it up. My best way of speeding up my production has been to simply put, work all the time. Except for when I started squidoo. LOL It steals away that art time real bad since I don't have an efficient flow yet.

      A new issue has cropped up with me, and that is my digital art. I'm starting to stretch my creative wings a lot farther with it, and making it apart of my regular work. Problem is how to go about prints with it. To create one original I fall into the same trap with my drawings because they actually take me a lot longer to paint then I draw. The only time saved is drying time really. I have too many issues with this one to count. lol. If I print them myself I could at least physically sign it myself. Then there is the print on demand, who are starting to get better art print options. But, then I couldn't do limited editions. RAHHHH lol.

      I want people to take my digital work seriously, because I work very hard on them. So I'm afraid of which way to swing it. This is also the issue of my fear of putting all of my drawing work on the mugs, and tee shirts. I've been choosy on that. Especially sold drawings or commissions.

      On graphite drawings, I don't know if there is enough appeal for black and white prints. :( But, I haven't really looked either. would love your take on that too. But, I sometimes create a physical drawing before I digitally paint it.

      Sorry to write you a novel! hahah, this issue has been on my mind and I got loads of info from your lens and had to yap about it. HUGS!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      7 years ago from Ljubljana

      Nice set of information. Thanks for sharing and all the best on your artistic journey (I know it could be bumpy sometimes but also sooo rewarding...)!

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      8 years ago


      Thanks so much for your detailed information. I can totally appreciate your artistic expertise, experience, and business skill. It adds to other information I have obtained and helps me to see the direction I'm interested to go in with the possibility of reproducing my artwork for sale. I will hold onto your contact info for future reference. Thanks again!

      God Bless You,


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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This is some great information on determining when you are ready to make Art Prints. I need to come back and spend more time studying.

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      8 years ago

      Lot's of great information here thank you :)

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      sidther lm 

      8 years ago

      This is such an informative lens! I always get confused when I am looking to buy art and it says "giclee" or "print" on it! Thanks for all of the info!

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      8 years ago

      I have often thought about making prints of my art, but usually end up selling that one of a kind. Now, on the other hand, I try to encourage my oldest sone to make prints of his watercolor paintings. Dang, he is good. ~ Thank you for the insights and tips! x

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      8 years ago from USA

      Very informative...thanks! And **angel blessed**

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Your art is so beautiful. Thank you once again for sharing your expertise.

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      8 years ago

      A great lens with lots of information for the artist.

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      gypsyman27 lm 

      8 years ago

      I think you are right about selling reproduced works, you could be another Rembrandt, and not sell a thing. You need other skills other than those you have as an artist to 'make it' as an artist that sells prints of their work. See you around the galaxy...

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      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Mona for your quick reply, I will star next year to make professional prints of my artworks, regarding printers it definitely looks like a labirinth, but thanks for your starting point. By the way I found your pages very useful and I also love your art.

    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Iowa

      @anonymous: Matteo, thanks for the question,

      Unfortunately it's not one I'm qualified to answer. I'm going with the assumption you are looking to buy and do your own printing?

      At the time that we were looking into purchasing our printer we spent months looking at all the major brands (like Epson, Iris etc) and then selected the one that had the best quality, archivability and color gamut that we could afford. The printer we wound up with was actually best suited for photography but does an outstanding job getting every little detail. We actually requested print-outs from the company which we examined under a loop to check for quality and pixelation.

      The technology is continually changing and so whenever you're ready to get a printer you'll have to go through the same process. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful with this but I hope I gave you a few starting off points to look for in your new printer.

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      8 years ago

      Hi Mona, I would like to know what brands of printers are best to get professional prints of watercolour paintings.

      Thank you very much


    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Iowa

      @anonymous: Greetings Mr. Arseneau,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment here. While I do not pretend to be an expert on offset lithography (at all) I used the definition for offset lithography found in numerous sites both artistic and non. I do not doubt your assessment of the term and its usage but despite it's historical beginnings, offset lithography is now considered a mechanical and commercial process with which books and limited edition prints are made. One just has to google the term to find this is so.

      I will leave your comment as I think it's good to know the real definition (much as I mentioned earlier on this lens the usage of the word print) but this page was created to provide a brief explanation of the processes and is more about helping an artist decide if creating reproductions of one's work will help them with their artistic endeavors.

      Blessings and once again thank you for commenting.

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      8 years ago

      October 17, 2010

      Dear Ms.Majorowicz:

      "Offset lithograph," like all lithographs (stone-plate-mylar), is an original work of visual art that "must be wholly executed by hand by the artist and excluding any mechanical an photomechanical processes." (U.S.Customs Informed Compliance May 2006)

      Many in the art industry with or without intent, myself included at one time, are using -offset lithograph- as an euphemism for reproduction.

      As I am sure you understand, reproduction, by definition, is a copy of an original that is done by someone other than the original artist. (Ralph Mayer's Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques)

      In other words, lithograph versus reproduction are not interchangeable, much less the same.

      This is confirmed by U.S. Copyright Law 106A where the Rights of Attribution shall not apply to reproductions.

      In contrast, under U.S. Copyright Law 101A, an original work of visual art such as a lithograph, if limited, must be signed and numbered by the author ie., artist.

      In other words, reproductions by their very nature are not limited because unlike original works of visual art by an artist that require their physical presence to create it, reproduction of an original work of visual art can be done by anyone with or without the approval of the artist. Obviously serious questions of law and the penalties they may exact could come into play but one would have to be naïve to think that stops this avarice.

      Then to add insult to injury, if an artist does not know their rights and/or at least protects their rights, they might find out someday they have -none-.

      For example, under U.S. Printing Trade Customs -#6-, member print ie., reproduction shops clear understand they own all the negatives, digital files, plates, overruns and the like they use to reproduce an artist's work. Those shops are only contractually obiligated to give the artist what they pay for. The artist pays for 1,000 reproductions, they get 1,000 reproductions. So, unless the artist gets the shop to reassign any rights they may incur under U.S. Copyright Law back to the artist, notarized and recorded which makes it a legal document, the shop not only owns the overruns which impeaches any such limited edition the artist may promote (and they almost always do) but even if the shop does not reproduce more with the negatives, digital files and the like in their possession they or their heir or new owners could. And if there is money in it, they most likely will.

      Nothing will anger an artist or their heirs more than to see knockoffs of their artwork they naively thought was limited much less exclusively theirs.

      Now, if the artist understood the ominous implications of reproducing their work with anyone, they would have had those issues addressed upfront in the contract and those overruns would have been turned over to them and all the plates, negatives and such would have been cancelled or the artist would, through the legal process, most likely own that print shop, not to mention protect their reputation and legacy.

      To learn more about the contentious issues of authenticity that pervades our industry, link to:

      I hope the enclosed will empower you to completely understand what constitutes a lithograph, much less a reproduction.

      All the best,

      Gary Arseneau

      artist, creator of original lithographs & scholar

      Fernandina Beach, Florida

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      Jimmie Quick 

      8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I'm going to favorite this one too and see if you get a big 100 points!! We're on a roll. Of course, this lens, like all your lenses, is a jewel.

    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Iowa

      Thank you everyone. As the giclee side of our business is expanding at an accelerated pace I think this information becomes more useful. I want people to achieve success with their art and unless they are prepared for the marketing aspect they may fail.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      Well thought out; I'll send it to my artist friend.

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      Mary Norton 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had some of my art work printed as Christmas cards but that was a long time ago. Maybe I should go back to this. Your lens just inspired me.gigglegag

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      9 years ago

      Great lens. Useful information

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      9 years ago

      Hi Mona, great lens with good advice. I prefer to use print on demand services/companies. Also I do works in A4/scanner size which helps to save the costs for external scans.

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      9 years ago

      This lens is very helpful for those starting out in the art print business. We have just recently made some very reall headway in the selling of our prints. After a few years of trying art fairs, exhibitions and galleries with only a little success, we have now started selling our work wholesale to new age shops. This is a great way of getting your art prints out there and selling. So we can really appreciate your advice given above. We would also like to say thank you for your lovely comment on our guestbook, glad you liked the work.

    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Iowa

      @Sensitive Fern: Thanks Gretch.

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      9 years ago from Rhode Island

      I love this lens very helpful thank you so much I am going to favorite it for sure! wonderful work. thanks again.

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      Sensitive Fern 

      9 years ago

      I love the way you write! This whole to-print-or-not-to-print business can be confusing and intimidating but you explain it in a way anybody can understand. Great job! 5*

    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Iowa

      @puzzlerpaige: Thanks so much. :) It's easy to get caught up in all the menusia of detail so I tried to keep it simple.

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      9 years ago

      Excellent. I worked in the printing industry for 10 years and have only recently become familiar with Giclee. Your article explains is all very well.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      eat resource; well done.

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      9 years ago from Iowa

      @SciTechEditorDave: Thanks so much for my passing my lens along. :)

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      David Gardner 

      9 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice lens! My daughter is an artist--and is now starting to sell her paintings for the first time. I'm passing this lens on to her--so she can learn some new interesting stuff!

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      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      Excellent lens and interesting subject, well done.


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    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
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    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
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    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
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    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
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    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
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    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
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    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
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    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
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