Would you like to sell your artwork in new and fun ways? Then printing art on products may be just what you are looking for and may mean that you can reach a completely different target audience! Strictly speaking I guess this is not selling ‘prints’ but ‘printing art on products’ – buy hey I think it is good to include this info on this site!
How to go about printing art on products
First you need to decide what sort of item you would like to print on. There are literally hundreds of possibilities – here is a small list of just a few :
- Phone Cases
- Mouse Pads
- Tote Bags
Once you have decided what you would like to print on you need to find a company that prints on consumables.
Some of my favourites are :
Inkthreadable are a great company highly recommended by a number of print sellers (according to some facebook groups I’m in!). They print on a variety of clothing including T-Shirts and Hoodies as well as phone cases, bags, mugs and even aprons. They also drop ship products so you can place an order when a customer places an order with you. And they also integrate with shopify which makes selling on your own website a lot simpler!
I use Redbubble to mainly print on cushions as I find their cushions and fabric printing to be of excellent quality. They produce a variety of products though including all sorts of clothing, stickers, baby and kids clothes, scarves, socks, mugs, waterbottles and all sorts of other fun products. It’s on my to-do list to print on a few other products with them as I like working with them!
Vistaprint are great if you want a fairly simple product. They dropship to customers and are pretty quick and efficient.
So once you’ve found the right company to work with and decided on your product you will need to find out the specifications and format that your artwork needs to be in. With Redbubble this is a very easy process because once you upload your artwork file with them they convert it into the format it needs to be for each product and you can tweak each one individually to ensure it looks like you’d like it to.
The next thing I do is upload my artwork and then order a sample product to check the quality and to take photos of the finished piece. And if I’m happy with everything then I list the product for sale – and that’s it – a little long-winded but a fairly simple process!
I’ve tried to cover everything I can think of in this post but if I’ve missed anything please feel to contact me on Facebook below and I will try and answer your question!