Creating Prints of Your Artwork

You’ve spent hours on every line and brush stroke; you’ve waited for the perfect natural lighting before snapping that photograph. Now comes the hard part: putting your artwork in the hands of the public.

Creating prints of your art makes your work more affordable and accessible to a wider range of audiences than selling solely originals, but not all prints are created equal. Anything worth printing, is worth printing well; don’t settle for a faded image on flimsy paper. This won’t do justice to your art and it won’t produce a product your audience will want to hang in their homes.

Creating and selling prints is a ‘make or break’ process. If not approached correctly, your prints can either create revenue or bleed you dry.

Whether you’re a printing veteran or just beginning the venture into selling your art, having quality prints is a step in the right direction. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with options for creating prints of your artwork, have no fear. We’re about to walk you through the pros and cons of one of the most popular art print options, Giclées.

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T.SQ Newstand by Grotesk

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Unique & Innovative Screen Printed Poster Designs

Screen printed posters are some of the coolest promotional and collectible pieces bands and brands can make. Musicians, take advantage of one of a kind art your fans will want to collect. Brands, benefit from eye catching art that promotes your message while giving consumers something more than plain old advertisements to look at. You can use screen printed posters to elevate your brand by creating art instead of standard promo flyers.

Here are 10 artists that use screen printing to create stunning original artwork as well as art to promoting bands, events, businesses.

food truck posters1. BLDG teamed with the City of Covington to advertise their Food Truck Invasion event. They also took this opportunity to promote the city’s brand as a destination for art, culture and entertainment.


 

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Exploring Cleveland’s Art Scene

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A Guest Post By: Alex Kelly

There is a visual history in the city of Cleveland, apparent around every winding valley road, under every dilapidated bridge, and in the air above every factory furnace. Once a mecca of industry and innovation, the city has faced the wax and wane of prosperity, artistic endeavors, and cultural renaissance for decades.

Today, Cleveland and it’s citizens are experiencing a revitalization that is largely due to the opportunities available to young entrepreneurs, designers, chefs, inventors and artists flocking to the beacon of cheap rent, public works projects and other creative outlets. Downtown Cleveland has become a playground for Creatives and what’s more, all the kids are sharing and playing well together.

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Ingenuity Festival 2013 ~ Jakprints Sponsored Artists!

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A Cleveland favorite, Ingenuity Festival kicks off today! The fest takes place all weekend (September 20 – 22) at Docks 32 and 30 on the lakefront (North of FirstEnergy Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center.)

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The 50/50 Show Was 100% Awesome

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Another 50/50 show is in the books. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite events in Cleveland. Where else can you find an all-star caliber collection of 50 of Cleveland’s best artists under one roof? And where else will you have the opportunity to purchase a piece of said collection for $50?

If you’re not familiar, The 50/50 Show is a pretty great idea. 50 artists contribute one piece of art to the show, all pieces are priced at $50. Attendees fill out raffle tickets for the pieces they like and a drawing is done to determine who the lucky winner will be. It’s a win-win for everybody, the artists are exposed to a much larger audience than they might otherwise be, and attendees can purchase great artwork at a lower rate then they would ever be able to in a normal gallery setting.

This year’s show took place at The Dredgers Union on East 4th and it was one of the best attended yet. Of course Jakprints was there and we got the chance to interview a handful of the artists. Watch the video below to see what these artists have to say about the 50/50 show, the Cleveland art scene and more.

Concert Posters – Text, Fonts and Rock and Roll

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The original idea behind this post was to scour the internet in search of some of the best designed concert posters out there in honor of Rock Hall Induction week, which is taking place here in Cleveland on Saturday. While researching, we remembered that our friends over at GoMedia posted an incredible collection of concert posters earlier this year on their awesome blog. So, instead of reinventing the wheel, we’re just going to point you in their direction. First, check out some of our personal favorites, then head on over and check out their full collection. (link after the gallery)

 

The Swell Season from DKNG Studios

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The Art of Dan SeagraveJuxtapoz Magazine Feature

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This month’s Juxtapoz Magazine — the celebrated, underground, urban and contemporary art mag — has an awesome 10-page feature on artist/illustrator Dan Seagrave. Best known for his seminal Death Metal album covers for bands, like, Entombed, Malevolent, Creation, Morbid Angel and Suffocation, Seagrave has transcended Metal stereotypes to create an impressive body of dreamy, macabre works. You can purchase his amazing prints on his Indiemerchstore page. Continue Reading…

BEAUTIFUL/DECAY :: ART SHOW ::

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BEAUTIFUL/DECAY CURATES ANNIVERSARY ART SHOW
“BEAUTIFUL/DECAY: A TO Z”
February 21st – March 7th 2009
Opening: Saturday, February 21st 6-9pm
Kopeikin Gallery: 8810 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Julia Renee Bunn :: Senior BFA Painting Exhibition ::

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Julia Renee Bunn :: Senior BFA Painting Exhibition
Opening Reception :: January 10-17, 2009, 6-9pm

The University of Akron Myers School of Art

Mocha Maiden Art Gallery & Coffee House, 17-19 Maiden Lane
330.374.1114

Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6pm
Sat: 9am-close

4 x 6in, 12pt cardstock postcards printed by Jakprints

Holiday Sale, ArtCraft Building, Cleveland, Ohio

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Largest collection of fine art & craft for the holiday season. Over 20 Downtown artists and 30 regional artists working in fine arts and crafts across diverse media.

Sat, Dec 6, 2008 from 11am to 8pm
Sun, Dec 7, 2008 from 11am to 5pm

The ArtCraft Building
2570 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

Studios on the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors.
Parking available. Elevator access
Image: Todd Leech

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