Friday, March 02, 2007

iprintfromhome.com

I got this huge parcel in the mail today. I was baffled because the two measly prints I ordered were on 10" x 12" paper, so why the big package? Then I saw how amazingly they had protected, wrapped and boxed the prints. Unveiling them was even better; the quality of the prints is the best I've ever seen. They weren't cheap but the results were well worth the investment.

Now the commercial: The prints came from a New York state printer called iPrintfromHome.com recommended to me by Angela. I was totally blown away by the quality of the whole transaction and highly recommend them to anyone needing top-notch printing work done.

bloom

Now I need your input. I have added both these prints to my Etsy shop. I need feedback re. the marketability/saleability of (a) small, top quality art prints and (b) these particular images. Are my Primal Landscapes best left as large original paintings, or do you think they're mainstream enough to appeal to the small print buyer's market?

jungle

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18 Comments:

Blogger kj said...

small prints will work for sure. as always your work is awesome, my friend andrea! i love both of these!

2/3/07 11:00 PM  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

What KJ said.

3/3/07 1:52 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Andrea, I am speechless! They are beautiful! Lovely, lovely colours!

3/3/07 2:31 AM  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

Small prints DEFINITELY work!!

3/3/07 4:24 AM  
Blogger susan said...

andrea, they look stunning and i think they would sell well. mine did at prettydarnswell ... have YOU entered your work there yet? ahem! it is a great great place to try!
going to check out your place now. LOVELY!

3/3/07 5:14 AM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Such beautiful images!

I'm so glad that you're as impressed with them as I am! I was also blown away by the care they take in their packaging, as well as their service and the quality of the prints.

And I agree with Susan that your work would probably do very well at prettydarnswell.

3/3/07 8:50 AM  
Blogger carla said...

These are such stunning large paintings, and I am imagining the smaller format in print... just as wonderful, but in a very different way. The colors and composition are so strong, that even in the smaller format they will be fabulous!

3/3/07 8:54 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Andrea:

Not that I've had a gander at all of your works, but I think your primal landscapes are your most dazzling...they blow me away.

Of course I'd love to be able to afford to buy the 36 x 36 version of Bloom (your site doesn't say how much) but I sure would contemplate $12-$18 for a print, which immediately gives people who adore your work an easily affordable option.

I'd say it's a brilliant idea. :-)

3/3/07 9:03 AM  
Blogger ziggi said...

they're beautiful - there is always a market for prints, most people like something stunning on their walls and a print is often the only available option.

3/3/07 9:20 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Your pictures are soooooooo effing GORGEOUS!!!!! (sorry to be so technical).

3/3/07 1:17 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

I'm blushing. I promise to have everyone's babies. But in a way I feel like I'm preaching to the choir here. I guess I need advice on what to do next. Susan & Angela: I sent an application to prettydarnswell.com but haven't heard from them. I like the fact that my work is unique but the fact that it doesn't fit a specific/popular niche unfortunatrely plays against it. And since I lowered my visibility by withdrawing from Daily Painters Gallery (see my diatribe on my Small Art blog), I'm not getting the same number of hits at Etsy. I'm learning the hard way that integrity is a lousy businessman. :)

3/3/07 2:05 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Yes! I think they are very marketable, and I would like to buy one--just need to decide which. My only suggestion on the prints is that I think you could charge more for them and for the shipping--it seems inexpensive for what one receives. Did you have to order a large number of prints to be able to sell them for so little and still make a profit?

Through the link you provided I also found your website portfolio and wonderful artist statement for the first time too. I don't know how I'd missed it all this time. I love all of your work and noticed that it's all in a square format, which is great. I'm curious how that came to be?

I'm considering re-doing and moving my website--did you design yours yourself or use a template and where is yours hosted? Sorry for all the questions instead of just answering yours.

4/3/07 9:38 AM  
Blogger Paula Manning-Lewis said...

I had lots of luck with my prints, and your work is so amazing! There are many people (me included) that can't afford the originals but would buy your prints. These are just amazing! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work!!

And, in answer to your question on my blog, I print my own giclees using a large format Epson printer.

4/3/07 12:24 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

You know how those stores sell a package of cards and envelopes? I always buy them. They are stationery sets and sometimes it is a set of Van Gogh or Edward Gorey art. Now I will definitely buy Andrea Pratt cards and use them for my correspondence.

4/3/07 2:47 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

In fact I just bought almost one of each individual cards from Val.

4/3/07 2:50 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Andrea - these look terrific. I also think you can probably charge more - and given the size they are, HAVE more. Since they are small, I can see having a nice cluster of these on one's wall (in fact, if you do a couple more prints of this size, I'm tempted myself.)

If is isn't too cost prohibitive, would you consider large prints as well? They pack such a punch - they totally lend themselves to making a BIG splash upon one's wall! Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress and experiements.

4/3/07 11:43 PM  
Blogger Belinda said...

Can you swing a good-sized (250-500) limited edition run? LE prints with original signatures seem to do well, and I buy the bigguns. I have a couple of those, from artists that have been around way too long and are far too well established for me to afford anything original, and I'm proud of them.

5/3/07 8:54 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

I'm gutted I missed these prints. They are just the thing I want. Bright, vibrant, warm, cheap. Please tell me you will be commissioning some more.

6/3/07 3:23 PM  

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