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Question on selling prints via website

 
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Feb 12, 2014 05:13 |  #1

Hi,
I just have a quick question regarding selling prints via my personal website.
Firstly let me start by saying that I am not well versed on printing, so apologies for the basic question.

What I want to know is if I should be selling matted prints or just the print by itself. I plan on using the online lab DSCL (external link) to do the printing. I have been reading up on this intermittently for a while and someone once said that you should never sell just the print by itself? Is this bad practice and why?
Also if I get the print matted, what size should it be? would the customer usually cut it to match their frame size later?

Many thanks, and apologies for the basic questions :)


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Feb 12, 2014 11:36 |  #2

I think it should be offered both ways and priced accordingly. Allow your clients to make the choice.


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Feb 12, 2014 14:07 |  #3

I used to offer matting and matting/framing, but I quit doing it. I only offer the print only. Much easy for me to ship. I use one of the online labs (Mpix or BayPhoto). I receive it, sign it (most like it signed), and re-box it and ship it. I just shipped two prints this morning (20 x 40 and 20 x 30).


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Feb 13, 2014 16:32 |  #4

For my website, I only plan on selling prints. If they contact me in person, then I will offer matting and framing, but I don't want the hassle of mailing anything but the print.


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Feb 16, 2014 19:06 as a reply to  @ post 16691364 |  #5

I take your photos and put them on a brilliant aluminum for a gorgeous, glossy or matte finish that is very durable. Your clients would love them.

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Feb 18, 2014 04:10 as a reply to  @ themugman's post |  #6

Thank you all very much for the replies.
I think initially I will just offer the print alone as most of you are doing. I'll see how things go from there.

Thanks again for the replies.


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Feb 23, 2014 18:41 |  #7

I keep it simple, I sell all kinds of different sizes of each image, all are matte finished and no framing. They can purchase their own frames.




  
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