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What is Print-on-Demand Art

What is Print-on-Demand Art

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In many regards, we’re in the golden age of art distribution. It’s never been so easy to make, manufacture, and distribute your artwork. One person on one side of the world can easily, through the use of the internet, get their work seen by massive amounts of people all over the world. The ability to share one’s artwork as a visual artist has never been more convenient for artists. 

However, when it comes to manufacturing individual art pieces, there’s still a good bit of a process that artists need to go through. Unless they want to manually recreate every piece of art every time someone buys something from them, artists need to find a way to recreate their art in a way that is high quality, inexpensive, and easy to work with. It might seem ideal to print your own artwork, but having a printing press that makes high-quality copies of your artwork is almost always going to be very expensive and hard to upkeep. 

That’s where Print-on-Demand art comes into play. The idea is that different companies invest in purchasing high-quality printing presses for art specifically, which tend to be very expensive. They then take the artwork of various artists and print them out in various sizes and styles. It allows the artist not to have to shell out thousands of dollars on a press that may be above their skill level to operate while still allowing artists to manufacture their art for distribution. 

Here at Canvas Cultures, it’s our goal to provide the highest quality Print-On-Demand service for artists who want to put their art on canvases. We work with some of the best artists and printers in the industry, because it’s our mission to empower artists worldwide. That’s the philosophy we take with us, and that’s what we intend to do. Here are a few questions answered about how we personally operate the print-on-demand side of our business! 

Who Is Print-On-Demand For?

If you’re a visual artist and want to sell your artwork to people, Print-On-Demand is for you. Many artists want to just focus on creating high-quality artwork that is beautiful and inspirational, and we understand that. We were founded by a group of artists, and so we know what it’s like to want to just do what we’re passionate about. We founded Canvas Cultures so that artists, no matter where they come from or who they are, can have a place that has a high-quality Print-On-Demand service that puts the artist first. 

There are a lot of different styles of art in the world, and sometimes it’s hard to find a place where your artwork will have a good home. Here at Canvas Cultures, we make sure that every artist and piece of art is welcome, so you can feel at home here, no matter where you come from. 

How Can I Benefit From Print-On-Demand?

A Print-on-Demand service is meant to help artists with the production of their art. They don’t make the artwork, but rather, they print it, and if they’re a good company, they distribute it. It’s the perfect solution for an artist who doesn’t have the time, money, or availability to purchase their own printing press, learn how to make their artwork on a larger scale, and distribute everything they make to boot. It’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and most artists just don’t have the overhead money to make prints of all of their artwork on a consistent basis. 

Printers themselves cost massive amounts of money, especially for a beginning artist working a part-time job. And even if you can afford a lower quality printer, it will likely be very small, inefficient, and often of a fairly low quality. A Print-on-Demand company has already put in all the overhead money to purchase the tools and materials needed to create high-quality prints of your artwork, and all they need to do is find artists who want to print their work with them. 

How Does Print-On-Demand Work?

The way that Print-on-Demand works at Canvas Cultures is through a system that benefits the artists just as much as it benefits the business. Many other businesses are just worried about their own bottom line and often will cut corners with quality to get the profit as high as possible. As artists, we saw that and decided that we were going to do it better. That meant creating a new way of working together with artists, and that’s what we’ve done. 

Our system is based on our artist affiliate program. We select and choose the artists that we work with, allowing us to focus on creating the highest quality products. We found that it was healthiest and best for production to limit the number of people we work for to ensure that our platform is as efficient and helpful to our creators as possible. If you’re an artist who’s looking to get involved with what we do, feel free to check out our “Become An Artist” page. We’d love to see your portfolio and work, and maybe you can become our next artist success story! 

If you would like to get your artwork printed as quickly as possible, we also have a place on our website where you can make custom orders. It’s specifically designed to be as accessible and easy to use as possible. All you need to do is upload your artwork and select the specifications, and we’ll have a high-quality canvas ready for you in no time. This is accessible to anyone and everyone, no matter if they’re a professional artist or not. 

Why Should I Work With Canvas Cultures?

At Canvas Cultures, we are well aware of what the market looks like for artists who want to print and distribute their artwork. Often, artists are either presented with the need to skimp heavily on the quality of their art when it’s printed or make next to no money from the prints they sell. This is what caused Canvas Cultures to start in the first place; we saw the need for a Print-on-Demand service that cares about artists, and we decided to go and create one. 

The first and perhaps most important reason why Canvas Cultures is the best is that we always make sure that our products and prints are of the highest quality. We use the highest quality materials when manufacturing, which results in canvases that are museum quality. Our canvases are water, fade, scratch, crack & warp-resistant. They are made to stand the test of time and are sure to keep your artwork safe in the homes of your customers for decades and centuries to come. Our manufacturing thinks in the long term. 

Another reason why Canvas Cultures is a prime place to take care of your Print-On-Demand needs is that we take care of all of the business needs that come with being an artist. We personally handle the manufacturing, promoting, advertising, and distribution of your art, so that all you need to worry about is creating beautiful art. That’s the dream for any artist; letting someone else take the reins in the business side of being a creator, so you can be free to just make what you want to. 

Even if it is ideal, we know that many artists have misgivings about letting go of the control of any aspect of their art. We’ve all been there; we don’t want to “sell out” or lose any creative control over our creative identities. 

Our team at Canvas Cultures understands that deeply, and we want to make sure that instead of taking anything from any artists, we empower them to be as creatively free as possible. We are a team of art enthusiasts, artists, and dreamers who want to see your art take the world by storm just as much as you do. Nothing that we do takes any creative control out of your hands; all we want to do is give artists a better place to work. 

Conclusion

When it comes down to it, trusting your art to a company is never an easy thing to do. There are so many stories of artists feeling misrepresented and used by businesses for profit and regretting their past decisions. 

At Canvas Cultures, it is our goal to make sure that artists are treated as well as possible and put into a place where they can succeed even more than they were able to before. It’s our dream and passion to give artists more income, notoriety, and outreach into the world, so they can be empowered further into creative greatness. We hope that you’ll look to us for any help you need with Print-On-Demand services, and we can’t wait to see where we can go together in our creative partnership! 

 

Sources: 

The Top Nine Print-on-Demand Questions Answered | Artwork Archive

The Pros and Cons of Print-on-Demand | Archive Archive

The artist's dilemma: what constitutes selling out? | The Conversation


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