Updated: Feb 26
Printing art can seem overwhelming, that's why we offer a curated line of ready to ship fine art, archival prints... but it doesn't have to be and we want to help make it a little easier for you. If you're one of the many, many people I have heard from who will download a file only to let it sit in their inbox for weeks collecting dust instead of gracing your walls and filling your heart with joy (and, let's be honest, still collecting dust), then I have the tips and easy solutions for you in this post!
Where to print?
Some of the best print companies are reserved for the pros (like what we offer in our fine art, archival print line from our long-time print lab) but you can find some consumer product lines that are high-quality and will look beautiful. So, if you want to print on your own here's what we recommend: Prints of painted works should nod to the texture and brushstrokes of the original piece and so this kind of art should always be printed on a low sheen or matte paper. Each printing company has different options for finish as well as texture.
Print Companies We Love:
Giclee Prints from Printique
What is Giclee?
Giclee is a French term referencing the printing technique, to spray, meaning the use of an ink jet printer, which gives the most beautiful print and texture.
Mats and Frames:
Fine art looks best in a beautiful frame and usually a mat makes a bigger statement.
You can purchase beautiful frames for artwork from anywhere, our favorites are Pottery Barn, West Elm, JoAnn's, Target, Framebridge, etc.