This week I am experimenting with a process to make a digital printable graphic poster. I’ve been using Printful to make and sell products but I have also been testing out digital printables and selling them on etsy. Awhile back I wrote a comparison of the two methods. So far, I haven’t made that much progress with selling digital printables, but I think part of the problem is that I don’t have enough products listed. The funny thing is that I have plenty of images in my library to turn into digital products! I just need to hunker down and start turning them into products.
Digital Printable Graphic Poster on Etsy
I have a handful of digital printables on etsy. They range in price from $4-12 dollars. which I think is very affordable. I am aiming for the home decor market. There are some great stores that sell some really vibrant and affordable abstract art printables. I suspect the main drawback is that many people aren’t comfortable with using a digital download to create art for their home. The reality is that it doesn’t have to be that difficult!
There is a Robert Motherwell painting that hangs in the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art. I photographed the original, and as you can see it is actually quite large. I decided to turn this into a canvas that hangs in my home, and I will walk you through the process. After scaling it down I fixed some of the camera angle distortions. I then uploaded it to a print on demand site and turned it into a framed canvas. The result was very pleasing! It is quite unique and not anything I could ever afford to buy as presented. Is it a copyright infringement? Absolutely if I turned it into a product to try and sell. But this is simply a photograph of a painting that I took, that now hangs privately in my home. I would love to buy an original Motherwell, but of course that’s just way out of my league!