• How Do I Print A Printable Art Download?



    What is printable art?

    Printable art is a great way to choose and buy art for your home. You can customize your style by hanging art unique to you, or give as a gift. It allows you to pick the art you would like from the convenience of your computer or device. Once you buy the digital file directly from the artist, you can download it. These files are normally JPEG, PNG or PDF format with 300 dpi. You can then arrange to have the design printed (either yourself on your home printer) or – have it printed at a local or online print shop. Printable art is an instant, easy and affordable way to have a design printed and hung on your wall in a matter of minutes!

     What are the benefits of printable art?

    1. Instant fulfillment: You do not have to wait for anything to be shipped! You can pick out the art you would like and own the design file instantly. You can then print the file on your own time, put in a frame and it's ready to be placed on your wall.

    2.Choice: You can decide what paper product your artwork is printed on. There are so many different mediums and it all depends on personal preference. Glossy, matte, bright white, card stock, luster,etc.  Or, you can take your design and create a canvas, metal artwork or ornament. The sky is the limit!

    3. Price: Because your art print design does not need to be physically produced and shipped to you, it’s a more cost effective and more economical way of getting your hands on new art.

    4. Quality: Modern printing technology means that once you’ve obtained a high resolution digital printable file, you can reproduce it to near original quality! Having a high quality image means crisper sharper images.

    How do I get started?

    1.Add the items you would like to your cart. Remember to sign up for our email if you would like an additional 20% off your first purchase. When finished (and you have the code) go to check out. 

    2.After payment, you'll be directed to a confirmation page with links to download the design(s) you've purchased. You'll also receive an email containing a link to download your file(s). Please check your spam/junk folder if you're unable to find the email.

    3.Once downloaded you can print at home or upload it to an online print shop for printing. Whenever printing your digital designs, we recommend using photo paper. Out of ALL the printing options we have tried, printing on a high luster photo paper has had the best results. We suggest printing at a photo lab primarily. Photo labs have amazing printers and good quality ink. But nowadays home printers can give just as great results! 

    What print shops do you recommend?

    It is best to check out what is in your local area and what works best for you on price point, time and quality. For more commercial print shops you could check out Staples, Office Max, FedEx Kinko's, Walgreen's, Walmart, Costco etc. For online print shops I have had great luck with Nations Photo Lab, Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Snapfish etc.

    Printing at home or at the office:

    Using smooth cardstock or a heavyweight photo paper for your prints with a texture of  glossy, semi-gloss, satin, luster or matte selections are matters of personal preference. At Always Yesterday Prints we prefer matte paper with a luster sheen for most of my prints. When gloss is used it can contribute to glare and reflection when framed.

    When you go to print your files, be sure your printer's settings are set to print at "original size" or 100% to ensure proper sizing. If there's a "quality" setting, select the highest available (best). Look out for the paper selection option and select the appropriate option for your selected paper. it makes a differance. 

    Can I use downloaded designs for commercial purposes?

    Printable designs are for personal use only, and should not be used for commercial purposes or free distribution. Online and personal sharing of files is strictly prohibited.

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