Ever since the global outbreak of e-commerce, we suddenly have stopped going outside for shopping because now we are just a few taps away to purchase something and have it delivered to our doorstep. Buying art print online is a great option if:
- You are looking for quality prints
- You have a limited budget
- You are not planning to commit yourself to the world of art for the long term.
You’d be surprised to know that a great number of Photographers prefer to sell their prints through art galleries, but there are many who sell their art pieces via online stores.
Here’s a fun fact; the online market is booming right now, and it doesn’t like that it is going to slow down any time soon. There are many reasons behind that, one is the ease of accessibility, and the other one would be the access to affordable art pieces.
Some Do’s that You Must Consider
- If possible, buy directly from the artist’s website
Buying art directly from the artist’s website gives you an idea of what that artist is all about. Other than that, these platforms give you security and insurance (payment, delivery, etc.), but Photographers also have to pay these platforms a commission for every sale. Here are some benefits of buying art pieces straight off the artist’s website:
- Most Photographers put new work on their own site first, so you’ll see their latest art
- You’ll probably have more artworks by the artist to choose from
- It might save you some money (there won’t be a commission fee)
- Consider buying just a print and framing it later
Many websites out there let you choose if you’d like the print on paper or canvas. Moreover, you’ll be asked if you want it matted or framed.
If you ask us, buying art print frames when you buy the print is the best option. You will receive the ting ready to be hung on the wall; all you need is a drill and nails. However, if you want to save big on shipping costs, it’s better to buy just the print and have it framed by a framer near you or do it yourself.
- Make sure to check the artist’s return policy
It doesn’t matter if you buy the art piece from a gallery, an art fair, or online; the decision to buy one is not impulsive. When you have a clear vision of how it’d look like on your wall, you’ll have the idea of resizing it to adjust the wall space you have.
But even then, there are chances that the print will arrive and isn’t to your liking. So, be sure to check if the website or artist has a “money back” option.
- Check for wall preview option
Since these websites are all about making your buying experience easier than ever, many platforms offer a wall preview option that lets you see the prints on a wall or above the couch. You can also use that option to change the setting and view it in different places like bedrooms, dining rooms, or even reception rooms. You can also adjust the size and the color of the wall to make it look more legit.
That’s all you have to know about ordering art print online. Buying art from a website is simple and pretty straightforward. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to make those pale walls of yours stand out.