- by Barney Davey
How to sell art prints and how to price art prints are twin problems that vex many artists. Fortunately, there is help available.
Success in Selling Art Prints Means Knowing How to Price Art Prints
Selling art prints is a time-honored tradition that spans decades, and a virtual who’s who of the fine art world. Today, fine artists are dealing with an evolving business market that is both confusing and challenging.
Selling Art Prints Is a Different Game Now
How artists sell originals and reproductions has changed. While once reliable distribution channels are becoming less effective, newer models are allowing artists to sell direct and have more control of their art business.
Having effective pricing on your prints is more important than ever. Overprice your work and you will lose sales. If you underprice your work, you will lose profit. Fortunately, you have fantastic tools to help research to dial in what will be best for you.
Do You Have Art Marketing Questions Like These?
- Can I strictly rely on selling my work in galleries to make a decent living?
- What new distribution systems should I be embracing, or at least checking out?
- Should I create fine art reproductions of my work to help me find new buyers and create new revenue streams.
- How do I sell fine art print reproductions?
- How do I most advantageously price digital fine art prints?
- Should I describe them as giclees, or use some other terminology?
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Blogging For Artists Is a Powerful Marketing Tool
I believe in blogging for visual artists as a marketing tool. And, I believe it is most effective when artists share as much information about how to sell art prints and how to price art prints as possible in my blog posts. If you are a regular reader, then you already know most of the advice in my posts applies to all visual artists, and not just those selling prints. Check out the archives and you will find them full of practical art marketing advice. Better yet, you get it delivered at my best rock bottom price, which is FREE.
Free is Good. Asking for the Business Is Great
I encourage artists to give freely of themselves in their blogging, and to avoid making every post about them and their work. You can’t bore people into buying from you, and only talking about yourself and your work. Give your own advice away, share your knowledge and passion for the arts, educate your readers about art in your city and region, and around the world. They will love you for it.
That said, I also urge artists to be proud of their work and to be shameless, within the bounds of good taste and judgment, in promoting their work. Since I believe in walking my talk. As such, I am shamelessly asking for your business here.
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- How to Sell Art Prints – Reader’s Questions Answered
- Selling Art Prints – Exploring Open Edition Print Opportunities