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There are times when I’ll spend months on just one piece of digital art. Given all of that time and effort, that means I want a great print of it! High quality prints are super important to me as an artist.
Here are some of my favorite print on demand providers to order prints from:
Selling art prints can open up a world of opportunities when you have the right print on demand (PoD) partner. If you’re excited to dive into the world of selling your art for the first time, or just want to limit your trips to the post office with your current business, keep reading to learn how print on demand can be a game changer for selling your prints.
1. Printify Art Prints
Printify is one of the PoD companies I personally used for my own art store. They have been my printing partner for a number of years now due to their high quality products and easy to use interface. They’re great to work with!
Like all of the companies on this list, Printify doesn’t only offer art prints. They have apparel, mugs, hats, pillows, and more. Their product catalog is expanding all of the time, so if you’re interested in selling other products aside from art prints, be sure to scan through their current offerings.
Printify offers art prints in a number of different sizes, framed or unframed. They also offer prints in matte, satin, canvas, and acrylic finishes. They even have wall decals. They call their prints “posters” but these posters come in all different sizes, from small to large.
If you want to sell art prints with Printify, it’s important to note that they’re a print provider, not an online store.
This means that you need to have your own Etsy, Shopify, or other online store where customers can find and order your prints.
The great news is that Printify can automatically sync to a lot of online store platforms. Once you have your online store synced, there’s no need to manually input your orders.
When you receive an order for a listing that you created with Printify through your synced store, Printify’s system will recognize it and automatically start processing it.
If you’re new to print on demand, sign up for a free Printify account and buy a few samples for yourself. Not only will they make Christmas gifts, they’ll give you a good idea of how Printify works and the quality they produce.
2. Sellfy Art Prints
If you like the idea of Printify, but you don’t want to worry about integrating your PoD platform to a separate online store, Sellfy could be a great choice for selling your print on demand art prints.
Sellfy actually offers many of the same types of products as Printify and works in a similar way. Like Printify, they can automatically fulfill your orders from any number of their fulfillment centers across the world.
They have posters, framed prints, and canvas prints that can all be fulfilled with their print on demand service.
The difference is that everything is hosted within your Sellfy account and Sellfy storefront. No need to manage an additional Etsy, Shopify, or other online store as well.
Print on demand aside, Sellfy is also a great option for any artists who want to sell other types of products. Digital products, subscriptions, courses, physical products beyond print on demand; Sellfy has options for so many different product types.
I love this model for artists who are looking to earn money from their art because it accommodates everything that artists have to offer.
If you have a painting you want to sell, you can sell it on your Sellfy storefront
If you have a tutorial or course on how to create that painting, you can sell it on your Sellfy storefront.
If you want to turn that painting into a print on demand art print, you can sell it on your Sellfy storefront.
Suddenly, that one painting has turned into multiple income sources.
Sellfy is a great choice for your print on demand art prints, but what’s even better is thinking beyond that to everything else that Sellfy offers.
Check out Sellfy and see what you can create!
3. Printful Art Prints
Printful is similar to Printify. They have a different range of products than Printify though, so it can be good to use both Printful and Printify together in your store so that you have access to as many products as possible.
You’ll want to look at Printful’s catalog so that you can see how their print options differ in variety and price from Printify’s.
Here’s an example of one of Printful’s canvases I ordered of one of my pieces of Procreate art. I’m really pleased with the print quality and canvas quality. It also came well packaged and wrapped, which I appreciated.
Like Printify, Printiful is a print provider that will require you to have your own store attached to it – Etsy, Shopify, etc. And, like Printify, it syncs well with a lot of e-commerce platforms.
When an order comes in for a listing you created with Printiful through your synced store, it will automatically sync with Printful’s platform and begin production.
Be sure to read my in depth guide about setting up listings with Printful and Printify if you want to know how all of the details work. Sign up for your own free Printify and Printful accounts so that you can follow along.
Printful is a great company and a lot of PoD sellers rely on it. As you can see, there are a lot of great options on this list. A lot of it has to do with experimenting with different providers, seeing what options you need for your art prints, and choosing what works for you.
4. Gelato Art Prints
Gelato is another print provider like Printify and Printful. It’s platform works in very similar ways to Printful and Printify, so I won’t repeat the process.
I entered my art in the state fair and got the print done by Gelato! Here’s me with my print! They made the sweatshirt too!
Look how beautifully this print turned out!
I’ve been super pleased with the print results I’ve gotten from Gelato. They also have a wider range of print options than other companies, like foam prints, metal prints, canvas prints, and more. They also have your standard poster prints.
Below is an acrylic print from Gelato. So cool, right?!
Aside from prints, Gelato has a wide range of neat products to check out. It’s easy to get lost and starry-eyed in their catalog.
5. Printed Mint Art Prints
Printed Mint is adorable! I have always loved their website and products. They’re just so cute! They also give you cute options for adding your logo and packaging to your products, which is a big plus.
If you’re looking for the cuteness factor, Printed Mint is where it’s at!
As far as prints go, Printed Mint has a lot of size options, but they don’t have as many quality options as other providers such as Gelato.
I have loved Printed Mint for my Etsy store in the past, so see if it’s a good fit for you too!
If you’re hoping to make money as an artist by selling art prints, there are a number of print on demand companies that can help you get started. Luckily, all of these platforms are free to get started with. Sign up for accounts, poke around, and dream of your future art print business!
Diana has been an artist for over 27 years and has training in drawing, painting, digital drawing and graphic design. Diana’s latest obsession is digitally drawing with Procreate and Procreate Dreams. Diana has experience selling her art across a number of platforms and loves helping other artists learn how to make money from their art as well.