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SandeVBL
07-03-2014, 07:52 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2014/1734759-WIP01Tiger2.jpg
I started this one at the ISSA conf and am still working on it. It's 9x12 and from one of my zoo pictures.
At a recent art show I talked with a fellow artist who gave me a suggestion - so here it is: sign up for Snapfish and get 50 free 4x6 prints, then sell them at shows for a dollar or two apiece. My 5x7s left a bit of room on one end so I added the title and my name. However if I do any more I'll have to reduce the image by about 1/4" because of their printing process - I lost just a bit around each one.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2014/1734759-PhotoCards4x6_02.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2014/1734759-PhotoCards4x6_01.jpg
I not a great marketer - anybody have any thoughts on whether this is a good idea?

nelvia
07-03-2014, 07:58 AM
I have to put this idea somewhere for when I could use it. Great idea and thanks much for sharing

ggart4u
07-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Didn't see you working on the tiger... love it!
I guess the Snapfish prints would be like art postcards... not a bad idea.

Trilby
07-03-2014, 12:31 PM
I really like the lighting on the tiger. Nice, nice work.
Photographer's Edge. online sells cards with a frame for inserting a photo, with envelopes. Presented this way you could get $4 to $5 apiece.
TJ

Harry Seymour
07-04-2014, 06:14 AM
Beautiful.

Foxyheart2002
07-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Great idea, Sandra!!!! I agree they could be sold for a higher amount. I love your tiger!

#5E610B
07-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Beautiful work, Sandra. Such fantastic detail!

Elle

SandeVBL
07-04-2014, 06:47 PM
You are most welcome, Nelvia!
Thank you, Ginger. You were pretty busy at the show and probably didn't see a few things!
Thanks, TJ. I've had the Photographer's Edge blanks in the past - they're very nice, but I never sold many cards.
Thank you, Harry, Sue, and Elle!

PatrickHedges
07-06-2014, 07:16 AM
The tiger's great!!

I like the idea. I often sell cards rather than postcards since they cost not much and you can get more for them, but still a great idea.

I think the edge issue is called the 'bleed' area. It often ruins business cards if you don't allow for it.

SandeVBL
07-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Patrick, thank you. Bleed? Yup, they bled over the edge.
I gave a few friends photo cards years back and they liked them well enough to frame them. Cheap art! :) Maybe I'll try some again if I start doing some shows.