Selling prints - what size?

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Selling prints - what size?

Postby Alastair Moore » 26 Nov 2012, 15:32

Hey all,

Planning on (trying to) selling a few prints. I was going to start with Etsy and possibly some local markets (Potts Point, Eveleigh, Marrickville) and was wondering what size prints I should be trying to sell? Obviously bigger is better but I suspect those might be harder to sell at a local market. I don't want to go as small as 5x7s (and my 4x5s wouldn't fit well on paper that size) so thought I'd stick with 8x10s as a minimum size and also offer up 13x19 and A2.

Any thoughts? Those of you who have been selling prints, what size are your better sellers? I guess you might be selling to a slightly different crowd to me but I thought I need to start somewhere!

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Re: Selling prints - what size?

Postby Alastair Moore » 18 Dec 2012, 14:48

I'm going to offer up 8x10, 13x19 (actually, slightly smaller to keep the ratio correct) and possibly 17x25. But probably mainly 8x10 and 13x19 (cropped).

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Re: Selling prints - what size?

Postby Ray Heath » 18 Dec 2012, 15:51

Hey Alastair

I think you should clarify a few pertinent and related questions;

Who do you invisage is your market?

What do you imagine they will do with your prints?

How will you present your prints to them?
Ray

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Re: Selling prints - what size?

Postby Alastair Moore » 18 Dec 2012, 15:57

Ray Heath wrote:Hey Alastair

I think you should clarify a few pertinent and related questions;

Who do you invisage is your market?

What do you imagine they will do with your prints?

How will you present your prints to them?


Good questions Ray, and I have no idea for any of them! Excepting perhaps the last one - I don't expect to provide anything beyond the printed photograph (signed and stamped) in some kind of presentation case/envelope/something else. I suppose matting and framing is probably down to the buyer.

But as to who might buy any of my prints, beyond friends and family (just to be nice, I'm sure!), I have absolutely no idea! I'm probably getting ahead of myself at this point :)


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