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- Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 08:57:02 +0000
I already filled out this survey under my main account ^^; But since I'm peeking in once more and you have more questions, I will fill those out too~
Especially since I found that if I accidently spit on the photopaper and wipe it off.. the ink comes off.. Dx I'm guessing this happens with all prints? Is laminating the work recommended and cost efficient? And where could you get it done if you don't have the machine?
The girl I shared a table with last year had the spitting problem a lot actually ;___; She had a really nice printer that she actually brought with her to print out more copies as she needed. I noticed she had some spots on her sample pics that looked like water spots or something and she told me they occoured when she had printed the copy, set it to dry on the table as she ran out of room beneath it, and random people who passed by and talked to her would spray spittle on them ;___; She said it was amazing the amount of spit people expunge when they talk. So I guess a good idea would be to print them out only one or two at a time and let them dry away from the public. As for lamanating... I really only see that for keychains and bookmarks. I personally don't like how it looks for a nice print, so I wouldn't suggest it for such (just the bookmarks and keychains where the added strength of the lamination is a plus)
has anyone ever had anything printed from Costco? Is it cheap and is the quality good? I don't really want to go to Staples or Office Max or Office Depot.
I don't recall where I got my stickers printed... it was a small printing place not too far from the convention center. They were rather expensive but the quality of the stickers was great.
Is it wise to have large and small prints of the same image? Or would that just force people to buy the larger or smaller depending on preference or price?
I suppose 8x10 is the typical print size you see. I think a lot of times people base what size they buy on price and how much they like the image. The girl I shared a table with last year actually had two sizes that she typically sold, 8x10 and a larger 15x13 or something. She said that she usually sells a fair amount of both, so either way you wanna look at it I guess ^^
And bookmarks, are smaller or larger ones preferred? What about tassles, would people be interested in tassled bookmarks?
I haven't seen a whole lot of bookmarks... Most of them were lower quality prints that were laminated. They varied in size but most of them were about an inch and a half wide and between 6 and 8 inches long. Some had tassels but most didn't. I think it's mostly a preference.
Eee! And one more thing, how well do people take to... "Write your name, address, email address, if you have a paypal account, number, and description of the commission on this clipboard if you want to order a commission." That way.. you can accept commissions, but do them after the con, but the people will have paid first? And refunds can always be given through paypal, etc. O_O; And then the artwork will be mailed after it's finished?
It's a little surprising at how many people will give you the cash now for you to make a commision then mail it to them after you finish (I myself purchased 4 last year, although one of them was actually from a girl who had to mail it to me because she flaked x__x) I didn't do any paypal, they were all cash. It's kind of nice for if a lot of people want to commision you or if they want a media you don't have readily available at the con (on of the girls I commisioned was an awesome watercolor artist and forgot to bring her paints that year ^^;; And someone commisioned me to do a digital piece, which I didn't have the equipment to do there)
And one more thing, do a lot of people sign up for Gaia commissions if those are offered as well?
Hehe... Good question ^^; I didn't offer it to anyone, although at the Gaia meet up at AD last year there were people who took down usernames so they could contact the artist about commisions at a later date. Otherwise I used it mostly as contact info while I was at Otakon ^^;