What is printable art?
Printable art is a digital art file that you can print on items you really love. It's a way to make original gifts, greeting cards, apparel, and home decor like wall art for a low cost. You can print really nice wall art on quality matte paper from your home desktop printer or you can upload your design to an online or local print service to create original gifts and apparel for personal use, including gifts for family and friends. You get ultimate flexibility in choosing the design placement, size, and print surface! Of course, if you are a craft-machine-owining-DIY-extraordinaire, then you already have a bunch of potential projects in mind. Let us know how you are using your art, we'd love to know how these designs are living out there with people like you!
How does it work?
1. Purchase your art from Icon Eclectic.
2. After payment, you'll be directed to a confirmation page with links to download each design you've purchased. You'll also receive an email containing a link to download your files. Please check your spam/junk folder if you're unable to find the email.
Three ways to access your files:
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What sizes can I print?
Every project is different, you can get real detail even with small prints using vinyl to transfer on fabric and apparel. As for wall art, every design can be printed from sizes as small as 4"x6" or A5 all the way up to 24"x36" and A0. We chose to include multiple design file types so that you can easily adjust the design to your desired printing size. File types included: .JPG; .PNG; .EPS; .SVG; .PDF; .AI. All of our designs are high-resolution 300 dpi or more.
Where do you recommend I take my files for printing?
If you're in the U.S. or Canada and uploading to an online service you can print wall art and other home decor at Finerworks.com or Persnicketyprints.com. Framebridge.com will also print your files and frame them for you as well. Locally in the U.S., Staples, Walgreens, FedEx Kinko's, Costco, Walmart, etc., will all print your files for you. Let us know if you encounter any difficulties, we're glad to help as we are able.
In store printing service suggestions:
- In the U.S.: Staples, FedEx Kinko's, Walgreen's, Walmart, Target, Costco
- In Canada: Staples, Walmart, Costco
- In the U.K.: Boots
- In Australia: Officeworks
- In New Zealand: Harvey Norman
What kind of paper do you recommend?
Heavyweight matte or satin paper really looks great for fine art prints and home decor. Many office supply stores offer high quality heavyweight matte photo paper that will work well with your desktop printer.
Can I use your designs for commercial purposes?
All of our designs are for personal use only, and should not be used for commercial purposes or free distribution. Online and personal sharing of these files is strictly prohibited.
What is your return/refund policy?
If your digital files have not yet been downloaded, you are eligible for a full refund of your printable purchase. If you've ordered purchased prints and they arrive damaged, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share a photo of the damage so that we can send you new prints.
Printing at home or at the office:
We recommend using smooth cardstock or heavyweight photo paper for your prints - glossy, semi-gloss, satin or matte selections are matters of personal preference, but we tend to prefer matte and satin paper for fine art prints and home decor, as it is less likely to contribute to glare and reflection when framed.
If there's a "quality" setting, select the highest available. In the paper selection option, select the appropriate option for your selected paper.
Color management: Please be sure your printer's color management/color correction is disabled before printing, or you may end up with a color cast especially in white areas of your print. Here are some guidelines:
- Epson: Set Color Management to “None”, “Off” or “No Color Management”. Depending on the driver and version, you may need to select "ICM" before seeing any of these choices. Also make sure that the "print preview" option is NOT checked, or you may end up with a magenta cast to your print.
- Canon: the naming of the control may not always be consistent, but it will generally be “Off” or “None”
- HP: Set color management to “Application Managed Color”. Depending on the driver and version, you may need to select ICM before seeing this choice.
PRINTING AT STAPLES STORES (U.S. and Canada customers):
Staples is a great option for prints, you can get very inexpensive same day prints if ordering before 2 PM (with a small rush fee).
For same-day/in-store 4x6", 5x7", 8x10" or 8.5x11" prints on matte paper:
For same-day/in-store 11x14", 16x20" and 20x30" on semi-gloss photo paper:
For larger same-day/in-store prints - printed on 12x18", 18x24" or 24x36" matte paper (you can trim to your desired size afterward):
To print larger sizes:
PRINTING AT FEDEX KINKO'S STORES (U.S. and Canada customers):
FedEx Kinko's is another great option for fast, same-day prints.
To print 8x10" or 8.5x11" files at FedEx Kinko's:
To print 11x14" files:
To print larger sizes (16x20" and above):
Printing at Walgreens (U.S. customers):
Walgreens is a great location for same-day pickup of prints/posters in 11x14, 12x18, 16x20, 20x30 and 24x36 sizes.
If you're a non-U.S. customer located in Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand and interested in reviewing your local print options, please contact us at email@example.com - we'll do what we can to help you get your project completed.
Happy creating and thank you for purchasing!
We hope you like our designs and feel inspired to use them as a part of your own project and creativity. Please share your creations with us and your process, we would love to know how these designs are living out there in the wide world with others like you.
Sincerely, Matt and Mihaela