Use the following page when setting up your Fine Art files for submission.
Raster-based artwork (photography, painting, etc.)
If you are preparing raster-based artwork, you will only need to set up one .jpeg file.
Your final file must:
- Be exported as a full-bleed .jpeg
Please do not add margins to your art; our system will automatically add these to your full-bleed artwork for applicable formats.
- Be saved in RGB color mode (if set to CMYK, colors will become oversaturated/neon)
The color profile we work in is sRGB IEC61966. Please save in this format. You can view the current color profile by going to Edit > Color Settings in Photoshop, and change the current profile by going to Edit > Assign Profile.
- Be at least 300 ppi at largest print size (44’’x60’’ for portrait/landscape, & 44’’x44’’ for square)
We strongly encourage you to test print a portion of your piece at 100% to catch any file issues before submitting. For scanned art, make sure you scan your image at a higher resolution. For example, if you’re scanning an 8.5’’x11’’ piece, you will want to set the resolution in your scan settings to 600-1200 ppi. This will ensure your image is large enough without losing quality.
* How to check file resolution: In Photoshop, use the Image Size option (Image > Image Size) to see the effective resolution of the overall file. If adjusting the size of your piece in Photoshop, make sure the “Resample Image” checkbox is unchecked (this adds or subtracts pixels from your file but does not create a higher quality image).
|NOTE: Please make sure your final .jpeg does not include your artist signature. This will be signed
(using a signature machine) in pencil on limited edition prints if customers opt in, so please make
sure this is not included in your final file. More info on how to set this up can be found here.
Vector-based artwork (graphic art created in Adobe Illustrator)
If you are preparing vector-based artwork, you will need to set up a file for each art print dimension.
Your final files must:
- Have artwork cropped to the inner blue guides
Place your artwork under the “Place artwork below this layer” layer to crop your artwork to this guide. Our system will automatically crop the white margins out for the Full-Bleed format, but will keep them included for the other formats.
- Be saved in CMYK color mode (if set to RGB, colors will become oversaturated/neon)
- Have any fonts (if included) outlined in your files
You can do this by selecting the type and going to Type > Create Outlines.
Using the Illustrator Templates
When placing your artwork in the Illustrator templates, ensure artwork is placed within the clipping mask to crop your artwork to the blue guides. Do not extend your artwork outside these guides, as this will cause issues with the final cropping of your piece. For formats that do not include a margin (such as full-bleed), our system will automatically crop out this margin from the templates.
Piece in Illustrator templates vs. full-bleed piece vs. white border piece
Trapezoids by Eliot Stokes
|Reminder! Make sure you embed any raster artwork if included. In the Links panel, select the artwork and then select “Embed Image” from the upper dropdown menu.|
If your piece is a placed graphic and does not bleed off the edges of your print, you may want to include additional white space around your artwork in your final file to allow breathing room between the artwork and frame.
African Drum by Oma N. Ramkhelawan
You are welcome to create and submit up to 5 alternate colorways for your piece, for a total of 6 colorways. While alternate colorways are not required, they give customers additional options for your piece. We strongly encourage creating alternate colorways if they work with your piece. More info can be found on our Colorway FAQ page.
Paper Stack by Carrie Moradi
Different Art Print Sizes= Different Cropping
For fine art, we offer up to 8 available sizes for portrait/landscape pieces and 6 sizes for square pieces. Please note that if your piece is raster-based and is not high enough resolution, it may not be available in our larger sizes. Our Art team will review your file and remove sizes that do not meet our quality standards to avoid customer complaints/returns.
The aspect ratio varies slightly across portrait and landscape sizes.
- For Full-Bleed format, this means that pieces will be cropped slightly different across available sizes. If you submit a single .jpeg, you can select the area you’d like to crop this to (top, bottom, left or right), but depending on the dimensions of your piece this may result in uneven margins.
Desert Prism by SylvieCeres Designs
- For White Border formats, this means that pieces may not have even margins around all edges of the piece (if a single .jpeg was uploaded during the submission process).
Sun Bleached Palm Trees by Baumbirdy
If you’d like the margins to remain even across all edges of your piece, you can prepare your raster artwork in the Illustrator templates and place your .jpeg image to fill the area within the inner guides.
Different Formats= Different Cropping
For fine art, we offer 5 unique formats: Full-bleed, White Border, Matted, Float Mounted, and Canvas. Full-bleed and White Border are available to purchase either framed or unframed. Please note that your piece may be cropped/displayed differently across these formats.
Last Tuesday by Jennifer Daily
Canvas: Gallery Wrap vs. Museum Wrap
For our canvas format, we have two different types of wrap: Gallery Wrap and Museum Wrap. You can denote this when filling out the merchandising data for your project.
- Gallery Wrap has the artwork reflected and wrapped around the edges of the canvas. We typically prefer paintings to be set in this type of wrap.
Atelier by Makewells
- Museum Wrap has the artwork only on the front-facing portion of the canvas, with no image on the sides. We typically prefer photography pieces set as this type of wrap.
New Orleans French Quarter Pink Facade by Kathy Van Torne
Please note that our team may change the type of wrap you select if they feel the other option better suits your piece.