Growing Demand for Online Fine Art Limited Edition Prints and Artist Multiples

hiscox-printsales projections

Experts project a huge increase in online art sales. According to the Fine Art Multiples site that published an article a couple of weeks ago– What is Driving the Demand for Artist Editions and Multiples?

“The internet’s ever-increasing role in the art market has been backed up with forecasters predicting e-commerce to increase significantly over the next five years. According to the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, 2015, the value of the online art market will rise to $6.3 billion by 2019. A $4.7-billion increase since 2013.”

They further make the point that selling in this competitive and flourishing requires the provenance and certification of the work featured online as growing in importance.

Artists selling directly to their buyers have an advantage of providing living proof of authenticity of the work, and will like more sales by providing each buyer with a printed and signed certificate of authenticity with each print sale.

Artists looking for art print sales platforms with find hundreds on our e-list here with new venues added.

We’ve updated our e-list of hundreds of POD (Print-On-Demand) art sales sites, as well as adding many other new print sales options, such as  sites like Print Solo a new platform for buying and selling fine art original prints and artists’ books. Print Solo showcases, promotes and sells the best of international printmaking. Print Solo only sells artworks printed by the artist independently or in collaboration with a technician. Prints that have been editioned by a printing studio without the presence of the artist are not eligible for sale on  Print Solo. Artists find out eligibility requirements and Register here.

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African Print Services: A New Sales Opportunity for African Artists

I  invite you to take part in a new joint initiative with the newly launched EN1 Prints of London, England. EN1 Prints are a brand new print-on-demand service offering and very good deals to contemporary artists ready and willing to sell limited edition prints of their original work.

 I have negotiated a special deal with EN1 for Artworld’s African Fine Artists that will market fine-art prints (A1, A2 or A3 sized) from your original work. (Initially the agreement is for African artists, perhaps later this will be extended worldwide). The bare bones of the arrangement are as follows.
 (i) There are no fees or charges up-front. You pay nothing, now or ever for the print-service.
 (ii) If a print is sold, the printer get 20% of the selling-price, APS gets 5% (ploughed back into the Artworld service) and you, the artist, get 75%. Payment will be made within 7 days from the sale, less any bank & currency conversion charges.
 (iii) You are free to set your own prices for prints offered from your original work. I recommend an edition of 100, and (in consultation with EN1 Prints) a selling price of USD 75. For each print sold you will receive about USD 56 (75%) less bank costs, EN1 Prints gets about USD 15 (to cover the service, materials and printing) and APS gets USD 4 (or 5%).
 I URGE YOU TO TAKE PART UNDER THE RECOMMENDED TERMS! To do so just reply to this email with the single word YES. I will then contact you with further information (I will need a print quality digital master for each print sold through EN1 Prints. If you want to set special prices or a different edition size then email me with your proposal. I strongly recommend that to reduce costs to a minimum you accept the standard deal! 
 If you want to look at the offer in detail you can read the detailed prospectus, African Print Services: A New Sales Opportunity for African Artists . This also describes what you need to know about the digital images required by the printers. The bigger the digital image, the better: but they can manage with relatively low resolutions, the minimum being some 1600 x 1200 pixels.
 I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! If you have any questions, just reply to this email, or drop me a line at editor@negativeentropy.net .
 Best Wishes,
 Keith
FROM: Keith McFarlane
Editor, Artworld
Nicolaas Witsenkade 47-B
1017 ZV Amsterdam
The Netherlands / NL