Turn your Original Artwork into an Online Store like Etsy!

Turn your Original Artwork into an Online Store like Etsy!

Want to learn how to take your original art that you’ve made and convert it to a digital file that you can print and sell online?

The best part is once you have a digital file (which you can do from the comfort of your home or studio, is you can then easily make multiple print products on demand, from Greeting Cards, Art Prints, Posters, Calendars, Die Cut Stickers and more.

Step 1: Setup a Studio (for as little as $100)

The first step is go to Amazon or any other online retailer and order a photo booth setup for your home. You will be surprised how affordable this can be, here is a link for one set for $99.95.

Once you have your area setup, use a camera for taking the photo. These days a great iPhone or Android is plenty of camera to create the JPEG you need for future editing. 

Step 2: Take the Photo

Once you have your area setup, use a camera for taking the photo. These days a great iPhone or Android is plenty of camera to create the JPEG you need for future editing. 

Step 3: Save the JPEG to your server or computer of your high res photo

Don’t worry about scaling your image yet, just save the photo somewhere handy and you are ready to start creating digital files for print.

Step 4: Decide what you want to sell and create an Etsy or Shopify store

Because you can so easily get high quality printing on demand with no minimums, you won’t have to start with a very large inventory. Just decide what you want to sell and which platform you want to participate in selling online. 

Here is a list of some of the great products you can order on demand with no minimums

Greeting Cards 

Art Prints

Posters

Calendars

Die Cut Stickers

Playing Cards

Acrylic Prints

Vinyl Decals

Christmas Cards

Canvas Prints

Coasters

There are lots of great how to videos on getting started on Etsy or Shopify

You can do it!! 

Remember you make incredible art which is way harder than starting an Etsy store. 

Step 5: Create print files using free software like Canva

If you are a pro at Photoshop or Illustrator already you will know what to do now, but if not there are great new softwares like Canva that are intuitive and easy to use. You can create new artboards to the size you need and bring in that beautiful photo to your next project. We do recommend the pro version of Canva, which is currently about $15/month to access all of its features and libraries of template. Watch this video to learn more about how to build these print files. 

Once you get the first set of prints back you can use your new light studio take photos for your online store!

Step 6: Become Instagram famous!

Rinse, repeat, make art and do it all from the comfort of your home/studio at all hours of the night or day.

After taking the time to design your beautiful invitations, Little Rock Printing has the rest covered. Simply download your design to your computer and upload it to the Drop Uploader at the bottom of their Invitations Order Form. You can also choose from various choices to make your invitation precisely what you’d like, including paper type, finishing, and size.

For any of your printing needs, Little Rock Printing has exactly what you need and more!

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