Printable Art - FAQ

As I am based in a remote part of the world, I sell my designs as digital files. This is the fastest way to get my art in your hands. Not only do we eliminate wasted shipping miles, you also get more flexibility and freedom to use my designs at an affordable price.

So far to date I have sold my work to 42 countries. I think that is amazing! 

Modern coastal illustration art print A4 with boho seashell flatly

How do I access my files?

At checkout (once your payment has been processed) you will be able to instantly download my Zip file securely through Shopify. This folder contains the high resolution image files and my print instructions pdf document. You will also receive an email with the download link for your digital purchase.

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

Buy from me with confidence knowing that if you are not happy with your printable art for any reason I will try to fix your issue or provide a full refund.

Which file do I use?

To ensure the highest print quality, it is important to use the file that correctly matches the print size ratio you are after. Detailed information about which file to use is included with the print instructions provided after purchase.

These files are standard sizes making it easy to source ready made frames.

What size can I print?

Detailed information about print files and available sizes for each design is included with the print instructions provided after purchase.

These files are standard sizes making it easy to source ready made frames.

You will also find a table setting out the available print sizes for each design, at the end of each individual product page.

Depending on a range of factors, my designs come as either:

- Large Poster (Largest size 24 x 36 inches or A1) with up to 15 sizes to choose from

- Medium Poster (Largest size 16 x 24 inches or A2) with up to 12 sizes to choose from

- Small Poster (Largest size 11 x14 inches or A3) with up to 6 sizes to choose from

- Extra Small Poster (Largest Size 11 x14 inches or A4) with up to 4 sizes to choose from

You will receive multiple artwork files in a number of size ratios giving you a range of print sizes options to choose from. 

Can I get a custom image size?

I offer a FREE image re-sizing service. I do not make larger sizes but can re-size my artwork to any custom smaller ratio (in high resolution) including square. Please contact me via email to discuss your request.

Where can I print my files?

For best results I highly recommend using a professional printing service either locally or online. For vivid bright colour (similar to what you see on the screen) find a print company that uses archival giclee pigment ink that prints in the RGB colour spectrum and not in CMYK. 

If you are chasing a great artist quality print, look for a print company that specialising in fine art prints and artwork reproductions. You might pay slightly more than a standard print shop but there is a big difference in quality and longevity of the final printed work. 

In Australia, I use Hound & Bone, specialist printers based in Melbourne (with Australia wide shipping). 

Below is a table of print shop suggestions depending on your country of residence.

Country Print Service Suggestion
Canada Staples – Walmart - Cosco
Australia Officeworks I personally use Hound & Bone, specialist printers based in Melbourne (with Australia wide shipping). 
US Staples – FedEx – Kinko’s – Walgreens – Walmart – Target - Cosco
UK Boots
Online Shutterfly.com Snapfish.com Mpix.com Finerworks.com Persnicketyprints.com Framebridge.com

Can I print on merchandise and surfaces other than paper?

Yes, you have freedom to choose a print medium to perfectly suit your needs, provided it is for personal use only. All my files are RGB high resolution (300dpi) jpegs.

You can use an online print service such as Snapfish to print on wood, canvas, acrylic or even products including tote bags, phone covers, journals or cushions. These make wonderful gifts. You could even use the image to make a unique birthday card. Please do NOT upload our images to any online wholesale sites such as Alibaba.
 

Can I use the files for commercial purposes?

Most of my artwork is for your personal use only and not to be used for commercial purposes. It is the property of Unratio. Sharing files is not permitted, however you can give printed images out as a gift. Provided it is for personal use you can print as many copies as you like.

Please do not edit or change the files, share or sell the files including via email or on social medial. Some of our design resources are available for commercial use. Please look at the item description to see if this applies to your purchase. If you are unsure, please contact me. 

What paper do I use?

Paper is a personal choice. I suggest using regular to heavy card stock (150+gsm). If your Print is being framed I recommend Premium Matte or Luster/Semi-Matte paper.

My personal preference is Hahnemuhle Photo Cotton Rag 308 gsm.

Premium Matte - Produces a more natural flat muted image. Well suited for black and white Prints, light or pastel colors and emphasizing texture. This is a good budget option that produces beautiful results when framed with glass. A popular brand is Epson Ultra Premium Matte 5 star paper.

Gloss Photo - This paper is shiny, giving depth and a clear sharp image that makes colors pop. It is well suited to images with high contrast or full color photography. It is reflective and can produce glare which can be exaggerated behind framed glass or in areas with lots of lighting. Gloss is often used for poster prints intended to hang directly on a wall unframed.

Luster/Semi-Matte - This has a lustrous sheen that is a nice balance between matte and high gloss. It can add a soft sparkle and produce vibrant color - ideal for prints of water or prints with large areas of dark color. If you are unsure about using either matte or gloss this is a good in between choice.

Cotton Rag - This produces a vivid, textured and slightly warm softened look similar to watercolor paper. Our favorite is Somerset Velvet 100% cotton rag paper (255gsm) printed with archival ink. Most cotton rag papers are made using recycled materials making it a good environmental choice.

** TIP - If printing at home look for an online paper supply store offering ‘sample packs’ which are a cost effective way of buying only a few sheets to test out different paper types.

Gallery Wall Layout Tips?

If you are creating a gallery wall with multiple prints, here are a few tips to get you started:-

  1. Choose your layout first before printing and framing.
  2. Create your layout on the floor. This way you can play around with possibilities. Once you have decided on a composition take a photo for reference and measure.
  3. Measure from the top of the painting to the hook so you know where to put the nail or hanging strip.
  4. Level your first piece.
  5. Aim for uniform spacing between artwork.
  6. Grow from the bottom.
  1. Bright beach digital illustration art prints in A4 size.