PRINTABLE PRINTS (OR PRINTABLES) ARE PIECES OF ARTWORK, DRAWINGS, DESIGNS OR PICTURES THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ONLINE AND PRINT YOURSELF.
You get a high resolution jpg file that you print yourself. You could use your home computer, but for artwork (especially brightly coloured work) I would recommend you go to your local copy-shop or printing service. There are also very good online printing services. Although, when you go to your local shop, you can see the result immediately and probably have someone to help you as well! Some papers are quite cheap and still have enough weight and quality to them, that enables you to experiment a bit…some places even allow you to print on almost anything; wood, aluminium,(mostly online services)….You could give that a try; depending on the budget you want to spend.
They are money savers and eco-friendlier! Why?
Art-printables are cheaper than pre-printed art prints because:
-there’s no overhead of supplies, printing and packaging so the price is much less than art that someone prints for you and then mails to you…
And eco-friendlier because:
-There is no printing of a certain amount in advance, so no waste of paper. It’s ‘print on demand’.
-When yòu print your print, you’re eliminating all the packaging that pre-printed art needs to make it look nice and protect it in transit. Usually pre-printed art comes with a cardboard board to keep it flat, a plastic sleeve to protect it, all inside some kind of envelope which often is lined in protective (and plastic) bubble wrap.
-because printables are digital files, there is no car, truck or plane required to transport them to you. Equals: less pollution.
So, that is a “printable”! Something to give a try 🙂