A couple of years ago, my art printer died. I decided not to replace it, opting instead to take a break from making art prints altogether.
So, why take a break?
As any artist can attest to, hand-done prints can be nerve-wracking to consistently produce. We all want them to be PERFECTION, understandably so… and yet there is QUITE a bit of technical know-how or understanding, in order to get the best prints possible (not to mention moody printers to contend with). It’s all quite left-brainy— and, if you are an artist and you haven’t been through the wringer yet with making fine art prints at home, maybe you are a wiser soul than me!
So, I hung up the art prints. During that time, when people would request prints, I outsourced using one of my on-demand partners for fulfillment.
But ironically, outsourcing my art prints just wasn’t fulfilling to ME.
Because, for all of the precision and technicality that goes into getting a great print, there is ALSO the intense satisfaction and joy of being able to offer others such a pure expression of your art and creativity, in such a direct and personable way.
(All those years of printer drama have also taught me a few things about getting good prints, or I never would have decided to jump back in!)
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