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missydeedeetee  asked:

Can I ask you where you get your artwork prints printed? I'm new to this! Thanks

I go to local print places. Most places will let you print something as a test just to see the quality. If not you can always put in a buck or 2 and print something on their cheapest paper just to see the ink quality/color.  

The best places i’ve gotten prints from are usually mildly sketchy looking shopping plazas. You know, the ones that have a generic name like “color copies” that print banners and community signs. They often care more about their printers/products and want you to become a repeat customer. 

Depending on the place they also might let you use your own paper at a discount, as long as it’s a standard size that won’t jam their equipment. I recommend google mapping copy places around you or just keeping an eye out for printer places on the road. You’ll probably find a good one.
I don’t like doing online printing b/c I’d have to pay shipping and possibly end up with 50 too dark or off green prints. 

I bring my laptop and a flash drive with me for printing so I can edit the color/levels after the first print, then print the rest with the edited version to insure they come out close to how they look on screen. You might have to do some adjusting, there’s only so much the printers can do, or maybe I’m just really picky about the way the colors print hahhhh.
You could make a test sheet with all your prints crammed together so you can get an idea of how weird the colors will turn out without having to make a bunch of copies. 

Depending on where you live staples or officedepo might make reasonable prints. But the quality and the lenience with paper used really depend on the individual store. So maybe you’ll luck out there.
If anything the printing area of officedepo often has nice rotary and guillotine paper cutters you can use for free to trim things. >:D At least mine did.