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How to Print and Price your Stuff

The main example used here is posters (and other print items for simplicity sake), but I do mention other items and what I talk about here applies to pretty much all produced products (posters, mugs, key chains, bookmarks, comic books, etc.)

Here’s some advice based on my own experiences and research.

General Pricing:

8″x10″ posters are usually at least $10 and up. Posters Larger than that are usually at least $15 or $20 and up. 

For a larger poster $45 can be perfectly acceptable especially if the content is particularly fantastic or detailed.

The exact amount really depends on you, art level, size of poster, printing costs, printing method, etc. Don’t under price your art, but don’t expect to sell a lot of and 8″x10″ print for $50 a piece unless your art is really frickin’ spectacular.

[Original art (not a print, an original, like a physical painting or sculpture) are a different story. Original paintings and the like can go for larger amounts, but your only selling the individual painting once. This will focus more on production of multiple prints and copies.]

Selling Factors:

How do you plan on selling these? For physical copies, if you’re not going to be at a convention or booth, online there’s

Shipping cost

to consider. Will shipping be an added on cost or will the poster price be higher and shipping free? (If you’re doing free shipping make sure to put that where it’s well visible. People always like free.) Also make sure to account for overseas shipping which can be way pricier.

Also consider deals.
Buy 2 get 3rd 50% off can help encourage people to buy more and raise your sales, but you have to willing to sell your product for that price. Other deals that are common are Buy $X or more and get free shipping, Buy X# of products and get free commission doodle or bookmark or other little trinket (doodles can be requests that you post on your blog rather than physically ship), Buy full set for $50 (instead of the $60 it would cost to buy them all separately), and other things in this vein.

Production:

Are you going through a site where you never actually touch the product (ie. RedBubble) or are you handling all the printing and shipping yourself?

Online Sites and 3rd Party Vendors:
If your going through a site that handles all the production and shipping it can be good since it’s very hands off. On the payment side though here are some question you need to check:

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YOU:

(U said let us meet soon~~)
Yes dear…let us meet
let us give rise to storms,
set the world ablaze.
years and years have i waited,
for a friend such as you.
let us meet outside,
in the wilderness
where lone wolves howl plaintively
and the wind sighs mournfully
in remembrance of days gone by;
When like-minded hearts ran together joyfully ,
casting aside shackles of mortality.
Let us meet again, yet again,
only to part again, yet again.
Such is the world we live in. 


ME:

We’re going to meet soon, you say
Down by the river where wind swept waters flay
They don’t tell you about girls being brash
But we know it’s got everything to do with how we flash
Up and down and all around
In for a penny and in for a pound
You’re my soul sister in these trying times
And I’m lost without you busting the rhymes
But like you said in your words so true
We gonna fly up high in the sky like the birds in blue
And when ‘like-minded hearts run together’
Joyful ain’t the only thing we’ll be feeling forever
For if we meet soon then rest your troll
We’ll never part in spirit, heart, and soul.

Drunk Words.

Request: Could you do a Laurens one where he comes drunk and he says something he regrets when he sobers up and wakes up and see your not beside so he panics ( I also love Anthony a bit too much)
Pairing: John Laurens x Reader
TW: Angst, drinking, self-doubt. SUPER FLUFF TOO I CAN’T HANDLE THE FLUFF.
A/N: I encourage you to listen to this song while reading :) 

                                                        ✰   ✰

The two of you weren’t married yet, but you were engaged and you couldn’t stay away from each other, anyways. Moving in together was the one compromise you could come up with, even though your parents weren’t the happiest with your decision. Nonetheless, you were happy and that was what really mattered.

Truth be told, you were more than eager to move out of your childhood home, away from your parents’ watchful eye and quick-to-judge attitudes. You spent a good chunk of your life solely trying to please them and be the perfect poster child. 

Throughout your relationship with John, you always had doubts; since your parents always wanted more from you and were never pleased, you always thought that you wouldn’t be enough for John and he would find another. He reassured you, time and time again, but a little monster of doubt had made a home of your head, scratching your brain every now and again, sending you spiraling down into a pit of self-pity and doubt.

At the moment, you were sat on the couch, a book in your lap as you waited for John to return home from his night out. You didn’t mind him going out and you weren’t waiting for him like a worried mother, but without him in the house, you could not get yourself to go to sleep. 

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Imagine Request - Secret Wishes

Can u do an imagine where Justin and y/n meet on an event and she falls in love with him/has a crush on him or idk but they forget to change numbers so she can’t contact him but then she gets the request to be the model in Justin’s new music video and he admits that he did it to see her again😏

The second you laid eyes on him you were mesmerised and entranced. You’d seen photos, videos, posters, but in real life, nothing compared.

Steadying your breathing, you distracted yourself as you walked down the red carpet, discretely gliding your hands on your dress to discard the layer of sweat that had formed from seeing him a few feet away.

Hearing your name being chanted and multiple flashes going off in your presence, Justin turned his head away from the cameras and the interviewers and let his eyes trail up and down your body.

Looking over at him, you saw his eyes staring obviously in your direction. Your heart thumped in your chest as you carried on smiling and posing. Every glance over at him caused your heart to beat faster as he was still watching you. You secretly wished he’d talk to you, or that you’d have the courage to talk to him.

Walking over to one of the interviewers that was calling your name, you smiled politely but watched Justin’s burning gaze out of the corner of your eye.

“[Y/N], it’s so lovely to meet you, thank you for taking the time to do this.” The interviewer started off, you nodded and smiled. “What’s it like to be at an event like this? I’m aware you haven’t done this very often.” She pointed the long microphone in your direction.

“It’s unreal, yeah, it still makes me nervous and I don’t think it’s actually sunk in that I’m around all these celebrities.” You laughed, turning your head to see Justin looking away from you and towards the interviewer. You could only just hear what he was saying.

“No, no, I’m not dating anybody right now. But there’s so many beautiful girls around, so we’ll see.” He joked and laughed with the man that held the microphone to him.

For some reason, your heart flipped, but you brushed it off.

“Who’s your favourite celeb you’ve witnessed tonight so far?” The interviewer glanced around excitedly. “Oh, there’s Justin Bieber! Hey, Justin!” She smiled and waved rapidly at him, causing him to chuckle and wave back. “I’ve interviewed him a lot, we’re good friends.” She chuckled.

You laughed at her before answering. “Uh, I’ve seen so many! Selena Gomez smiled at me earlier and I had to take a moment to breathe, honestly.” You chuckled, your face heating up.

“Selena Gomez, huh? Does that mean there won’t be anything going on between you and the Biebs?” She looked at you suggestively, making your face flush.

“I don’t know, I’ve never even spoken to him, but we’ll see.” You chuckled, wanting to drop the conversation completely.

Once you were backstage getting ready to perform, you heard loud clicks on the floor and then a soft tap on your shoulder. Turning around, your body almost gave up on you as you saw the man you’d been practically drooling over all night.

“Hey,” Justin smiled, but it curled up into a grin as he watched you. “It’s great to finally meet you.”

“Uh, i-it’s great to meet you too!” You smiled enthusiastically, shaking his hand that he’d held out.

“You seem nervous.” He chuckled and kept a smug grin on his face, knowing he was making you this way.

You were talking to him, but now, you secretly wished he’d touch you, or kiss you, anything.

“Do you even know how pretty you are? I think anyone would be nervous.” You scoffed at him, making another laugh leave his throat. It was such a beautiful sound.

“Thanks, I guess?” He looked slightly puzzled but smiled at you. “If it means anything, I think you’re beautiful.” He grinned.

You choked on air at that point, but you tried to hide it. “Thanks.” You chuckled nervously as your face turned tomato red for the hundredth time tonight.

“[Y/N], you’ve got to come get ready!” You heard your makeup artist shout of you, making you inwardly groan.

“That’s me.” You huffed but laughed. “It was lovely to meet you.” You smiled at him before turning and walking over to your dressing room, wishing you could stay and talk with him.

A few days later, Justin was still thinking about you and hitting himself for not getting your number. After raking his mind for any excuse to see you or find you, in this case, because all he knew was your first name, he came up with an idea.

By searching your name, he found you on Twitter. Clicking the ‘follow’ button that would eventually make you squeal with excitement when you found out, he proceeded to read through some of your tweets.

“@y/t/n: I met justin bieber last night, that doesn’t happen every day.” He retweeted it as he laughed at you.

A few days after that, you got a call from your manager. “[Y/N], I’ve got something for you. I’ve just had an email, Justin Bieber wants to see you about his new music video.” She spoke almost casually, having no idea how much of an effect it’d have on you.

You inwardly screamed, but played your cool. “That sounds great, when do I meet him?”

“He said as soon as possible, he said "If she’s free tomorrow, that’d be great.” And you are free tomorrow.“

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You walked into the building where Justin wanted to meet you, once again your heart was pumping faster and faster.

Turning the corner, you were greeted with the oh-so familiar sight of the back of Justin’s neck, the wings tattoo illuminating and complementing him beautifully. "Justin.” You called out, catching his attention.

He smiled brightly when he caught sight of you, jogging over to you. “[Y/N].” He breathed out.

“I’m here for the audition?” You smiled, not noticing his gaze hadn’t left you.

“I don’t care about the audition, I want you in it.” He stated with determination. “If I’m gonna be honest, I only did this so I could see you again.” His laughter trailed off as he stared down at you, making your secret wish come true.