I decided that since I’ve branched out from making just jewellery, I ought to have a new Etsy shop banner to reflect that! You can see the new full size banner over on my Etsy shop by clicking the image below.
It took me just under 3 hours to make, though about half an hour of that was on a duff design until I decided to sketch out the idea properly. I’m still not quite up to speed on GIMP, since I was “raised” on Photoshop. I did learn how to use the selection tool better today, and the text tool. What was frustrating was that you can’t edit the text while it’s rotated! Super annoying as I had to guess the font width and height.
I need to make a version for the Facebook page, but I didn’t get much sleep last night so I’m a bit too tired to decide if I should do a larger version, or just add whitespace so it fits Facebook’s cover photo size requirements. I also need to update my digital prints license document so they have the right banner.
Would love to hear people’s opinions on the new Etsy shop banner. I already got a little feedback over on the Etsy forums, which was helpful! Originally the tag was smaller, which made the text on it too hard to read.
I’ve recently branched out and added so-called “digital prints” to my Etsy shop. I thought I would post and explain a bit about the ins and outs of digital prints.
What is a digital print?
A digital print is essentially an image file you can download and print at home or send to a printer. I include a license for unlimited personal printing with my listings, so you can be safe in the knowledge that no one can ever tell you that you don’t have the rights to print it. I provide high-resolution JPG files of 300 DPI or higher so you know your prints will come out looking fantastic!
What is the benefit of buying a digital print?
With physical prints the shipping costs can become incredibly large, especially when shipping internationally. This can often put the price up too high for buyers. With digital prints, you pay a small fee to be able to download the high quality print image. You can then get this printed in whichever format suits you best, giving you much more freedom with the style of print you prefer. For example, I personally prefer a matte finish on prints, but many people only sell high gloss prints. With a digital print you can choose your own finish, without the preference of the seller getting in your way.
What can I use a digital print for?
Anything printed! Digital prints can be used to print on paper, card, totebags, postcard to send to your friends, coasters, mousemats. Anything you can think of that is printed, you can use a digital print for. These are all included in the license I provide. Some sellers even let you use their digital prints as screensavers or desktop wallpapers.
Do I have to print a digital print at home?
It depends on the license you get from the seller. For all of my digital prints you are free to get them printed by a professional, so the quality is even better. You can, of course, print the picture at home if you wish to. It’s up to you!
What are the limits on digital prints?
Again, it depends on the seller’s terms. All I ask is that you only use the image for personal printing. This means you shouldn’t post the image online anywhere or share it with anyone, sell it, etc. Also you shouldn’t sell the printed items you make, as the license I provide doesn’t give you the rights for this and would unfortunately be illegal.
Some of my digital prints for sale
Here are some of the digital prints I have available. Enjoy! ♥