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    Wink Prints....

    I've been thinking of selling prints of my stuff from my website, but I dont want to find a place that makes bad prints.

    Does anyone have any experience with selling prints?
    If so, where?
    I've heard of cafesale (sp?) but I'm not sure how good it is.

    I'd appreciate any info you guys can throw my way.
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    Lots of people use deviantart prints...

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    How about Thumbtack Press?

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    Some of my friends been using Ezprint, which is the same back end printing service as DeviantArt's print. I never used Ezprint personally, but I've ordered prints from DA, and I think the prints are at very good quality.

    I've used Mpix, love their metallic finish, especially for bright saturated colored pictures.

    I've also tried Zazzle before, their base price is slightly cheaper than cafepress, but it's a pain to remove product. You have to email their tech support in order to remove your product, which I find very stupid.

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    I don't know if you have Costco in the place where you live. My friends said me it is very cheap to make a big size print there and quality is very nice. They print images to sell.

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    Depending on the number of prints you want made, you might consider an offset printer in your area. Working with them would mean you'd be able to make sure the end product looks like you'd want it to, on the other hand it'd mean a minimum of 500, maybe 1000 prints :/
    I heard you can get decent desktop printers for this kinda thing too. If you plan to sell prints in the future, that might be an investment worth looking into.

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    My personal recommendation is to find a local printer to do them for you. It's more hastle because if you're selling them, you'll also probably have to ship them manually. But at least then you can see first hand the quality of the prints, and work with the printer to make sure the color and tonal values are what you expect.

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    do not use cafeexpress. They are terrible. First off they don't let you delete prints. Once you upload stuff it is very hard to get it off if you decide not to sell a print. I had a very bad experience with them. Deviant art prints is fantastic. I use deviant prints.

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    i dont know if this is any help but they do comics and i read they do posters.
    i heard good things about them except they take a while cuz they dont have enough personel working or something like that. dont quote me on it.
    http://www.comixpress.com/

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    Not for prints, but for small booklets I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with lulu.com? Curious how the print quality looks in particular, not their nonsense "online store" thing

    "Every little step considered one at a time is not terribly daunting" - Ethan Coen

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    I had looke dinto Lulu for books/booklets in the past. I ordered one of their books just to see the print quality... which is about what you would expect from a print-on-demand book publisher. Basically the pages for full color at least are Fiery laser prints, double sided, then bound with a heavy gloss coverstock. The cover is nice, but the pages inside don't compare to actual printing of course... though for small run books, I don't think I can complain as the quality is pretty decent when you think what you are actually getting.

    Now it looks like they even sell hardbound/casebound books. Sweet!

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