Why Buy Digital Art?

Why Buy Digital Art?

Selling digital items allows buyers to purchase an instant download that they can print at home or a local printing store. Many people are searching for artwork like yours for their home but can not afford an original painting or a limited edition print. Offering digital items will allow those people to have beautiful wall art at an affordable price.

So, What Is A Digital Item?

A digital download is an electronic form of file or document that a buyer will get without receiving physical prints.

After purchasing your digital art, the buyer will receive an electronic copy of the file they can print from home or at their local printing shop.

What Can You Do With Digital Download Art?

Instead of downloading these files on a phone or tablet, we suggest downloading them to a computer. Downloading the image you will be able to print it on your home printer, upload it to the printer of your choice, or even transfer the file to an external drive and print it from there.

The pros and cons of printable art:

The pros with printable art:
  1. Lower prices
    One of the most obvious pros with the digital download format is that it has a lower price than a physical print. Since it requires the customer to solve printing at their end, it means that sellers can keep their prices down. This ultimately means that customers can get printable art at bargain prices.
  2. The convenience
    It is called an instant download for a reason, the convenience is a major pro with a digital download. If you ever have felt stuck finding the perfect motive for a room or for a gift, imagine you finally find it! But then have to wait a month for shipping… With digital downloads, you can get what you want, exactly when you want it, without having to leave your couch.
  3. More options
    There are so many options with digital downloads in terms of colors, sizes, and customization. Customization and offering variations of printable art can usually be made in a day or two. Compared to making changes in a physical product that usually takes weeks to make available. The option to make a design that fits the customer perfectly is a huge pro with the digitally downloadable format.
The cons with printable art:
  1. Technical knowledge
    Printables and digital downloads are not products that have been around for very long. One of the biggest cons is the fact that the product format requires the customer to have a certain level of technical knowledge. It means that a whole potential group of customers who may like my designs might be lost to me for this reason alone. For me, as a creator, it means that I really need to make sure that my customers know that I will be holding their hand all the way through a purchase. I will also have to do my very best to provide useful technical guidance in every step of the purchase.
  2. Printing
    A lot of people might be turned down by the idea to buy a digital print that you then have to print yourself. Part of the idea with digital downloads is for the customers to take action themselves, but is definitely not in everybody’s interest. I think a lot of people expect a finished product. 
  3. Quality
    There is an ocean of art printables and digital downloads out there, as amazing that might be in terms of diversity, there’s also A LOT OF TRASH out there. It can be very difficult to separate the trash from the treasures. Some products are in a poor resolution that don’t print well, while other so-called “handmade” or “original” items are not even made by the person that sells them. I decided way before I made my very first printable, which kind of creator I wanted to be. I create my design myself and the quality should exceed my customer’s expectations.

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