19 Mar Introducing: thefineprint.co.za
thefineprint.co.za is an awesome, new and easy to use platform for buying and selling prints by South African illustrators, graphic designers, artists and photographers.
The concept was developed by a few illustrators who wanted an easier way to sell their printed works to the public. They had great work lying around but didn’t have the time to promote, manage and fulfill random orders of prints. A further frustration was that many artists don’t have easy access to print labs, so selling prints becomes cumbersome.
thefineprint.co.za hopes to solve these issues. The site was designed and built by architect, furniture designer and amateur photographer Sebastian van Greunen (also known as madebyseb) as a sister site to find-design.co.za. He says, “Basically all the seller needs to do is load files and set a price, the rest of the boring stuff is handled by us. This leaves more time for creating fab new work.”
This is how it works:
thefineprint.co.za aims to provide a convenient online sales platform for creative folk in the realm of print media. Sellers simply need to create sales items in their shop, by setting sizes, prices and submitting the print files. Sellers decide what to sell their work for (based on the profit they want) and the sales price is calculated to include a modest commission and base print cost. The rest of the process, such as order management, printing, packaging & shipping, is done by us. Sellers need to be approved before being able to sell work and the admin team will look for a certain level of skill and quality. All sellers must also be South African, but we may collaborate with international folk from time to time.
The site’s main focus is ‘open edition’ prints, but ‘limited edition’ prints can be accommodated. Artists also have the option of using the site as a storefront and managing their printing and shipping themselves. All Giclee printing is done on 100% archival cotton rag paper and mailed in custom large diameter tubes. Any artists interested in selling work can read the FAQ section on the site or email us directly (email@example.com)
Currently the site features fresh and exciting work by the artists Alex Latimer, Anthony Dart, Brandt Botes, Ben Winfield, Gerhard Human, Patrick Latimer, madebyseb and Phill Steffny; soon to be including Francois V Photography and Jean de Wet.
Browse at thefineprint.co.za