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Etsy Alternatives For Digital Downloads: Creating Beautiful Custom Art For Your Home

Jilly Downloadable Print & Posterjack Frame - Photo by Heather Lapier

[Pictured here is the Winter Cabin Jilly downloadable print, printed and framed by Posterjack as a 32"x32" light walnut Gallery Frame. Photo credit: Heather Lapier]

Digital downloads are trending and for good reason! They provide an affordable way to display custom art in your home or office. The process is super easy and can all be done without even leaving your home! Once you find the artwork or photo you want to display in your home, you simply download the digital file and then use an online photo printer, like Posterjack, to turn that digital print into beautiful art. If you choose Posterjack (which we really hope you do!), the process couldn’t be easier: just upload the digital print to our website and choose the product and size you would like to print. That’s it! We will create your custom art from our Toronto workshop, package it up, and ship it right to your front door.  

Although Etsy is probably the most popular platform for purchasing digital downloads, sometimes you might want to search for an Etsy alternative for digital prints. A few reasons you may want to do this include:

  • You’re looking for specific artwork from someone who doesn’t sell their prints on Etsy.
  • You can’t find exactly what you’re looking for on Etsy.
  • You’re looking for an Etsy alternative that offers free digital downloads to print.

Whatever your reason may be, here are some Etsy alternatives worth checking out. 

Related: From Download to Display: Tips on Printing Etsy Digital Downloads

3 Great Etsy Alternatives for Digital Downloads 

1. Jillian Harris 

Designed by Team Jilly and some amazing local artists, the collection of Jilly downloadable prints include a variety of photos, artwork, and typography. 

Jillian Harris Jilly Downloadable Prints & Posterjack Custom Frames

Get the look: The photo above is featuring Jilly’s set of three Fall Abstract digital downloads printed and framed by Posterjack. The frames shown are one 8”x12” and two 14”x18” Gallery Frames with the light walnut finish. Cut and milled from gorgeous Canadian Ashwood, the Gallery Frame style mimics what is showcased in galleries around the world. It features a deep 1.5-inch profile and is stained in one of four finish options, in each case, the grain of the wood shows through, adding a rich, beautiful textured look to the frame. 

As a Canadian company, we love supporting other Canadians. If you choose to style your space with Jilly Prints and Posterjack, you’re creating custom art that is 100% Canadian, from design to display.

Related: Beautiful Maternity Photo in Light Walnut Gallery Frame: Photo Art of the Week

2. Unsplash

Unsplash is a great Etsy alternative worth checking out. With a community of over 210,000 photographers, Unsplash provides a vast library of over 2 million high-resolution images that are free to download and use however you want, like turning them into beautiful wall art! Use the search bar to find exactly what you want or browse the various topics until that perfect photo jumps out at you.

Panoramic Photo of a Sunset Over the Ocean in Victoria, BC - Bedroom Decor Styled by Posterjack Canada

Get the look: Keeping with the Canadian theme, the photo above features a sunset over the ocean captured in Victoria, BC, by photographer, Marie-Michèle Bouchard. You can download the high-res image here. The photo art product featured here is a 20”x60” Posterjack Gallery Box with the silver float frame. Our Gallery Boxes are a favourite with interior designers for many reasons:

  • They’re super versatile, looking great wherever they’re displayed. 
  • They’re affordable. 
  • Their matte finish and no-glass design means there won’t be any glare or reflections when displayed in rooms with a lot of light. 
  • The come in over 30 different sizes. 
  • The hardwood floater frames have four colour options.
  • They’re rated for 200+ years of fade-resistance.
  • They’re made in Canada.

Related: The Best Place to Print Out Your Panoramic Photos

3. National Gallery of Art

Another fantastic Etsy alternative for free digital downloads, the National Gallery of Art has a collection of art that is completely free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. With over 50,000 images currently available to download, that perfect piece of artwork you’ve been searching for might be found here!

Custom Art Living Room Decor Made with Downloadable Print & Posterjack Frame

Get the look: The artwork shown in the photo above can be downloaded here. It’s displayed in a white 24”x32” Loft Frame. Designed and made in Canada, the Loft Frame is a Posterjack exclusive. The solid wood frame is defined by its deep-set mounting style as your image is recessed one inch from the face of the frame.

More Etsy Alternatives for Digital Downloads

Although we’ve only featured three options here, there are several Etsy alternatives out there which offer downloadable prints, many of which are free! Check out The 9 Best Sources for Free Printable Wall Art for a list of websites which offer everything from photography, classic art, space images, old book illustrations, and even old maps of Canadian cities, all for free! 

Once you’ve found the perfect digital download, we would love to print it for you! Check out the collection of photo art products we offer to get started. And, as always, if you have any questions along the way, we will be more than happy to help! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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