Cost-Effective Custom Artwork
If you’re looking for custom-designed artwork to display in your home without breaking the bank, you need only look to two places: Etsy and Posterjack. Etsy provides endless options for custom designs which you can purchase a digital version of, and Posterjack is where you can print the Etsy download, turning it into incredible custom art that will look amazing displayed in your home or office.
To find a design on Etsy, simply type what you’re looking for in the search bar, along with “digital download.” So, for example, say you’d like to create a gallery wall of baby animal photos in your child’s bedroom, you can search “baby animals digital download” and get tons of results, from jungle animals to woodland creatures. You’ll also be provided with everything from black and white photos to watercolour paintings. Once you have a better idea of what you want, you can narrow down your search by using more specific search terms, like “woodland animals digital download.” Etsy also provides you with the option to sort the results based on relevancy and price. The majority of search results will include an image example which shows the design in a frame and on display in a room, which can help you better visualize what it will look like when you print it.
During your search, you can also click on the heart in the top-right of any product to add it to your Favourites. As there are so many digital downloads to choose from on Etsy, this feature can be very helpful, especially if you’re at the beginning stages of your search.
Tips for Getting the Best Etsy Digital Downloads for Printing
If you plan to purchase a digital download from Etsy to print, there are a few things to consider to make sure you’re getting the best design for your intended purpose.
1. Take note of the print size/aspect ratio.
Once you’ve found the perfect digital download, make sure to read what it says under Item Details. The seller should have included information on the print size and/or aspect ratio. If you’re set on printing your digital download in a specific size, you’ll need to make sure the file size matches, otherwise you will have to crop the image to get the print size you want. So, for example, if you want your artwork displayed as a 16”x16” print which has a 1:1 aspect ratio, purchasing a digital download that’s created for a 16”x20” print which has an aspect ratio of 5:4 will not work without cropping it. We have a great article that helps explain aspect ratios and print sizes you can check out if you want to learn more: How to Choose the Best Canvas Print Size for Your Space
2. Get in touch with the seller.
If there’s a digital download you’re absolutely in love with but it doesn’t quite work for your space—maybe the print size isn’t what you want or you’d prefer the artwork in a different colour—you can always reach out to the Etsy artist to ask whether they can accommodate you. When you’re on the Etsy listing page, simply scroll down to the “Message Seller” button to get in touch with them. It never hurts to ask!
3. Know your rights.
A lot of Etsy artists create and sell their digital downloads for personal use only, so make sure you find out what the copyrights are if you want to print something for commercial use. This information is often found under Item Details. Just shoot the seller a message if you’re unsure or if you have a special request.
4. Check out the reviews.
Etsy customers will often include photos in their reviews, which is especially helpful when purchasing digital downloads, since it allows you to see the product after it’s printed. These reviews are also great to look at if you need some inspiration!
Did you know that you can also see Posterjack customer photos? Our Idea Gallery is full of images our customers have shared of their prints! And if you want to read reviews, there are thousands of those as well.
5. See what Etsy says.
Although the process is pretty simple and you shouldn’t encounter any issues purchasing a digital download to print, Etsy’s Help Centre does has a section dedicated to helping you if you run into any troubles purchasing a digital download.
How to Print Your Etsy Digital Download
Now it’s time for the fun part! After you’ve purchased an Etsy digital download, you get to choose how you want to print it. From beautiful hand-stretched Canvas Prints to timeless custom Framed Prints, Posterjack has a large variety of photo art products to choose from, and printing your digital download is incredibly easy. Simply choose your preferred product and print size, upload your photo to our website, and let us take it from there!
We will professionally print your image using only premium-quality materials and state-of-the-art printers. From start to finish, your order will be carefully printed, handcrafted, packaged, and shipped from our Toronto location. This means there will not be any surprise duty or custom fees, and shipping is always only $9.99 or free on orders over $150.
Printing Etsy digital downloads with Posterjack is an incredible way to create custom Canadian-made photo art at an amazing price. It’s such a rewarding feeling to be a part of the process too! Displaying artwork that you were involved in creating is something to be proud of. You have full control over the design, print style and size, and it’s delivered to your door, ready to hang on your wall. You don’t have these options when buying art from a big box store, nor are you likely to receive high quality art that’s made in Canada. Etsy digital downloads and Posterjack: it’s a match made in heaven!
The super-adorable woodland animals digital downloads used in this article were provided by PeanutPrintsBoutique. The Etsy shop owner has generously provided an exclusive discount code for you to use on any of their digital downloads. Use the code POSTERJACK10 for a 10% discount!