Sometimes when visiting museums, we wish we could take the art home. Thanks to art prints, we can do that; here’s what to know before you buy one.
If you are a lover of the arts, you know there is nothing better than spending hours in your local museum, appreciating the wonderful art all around you. Art brings people of all walks of life together, and it is a force that lets us express ourselves where words fail. Nothing can evoke or explain the feeling that certain art pieces can bring us. Thankfully, you can take that feeling home with an art print, but here is what you should know before purchasing.
It is always better to be safe than sorry, so checking a seller’s policies is a must when purchasing an art print. Even if you absolutely love a piece of art and think it would be perfect in your home, your feelings might change when it is finally hanging on your wall. The costs of good-quality art prints can be quite high, and if you find your investment piece is not to your liking, you should be able to return it. Double-check with your seller on the return policy and terms and conditions of the art piece.
Although we certainly wish we could have the real thing, we just can’t—those pieces belong in museums. However, you can get as close to the real thing as possible when you buy a high-quality art print; here’s how to do that. Firstly, your seller will usually mention on their website the canvas they use to print on; it should be acid-free and made from cotton.
Moreover, inquire into their printing process, as you want to make sure they use archival ink to print since it is high-quality, colorful, and long-lasting. An art print that is cotton, acid-free, and printed with archival ink can last up to 100 years.
You can always purchase your art prints from the largest art-printer companies on the market. However, the artist might only receive a small commission from your purchase. As such, you might consider purchasing your art print directly from the artist, which helps support them right away. There are also other benefits here, as you can get first insight on their recent pieces and new prints, and you might be able to customize your order.