Posted Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:48PM
I notice the default setting on my account is to 'disallow prints'
What are the advantages in allowing or disallowing these?
Posted Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:28PM
I can't imagine anything that I wouldn't want someone to print. I have a very few images that I don't allow EL's on but I allow prints on any of mine. Not that I've ever sold one!
Posted Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:08PM
Is the royalty higher if you allow prints?
Posted Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:18PM
I am strictly a newcomer, but I did notice the "print allowed" box. In the end I decided not to check it. I am rather fussy about my prints. I am equally fussy about matting and framing. It is not a trivial matter to make a good print on archival paper with archival inks. Although I could be convinced otherwise, I would not want a second rate product of mine hanging on someones wall.
Posted Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:33PM
Yes, it does pay more...I believe it is 50% of the profit (that's after printing & shipping costs).
iStock doesn't print 2nd rate products and buyers could just print your image on plain old copy paper in their ink jet if they wanted to. If they download an image, what's to stop em? Here's the article about the Fine Art Prints if you're interested.
Posted Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:46PM
Thanks for the info Diane.