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New Submit: Setting up Prints Tip

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:23 AM
With the New Submit Page comes a small change in how prints are uploaded to the site. Below is a screenshot of the new submit page. On the right, you'll see 3 options. I have checked Submit Prints. Below that, a new check box appears, labeled Use recommended defaults.

Untitled Drawing by renonevada

If that box is checked, you will skip the prints submission page and the sizes closest to the image you have submitted will be selected. If you leave the box unchecked, you will be brought to the prints submission page where you can customize your products to your hearts content.

Keeping the box unchecked is most definitely the best option to choose, in my opinion. I like to have control over every piece to make sure it will look good when someone buys it.

On the flip-side, if you're a photographer and your source file hasn't been cropped at all, there is an excellent chance the 1.5:1 image ratio will work by default. Our system will see that and give you those print sizes already set up. I would still recommend personally looking at them, but in cases like that, it is most likely safe to submit the default settings. No Art Gift products will be selected by default. These include mugs, magnets, and calendars. Those must be manually added.

If you're unsure which you like better, un-check the box and see what prints it gives you. On the prints submission page, what you see as checked are the default sizes. :)

New Submit Prints tips
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Licielo Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Devianart. But there are a lot of things that I don´t understand. I have uploaded 5 artworks and still  none one of them is now  selling like a print. They are in JPG file format, RGB color, 72 ppi resolution. The system always says: "Your file size is not enough longer for sell like a print". I have made longer one,  but after the system says:"Is not enough longer work". Besides what mean: "Your file D is processing"? And whatever it is how many time it takes? I am tired of to wait.
Besides, please explain me what mean "upload a print".The process is very confused and tangled.
And my last question, I do oil paintings, can I do sell oil canvas in Devianart? Thanks!!
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c55m Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like I'll be leaving DeviantART before I really got started.  I'm unable to submit artwork for print because my png and jpg file formats no longer work.  I've never heard of an RGB file format, and googled it... apparently it's a file format I can't or don't know how to create.  That's too bad, and I'm going to have to ask to cancel my subscription and get my money and artwork back.  I feel like I've just been kicked. :(
Glixeworld Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i cant find where to submit! 
HannahMegurine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
What does " Your print _____ was processed?" 
renonevada Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When submitting a deviation, you have the option to submit prints as well. Once they are in our shop you are notified that the prints have successfully processed and show in the shop.

If you do not wish to submit prints, make sure the Submit Prints checkbox is unchecked when submitting a deviation.

If you would like to deactivate prints, you may do so by clicking the "Edit" button on any deviation that has a Print enabled. On the deviation edit page, uncheck the "Sell Prints" checkbox and and click the “Update" button. Once you click "Update" your Print will no longer be available in the deviantART Prints Shop.
HannahMegurine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so they are in sale ^^ Great, thanks
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I couldn't find it anywhere in the FAQ. Is PNG not allowed as a print?
renonevada Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PNG's can definitely be uploaded as a print. I would suggest removing any transparent elements, if there are any, to ensure that the image processes correctly when being formatted for each of our product sizes. :)
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Thank you for that. It turns out I had a huge glitch with it. I deleted & re-uploaded without an issue. :)
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