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selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tricia d sutton Nov 4. 6 Replies

I searched this site and saw similar questions regarding this but were 7 + years old. Tastes change so I'm going to ask it.Should I sell art prints without a mat to offer lower prices?Some people…Continue

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tricia d sutton replied to tricia d sutton's discussion selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?
"Thank you everyone for the suggestions"
Nov 4
Sonja Jones replied to tricia d sutton's discussion selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?
"I second that suggestion!  I have been matting my reproduction prints this way, and it works very well.  I also have matting in various colors, and if a customer prefers a different color, it's nothing to swap out the matting of one…"
Oct 19
Mike Baker replied to tricia d sutton's discussion selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?
"You might try using Self-adhesive photo corners. You can get them from places like Hobby Lobby, Michaels. They come in packs of 108 pieces for about $3. You can place the corners on your backing board, then slip your image into each of the four…"
Sep 19
Larry Berman replied to tricia d sutton's discussion selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?
"I think you mean reproductions. The original already exist so it's called a reproduction. Using a mat, though it may be disposable, means they won't have to handle the print. Matting can be really inexpensive. I recommend white mats with…"
Sep 19
tricia d sutton replied to tricia d sutton's discussion selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?
"I meant prints. My brain hurts. Thank you"
Sep 19
Larry Sohn replied to tricia d sutton's discussion selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?
"Confusion. You call them "prints" but then also call them "paintings". Which are you referring to? Research "Conservation / Archival Acid free / Lignon free mounting and hinging tapes."
Sep 18
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selling art prints with no mat and what tape to use?

I searched this site and saw similar questions regarding this but were 7 + years old. Tastes change so I'm going to ask it.Should I sell art prints without a mat to offer lower prices?Some people just want the painting inside a frame without a mat. Their reasons could be the space size or they already have a frame with an 8x10 opening so don't want to buy an 8x10 from me if I have an 11x14 mat around it. So to give people more options I have thought of offering unmatted prints.Also, what tape…See More
Sep 18
Connie Mettler left a comment for tricia d sutton
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Tricia. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the…"
Aug 10
Christina L. Towell left a comment for tricia d sutton
"Hi Tricia, Welcome to AFI!  We're thrilled to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success."
Aug 7

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At 10:26am on August 7, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Tricia,

Welcome to AFI!  We're thrilled to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.

At 1:21pm on August 10, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

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