Redbubble metal prints review

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What is a Metal Print? Here’s What You Should Know

Metal artwork has been a form of self-expression since ancient times. Metal prints, also known as metallic prints, are modern, high definition art pieces made of a sleek metal panel (usually aluminum), layered with any image of your choosing. Make your most cherished memories into your newest metal art workpiece for your home or office. These stunning, luminous photo prints can be hung in a living room, bedroom,  or another favorite place in the home. Metal prints bring photographs to life and often make for a great conversation piece. If you’re looking to design your own metal print, head on over to our extensive metal print collection.

What Is a Metal Art Print?

A metal print is a wall art piece that has a clean, modern, industrial, high-definition look. Metal prints are printed on aluminum, with a white base coat that will make any color printed on the metal print more vivid. These show-stopping pieces are great for your home or as a gift to someone you love. Metal prints are resistant to fading, moisture, and scratching, which are perfect elements for a modern metal wall art print to be hung inside or outside your home.

These head-turning metal prints will be a great way to showcase your best photos in colorful hues. Custom metal prints are durable, scratch-resistant, and waterproof, making them the perfect piece to be hung anywhere. Printing photos on a metal piece will give your photo a striking industrial, modern touch to your walls and they do not require frames. These ultra-modern metal prints will be the highlight of your wall art pieces and will perfectly display your personalized photos. Choose from a wide range of layouts, backgrounds, and custom texts to make your metal wall art piece one of a kind. Installation is a breeze, with a handy hanger attached to the back; making mounting these metal photo prints quick and simple.

Metal art and canvas and prints with different images of a familyWhy Metal Art Prints?

While the medium you choose for photo printing is largely based on personal style, there are some unique benefits of metal art. Customized metal prints use a frameless design, giving photos a clean, modern look. You don’t have to deal with framing or matting the piece: the art is ready the minute it arrives. Because of its durable material and professional finish, metal art has immense longevity. It looks as new in 20 years as it did on day one.

In addition to the metal prints’ longevity, they are scratch-resistant and waterproof. That’s right: you can hang it in your kitchen, bathroom, playroom, or even outdoors, without worry that it will be damaged or getting scratched. You can have peace of mind knowing the artwork will remain pristine over time. In terms of how your photograph will look, you may be surprised by how brilliantly it displays on a metal print. Because the image is infused into the aluminum sheet, not on top of it, it becomes clearer and more radiant. In other words, the process takes your image and magnifies its beauty.

When deciding on your metal print, you can choose from a few options for your surface finish:

A brushed metal surface: This allows a silver basecoat to peek through your image, enhancing the metallic elements and muting the image colors.

A true-color surface: Provides a white basecoat that allows the colors of the image to truly pop.

A glossy finish: Available for both surface types. Tends to give the image a more vibrant, crisp appearance.

A matte finish: Available for both surface types. Offers a more subdued, muted look.

No matter the surface type or finish you choose, metal prints experience less glare than framed artwork. With metal prints, there’s no glass for the light’s reflection to interfere with. It is still recommended that you not place your metal print in direct sunlight, in order to reduce any fading that may occur.

Family on metal art in outdoor gear with kids piggy backing on mom and dad

Things To Consider With Metal Prints

The longevity and brilliance of personalized metal prints make them an increasingly popular choice for home decor. To ensure it’s the right medium for the particular image you have in mind, you’ll want to consider a few key aspects.

The photo you select should be of the highest resolution. This allows your image to appear crisp and professional on the metal panel. Because the image is printed directly onto the material, a metal print becomes a permanent art piece. Unlike a traditional glass frame, you won’t be able to swap out photos. Be selective in choosing your image—one that you’ll appreciate for years to come.

Though our metal prints, like this portrait style design, tend to be relatively light, metal prints are still slightly heavier than other prints due to their durable materials. We suggest hanging your metal print on a stud in the wall rather than on drywall or plaster. With any wall art piece, it’s important to make sure you install the art piece securely so that it doesn’t fall or injure anyone.

Metal Art work on a wall in a collage style printed on black and white

How To Make A Metal Print

  1. Pick a memorable picture you will cherish for years to come. Since metal print pictures are printed on the metal directly, you’re not able to change the picture as you would change a framed photo. Choosing a photo that is taken on a high-quality camera will make your photos come out cleaner and without any blurriness.
  2. Select a template or layout that best matches the pictures you want on your metal print. From single photo templates to collage layouts, the options are endless. Also, take into consideration the size you want your metal print to be, with over 10 sizes to choose from, you can mix and match the sizes of your wall art pieces.
  3. Design your metal print. This is the time for your creative side to come through. As you arrange your pictures, it’s best to come up with different options to choose the best arrangement design possible. In this stage, you can also choose to have a glossy or matte finish for your printed pictures.
  4. Once you finished customizing your metal print, all you have to do now is add it to your cart and browse additional Shutterfly wall art products.

Wrapping Up

The stunning appearance of metal prints lifts nearly any photo from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’re looking for an art piece with longevity, style, and personal meaning, consider designing your own metal wall art.

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Redbubble Review &#; Selling and buying Art

For nearly 10 years I&#;ve now been selling my photos via Redbubble. When I first started selling my art there, Redbubble&#;s focus was mostly on Wall Art. Over the years a lot of additional products like cell-phone cases, clothing and even jigsaw puzzles have been added. Moreover, they largely extended their global network of manufacturers, making it easy for me to sell my photos world-wide.

In this article I review Redbubble from the perspective of an artist who want&#;s to sell art and of a buyer who wants to buy that art. And I start by looking at the quality of the products, because this is important for both parties.

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For me as a photographer it&#;s important that my photos are reproduced properly when printed. I don&#;t want somebody to buy my photos and be disappointed because of quality issues with the prints. For this reason I regularly order prints from Redbubble myself and review the quality, making sure it is good. And I was never disappointed.

But with more and more products being added it is a bit hard to keep up. Although I only sell Wall Art, there have been some exiting options added over the years, which I haven&#;t tested yet. And since ordering framed and metal prints just for testing can become a bit expensive, I reached out to Redbubble and they kindly offered me a discount code to review those products.

Framed Prints

Framed prints offer the classic representation for photos like you would find in a gallery. And I think many of my photos would look great in a proper frame.

That&#;s why I ordered my photo Big Ben as framed print to test how Redbubble does it. When ordering a framed print you can select from different sizes, different frame types and colors and different passepartouts. I went with a brown frame and black passepartout: the color of the frame matches well with the photo and the dark passepartout provides the right extension of the natural framing I already have in the photo.

So how does the finished piece look? I already knew the print would look great, because I had tested the silky prints before and love them. But I also like the look of the frame. First of all it&#;s very lightweight, because thin Plexiglass is used for the front, and this makes it easy to hang &#; a simple nail in the wall is sufficient. Looking at it I don&#;t see a difference to real glass. The frame is a very light wooden optic frame, which gives the complete piece a very classy look.

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The only thing you should be aware of, if you order such a framed print is that you have a proper place to hang it. And this means not next to a window or a very bright light source. Ideally such a framed photo should be properly lit from above. Otherwise the reflections on the Plexiglass can become very apparent depending on the viewing angle.

That&#;s a common problem with framed prints, which is why it would be great, if Redbubble could also include a higher priced, premium version. This could allow for the use of anti-reflective glass instead. Such glass wouldn&#;t completely kill the reflections, but they would be further minimized.

Metal Prints

About 10 years ago was the first time I tested a metal print from another lab. Back then I didn&#;t like it very much because of the rough finish. So I was very interested to see how this printing technique had evolved over the years and if metal prints would now be an option I&#;d recommend.

Metal Redbubble Print Review

And I have to say I was surprised how great the glossy metal print of my photo Junction, which I ordered from Redbubble looked. I couldn&#;t believe that this was printed directly onto the metal &#; colors and details are reproduced perfectly. If you want to get a print of a modern looking photo with vibrant colors, e.g. of some architecture or city, such a metal print is the perfect option in my opinion. It&#;s very thin and lightweight and the mounting has it float in front of the wall, which looks great.

Knowing how metal prints look in now, I can say that this wasn&#;t the last metal print I ordered.

For Artists

There are four major factors that make Redbubble the perfect option for me, when it comes to getting my art out into the world:

  • &#; It&#;s free.
  • &#; I can set custom prices for all products, deciding how much I want to earn on top of the manufacturing and service prices.
  • &#; I can sell my photos world-wide in nearly every country with manageable shipping costs.
  • &#; I can offer a large selection of print products in good quality and I don&#;t have to stick to certain formats, because many products can be produced in any aspect ratio.
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Besides those four points, there&#;s more though. First of all it&#;s easy to add, organize and update photos. Information about the necessary resolutions of your images and the color profile can be found here. I can include Google Analytics or use Redbubble&#;s own statistics to track how popular individual photos are, I have a good overview about my earnings, which I get payed via PayPal each month.

What I also like is that over the years there have been constant improvements to the platform, while maintaining the core functionality. In the time I&#;m with Redbubble, despite many changes, I never felt lost because the dashboard always gives me a good overview.

And although I have an own homepage to drive traffic to my Redbubble portfolio, I also benefit from Redbubble&#;s own marketplace, through which anybody can find my art via the titles, descriptions and keywords I use.

For the future I hope to see some more classic Wall Art options, for example, as I already mentioned different glass options for the framed prints or maybe a mounted print behind acrylic glass. Because to be honest, I don&#;t think my photos look good on t-shirts or leggings.

Now because all of this is my personal experience with Redbubble, I&#;d just say, for anybody who wants to sell his art there, just give it a try: Order some smaller prints on different mediums and review for yourself, how you like the experience from the perspective of a buyer. Because this is what counts in the end.

For Buyers

And this brings us to Redbubble for buyers. Because of my recent Redbubble review and the tests I did before, I have some experience in that department and I want to share it with you.

First of all, the world-wide delivery is not only a big plus for artists. From time to time I also sell prints on mediums that Redbubble doesn&#;t offer and if the buyer is not from central Europe that&#;s always a problem, because shipping costs can get very high.

Buying through Redbubble though means that the shipping costs seldom increase to more than 20 Euro. That&#;s because of their manufacturer and service network. For certain product lines Redbubble works with manufacturers in different countries and when ordering such a product, it is produced and shipped from the closest manufacturer. But even for longer distances the prices are still not exceedingly high. My 64x50cm metal print, for example, was produced in the US and shipped with FedEx for around 20 Euro.

Redbubble Order Updates

I also have to say that in terms of updates about the state of an order Redbubble does a great job. Even having prints ordered from different countries I always had a quick overview about the production status and later the shipping status via regular email updates. My order for the metal print, the framed print and a jigsaw puzzle, which I will review once I was able to complete it, took about 10 days from order to completed delivery.

And if for some reason there&#;s a problem with a product, Redbubble also offers a return policy.

There is one drawback for Redbubble&#;s service network though. If you want to order several prints on different mediums, those will most likely be produced by different manufacturers in different countries. And this means the shipping costs add up because such an order cannot be shipped in one parcel. So that&#;s something to be aware of.


Arriving at the end of this article I have one more thing to share with you, which is a discount code that will give you 15% off of any product you buy on Redbubble until &#; RBC-SHMichael. If you are an artist, this might be the perfect opportunity to test some products. And if you are just looking for something to dream about in the current times where traveling isn&#;t easy, feel free to check my portfolio of travel photo from all over the world.

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Redbubble: Quality of Prints (A Look Redbubble’s Print-on-Demand Wall Art, Including Art Boards Prints, Art Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Metal Prints, Photographic Prints, &#; More!)

Table of Contents: Redbubble Prints

Redbubble: Quality of Prints (I Read & Summarized Customer Reviews!)

If you&#;re looking for unique wall art designed by independent artists, then you&#;re in the right place!

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

Since Redbubble&#;s prints are getting increasingly popular every year, I thought I would write a post summarizing what customers had to say about them (plus I bought 7 prints for myself).

From the quality of the materials to the quality of the printed design, everything you need to know about Redbubble&#;s prints is right here!

Flawlessly printed, amazing art design and prompt delivery. Have spent over $ on redbubble products for this reason, and I will remain a customer. Thank you

Tom on Nov. 18, [RES]

Are Redbubble Prints High-Quality?

With all the Redbubble prints I&#;ve ever bought throughout the years, I always found that the details were sharp, and the colors were vibrant.

And with all the customer reviews I&#;ve ever read about Redbubble (I&#;ve read over 5, reviews), I didn&#;t read many complaints about the quality of the prints.

But, sometimes customers will complain that the print is blurry or pixelated. This is usually due to the artist uploading a low-quality image.

However, if you do get an item that is not to your liking, no problem! Just let Redbubble&#;s customer service know about your issue.

I&#;ve dealt with Redbubble&#;s customer service before, and I can tell you (from my experience) that they&#;ll do anything to make their customers happy.

Redbubble&#;s Prints vs Size

One thing to note is that some of Redbubble&#;s prints are &#;custom sized&#;. For example, even though the paper is the for these two small prints (The New Year in Hisseii art print and We Used to Live Here art print), the images are different sizes. (FYI: Both of those art prints are trending right now.)

This means that you really have to pay attention to the sizes on the product page of each print you&#;re thinking of getting.

Redbubble&#;s Art Board Prints vs Quality

Customers (and I) agree that Redbubble&#;s art board prints are made with a really high-quality, firm art board.

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING ART BOARD PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

But this isn&#;t just your ordinary 4-ply art board. I&#;m really impressed with the beautifully textured, watercolor material that the design is printed on.

The material is similar to the art boards that you would find in art galleries.

A really good extra detail is that these art board prints come in individually wrapped cellophane sleeves! It&#;s perfect for if you&#;re planning on storing, collecting, or selling the artwork.

The art was even higher quality than I expected! They looked great when I opened them and even better on my wall.

Joseph B. on Jan 15, [RES]

Since Redbubble&#;s art board prints are small, blurry or pixelated prints are less likely to happen than all the other prints mentioned below.

The best part about art board prints is that you can really display anywhere.

You can put them on your wall (they come with 4 Velcro dots), frame them, or just lean them on a shelf or mantle.

Another thing I really enjoy about these prints is that they come in standard sizes (other Redbubble prints come in &#;custom sizes&#;).

By having art board prints come in standard sizes, it&#;s MUCH EASIER to find affordable frames that will fit them (Amazon).

Art boards have quickly become one of my favorite items on Redbubble. They’re sturdy and so easy to decorate with. The picture always turns out clear, not blurred. If you want to buy a print of anything, I definitely recommend going with this format.

Klarisa on May 15, [RES]

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Redbubble&#;s Art Prints vs Quality

These art prints look even better in person than online. The colors are vibrant, and the paper is textured and thick.

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING ART PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

The art prints come with 1 to 2 borders around the designs (varies according to the artwork&#;s dimension) and are sized to be personalized for most standard-sized frames (Amazon).

These prints are actually high-quality giclees made with archival paper and inks. This means these gallery-quality prints will have a higher lifespan and will be resistant to yellowing and fading. So you get to enjoy your art prints for many years.

Overall, I don&#;t have any complaints about these art prints. I think they&#;re worth every penny.

Can&#;t remember the last time i was so eager to receive a parcel, and so happy when i realised that prints exceded my expectations. The quality is just great and the artwork looks so much better live than on the screen. I would really recommend this to anyone. Thank you redbubble. :)

Jelena on Oct 23, [RES]

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Redbubble&#;s Canvas Prints vs Quality

These ready-to-hang canvas prints are amazing and one of my favorite things to buy as gifts.

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING CANVAS PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

Just like the other prints sold on Redbubble, the colors are vibrant and the printing is beautiful.

But the best part is that these canvases are sturdy and thick (the sides of the canvas prints are between 38mm x 40mm thick, which is roughly to inches ).

I find that the stretching, framing, and back of the canvas are professionally done.

The only complaint I have about these is that the sides are left white.

It&#;s a matter of personal taste, but I prefer canvas prints to either have the design continue on the sides or to have the sides black.

I&#;ve bought several canvas prints, and all I did was paint the sides black using acrylic paint (Amazon).

The canvas felt really good and the print itself was high quality, looked exactly like the picture without any stretching or weird shrinking. The frame feels sturdy as well. Overall pretty awesome! I would definitely buy more canvases from here if I ever needed something. Plus shipping was fast, it came in a week ahead of schedule even though I ordered it just before Christmas.

Daniel A. on Jan. 9, [RES]

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Redbubble&#;s Framed Prints vs Quality

In my opinion, the framed prints look better in person than online. The frames are really high-quality and the matting is very well done.

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING FRAMED PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

Redbubble uses the same kind of paper and inks for the framed prints as the art prints described above.

Although I really like the box frame (my favorite frame style) because it looks very contemporary, I wish they had more styles and colors for their frames and matting. I especially hope they offer white frames and some kind of natural-colored wood frame soon.

I would also like the option to pay more to get a non-reflective glass for the frames, especially when buying artwork that&#;s opposite a window. Extreme light on the prints can make it difficult to see it clearly.

I have to admit the first time I bought a framed print, I was extremely worried that the perspex (the glass looking part of the frame) would arrive damaged. But now I don&#;t worry because Redbubble packages their prints VERY well.

One thing to note when shopping for framed prints on Redbubble is that the measurement they give you on the product page is for the art print itself, and does not include the matting and frame. So it can be a little difficult to know the exact size of the final product.

Superb quality framed prints
I&#;ve bought quite a few framed prints from Redbubble and I&#;ve been absolutely delighted with the framing and most importantly the quality of the actual print. No blurring or fading of the image. The range [is] huge &#; well bigger than huge actually so there is something for everyone. The prints are really well packaged so no fear of transit damage. Buy with confidence &#; always.

Sue on Dec. 30, [RES]

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Redbubble&#;s Metal Prints vs Quality

Metal prints are my ultimate favorite prints to put in my bathroom because they&#;re contemporary, ready-to-hang, lightweight, durable, cleanable, and they&#;re waterproof!

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING METAL PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

The print quality is also amazing because you can really see the tiniest details on the designs. So these prints are perfect for anyone looking to buy artwork that has a lot of intricate details.

The sharpness and clarity of the metal prints is like nothing I&#;ve seen before.

If I have to pick between the glossy and matte finish, I prefer the matte. I find that the glossy finish is a bit too reflective. But I guess it all depends on what kind of look you&#;re going for.

I loved my first metal print from Redbubble! … It really made my photo pop &#; and the light weight and ease of hanging is fantastic. I&#;ve since ordered two more metal prints that are gorgeous, and look forward to buying more. Redbubble metal prints are the way to go!

Colleen on May 11, [RES]

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Redbubble&#;s Photographic Prints vs Quality

The high-quality, durable photographic prints are even more beautiful in person.

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

These are my favorite prints to get when I want a framed photo that shows off every little detail. The colors are also vibrant and stunning.

I especially love to buy these types of prints when I want to buy a photo of beautiful places around the world, like this photo called &#;Tokyo &#; A Neon Wonderland&#; by HimanshiShah.

I also tend to pick this type of print if I&#;m buying a photograph of people or animals, like this best-selling photograph of &#;New York Llama&#; by ToastCrumbs.

These photos also come in a luster or metallic finish. I personally like the metallic finish better because it really does make all the little details in the photo pop.

Prints come out nicely, however it&#;s definitely worth paying the bit extra for the metallic finish &#; the image is much more vibrant and it gives depth. Darker artworks in particular can be hard to see in the luster finish

Jayden on Aug. 4, [RES]

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Redbubble&#;s Mounted Prints vs Quality

Click here to see the #1 TRENDING MOUNTED PRINT on Redbubble &#; updated daily!

I haven&#;t bought any of the canvas or wood-mounted prints yet, so I really can&#;t comment on this type of print at the moment. But I&#;m saving my pennies to buy some!

I&#;ll be updating this section of the review very soon!

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Overview: Review of Redbubble&#;s Prints

So, are Redbubble&#;s prints as good as online reviewers claim they are?

Yes! Redbubble prints are not only good. They&#;re GREAT!

My friends and I have ordered so many items from Redbubble for 14 years, including their prints.

All of the prints are high-quality and suitable to showcase in a gallery, home, or office.

My personal rating of Redbubble&#;s prints is out of 5 stars. I only took out the stars because the sizing of some of the prints can be a little tricky.

But, worse comes to worst, if you&#;re just not impressed with your print, it&#;s easy (and free) to return a Redbubble a print within 90 days.

I&#;ve purchased a handful of photo prints now and there are so many other things I would like in my house. I really like the idea of supporting independent artists and the convenience and affordability of the site&#;s art catalogue. Great way to decorate your home in your own weird unique way!

Alvaro P. on Mar. 30, [RES]

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Resources & Reviews About Redbubble&#;s Prints

All customer reviews featured on this page were taken from Redbubble&#;s customer review section. To view more of these reviews, click on any print on and then click on the &#;Read all reviews&#; button on the product page.

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Hello friends!

So, just as the title suggests, today I'll be starting to answer the question of which art site to order prints from by reviewing the quality of art prints from Society6, RedBubble, and INPRNT.

The idea for the post came from a few inquiries I received over the years regarding where one might purchase one of my art works as prints or on which online art society type shops I recommend selling and buying (my own) work from. This post will explore which is the best option (of the three site listed) for purchasing prints of your own art.

For my review process, I chose my illustration - "The Fox's Tower" as the control image. Because it had a range of subtle colours, lights, and darks - it would be ideal for revealing subtleties between colour quality of the prints from each online shop.

To begin, I will say that I was very pleased with the colour correctness of all - RedBubble, Society6 and INPRNT prints. They were both very close to the hues and levels of my original file. If I were to be very particular, I would note that they were both a touchdarker and more desaturated than the original, but this was very slight, and anyhow, I would have preferred that the prints came out a tad more muted than too saturated.

And now let's get to some more detailed analysis!

(*Disclaimer 1: photos documenting this review process aren't the best. I will improve upon them later.
Disclaimer 2: I've not had any incentives to do this review from the companies mentioned.)

1. Society6 Print

Society6 print
I ordered the standard Art Print / MINI 7" x 10"
According to Society6 its a "gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, % cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing."

With my artist seller discount, the print price came to $ and shipping would have been around $ However, I ordered it during a free shipping promotion day which cut the cost down in half. Yay!
Total: $ USD

The print arrived around two weeks later in a thin, but seemingly sturdy cardboard envelope. Inside it was packed in a plastic sleeve and enforced by thin sheet of cardboard paper. The packing seemed very size appropriate and "green", but I was just a little concerned that my print might have gotten bent on it's journey, had it been a rough one. This, in fact had happened before with a different print I ordered from Society6.

As I mentioned in the beginning, I was very satisfied with the colour quality. I also appreciated the equal white border width around the image.
However, I suspect that this feature was what caused the print to actually be x 10 inches, rather than 7 x 10 as was said at the check out. I had no problem with it, but I can see where some people might be annoyed if they already prepared a mat and frame.

2. RedBubble Print

RedBubble Print being held straight by misc. objects (pre ironing)

I ordered the Art Print in the 'Small' 12x16" size
According to RedBubble their Art Prints are:
  • % cotton rag Giclée art prints
  • Printed on stunning gsm natural white archival paper with archival ink
  • The size options are exactly tailored to standard frames
  • Self frame in the blink of an eye for a perfect custom finish

With my artist seller discount, the print price came to $, the standard shipping $ - a subtotal of $ However, because there was a discount promotion of about 20% happening, the final price came down to $ USD. 
Yes, it was my strategy to order prints when there were promotions happening. =)

The print also arrived around two weeks later and it was packed inside a plastic bag and rolled up to fit into a cardboard mailing tube. It was delivered to a designated mail slot for packages at my apartment complex.
On the one hand, I appreciated the tube packaging because that greatly reduced the chance that my print would get bent or damaged along the way, but it did require me to iron the print to make it straight in order to be framed.

Again, as mentioned, I was very satisfied with the colour quality.
The only thing that irked me was that 12 x16" was the smallest size I could order withing the Art Print category. Don't get me wrong - it looks great and I love it, but I definitely think a smaller size option would have been fantastic.

3. INPRNT Print

INPRNT Print. (More yellow in photo than in real life)

Last but not least, I ordered the 8 x 11" print from INPRNT.
According to INPRNT: "This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on % cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border."

With my artist seller discount, the print price came to $ USD and because I purchased during their free shipping promotion weekend that was my grand total also. (Yay!)
And if I decided to upgrade to a larger - 12 x 17" print at the time, it would have only cost me $
The shipping is what really makes or breaks the deal for me.

This final print also arrived around two weeks after the purchase date. It was packed into a plastic sleeve and held in place by tape in between two large, thick sheets of cardboard, which were then encased in a large cardboard envelope. It was delivered to my door. Ienjoyed it because it seemed like my print was very well protected against bending. However, in my opinion the packaging was rather oversized for the size of the print, which might be regarded as a little wasteful. Not a problem for me, because I reuse or re-purpose all the packaging I receive (the best I can), but something to keep in mind.

Colour quality wise, I was also very satisfied. No complaints whatsoever. Compared to the other two prints, it was a touch warmer in tone and a little more desaturated in some places, but that didn't make me like it more or like it less.

(left) Society6 print | (right) INPRNT print
Funnily enough, the Society6 and RedBubble prints were exactly the same in tone. (More apparent in life, rather than in photos.)
On one hand, it was reassuring, because that confirmed my monitor and their printers were calibrated properly. Yet, on the other hand this made it hard for me to pick a favourite.

(left) RedBubble | (middle) Society6 | (right) INPRNT


Not to sound too repetitive, but I was very happy with the colour and paper quality of all three prints, so I can't really pick a favourite in that regard.

In terms of value, it can get tricky to judge which print would be the best value for the price because all these place I purchased from would have different promotions and sales happening at different times, so it would really depend on the luck of the day or the strategy of the purchase.
(For this shopping round, the print with the lowest price per square inch was from RedBubble with $ per square inch)

In turn, let's look at how much each print would cost with the artists seller discount but without any other promotions/sales.

Society6: $ (print price) + $ (standard shipping to Canada) = $ USD total
RedBubble: $(print price) + $ (standard shipping to Canada) = $ USD total
INPRNT: $ (print price) + $ (standard shipping to Canada) = $ USD total

At first glance INPRNT seems like the most frugal way to go, with its lowest cost of $ per small print.
However, if we crunch the numbers again to calculate the lowest price per square inch, the frugal winner is the print from RedBubble at $ per square inch. INPRNT comes in second - with $ per square inch and Society6 in third - with $ per square inch.

Well, there you have it folks.  For the same quality of print, RedBubble is the way to go on an average day, with the best deal of value per size of the print. And INPRNT is the way to go if you're choosing by lowest final price overall within the small print category.

I hope this has been a useful post for you to read and keep an eye out for a similar review post in the future when I compare more art print results from a different set of companies.


Metal review redbubble prints

The guard was already preparing to load one of the girls on his shoulder. - Move the grid, - asked Jasmine, - Pisces also need to eat something. - You yourself will soon go to feed the fish, - snapped Tina.

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No shouting like a guard, mom and so on. He understands that there is no one here except us. I have no time for her feelings, I would have finished myself. And there at least the grass does not grow. Finished.

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Yes, I get it, he replied, frowning.

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