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My Promise to You – This has been a large project and learning curve for me to do by myself, and I have learned a lot. I have undoubtedly made a few mistakes along the way, especially on the nights I entered pieces at 3 am! If your order does not meet your printing expectations, or if you wish to have it in an additional size by inches or centimeters – just let me know. I will do all I can to rectify the situation. I welcome the conversation. – Jinx Davis
What is Printable Art? Why is it important now?
Most of us cannot afford art, but with printables, you can update the art on your walls whenever you wish.
A printable is an artwork you can purchase online, and after payment is received, you instantly receive a downloadable digital file, most commonly in JPG, PNG, or PDF format. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world. Small sizes can be printed on a home printer or taken to a local print shop. Frame it in an inexpensive frame or go fancy and have it professionally framed if you have the budget. It is a bold way to buy art that democratizes owning art since it is affordable and accessible. Print shops are inexpensive in most parts of the world, and a large poster can print for under $10.
Change the art prints in your frames and rejuvenate your environment without financial stress. It also assists creators. An artist can sell printable works and still own the original creation. This gives the artist a chance to sell art and earn a reasonable price for creating it over time. The originals can always sell privately or in galleries. It does not disrespect the world of galleries and art collectors since their business operates in a different sphere. Printable art makes perfect sense during times such as the COVID pandemic. Mail delivery has become perilous and severely tardy in many parts of the world. Many communities have experienced shut-downs, economic woes, and school closures, while families are bereft of the usual social interactions. Our home environments have become ever more crucial to our well-being.
When you purchase a printable from Just Jinx, it becomes available to download directly from the checkout page upon payment confirmation. I will also send you an email inviting you to download your new printable wall art. In addition, you will receive a link for different JPG files of the same artwork compressed in a .zip file. Many of these files are larger than 100 MG. Do not worry if your download comes with a message stating that Google cannot scan for viruses. The maximum size that Google can scan is 100 MB. There are no viruses in the download.
I suggest downloading on a computer, not your phone or tablet—double-click on the file to open it and let your computer show you the folders and files inside. In most operating systems, such as Windows and Mac OS, ZIP files are handled internally without needing extra software. If you do need an archive manager software or application, several free ones are available, such as WinRAR, PeaZip, and iZIP. These applications also have a free version for iPhones and Androids, allowing you to unzip files from your cell phone.
Once downloaded, you can upload them to an online service or email your files to a local print shop. Of course, USB drives work, too.
I allow you to use each size in your order three times over 30 days. For most pieces, this means you have 21 prints available to you. So remember to use them within 30 days!
You may wish to pick a frame before printing to learn whether you should ask your printer to use an inside or outside bleed or margin to fit the size of the frame. Then, print them on anything you choose. If you are printing on paper, you should use heavyweight matte photo paper, a white cover card stock, satin, or semi-gloss paper.
Since our art is original and created in several different mediums, I suggest you avoid gloss and use matte paper if available. The quality of the paper makes a huge difference. Printing practices differ throughout the world. If you are in the US, you can always print at Staples, Walmart, Costco, Kinkos, Target, FedEx, or the many local small printers in your area. Non-US customers may have similar big chains, but it is always wise to use a local small business if possible. They need all the support they can get as they struggle to stay alive.
Unlike many Etsy shops or online printable sites, many of our original pieces may not use colors in RGB color mode, a standard for most professional print services. As a result, your print may differ slightly in color. Do not be alarmed when the image shows ink marks, canvas texture, or uneven layering. This is all part of mixed media creations. Please do not consider them blemishes! If edges or areas are a little fuzzy, it was part of the process and not an error. Please read how I make my art and why the process is unique to honoring the limitations of our present lives. Know that I cannot afford to test print all of the hundreds of creations on the site. When digitalizing them in Photoshop, I do my best to make their resolution as best as possible.
I do not give refunds, especially since my mission is to support the Living Arts Corporation’s projects. If you are disappointed in your purchase, please get in touch with me, and you may select other pieces for free. I promise to solve it one way or another! I do not often offer it in petite sizes. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want your selection in smaller sizes than those provided.
Even if you cannot imagine our selections in your home, school, or workplace, I hope you will purchase something to give to a neighbor, child, local service provider, delivery person, teacher, nursing home, women’s shelter, medical staff – or even a stranger. Please print out a piece and pass it along as a gentle and surprising act of acknowledgment and kindness. You don’t have to put it in a frame if you choose. Just carefully roll it up on paper, and add a bow. Leave it on a doorstep, in a mailbox, or hand it to a stranger who looks like they are having a difficult day. Art is for all; now is a meaningful time to share it.
To my knowledge, no other site is donating as much of its proceeds to charity. By business practices, it is crazy to do so. I’m not crazy, but I am asking for your help. Please read about the projects and non-profits you are helping to support with your purchase. I would be honored to have you on my team.
We printed samples at a local print shop called Spektar Kopi, Printers at Vlaška 45, Zagreb. Jurica and Mario were incredible young men to work with. Since matte paper is challenging to find here, the art was printed on heavyweight semi-gloss paper. Here are videos of a few sizes printed. The price for printing was very reasonable.