lundi 19 janvier 2015

Creating Artistic Greeting Cards For Business

By Kristen Baird

Greeting cards are piece of illustrations featuring expression of gratitude and other sentiments. Although they are typically set for special occasions, such as birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions, they are also given to say thanks and to express great feelings. If you are talented enough and love to arts and crafts, then why not use that talent to earn money.

Working with the printers and file formatting can be daunting at first, but once you have divided the procedures to a simple one, then it would be easier for you to start a wonderful business and to consider card production. Creating your own artistic greeting cards will give you a lot of opportunities in this industry.

Before dealing with any companies it is important to prepare yourself. To get started, choose for a common card size found in craft stores depending on the size of the envelop. Actually, it is easier for any store to sell this kind of greeting card because it fits better to the standard rack sizes which makes it more accessible to buyers.

Formatting your art. Helpful tips serve you well in different printers and for home printing. But, it is worth noting that a lot of printers has different features. They will also vary from a certain criteria or specification for printing. Thus, be sure to review them closely and adhere to them. It is important to check twice and print once. It means that you have to double check everything. Print out finished file on your printer, so that you can have a certain idea of how these cards will look after printing. Make your cards ready to sell with boxes or sleeves.

The greeting card market is a very huge business and companies need a constant source of new and artistic designs to decorate their company lines. That is where you as an artist can earn more extra cash. The key to sell your artwork is to understand the needs of a company. Make sure that the style of the cards fit with the style of the ones produced by the company.

Some companies want an artwork that does not exclude specific population demographics. For this reason, animals, such as dogs, cats and birds are very popular because they are cross cultural. There are also specialist companies who want a certain type of illustrations that caters a religious or cultural demographic. These companies seldom receive submissions than bigger firms.

Literally speaking, there are many organizations for printing greeting card production that requires every artist to create different holidays and styles. You are not also required to submit your artwork to big companies, as you may have more luck with small organizations and publishers. Look for some possible organizations who work with any artist like you. You may also research their websites for more ideas.

Once you have identified most publishers, you can make use of this approach and prepare for the submission. Make sure that you have followed the instructions given. You can also conduct follow ups after submitting your artwork.

If you have the talent, you should make use of it. There are many people who are successful in their business because they us their skills and talents to run their company. Just like them, you may also become a successful person someday.

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