Collection: Fine Arts Printing

Printing for artists is what we love doing most. Many artists nationwide employ our many inexpensive print services for reselling work. We rededicated ourselves to the industry by creating this fine arts printing collection. Fine arts printing includes smaller quantities, faster turnaround options, convenient sizes, archival media, and a new card stock option - the textured card stock.

  • All media is archival and intended for retail and gallery settings.
  • We focus primarily on artists looking to sell their work.
  • Giclée options are available for larger-size prints.
  • In many sizes, multiple art files (8x10 and up) are allowed per quantity.
  • Metallic variants are available for limited edition prints.
  • Our staff inspects all artwork before printing begins.
  • We are here to advise and consult beginners.
  • All packages are blind shipped.

This section also comprises giclée printing, a form of production using graphics-oriented inkjet printers to recreate prints that closely resemble the original work. Giclée printing is available on gloss photo paper, matte photo paper, matte canvas, and watercolor paper.

We encourage artists to search through our other product lines since those paper types and options typically cover 90% of all print projects and are generally less costly. However, this fine-art section offers more low quantities, very high-end paper, card choices, and options most beneficial to artists selling retail prints.

Digital Art Prints

Digital prints include various sizes such as 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 11" x 14", and 11" x 17" (more options are available). Card choices include Texture Card (100# Cover), Enhanced Matte (100# Cover), and Gloss Card (110# Cover). These three premium archival paper options are ideal for artists requiring higher-end final products for resale purposes.

Metallic card (gold and rose) options for limited edition variant prints are available for medium posters. Thinner paper card options are available in our flyers section.

  • Gloss Card (110# Cover) – Our satin-gloss card stock provides a light sheen and the richest colors.
  • Matte Card (100# Cover) – A premium choice (and artist favorite), matte is an elegant and uncoated alternative to gloss.
  • Textured Matte (100# Cover) – This distinguishing material is the heart of our fine arts section and gives artists a textured choice. 
  • Metallic Card (100# Cover) - We offer rose and gold metallic media to allow artists to add limited editions to print runs.

Giclée Canvas Prints

Our stretched (or wrapped) canvas prints are staples of quality and spread around .75" quality wooden bars. Prints on individual canvas sheets are also available. 

Large Posters and Photography

Wide-format art prints, also called large posters, have two incredible papers. Clients commonly embrace them for retail artwork, movie posters, and large-scale photography. These options include satin photo gloss paper and elegant photo matte paper. Many large-format print sizes are available, and custom sizes are always welcome. We print all larger format indoor solutions using archival giclée methods.

  • Gloss Photo Paper – Our satin Glossy Photo Paper is a 235 g/m2 photographic paper optimized for photographic and intense graphics. You can expect vibrant colors and superior fade resistance at a competitive price. 
  • Matte Photo Paper – This second archival option is FSC Certified and 180 g/m2. This media feels heavy and appears opaque to deliver full-color graphics and photo-realistic images with uniform ink coverage.

Watercolor Prints

Another Giclée service, our beautiful and heavyweight 19 mil archival watercolor prints, can be custom cut to almost any size. Watercolor prints are rigid and essential to reproducing any physical painting.

Let's Talk About Art Specs

Printing artwork accurately can be scary and frustrating. It would be best if you didn't get overwhelmed with specifications - especially if you are new at printing your fine art. Nevertheless, let's talk about some main points.

  1. Resolution - The lowest we want to print is 300dpi. Your monitor will play tricks on you. Many people turn in lower-quality images intended for digital media. We will contact you in that situation to search for a solution before printing occurs. We love printing fine art at 600 dpi.
  2. Color Mode - We print everything 13x19 and under in the CMYK color mode. Don't worry about it if you don't know what this means. We convert everything. We print giant posters in CMYK or RGB color models, but we recommend CMYK for color accuracy.
  3. Bleed Area - This extra area allows us to provide edge-to-edge prints. Technically, we require your image to be a quarter-inch longer than your final product. A file for an 8 x 10" should be 8.25 x 10.25" in size. For posters 16 x 20" and over, you do not need to add any bleed area. If you do not understand what the bleed area is, don't worry about it. We will handle it in most cases.

If you are worried about anything, you have options. Five dollars pays for a digital PDF proof demonstrating significant color shifts and possible bleed issues. If you want our staff to solve problems and move straight to production, you can select the "Just Make My Graphic Work" option for nine bucks. We may ask you questions before moving forward with printing your fine art. Ultimately, we want everything to look great with as little energy from you as possible.

Fine Arts Printing FAQ

Are your fine art papers archival?

All fine arts printing collection papers are archival: 110# Gloss Card, 100# Matte Card, 100# Textured Card, 100# Metallic Card, Photo Gloss, Photo Matte, Watercolor Paper, and Canvas Media. Small formats 13x19 and under are toner-based, and larger prints are dye-based. All media in our "fine art printing" section are lignin-free and acid-free.

Can I print multiple files?

Yes. You can print as many art files as you like for wide-format reproductions. For smaller dimensions, 8x10" to 13x19", you can print up to five different images per quantity. Please review our multiple-file policy for more updated information.

I want to ship directly to my clients. Do you offer white-label services?

We can drop ship your prints directly to your customers. We do not include our company name on shipping labels or add invoices, receipts, or marketing material to packages.

Can I order print sizes not found on your website?

Yes, custom sizes are always welcome at no extra cost. The primary way to accomplish this is by finding a size your image will fit. For instance, if you are looking to print 5" x 5" squares, you can order from our 5" x 7" Cards page. If you are hoping for 11" x 15" posters, visit our 11 x 17" Art Posters page. To discuss your projects further, please feel free to contact us.

What DPI do you usually print at? And can you handle all the little details in my work?

The lowest resolution we desire for fine art printing is 300dpi, but we will print at 600dpi. While ordering, let us know that you prefer the 600dpi, so we are on the same page. You can provide this information in the instructions available on each product page.

There's an upcoming convention I want to sell my work, but this is the first time I've done something like it, so I have no idea what I'm doing. How long does it usually take to receive prints?

Prints usually ship within one to three business days. Art problems could increase the number of days. If we see issues with your artwork, we will let you know via email. Our staff works very hard to overcome art-related obstacles. Make sure emails from and are whitelisted. We ask you to provide deadlines in the instructions area of your order.

Is my work kept private?

We understand you own the copyright. We only share photos of prints we made on social platforms if you permit us. We ask for permission during the checkout process. We do not use your digital images for anything outside of producing your prints.

If I order ten prints and add a gold variant, do I get 11 total prints?

Correct, you would receive ten art prints plus one gold print for 11 prints.

"It is always a pleasure buying art prints from Printkeg! I'm looking forward to buying many more prints in the future. The prints are always good quality and arrive in a timely manner."

"I ordered fine art prints here in the form of the postcard/flyer and they turned out absolutely amazing! The paper quality was sturdy and smooth and the matte finish made my art look gorgeous."

"Impressed! We ordered 500 fine art poster prints of 5 different original paintings. All were different color schemes and had a wide range of detail needed. Happy to report all 5 paintings turned out in my view, very high quality. Printkeg nailed it and have gained a repeat customer."

Popular Fine Art Sizes

Art Cards

  • 3" x 5"
  • 4" x 6"
  • 4.25" x 5.5"
  • 5" x 5"
  • 5" x 7"

Square Art Prints

  • 8" x 8"
  • 10" x 10"
  • 11" x 11"
  • 12" x 12"
  • 13" x 13"
  • 16" x 16"
  • 24" x 24"

Small Fine Art Prints

  • 8" x 10"
  • 8" x 12"
  • 9" x 12"
  • 11" x 14"
  • 11" x 17"
  • 12" x 18"
  • 13" x 19"

Large Fine Art Prints

  • 16" x 20"
  • 18" x 24"
  • 20" x 30"
  • 24" x 24"
  • 24" x 36"
  • 30" x 40"

Canvas and Watercolor

  • 12" x 12"
  • 12" x 18"
  • 16" x 20"
  • 18" x 24"
  • 24" x 36"

Learn about the Technology

We take advantage of two next-generation and distinct digital print technologies for Fine Art Printing.

We print smaller prints under 13" x 19" prints using special-edition graphic arts production presses capable of amazing CMYK color palettes. We harness the power of artistic-focused inkjet technology (also known as giclée) for larger prints, canvas, and watercolor. These machines allow us to reach an astonishingly large color spectrum due to its 12-color pigment ink set, providing stellar scratch resistance and smoother gradations.

Fine Art Printing Deals

Our fine art printing area is a great way to profitably start your business selling retail and gallery-quality prints. Take a look at some of these ridiculous prices.

50 Small Art Prints

8" X 10"


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Stretched Canvas Print

12" X 12"


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Large Watercolor Print

16" X 20"


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25 Medium Art Prints

11" X 14"


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25 Art Cards

5" X 7"


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Panoramic Print

36" X 12"


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The Process of Ordering Fine Art Prints

  1. You pick out the print sizes you need and add them to your cart, similar to most other shopping websites. During this step, you can upload your art file, calculate shipping rates, and make payments.
  2. After you finish checking out, we will receive your order. One of our internal designers reviews your artwork and sets them up for professional printing. If that designated artist detects any issues she cannot quickly resolve, she will contact you by email. Quality is our primary objective.
  3. As the order moves into production, you will receive status updates by email as your order progresses. The first notification provides you with an estimated print and ship date. Follow-up emails usually continue once we complete printing, then another notification when tracking is made available. We believe communication is critical. We also send SMS messages when you make an order and when the prints ship.
  4. You receive your fine art prints and prepare to sell them online or at conventions.

Printing Your Fine Art With Us

The Printkeg Promise

Our company dedicates its resources to artists like painters, digital artists, and fan artists. We accomplish this by focusing on the proper art media, powerful print technologies, and an internal artwork inspection team. Combine these attributes with a fast turnaround for an incredible print journey.

The Right Media For Art

You will find the relevant papers, cards, and media for retail and gallery artwork in our custom art printing area. All media is archival, and wide-format prints are Giclée. We organized everything in this section for artists to print their incredible work.

Print Multiple Files

For all print sizes 8" x 10" and up, you can upload multiple art files and still take advantage of bulk rates. If you need to print 25 of 4 different files, you can select the quantity of 100. These extra savings ensure profitability for artists making a living and sharing their art with the world.

Getting Started With Printing Your Fine Art for the First Time.

Turning Tangible Art Into Quality Digital Files

There are several ways you can convert your physical artwork and paintings into high-resolution digital files. The first option is scanning. Most full-color scanners available at Staples or OfficeMax can output high-quality digital files. Scanning larger format paintings may be a tad more difficult and expensive, but it can be worth it. Some printers in your area may offer scanning solutions for wider materials. Most artists we work with take pictures with a professional camera or a smartphone. Other artists hire professional photographers to help them with lighting and imagery. Call our customer service if you would like to discuss this further.

Picking the Right Print Sizes for Your Fine Art

Picking the right size for your fine arts printing is essential. Many artists start with two or three different sizes of retail prints. You may first consider the most popular measurements for fine art printing, which are 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, and 18x24. However, if your artwork ratio fits better with 4x6 cards, it may work better with the dimensions 8x12, 11x17, 16x24, and 20x30. Many newcomers will email us art files to review to help you determine which sizes work best for your art.

Choosing Your Media

In the fine arts printing area, we offer a variety of media which can become confusing. However, once you select a size, we filter the choices. The papers we provide for each product make the most economic sense. Our experts carefully selected materials and paper manufactured for gallery and retail settings. All media in the fine arts collection offer archival ratings of 200+ years. You do need to decide if your art would appear best on gloss, matte, or textured paper. We present you with photo gloss, matte, watercolor, or canvas for larger prints. We suggest experimenting with your favorites with small orders or discussing your project with a customer representative.

Inches to Pixels Chart for Printing Fine Art

If you design using pixels rather than inches, here is a list displaying the preferred minimum range of pixels you should be working with. If your pixel counts are larger, that is perfectly fine! Please be advised that the bleed area is not included in these measurements.

Small Prints and Art Cards

4.25 x 5.5" = 1,275 x 1,650px
5 x 7" = 1,500 x 2,400px
8 x 8" = 2,400 x 2,400px
8 x 10" = 2,400 x 3,000px
8 x 12" = 2,400 x 3,600px
8.5 x 11" = 2,550 x 3,300px
9 x 12" = 2,700 x 3,600px

Medium Prints

10 x 10" = 3,000 x 3,000px
11 x 14" = 3,300 x 4,200px
11 x 17" = 3,300 x 5,100px
12 x 16" = 3,600 x 4,800px
12 x 12" = 3,600 x 3,600px
12 x 18" = 3,600 x 5,400px
13 x 19" = 3,900 x 5,700px

Large Prints

12 x 24" = 3,600 x 10,800px
24 x 48" = 7,200 x 14,000px
16 x 20" = 4,800 x 6,000px
18 x 24" = 5,400 x 7,200px
20 x 30" = 6,000 x 9,000px
24 x 24" = 10,800 x 10,800px
24 x 36" = 7,200 x 10,800px
27 x 40" = 8,100 x 12,000px


Three Fine Art Printing Issues Customers Wrestle With Most.

Our internal designers are on standby to ensure your art files result in excellent fine art prints. Here are three of the most common issues preventing us from printing your artwork:

  1. Color Shifts - Colors can shift and appear different from your file for many reasons. Many issues can affect color, including your monitor, backlighting, image file type, hardware failures, color mode, color profiles, selected paper type, and so much more! We strongly recommend ordering a PDF digital proof ahead of time. Digital proofs are not 100% accurate, but they can alert you to major undesired color shifts.
  2. Signature Too Close To The Edges - We ask for a quarter-inch bleed area on all fine art prints 13" x 19" and below. Many artists add their signature too close to the edges, which may get partially clipped. Please keep that signature at least .025 inches away from the edges or add a border to your artwork. If your signatures are in danger of trimming, we will contact you with solutions. Our internal designers will add borders to prints at no extra cost upon approval.
  3. Picking The Wrong Size - Many artists grapple with size and dimensions. Don't worry. If your artwork does not match your selected poster size, we recommend an alternate size. A common situation we witness is customers ordering 8" x 10" prints when 8.5 x 11" or 8" x 12" prints make more sense. Size and dimension mistakes are common, so don't panic if you are unsure about your art. We are here to walk you through any discrepancies that we discover.


Tips for Printing Multiple Runs of the Same Artwork.

Many artists have printed the same artwork, or files, through the years. If this is the case for you, please read the below tips to increase the chances each run looks similar.

Tip #1 - File Size

Most edge-to-edge prints require a bleed area since cuts are not precise.

For example, if you order 11x14 prints, make sure your file is 11.25 x 14.25. This ensures we cut your images ALMOST the same every time. Otherwise, the prints may be set up differently based on the tastes of the individual Printkeg artist.

Files can be the same size as the final prints for wide-format and large posters. For instance, a 24x36 poster file can be 24x36. The art is slightly resized, and 1/16th of an inch will be trimmed from each side. This amount is so tiny that most people do not notice.

Tip #2 - Colors

Print colors will always look slightly different from order to order. Some may be slightly lighter or darker. Some may be warmer or cooler. There is a tolerance level required by you when printing artwork on multiple runs. This is one reason some artists and publishers sell volumes. Volume 1 of an art piece may be valued higher or appear different than volumes 2 and 3. However, MAJOR color shifts could be an issue on our side, so please do not hesitate to reach out.

Tip #3 - Work in CMYK

Ensure the art files you turn in to us use CMYK color mode. If your files are RGB, the conversion results can vary. Your RGB colors may seem muted or dull after conversion to CMYK. If you work in CMYK color mode, you can avoid this and select colors that appear more consistently on paper. If you cannot work in CMYK color mode, your colors may look different from what you hoped. You will need to decide if that outcome is acceptable. A digital proof will HELP you catch those color shifts. We only offer refunds for colors if the original order included digital proofs. However, in most cases, we will provide replacement prints.

  • Large Prints are Giclée

    The inks for our larger format prints (giclée printing) are pigment-based. Giclee media includes photo gloss, photo matte, watercolor, and canvas. Both ink and media are considered archival together and separately.

  • Small & Medium Prints

    Most small and medium prints in the "Fine arts" category fuse toner and archival cardstock together (stick to card options using paperweights like 100#, 110#, 16pt, 18pt, etc.). Together, these techniques create a final archival retail print.

  • Tiny Cards & Postcards

    Some postcard products use a different vegetable-based ink (usually soy) for ink rather than toner. We combine this ink with cardstock media (usually 100#, 110#, 16pt, 18pt, etc.) for a final archival product that is environmentally friendly.