This year I have been spending a lot of time figuring out how and putting my artwork on products. And, WOW! I have learned SO much! Because many people have asked how I am doing it, I thought that I would share details about this process.
How I am putting my artwork on products:
There are a variety of ways to get artwork on products. I am currently using Print On Demand (POD) companies. POD allows me to sell my custom designs on various different types of products, such as mugs, t-shirts, phone cases (and more) and the POD company does all the printing and fulfillment.
The two POD companies I use are Printful and Redbubble.
My future plans are to also licensing my artwork - which is another way to get artwork onto products.
What I do with the Original Artwork to make it work for POD platforms:
Because I create my artwork by hand, and not digitally, I have to turn the original piece into a digital file. Here's how I do that:
Tips about uploading artwork to POD platforms
All POD platforms ask you to upload your file to get your artwork onto products. However, each platform does this differently, so I am not going to go into much detail, but here are a few tips that I have learned thus far.
I know that there is a bunch more that I could share about POD and putting artwork on products... but this feels like a lot. If you have any questions, comment below and I'll be sure to answer them in another post.
Make it a HAPPY day!