What is printable art?
Printable art is a flexible and affordable way to decorate you home. When you shop with tidyprints.co.uk, you receive digital files that can be printed on a home printer, uploaded to an online print service, or printed locally and then picked up or shipped to you. You have the freedom to choose your printer, print size, paper, and frames, so your artwork it completely customized to your space!
How does it work?
1. Choose your art from tidyprints.co.uk by selecting ‘Printable Art Package’ in the Size options.
2. After payment, you’ll be redirected to an order confirmation page with a link to download your artwork. You will also receive an email with a link to this confirmation page, where you can download your files at any time. Please check your junk folder if you don’t receive the email.
3. If you’ve created an account with us, your downloadable files will be located on your Downloads page. If you purchased as a guest, your downloadable files will be available via a link emailed to you. Your files will be contained in one ZIP will Dropbox as a collection of high-resolution (300 dpi) JPG files in the sizes listed in the product descriptions.
4. Once downloaded, you can then print your files on a home printer, upload them to an online printing service, or send the files to a local print shop. For more information about choosing a printer, paper, etc., please refer to the FAQ or contact us if you need further assistance.
How to download your artwork
Within minutes of your purchase, you should receive a confirmation email with a link to view your order receipt on our website. You can access your files at any time from this order page via the download link. If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please contact us with your order number and I will make sure you get access to your files.
Printing options and recommendations
Print at home
When printing smaller sizes on a home printer, I recommend using smooth card stock or heavyweight matte photo paper for your print(s). You are welcome to use any type of photo paper, however matte is a great option for eliminating any glare.
When setting up your files to print, select ‘original size’ or 100% rather than ‘fit to page’ to avoid any distortion of the image. If applicable, ensure that the quality is at the highest setting and the paper type is set correctly. Disable any of your printer’s colour correction settings before printing.
All of our files are in RBG colour mode, which is standard for online printers. If you live in the U.S. and choose to upload your files to an online printing service, I highly recommend Shutterfly and Mpix for the best results with quality and colour. Each of these printers offer a wide variety of small print and large poster sizes, as well as canvas prints and other unique options.
You are welcome to print with other stores such as Staples, Cosco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc., however I have seen issues with the colours depending on the location. I would request a test print if at all possible if you choose to go with an office supply store for your printing.
You will be able to upload your files directly from your computer or device, select your size, and order your prints within minutes with many online printers. When uploading the files, ensure that the file size corresponds directly to the size print your wish to order to avoid any discrepancies in the quality and resolution. If you need assistance or have any questions about how to order your prints, contact me and I’ll be happy to help!