We love helping artists and photographers sell framed versions of their work, and have a number of ways to partner depending on your needs.
Print, frame & ship on demand with your own storefront
To create the most seamless way of presenting your work with a framing option, we built a platform called Dot Press where you can create your own portfolio or artist storefront page for free.
It's the first end-to-end solution designed specifically for selling artwork and photos with printing, custom framing, shipping and customer support built right in.
Once you've created an account, you can upload your high-resolution images and fill out names and descriptions for each.
To make a work available for purchase, just set it to “For Sale” and we’ll automatically suggest a range of print sizes and prices. You can adjust the pricing however you like or add new sizes, and we’ll show you the expected profit per sale.
Your customers can browse your work, select a print, and purchase it with the option to custom frame it however they like.
When a sale occurs, we handle printing, framing, shipping and any customer support required.
Everything is visible in real-time on your account dashboard, and as soon as the order ships, we send the profits directly to your account.
Using Dot Press alongside your own portfolio or storefront
Many of our artist partners already have a site they prefer to use and promote.
These partners add or embed "Buy it Framed" buttons on their own sites which point to the works they have set up on Dot Press. You can create buttons or links directly to your Dot Press portfolio page, or create links to each individual work that your customers can use to checkout.
We even provide an embed code for each print. It's another option that lets you maintain your own site and use Dot Press as the backend for selling and fulfilling framed versions of your work without any additional effort.
Here is a full run down on using Dot Press and the features we offer.
Selling works you have already printed
If you prefer to do your own printing, or have existing inventory of prints you'd like to sell with a framing option, we can help with that as well. This setup would not necessarily require a Dot Press account.
Invisible Creature is one partner in this category. They have added "Buy it Framed" buttons to their own site for every print, which send people to the framing step at Level Frames. Here is an example:
Joey Roth is another partner who has created a beautiful set of letterpress posters printed on 32# Lettra stock.
Each poster for sale on his site has a corresponding "Buy it Framed" button that sends his customers to the same poster inside our frame visualizer where the customer can select a frame style and check out:
For most of these partners, we securely stock a number of their prints in our framing studio and can frame and ship orders within a few days. Other artists send the prints to us after each sale for us to frame and then ship ready to hang directly to the customer.
If you are interested in this option, you can let us know via our artist partnership inquiry form.
Drop-shipping, or selling on your own site
If you prefer to have customers checkout on your own site instead of ours, you would need to set up your framed versions as separate SKUs.
We don't have any plugins or ways to automate this yet, but do have resources such as our 3D Frame Illustrator which helps you create mockups of your art inside of our frames for use on your own site.
Let us know if you are interested in this option, as it requires some additional questions and coordination around sending your customer details and artwork to us after an order is received.
To get more information or start a conversation about which option is right for you, fill out this brief form and someone from our Artist Partnerships team will get back to you within a few days or faster.
Thanks for your interest!