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Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.















  • Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
  • Matte finish
  • Acid- and lignin-free archival process
  • Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
  • Prints come with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) border

You may need to edit your Prints:

If you currently have a border on your rolled Fine Art Paper Print image you should consider updating or removing the border.



To adjust your Prints:

  1. Go to the deviation page.
  2. Click on "Edit Print" in the right-hand navigation.
  3. Click on the "Fine Art Prints" tab.
  4. Adjust as needed.




The end result:

A professional Print product that exceeds the quality you're used to receiving from deviantART Prints. We're confident you will be as pleased with the new rolled Fine Art Paper Print product as we are!


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at our Prints Customer Service Desk.


To stay up to date on the Prints Shop and all things Prints, please be sure to join the printscommunity!







Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process.
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:iconcharonlloyd-roberts:
CharonLloyd-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Writer
Never bought any fine art prints but shouldn't the bordering be optional? As some users might not want it on their prints
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Phaeton99 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Although I can see a value in this additional margin for certain material, some work is intended to be full bleed by design. If wide margin was desired, the work would have been matted that way to begin with.

This "convenient to matte and frame" formating is a fine option — even as buyers' choice — but should not be summarily applied.

Not all "art prints" are destined for a frame, after all.

Second-guessing the wishes of the artist for the supposed convenience of a hypothetical buyer is very poor practice. :disbelief:
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
I personally do not like white borders. So, do I understand correctly -- if I purchase a 9x12 Fine Art Paper print WITH a black frame, the print comes mounted WITHOUT borders in a 9x12 frame? But if I purchase a 9x12 print WITHOUT a frame (i.e., rolled up and shipped), I would need to cut off the 1.5" borders to fit the picture into my own 9x12 frame?
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Correct, or you can order a Photo Print which ships without boarders.
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:iconfantasylost:
FantasyLost Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Got it. Thanks for your speedy reply!
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:iconrioiu:
rioIu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I can't wait until I can buy a print and see how amazing it is. :D
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PukingRainbow Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
I don't sell prints since I'm not really ready to start selling art yet, but at least they have this now in case I decide on selling prints anytime soon.
Everyone else seems pretty excited about this, so I'm sure it's pretty awesome.
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tomren Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, the new border gives it a much better look. :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
\o\
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:iconflash-fic-month:
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Is their any reason we're hanging art, instead of having it hung?
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:iconmizuryuillustrations:
MizuRyuIllustrations Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really great. They should look a lot better with that.
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altergromit Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...If you currently have a border on your rolled Fine Art Paper Print image you should consider updating or removing the border... ...Well, it is a little problem... :(
... I have many prints but maybe not so many as "Fine Art"... ...Anyway it would be a huge work.... :faint:....
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Hi There,

It's not required that you remove your black borders, it just suggested that you make the adjustment.

Hope that helps.
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:iconaltergromit:
altergromit Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'll try to make sure I understood (I'm not English tongue) but I thank you for the suggestion anyway; after all now I know what should be better! :D
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memod Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional
Hmm, I'm not entirely sure if I like this. A white border may look sleek and all, but it would be nice if you let the artist choose that. There's a reason why I use black borders, if I have to make a border at all....because my images tend to be a little darker overall, and a white border will create a huge contrast where I don't want it, and thus distracting from the actual focal point of the image.
What speaks against leaving the border optional? Or offering a black one as well? I was quite confused when I saw my print thumbnail today and having to update all print files is rather tedious and time consuming...

Hope that doesn't come off overly negative, but I just thought I'd voice my concern =]
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:iconcharonlloyd-roberts:
CharonLloyd-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Writer
Have to agree with you there I think it would be better if the users get a choice in the matter
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thank you for your concern, I a ton of thought went into making this change and as you can see in the photo above the image used has a very dark texture and the border really helps it pop. It is not necessary that you have to update your files, it is recommended.

Again, thanks for your input and it's something we'll take under advisement.
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tilwen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
:D fantastic - my prints will look lovely with this version!
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
It would be cool if you guys could laser etch deviations on to tile... Sky & Telescope ran a "new product showcase" a few years back about a company that laser etches astrophotos on to tile! The laser etched tile even arrives with the tiles numbered for correct tile placement. Heck they can even do huge Hubble portraits.

Imagine sitting at home and staring at your favorite deviation on the wall facing your seat. Laser etched tile would push Deviantart into the latter half of the 21st century when it comes to online prints!
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I can't promise we can make that happen, but I can look into it for future products. Mind noting me the name of the company you know of?
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:iconkung-fu-girl90:
Kung-fu-girl90 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YES! I've had so many problems finding the right frames for my prints!
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:iconlecristal:
lecristal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
excellent

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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oooo yahhh! :happybounce: I can't wait to get a print so I can check out the new quality. Super excited!
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
:party:
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:squee:
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:excited:
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:iconfelissauria:
Felissauria Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool !
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:iconshadowhand:
shadowhand Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Artist
:thumbsup: looking forward to buying my first prints now, i have been waiting for this!
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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:iconallaboutdianne:
AllAboutDianne Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
YAY!
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:iconbluebomber21:
BlueBomber21 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
GREAT! :)
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Arany-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awesome :happybounce:
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:iconfeatherstones:
FeatherStones Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. Well done guys.
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice upgrade, indeed! Might have to revisit my wishlist soon!
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williamsonk0316 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Interesting and outstanding!!!!!
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:iconilupinus:
iLupinus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm loving all these new updates!
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:icondevibrigard:
DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
so.. does that mean the paper is bigger or the picture is smaller?
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
It's an additional 1.5'' the image will remain the same size.
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:icondevibrigard:
DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
rightio
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not that I would know, and it is a question that does need an answer from someone who does know, but it does say 'additional'

"Prints come with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) border"
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:icondevibrigard:
DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Either way, people intending to buy their own frames will need to know. If the paper is larger, they will need to either buy a bigger frame for it or trim off the border :/
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SLefor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've had to trim about a quarter inch off of all the prints I ordered to get them to fit into frames I bought for them as it is. I'm not sure I'm in love with the border thing.
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prosaix Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
:)
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really random question regarding prints (and this isn't really the place to do it, but I'm going to do it anyway :dummy: ).

Regarding the quality of the print... How good are they? Will I be getting just as great a look as I'm seeing on my computer screen? Because I know I took some stuff to be printed (my own stuff, no worries) at a professional printing place, and the results were absolutely hideous. Oversaturated, unbalanced garbage. :tears: Just...awful.

And another matter... Is it possible for us, and us alone, to buy fairly priced prints of some of our stuff? Because I have lots of pieces that I just can't carry around with me (like charcoal works that would smudge too much, or digital pieces) that I NEED printed off. I just need something that is faithful to the original that I can stick into my portfolio. I don't want other people to buy some of these things (especially not the fan-art, since I don't approve of selling fan art) but I just...need copies. Faithful, quality copies.
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rileylaurent Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I'm going to just echo everyone else about the quality of dA prints. I find them to be faithful to the original, so the improvement should be even better.

Regarding buying your own products, you can buy them at the base price. See this FAQ for base prices. Hope that helps!
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spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I've had the same thing happen going to professional printing places :hmm: I then went and tried one of those 1-hour-photo places where you load your images onto a kiosk and can adjust brightness/colour/contrast/etc. yourself, and, despite my expectations, the results were perfect for my digital pieces, and nearly perfect for my pencil pieces (probably would have been better if I'd had a better scanner at the time). You have fewer sizes and products to choose from, and they don't handle strange dimensions well (I can never get my panoramas to print properly) but if you're just looking for standard sized prints of your work, you might want to give that a shot. And they're usually pretty cheap, so you're not loosing much if they don't work out.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've bought two prints from here and their colour and brightness was true to the original image :D I've had the same experience when I took my work to a local printing place too - they came out disappointingly dark and over-saturated. Maybe dA lightens the images before being printed or something ;p I don't think such a big art site with a reputation of selling great prints would risk selling someone a dodgy one :paranoid:
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:iconkaizokushojo:
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's definitely helpful to the first question. :D
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Photographer
You need to find a good professional printer which will not touch anything on your file, they has to be some available, sure, but it is not the usual printing service, it is a service for professionals and artists, and they can offer everything dA offers and probably more.
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:iconkaizokushojo:
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Mhm, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find anything of the sort yet. :/
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