Offering prints for sale on Picfair Stores
Photographers can opt-in or out of offering their images as prints. Photographers can review their settings on the Prints section of their Account Settings here. Depending on the size of the portfolio this setting can take up to one business day to update on all images.
Picfair only offers the ability to opt-in an entire portfolio for wall art, or opt-out altogether. Offering this kind of fine control where photographers can opt in or out on an image by image basis is something we are looking at for the future.
The products and sizes which prints are available in can be found here: What types of print products are available: type, materials and size?
The price of a printed product will consist of the price a photographer has set for their image, plus the production and delivery costs (set by our print partner).
Picfair Plus subscribers also have the option to add an additional custom commission to print prices, which you can read about here.
The amount a photographer will receive for the sale of their image as a print will consist of the price set for the image, regardless of the size or type of product the customer has purchased, as well as any additional commission that the photographer has set for prints. It's not currently possible to set different prices for different products and sizes.
Why are print sizes showing as greyed-out or unavailable?
We restrict the size of printed products people can order to those where the dpi of the resulting image would be a minimum of 150dpi. Anything with a dpi less than this would result in a pixelated image that we don't feel would be of a high enough quality to show off images to the best extent.
If images are too small to meet our minimum 150dpi requirement, they will appear greyed out as below:
Uploading images with dimensions of 5000-6000px and above along the longest edge will open up all the print sizes we currently offer:
We also recommend sticking to the standard aspect ratios for photos, 3x2, 1x1, 4x3 which is the most common aspect ratio for images taken on phones:
Can photographers order samples or prints of their own images?
Photographers can order their own images as prints through Picfair. But these orders will be made and treated the same as any customer order, so they will also need to pay the licence cost and any additional commission set for the image.
In order to buy one of their own prints as close to production cost as possible, we would recommend temporarily changing the price of images to the lowest possible (£1), so that a print can be ordered almost at cost, and then reinstating the original price once ordered. Read more about how you can change the prices for your images here.