What I don't have is that super large scale printer that can produce images of spectacular size, but on the other hand, those images don't tend to sell because most people don't have space for them, assuming of course that they like them well enough in the first place. There is also the fact that most people don't walk into a coffee shop prepared to spend a few hundred dollars. They also cost a lot to print and to leave them hanging there for a very long time, while constantly having to reduce the price, is not optimum.
When a space became available, Sue and I decided to hang 6 prints of local scenes and to sell them relatively cheaply. The images are approximately 16x10.5 on 19x13 paper in 19x13 frames.
The frames are inexpensive, less than $20, and that's with those rather imposing Canadian taxes included. Having experimented with cheaper options (on cardboard) that didn't quite work out, they are mainly a way to present the photos in a viable but still inexpensive way.
Thus framed, I offer the photos for sale at $75 but don't expect to sell many for the reasons mentioned above. But the shop owner tells me that they draw some admiration and comments, and that pleases me, for my main motivation is to show them and have people appreciate them.
And I have sold one: the winter photo of our townhall from across the river, top right.
|I swear that photo on the bottom left didn't look that crooked to me at the time.|
I have recently updated my other display at Sue's hairdresser's and may post of that soon as well.