Common print sizes

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  1. misol

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    I am making my print price list and only want to list on my website common sizes (with a clickable link for all sizes). Its just because I know that many numbers can overwhelm people if I offer every size on mpix. What are your commonly sold sizes?
     
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    4x6
    5x7
    8x10

    Those would be the obvious ones...

    8.5x11 and 8x12 would probably be good too.


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    I don't sell anything, but those are the sizes I print for myself. I don't think it would be drastically different if I were selling them.
     
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    yeah I have 4x6,5x7,8x10 and 8x12. I rarely sell anything larger but sometimes do. Wondernig what are the easiest to sell and frame?
     
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    You might think I'm joking, but I'm not.

    Go to Wal-Mart and see what size frames they have available. Those will be your "easy to frame" sizes.
     
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    so true, the less you offer, the more you sell... 4x6 5x7 8x12
     
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    Group 1-traditional photographic print sizes:
    3.5x5, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20

    Group 2-modern late 20th century photographic print sizes:
    common:4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20
    less common: 8x12, 16x24

    Group 3-New "digital" sizes (derive from common paper sizes):
    8.5x11 (classic US letter), 11x17, 12x18, 13x19

    Personally, I would recommend you use Group 2 unless your printing source, or your own printing, dictate some mix of #2 and #3.
     
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    the occasional 30x40
    24x30
    20x24
    16x20

    After those, the usual desktop print sizes: 11x14, 8x10, 5x7 and 4x6. Wallets too, or course.

    – Pete
     
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    So everyone thinks inches is the standard measurement rather than ISO or cm?
     
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    OR..... everyone responding to date lives in the US.

    -Pete
     
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    It is in the USA.
     
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    Business Portraits: 5x7 and 8x10
    Model Portfolios: 9x12
    Actor Headshots: 8x10
    Snapshots: 4x6, 5x7
    Family, etc. Portraits: Wallets to 30x40
     

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