Craft show - Prints that I am using, and prints that.....

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  1. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Craft show - Prints that I am using, and prints that I am thinking of using.

    I am doing 6 prints. I wanted 2 b&w, 2 sunets and 2 artistic.

    Print 1 - B&W
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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/34520572

    Print 2 - undecided

    Print 3 - Sunset
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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/34101986

    Print 4 - Sunset
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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/34101988

    Print 5 - Artistic Scene
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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/35095374

    Print 6 - undecided.

    For the prints im not sure about, I was looking over my pictures and this one popped up at me and im tempted to use it. But its a fall picture and fall is over with now. I wonder if it would sell.

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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/35095379

    I may see how it looks in b&w but then the fallness of it is lost.

    I want a couple Christmas scenes, but I havent really come up with anything that has really caught my attention yet.

    I just did this one tonight.
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    http://www.pbase.com/image/36402314

    For some reason the image went dull and more grey when I flattened the layers. Does anyone have a clue why? And the snow went more grey.

    This is another artistic one but I dont really like the lack of detail in the face and the wing shadow.
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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/36256870

    For prices, I was thinking of $26.09 for an unframed print, so after tax its $30 cdn even, which means no change to deal with.

    I was going to get a $5 frame, but the nice ones are in the city and if I do sell alot of prints, I wont be able to go and get more of the same type till that night, plus I dont know if there is a return policy.

    Walmart has some $3 frames that are nice but they are plastic. And people may not want to pay $20cdn more for a framed print if they reconize the frame is from walmart.

    Walmart does have a very nice $16 cdn frame so im leaning towards that. But that means I have to boost the price $30 at least instead of $20, so im hoping people will pay $60 cdn for an 8X10 print.

    I also plan to offer gift certificates, for those that want to get one as a present but doesnt konw the people's tastes. Walmart does offer 20 Christmas cards for $15cdn and one is very nice that I could use for the gift certificate and put stuff in it.

    I plan to put two 4X6's in each gift certificate envelope that will display the 6 prints plus a couple others so people can choose from it.

    I will also put this with each purchase so the spouce of the person that buys a print can see it and maybe decide to get another print.

    I will also have these picture things there to hand out to people that are interested but not sure, just incase I can get a sale from that.

    And Im thinking of offering a special. Buy 2 prints, get a 3rd for 50% off. Buy 3 prints and get a 4th free or buy 4 prints and get 2 free *all 6 prints*.

    What does everyone think of this setup? Got any advice or recommendations on what to do? Anything that im missing?
     
  2. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The craft show is over. Apperantly it was very slow for everyone there, more so than last year and last year was slow. I sold 4 prints, 3 of which were framed, and one was raffled off for charity, so thats 5 prints that have a new home now. Quite a few people were interested in the pictures and I gave out sample pictures so hopefully Ill be getting some phone calls or emails about prints.

    Now that I got some pictures left over, im thinking of going to the near by art gallery and see if I can get them displayed. Hopefully its free and they take a commision, instead of having to pay to have them there.
     
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    congratulations on a successful event...you sold 5 prints! judging from what you've shared with us, i'm sure many more will find new homes! good luck with future shows. :thumbsup:
     
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    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Jon. It wasnt as successful as I had hoped but at least I broke even. :0) give or take. I was thinking I was in the hole about 15 minutes before the craft show was over and a woman came back from yesterday and wanted two framed prints for $65cdn each. I reminded her about the buy 2, get the 3rd for 50% off and she went for another framed one, so yay. :0) Now hopefully Ill get some orders over the phone or something, there were a few more that were really interested.
     

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