We’ve found that the best way to get high quality prints of your beeple artwork is to use a printer with a laser printer engine. We currently use the HP LJ Pro MFP M125nw and have had great results. This printer has worked so well for us we’ve had no issues with the paper jamming or being damaged when we print on it.
Our recommended settings are as follows:
Paper type: glossy photo paper (the type of paper used in inkjet printers does not provide the best quality for beeple art)
Print quality & resolution: high
If using an inkjet printer, we recommend using only photo papers designed for inkjet printers; this is because the inkjet papers can have a rough texture which will show up in your final prints. For example, we used Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper and it worked wonderfully!
We hope these tips help you get the best possible quality prints of your artwork. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below!**
Hi! I’m a graphic designer, and have been collecting beeple art for years now. I have some advice for buying prints of beeple art, and also some general printing tips.
Prints from beeple artwork come in two sizes: 11″x17″ and 17″x22″. They are printed on 80lb cover stock paper, which is thicker than the stock used for most other print media (cardstock for greeting cards, 24lb bond for magazines). The thickness of the paper is why they look so nice, but it’s also a bit different from what you’re used to seeing if you’ve only ever printed through normal channels. If you’re accustomed to glossy photo paper, you’ll notice that beeple artwork prints out with a matte finish. This may or may not be to your liking; photo paper has a plastic-y sheen which may not suit your useage.
The other thing you might notice is that the ink looks a little different than with other printing methods. It’s much more saturated than most of what we normally encounter; images have an almost watercolor-like quality to them. This is because they are printed using non-photochemical inkjet technology, where the color is actually painted onto the print
Printing your beeple art is the easiest way to hang your artwork on your wall and impress your friends. Beeple prints are high quality, archival, giclee prints that come on high quality paper. However, there are a few tips needed to help you get the most out of your beeple print.
1) Pick the right size: when ordering your print always make sure to pick the right size for your space. For example if you want to print a large version of your favorite beeple image or need to cover up that ugly hole in the wall by the door try ordering a poster from beeple.com/prints/posters. On the other hand if you have limited wall space and just want to add some flair to a single space then order a smaller print like a 7″x7″ print.
2) Use a mat: matting is one of the easiest ways to enhance your print and make it stand out more. You can choose from different color mats and different mat sizes depending on what kind of look you’re going for (mat size will depend on which size print you ordered).
3) Frame or display as is: either way works well but be sure not to leave your prints unprotected from direct
The first thing to know about printing beeple art is that there is no single “best” way to do it. It’s important to understand that, because otherwise you might waste a lot of time trying to figure out what the difference between the high-quality prints you see online and your own prints is, when in fact it’s not the technique you’re using. It’s the beeple.
As a professional artist, I get asked a lot of questions about my art. How do you make it? What are your tips? Well, here’s an article that will hopefully help people print their own beeple art. I know that a lot of people have trouble printing their beeple art and it is extremely frustrating to see the beautiful work we create and not be able to show it off and share it with others.
There are two things to learn before you start printing images from beepleart.com: how your printer works and how color profiles work so that you can make conversions and color corrections in Photoshop or another image program.
I am not going to go into too much detail on the technical aspects of printers because there are already dozens of articles written on this topic that you can find by searching online and reading user manuals for your specific printer.
The basics are this: most printers have multiple cartridges (one each for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink) which allows us to control the ink saturation separately in different patterns (so we can have light blue text on a dark blue background). Printers also have separate “pipettes” for each ink cartridge which allow us to control how much ink is laid down on each part
The best way to preserve beeple art prints is to use archival quality materials. The prints should be printed on a professional printer, and the ink should be archival quality. The paper should also be archival quality, either museum grade or a photo rag paper. Museums generally use photo rag paper to prevent fading of artwork over time.
Tinted artworks, such as the “zebra” series, with more than one color in the artwork, may not print correctly if using a standard printer at home. Printers are designed to handle printing one color at a time, not multiple colors. If you don’t have access to a professional printer that can handle multiple colored prints at once, you can get the same effect by printing each color seperately and combining them together in Photoshop or another image editing program. This may make for longer upload times on Etsy though.
You may not want to wash your prints with water or leave them in direct sunlight for long periods of time as this may cause fading of your print over time also.
If you have any questions about your print or how best to preserve it please feel free to contact me!**
It is important to note that these are just a few of the resources available, and have been chosen based on the author’s own experiences. They are not an exhaustive list, nor are they necessarily the best/most reliable sources for all printers.
**Please let me know if you know of any additional resources, particularly any that specialize in specific print-types (e.g., Shapeways).**
**Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions for additional information!**