Frequently Asked Questions
Selling Your Artwork
Shipping Your Artwork
Digital Archiving and Reproductions
Selling Your Artwork
You can sign up for Artexpo Studio online by ordering a digital archiving package, which is priced depending upon the size of your artwork. Then, you can select one of our membership packages to receive your own online gallery, complete with an artist profile, secure shopping cart and more.
Our archiving pricing is based upon the size of your artwork and the shipping option you choose. We can provide prepaid and insured shipping in our secure “strongbox” packaging, or you can ship us your artwork yourself.
|Size||With Shipping||Without Shipping|
|Small (up to 21” x 16”)||$180.00||$125.00|
|Medium (up to 34” x 28”)||$225.00||$125.00|
|Large (up to 42” x 36”)||$300.00||$125.00|
|Oversize 1 (up to 60” x 48”)||N/A||$165.00|
|Oversize 2 (up to 96” x 72”)||N/A||$195.00|
Our policy is simple: if it fits inside our studio doors, we’ll archive it. If your artwork is larger than 42” x 36”, however, you will be responsible for packing and shipping it to our studio, and for return shipping. Please contact our digital archiving department at (641) 209-3634 if you have a larger piece, to discuss shipping and pricing.
Once you have an account, you can easily set and adjust the percentage of markup at any time using our pricing calculator on the “Set your markup” box on the Edit Artwork Details page. The pricing calculator tool will calculate your profit and retail price for you.
You can also make adjustments using the "Markup" field of your Manage Artwork page.
You can check your sales anytime by visiting your Artist’s Dashboard. There, you’ll see an easy-to-read graph that will show you all sales and profits.
Simply visit your Artist’s Dashboard and click the Request Payment button.
A check will be issued immediately upon request.
Zero. You keep 100% of the profit from print sales.
Can I sell originals on ArtexpoStudio.com?
Not at this time, but we are working on it. If you are interested in selling originals on our site please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply visit your Artist’s Dashboard and click the Edit Profile button.
When a reproduction is returned, the buyer is immediately refunded, and the cost of the return will be deducted from your account. If you have insufficient funds in your Artexpo Studio account at the time of the return (i.e., if you have already claimed your payment), the amount of the refund to the buyer will come from any future sales you make on ArtexpoStudio.com.
Shipping Your Artwork
There are two ways to get your work digitally archived at Artexpo Studio.
- You can ship or hand deliver your artwork (up to 6 ft. x 8.5 ft.) to our facilities at: Artexpo Studio • 123 N Main St. • Fairfield • Iowa • 52556 or...
- You can purchase our archive package, which includes shipping, plus:
- We pay shipping and insurance costs both ways, and we’ll even send you our secure “strongbox” artwork packaging and a prepaid shipping label.
- We photo-capture and archive your work using our high resolution photo-capturing equipment and color management system, and return the artwork to you with a fine art reproduction of the work in the size of the original up to 16”x20”. (Please note: the maximum size of artwork we can accommodate on stretched canvas is 42”x36”.
Many of our artists prefer to ship their art to us unstretched and rolled in shipping tubes. We have developed specialty easels that allow us to photo-capture canvases easily using our proprietary stretching system, which is guaranteed not to damage your work in any way. Please contact our digital archiving department at (641) 209-3634 if you have any question or would like advice on shipping larger pieces.)
Your artwork will be shipped in our sturdy, secure “strongboxes,” designed specifically for fine art shipping. Inner and outer boxes offer two layers of protection, bubble wrap adds cushioning to prevent damage, a polyurethane protective sleeve protects and keeps moisture out, and corner protectors keep corners intact and hold the artwork firmly inside the box.
Absolutely. Artexpo Studio insures your work up to $10,000.
The Artexpo Studio digital archiving program requires that artists ship their artworks to Artexpo Studio’s Museum Quality™ digital archiving facility in Fairfield, IA.
The risk of loss to your artwork during shipping is the responsibility of the artist. However, Artexpo Studio will reimburse the artist for damage loss or casualty to your artwork during shipping up to a maximum of $10,000 per shipment, subject to the limitations of Artexpo Studio’s insurance policy.
The risk of loss in excess of $10,000 during shipping shall be the responsibility of the artist. As a result, in order to protect you and your artwork, Artexpo Studio recommends that if the value of your artwork exceeds $10,000, you acquire additional insurance from Federal Express or your current insurance provider so that if any damage should occur during shipping you are covered for any financial loss resulting from the damage.
When your artwork is received at the Artexpo Studio facility in Fairfield, IA, it will be insured up to a maximum of $10,000, subject to the limitations of Artexpo Studio's insurance policy.
If you choose to have you artwork returned to you, Artexpo Studio will insure your shipment up to a maximum of $10,000, subject to the limitations of Artexpo Studio’s insurance policy, to cover damage occurring during shipment back to you. The risk of loss in excess of $10,000 to your artwork during shipment by Artexpo Studio to you will be the artist’s responsibility and not Artexpo Studio’s.
Your artwork will be return-shipped to you within two weeks of the day it arrives at Artexpo Studio unless other arrangements are made.
Digital Archiving and Reproductions
Not all fine art reproductions are created equal. The fact is, fine art reproductions vary widely in quality from company to company, and even from museum to museum. At Artexpo Studio, we’ve designed an integrated, state-of-the-art system that offers the highest-possible accuracy every step of the way—from digital archiving through color management and printing. Simply put, our Master-Quality fine art reproductions are of the best possible quality.
At Artexpo Studio, we believe that beautiful prints begin with a beautiful image. The quality of a fine art reproduction depends entirely on how the original artwork is captured. Artexpo Studio’s precision image capturing equipment is on par with systems employed by some of the world’s finest museums.
Using high-resolution digital scanning sensors with large-format cameras, professional graphic arts copy lenses and state-of-the-art HID studio lights, we work meticulously with each original artwork to ensure optimal lighting, accurate color representation and vibrant visual texture. We have worked with top experts in the world to develop a color management system that ensures our artists the best possible color reproduction of their work.
Each of our archival-quality fine art giclée prints are digitally prepared for a large format printer and meticulously scrutinized by our team of preferred printing partners to ensure quality and color correctness. We use only the finest archival inks and acid-free papers and canvas to ensure long-lasting prints of the highest-possible caliber.
All prints are produced on-demand for each order. This will take several days depending on the type of print and volume.
Non-Volume (up to 50 prints):
Paper: 3-5 business days
Canvas: 5-7 business days
Volume (over 50 prints):
Paper: 7-10 business days
Canvas: 7-10 business days
Yes. You can easily download it from your password protected Artist's Dashboard page.
Giclée printing is the highest-quality fine art printing method available. Unlike traditional lithography, giclée printing not only incorporates more ink colors, but delivers much higher resolution and color range and accuracy.
We can digitally archive paintings, drawings, illustrations, photography, pastels, charcoals and many types of mixed media. Although our lighting techniques can emphasize textures of original pieces, we don't photograph sculptures or three-dimensional works at this time.