I decided to share with you some reasons why I started making printable sets for snail mail.
If you don’t yet know - I make printable items for mailart with my own photos and drawings. Look through contacts tab.
Well, the first reason to make printable envelopes is the delivery. As we know, the post service can be very unpredictable. Sometimes we receive our mail & orders very quickly, sometimes we have to wait for months, unfortunately, sometimes we never receive them. The delivery price is quite expensive, especially if we use registered shipping. My customers are receiving my PDFs as soon as I see they've made an order.
Price. Printable sets costs as a cup of coffee. If I’ll print, pack and ship them to you, the price will be much higher.
Economy. If I ever find the typography to print my envelopes and other items, I will be required to order no less than 100 copies of every product. This uses so much paper! I don’t know where to take so much money to make an order in typography. I don’t know where to keep so much stock. And if you've ordered and received my pre-printed envelopes, you'd also have to keep them somewhere. With PDF it’s easy - print as often as you need and as many times as you like.
Mistakes. We all are not robots. Have you ever received something you didn’t order? If I make a mistake sending order, with PDF's, I just send another email with the correct product. No need to pay again or wait long.
Variety. I usually make different designs in one printable set (read descriptions, ask questions). I’m trying to make prints in different styles (animal, botanical and etc) and for different printers (color/black and white).
Support. If you have any problems with my products or with printing, I’m always here to help you and answer questions (if it is possible).
“I don’t have a printer” - well, there are a lot of print shops (copy centers) everywhere around the world. You can take a flash card and print some pages there (I think it would be cheaper than purchasing pre-printed envelopes if I were produce them).
I can see a lot of people taking my free stuff, I see a lot of shops with digital printables (and a lot of reviews). I conclude - it’s popular.
By buying my works, you don’t just give me money, you help me to move forward, to feel that myself and my work are important and useful.
Thanks to everyone who reads this and thanks to those who buy my art and share reviews.
New deer printable set is in my shop already.