All About Printable Art

the crown prints

Why choose printable art?

It's easy (especially if you have experience having family photos printed - it's basically the same thing) and it allows you to have much more control over the final product - the size, the cost, whether it's on paper or canvas, framing, etc. Printable art is a super inexpensive way to get high quality art instantly by cutting out the "middle man" and without paying for shipping and waiting for days for your prints to arrive. You can print on a home desktop printer or upload to an online or local print service. 

How it works:

1. Download

Whether you're printing on a home printer or using a local or online print service, you'll first want to save your files locally on your mobile device or computer. After purchase, you'll be directed to your order confirmation page which contains a link to download your files. You'll also receive an email containing this link. Please check your junk/spam folder if this email isn't in your inbox.

2. Print

Once downloaded, you can then print out your files on your home or office printer, upload them to an online service, or email your files to a local print shop. All of my designs work well on a variety of print surfaces - paper, card stock, wood, canvas, etc. Personal use only - commercial use and file sharing is not permitted.

3. Finish

It's easy and cost-effective to pick up ready-to-frame frames from a local home decor shop or order online. Just pop the print in and you're ready to go! Be sure to size your print to fit either the overall frame size OR, if you're using a mat/border, then your print should match the opening of the mat.

Where to print

Below are some suggested print resources for uploading and printing artwork from The Crown Prints. Please contact me if you have any feedback on these services or would like to make suggestions.

U.S., Canada & Mexico:

Nations Photo Lab - suggested products:
Photo prints (select lustre option) | Mounted prints | Framed prints | Canvas

Mpix - suggested products:
Giclee art prints | Framed prints | Canvas | Poster prints

Printique - suggested products:
Photo prints (select matte or luster options) | Poster prints (select any matte or luster option) | Fine art prints | Framed prints | Canvas | Standout photo prints (select luster, matte, or deep matte)

Snapfish - suggested products:
Standard photo prints (select matte option) | Large photo prints (matte only) | Framed & matted prints (luster only) | Framed large prints (matte only) | Canvas | Framed Canvas

U.K. & Europe:

Photobox (U.K.) - suggested products:
Large prints (select matte option) | Classic posters (select matte option) | Framed poster prints (matte only) | Canvas | Framed Canvas | Photo tiles

Whitewall (E.U.) - suggested products:
Giclee prints: UV poster print or Hahnemühle Fine Art Print | Photo prints: LightJet Print On Kodak Pro Endura (select matte option) or Lambda Print On Fuji Crystal DP II (select matte or velvet options) | Canvas | Framed prints

My Picture (U.K.) - suggested products:
Canvas | Framed photo | Photo board | Mixpix | Retro canvas

Printer Pix (U.K.) - suggested products:
Photo canvas

Snapfish (U.K.) - suggested products:
Large prints (select matt finish) | Poster prints (select matt finish) | Photo tiles | Framed prints | Canvas

Smartphoto.fr (France) - suggested products:
Poster classic (select "mate" finish) | Cadres photo | Porte-affiche magnétique

Pixaprints.ie (Ireland) - suggested products:
Custom poster photo prints (lustre only) | Canvas | Photo tiles | Mounted photo prints (lustre only)

Australia & New Zealand:

Posterfactory (Australia) - suggested products:
Photo prints: select Wall Art 250 | Fine Art Giclee prints: select Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308, Canson ProCanvas Matte 395 or Canson Etching Rag 310

HappyMoose (New Zealand) - suggested products:
Photo prints (all paper options are great) | Framed prints | Photostrips | Mounted photo prints

Photobook (Worldwide) - suggested products:
Photo prints: select Fujifilm Crystal Archive (Matte) or Matte [turn OFF image brightening/enhancement option] | Blank poster prints: select any lustre option | Framed prints | Canvas | Photo tiles

Frameshop (Australia) - suggested products:
Photo printing (select matte option) | Framed prints | Canvas

Vistaprint (Australia) - suggested products:
Wall art posters (select matte option) | Canvas | Foam prints

Harvey Norman (Australia) - suggested products:
Canvas

Officeworks (Australia) - suggested products:
Photo prints (lustre only) | Posters and Plans: Posters (select matte polyester or cotton canvas options) | Poster prints (lustre only) | Canvas

Print sizes included with your printable art purchase:

2:3 RATIO for printing
the following sizes:


4"x6" — 10.2x15.2cm
8"x12" — 20.3x30.5cm
8.5"x11" — 21.59x27.9cm
10"x15" — 25.4x38.1cm
12"x18" — 30.5x45.7cm
16"x24" — 40.6x61.0cm
20"x30" — 50.8x76.2cm
24"x36" — 61.0x91.4cm

3:4 RATIO for printing
the following sizes:


6"x8" — 15.2x20.3cm
9"x12" — 22.9x30.5cm
12"x16" — 30.5x40.6cm
18"x24" — 45.7x61.0cm
20"x28" — 50.8x71.1cm

4:5 RATIO for printing
the following sizes:


4"x5" — 10.2x12.7cm
8"x10" — 20.3x25.4cm
11"x14" — 27.9x35.6cm
16"x20" — 40.6x50.8cm
20"x24" — 50.8x61.0cm

ISO RATIO: for printing
the following sizes:


5"x7" — 12.7x17.8cm
A5 — 210x148mm
A4 — 297x210mm
A3 — 420x297mm
A2 — 594x420mm
A1 — 841x594mm
A0 — 1189x841mm
Square ratio for printing
all square sizes


4"x4" up to 36"x36"