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  • Kelly Ann Jones

How I use printables as an artist


Art supplies on a desk

A printable is a digital file (usually a PDF) that you can download and print at home or at a professional printing service.

Printables can be anything from art prints, colouring pages and worksheets to planners and calendars. They are a great way to save money on things like party decorations, educational materials and home décor.

Printables are a great option for artists working from home because they offer a number of benefits including:

Affordability: Printables are typically very affordable to purchase. This makes them a great option for artists who are on a budget.

Convenience: Because printables are digital files they can be downloaded and printed instantly. This eliminates the need to wait for shipping or to travel to a physical store.

Versatility: Printables can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating art, organising art supplies, marketing and planning your art, amongst many other ways.

Here are some of the ways that I use printables as an artist.

  1. Art inspiration: Printables can be used to create mood boards, vision boards and art prompts. These printables help me to generate new ideas and to stay inspired.

  2. Art supplies organisation: Printables can be used to create inventory lists, project trackers and storage labels. These printables help me to keep my art supplies organised and easy to find.

  3. Art marketing: Printables can be used as business cards, thank you cards and packaging materials. I created my own business cards and printed them onto good quality card stock. I also created my own thank you cards and labels to use when I post any art work out to customers.

  4. Art sales: Printables can come in the form of digital art prints. I create digital versions of my art work so a customer can get an affordable piece of art for themselves if they are on a budget. This allows me to sell my work online and to reach a global audience.


Art prompts on a table top


In summary printables have helped me to:

  • Save money

  • Save time

  • Get inspiration

  • Be more productive

  • Reach a wider audience

  • Create a professional image

  • Boost my sales

I sell a number of printable products via my Etsy shop. Just click the button below and have a browse. If you have any questions or would like me to create specific printable products, just comment below or message me via the Etsy App and I will get back to you.


Please feel free to share some of the ways you use printables as an artist. Share your tips in the comments below.

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