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Pro-tip! How do I know what size to order my print?

Posted By: Bianca Bouwmeester-Neumann 08 March 2019 120 views

One of our most frequently asked question is ‘How do I know what size print to order?’

It can be hard to imagine how an image will look on your wall, so this little tip will help you visualize your print size before you place your order. This works will with all prints, including canvas prints and framed or mounted prints.

Two canvas prints of different sizes on a wall above a sofa in a modern decorated room.

The first step is to choose the wall or shelf that you want your wall art to be featured on and get a feel for where it would have the most impact.

A white framed image of a girl's legs showing just her colourful skirt and sneakers. The framed image is on a shelf next to a vase of flowers

 

 Next, grab some newspapers and scissors and create a ‘mock’ art piece with your newspapers. Depending on the size of the space you might need to cut your paper up to make it smaller or if you have more wall space, add some more newspaper to make your mock up bigger. 

Canvas print mock up on a wall made of newspaper to test the size of the print needed.

Stick the newspaper mock up on the wall and look at it from all angles of the room. Pay attention to how the size fits in with the rest of the décor as well as how it compliments the functionality of the room.

This will give you a good idea of how your wall art will look on the wall and you might find that the size you initially had in mind just wouldn’t do your art justice.

If you are planning on ordering from our gallery products (like FaceblocksBig 1’s, or Tiny tots) simply cut sheets to the product size, and arrange in whatever grid you feel would work for the space.

Once you are happy with the size of your mock up, carefully measure the size of your newspaper and those will be the dimensions to use.

When ordering your print, choose “custom size” and our system will tell you the price based on the size you enter. To see a competitive pricing for all our products, you can use this page to see custom pricing across all our products (desktop users only). 

Screen shot of the price calculator on the PrintWild website

 

Now that you know the size you want, placing your order online at www.printwild.co.za is quick and easy, and all you need to do is sit back and wait for the delivery of your stunning bespoke PrintWild print!