Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lots of Links and Reviews Part 7: Artflakes

Artflakes is a Berlin-based company that hosts artwork on their site, selling it as canvas prints, art prints, digital prints, gallery prints, posters, and greeting cards. Artists can follow each other, post comments on work, and "like" work. Basically, it offers the same products and functionality as Society6 except Society6 is based in the United States (California, I think). Society6 sponsors collaborations with select artists which can turn into printed pieces and/or art shows -- I think that's the only place they differ!

I signed up with both because while each can ship internationally, it's faster and cheaper for customers to order products that don't need to be shipped by air or sea. 

I've been with Artflakes for a year, about as long as I've been with Society6. I have yet to sell anything with them, but because they don't charge any fees (besides their cut of whatever you sell) and because they are in the European market, I'm definitely sticking with them for now!

Oh, and also -- Artflakes is another site that is respectful of the copyright of the artists they host. I can't find that stated on their website at the moment (it's gotta be on there somewhere!) but I emailed one of the founders and asked, and they make no claims of ownership of the work that is posted. I think if you are interested in joining the site they will email the terms of agreement and such.

Hope this was helpful!

-- Julia


Unknown said...

Thanks for the post. I've been approached by them a couple times now and I've been wary of signing up with them but it looks as though they are pretty reputable.

Julia Minamata said...

Hi, Lori! I'm glad this was helpful! The Artflakes guys are very good about answering any questions you might have (at least they were a year ago when I was asking for details) and they've been around at least since last June.

Like I said, I haven't sold anything through them yet and I haven't ordered any of their products to see the quality, but from what I've seen they are a pretty good group!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Julia!

Louise said...

Hi Julia,

Did you have problem to get your commision? I do and I would like to know if I am the only one.


Julia Minamata said...

Hello, Louise!

I've only sold a few things through Artflakes and I didn't have any issues with getting paid. I have a few payments I can't cash out yet because their minimum for doing so is $14.

Overall I don't sell much with Artflakes but I haven't updated my work on Artflakes for a while!

Anonymous said...

I made a purchase from Artflakes and my print arrived with a glaring flaw on one corner. Although Artflakes states on their site that they will issue a full refund if one is not happy with their purchase, I've yet to receive a response from them after emailing them twice. Very disappointed. I'd say Artflakes is quite flakey.

Julia Minamata said...

Thanks for your input regarding the quality of your print! I still haven't ordered anything from Artflakes so I don't know how well they fulfill their orders. Sorry it hasn't been a good experience for you :(.