Across the globe, art classes are beginning their Original Works projects. The student masterpieces will be turned into cherished keepsakes, and will become holiday gifts for many. Each year we are privileged to process several hundred thousand pieces of individual student artwork. With this volume of artwork being created and submitted, we thought this would be a great time to share some tips on creating the perfect artwork.
Each year we review and update our art guidelines. This enables us to specify for our customers the best media to use in creating the artwork, while also identifying media that should be avoided either because it will not reproduce well or could damage our equipment.
I’ll start with everyone’s favorite- Glitter. It is so pretty and sparkly when added to a picture. But, when scanned into a computer it is not so pretty or sparkly. Actually, it typically reproduces as black specks. Glitter also causes many problems when it gets into our equipment. Read the rest of this entry »