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Just in time for the holidays, we are happy to announce the launch of the first phase of the entirely new prints program. Much more is yet to come! Prints II is hand-crafted by pirates, code monkeys, and magical liopleurodons! We have new tools, new features, new functionality, new products, new prices, and well, a bunch more new stuff.


All users registered on deviantART are now Standard Print Account holders.

All users with a print account purchased before November 21, 2006 are now permanent Premium Print Account holders, and they do not have to pay the annual subscription fee that new premium accounts will require.

The new Standard Print Accounts are NOT the same as the Basic Prints Program, which has been discontinued. All deviations submitted as prints for the Basic Prints Program have been rejected and removed from all shops. You must resubmit.

New Shop!

Check it out here. New browsing too. OMG sweeeeet!

New Print Submission Agreement:

Please note we have updated the print submission agreement to something more professional to better reflect the new changes being made to help you in your career as a print artist.


All base prices and default sale prices have been updated. You can view them here.

Premium Print Account holders may change the sale price on all art and products in their shop at will, provided the cost is not lower than the new base cost.


The royalty payment to artists with standard print accounts is listed here with the new pricing changes. The royalty payment to artists with premium subscription print accounts is 50% of (sale price minus the base cost).  For example, if the sale price is $10, and the base cost is $2, the artist share is $4.

New Products:

As mentioned previously, we are launching a variety of new products over the course of the next several months. The first ones will be black mugs, the return of panoramic prints, and printed t-shirts.


Click HERE


We are in the process of updating all of our Prints related FAQs, which can be found here.


As with any launch, there are bound to be a few hiccups here and there. If you have any problems, please submit a Customer Service ticket here. We will be working closely with IT to resolve any issues when they occur and resolve them as quickly as possible. Response times to tickets may be delayed if we encounter a high volume of requests. We will be making minor tweaks and fixes over the next week or so as well.

OMG More stuff!

There is a lot more coming in the future for prints, stay tuned! You can read about some of them here in our last update.


Special thanks to the prints department staff that has invested a lot of time and energy over the last year designing all of these changes and working tirelessly to get them implemented. Double special thanks to the IT team dedicated to implementing everything…it hasn’t been easy and they have pulled off some technical miracles behind the scenes that are pretty impressive. Take our word for it.


Ok, as expected there were some problems. Please don't get angry at IT or the prints staff. ALL of the decisions that have resulted in something annoying, changed, broken, backwards, or inside out, were all *mine*.

Now having said that, the first issue:

Price changes...

When we raised the base price, I made the decision to also raise the sales price, so artists profits stayed the same (well close to the same, we rounded the final number to avoid things like $13.26 as a price instead of $12.95 or $13.50, which are preferable from a sales perspective).

This conversion didn't work as well as I thought, and we are trying to address it. In the meantime, you should be able to simply edit your prints and change the price. Hit submit and you are done. Because of how the new system is designed, it may feel like you are uploading a new print, but since it was already approved, this will be approved as well. It will take a little getting used to, but it is better this way, I promise.

Any prints that you change the prices for will always be available in your shop. They aren't getting removed for re-approval. While your print will need to be reviewed in the approval process in order to properly update it to the Prints II system, at no time will it be unavailable in your store.

Weird stuff in my shop!

Ok, for some insane reason that has to do with solar flares and massive amounts of radion particles bombarding a circus full of evil clowns somewhere in the midwest, some people are having some scraps and stored deviations showing as prints. Egads! We are working like hornets on red bull to get this fixed. I'm sorry.

More stuff!

I've had less than 4 hours of sleep in the past 30 or so, and some moron keeps calling my phone ("Unknown number") and hanging up. No, they aren't leaving any messages, which really gets my panties in a bunch.

So, I haven't read all of the comments here or the help tickets yet, but I'm getting to it. Most of the prints staff has been on duty for the majority of the last 24 hours, and I don't want to even speculate how long IT has been up. We need a few hours to catch our breaths and catnap.

Fixing the problems are our first and only priority right now, but we need you to bear with us. We will answer questions as we can, and will ignore any posts, tickets, or journals that attack us. We aren't going to waste time arguing about issues, we are simply going to fix them.

We appreciate your support and I hope you share our enthusiasm for the changes (the good ones!).

Thank you!

Director of Prints
//wearing an "aim here" t-shirt
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MatiasSieppi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tips!
Mew-Sumomo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Student General Artist
Haha, looking back on some old Prints news, I just realized that this all happened on my birthday! :w00t:
LaStrega Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've suddenly become curious about the ability to submit prints that need a different file than the ones that I put up on DA, ie. I have files that are for the net, and files that are for printing. I don't usually put the print files on the net, they are too large in file. How can I put up appropriate file?
DokFuture Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
ma nessuno ke parla italiano nn ci sto capendo nulla -.-
Rain20 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Mogrianne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I just bought 2 prints ,one of my art and one of another artist here, the quality was amazing and I am thrilled with this new print feature.
cyber-punk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
I am all about the dollar signs...My name is DeviantART
Loveit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
for the t-shirts and mugs will we get to see previews of the items first before we by,and and (t-shirts) can we put the design anywhere like on the back.
DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"All users registered on deviantART are now Standard Print Account holders."

Ok, I got that. But do I have to make a print??? I'm confuszzled.
Elefef Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Ok, I'm confused, if you dont have any type of print account, do you still have to pay a fee to upload prints?
bishu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
adambekillinit Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Student Photographer
good work, $robert!
path-to-shambhala Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
krazeric Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
What would be really nice would be the ability to change the prices on all prints, for all pieces, in one swipe....:)
MapleRose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Two questions:

1) Is fanart allowed to be made into prints? (art that I have drawn, but of characters created by someone else)

2) Is there a way to delete a print?
Maugin666 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006   Photographer
J-Doujin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
djfox- Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Yay! I got a prints account a while back so that means I automatically have the new prints stuff? ^^
TearsOfTorment Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
zimy302 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
missmusicchick101 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
wow thats alot of stuff! Thanks you guys!!
TreehouseCharms Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
I just like to add...

I bought a print account long time before prints II was launched and it was said, ok I'm german and my english sucks from time to time but I think I understood it pretty well, that all
print account subscribers would get automatically a premium prints account. Now when I hit my manage prints options it says that I can upgrade to premium prints for over 20$.
Sorry guys this and the the whole approved and rejected prints are not very competent.
You compete with sites like zazzle or cafepress in selling art. I bought a print account a half year ago and I receive very less service for my money.
The only thing that is a big + is that you grant much more benefits than other sites. SO it 's not true if ppl complain that they should earn more money for their art because at other sites you only get 1 or 2 $ per print.

But you really have to work this out and stay to your word.

Your still loyal although angry deviant artist,
Andi of Treehouse Charms
A-L2kPlus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
i wonder..
prints 2 system sounds great,just i didn't had a chance to see prints 1 either..
so its come to my question..
what is exactly the difference until now between prints 1 and prints 2 program? :?
sorry if it sounds stupid,i just wonder about the differences.. hmm..
sakuragaoka Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006   General Artist
Wow, from what I've seen the new prints system is lovely. Keep it up guys =] I'll definitely submit some prints.
CecilBrown Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
magical liopleurodons!!!! he has spokennnn, he has showed us the waaaaaaaayyyyyy Charlie

...very cool new change, very cool. five thumbs up, and no, I won't mention where I got the extra thumbs
Kutaly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
happily I just submitted my first print, but one thing bothers me.

For the rare case of someone actually want to buy my print, where would the money go?
being the parasitic freebie-loving self, I don't remember telling DA anything about my credit card nor bank account or anything like that... will you ask me when the time comes or would it just be translated into deviantDOLLARS?
Guitarian Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
All my Prints in my store look totally screwed up for some reason. More bugs I wonder? Guess I'll just pull them all out of my account and do something else.
Hooray for the print-y goodness!
Rissoll Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
roseraindrop Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006   Writer
natalhy666 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Before I forget that!....
Akashaslestat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006   Digital Artist
i dont know, this is all a fake right? yeah the message is 2 long, i see no text, this all make realy no sense at all, no fun but nice try 2 post something then i send my useless shit and understand nothing lol yeah new on the board lol OMFDG! : ))
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
More new stuff.
:shrug: :nod:.

I'm curious as to what the future may bring a bit myself
EroticChaos19 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
stop it
montiz-chan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Student General Artist
Nyanta!! Could you explain me , what it's exactly for, though, is seems great so far ( at least what I understood)
maiquile2099 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Voodoodoodle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
i haven't read all of this but from what i hear you are working hard to help us petty users. bless you! and thanX for thinking of us! i'm not sure what you're talking about but from what i undersand you are doing everything in your power to make DA better. if i have any questions do you think i could come to you? or if i need some help? thanX afain for thinking of us you're the best!!

take it easy mate!
camilah Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
What"s happening?
drackar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
And when are you going to change the "buy a prints acount" screen to reflect the fact that it's a subscription service, now?
2dazed Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thanks!
vladimirvl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
kerbau Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Student
d-jhay17 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
inu199 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
I dont get?
badaboum6 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
Prints II is friggin' awesome!

I just uploaded a print and a big thank you to everyone who worked on v2, there is no more pain in the ass to submit prints.

Simple, but effective. Cropping and framing the prints ON site is awesome. Good job on v2 and I can't wait to be able to submit new products.
Mambito Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
Баян вот лушие работы! [link]
Pemburyuk Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
At last I'm rid of the shackles of DA prints and all the problems they have caused. One of the nice DA teletubbies is deleting all my prints.

I will continue to submit work for viewing, but not for prints, unless they change their mind again.

Good bye it was fun whilst it lasted.
win1soon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
At last more options for sales, now it's time to get a print account! Couldn't see tshirts there though, will check again in a few days. You are offering coasters but how about place mats so I can match up my table setting with the coasters? Good stuff, keep up the good work!
couleur Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
what a news!
KakashisPassion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
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