Thanks to new technology an artist has more options than ever, but that does not mean that it is incredibly easy.
When you are an artist, trying to make a decent living on your artistic ability, you have a very challenging road ahead of you.
Millions of people have talents, but a very small percentage actually put in the work needed to take advantage of those talents… I am a painter plus a graphic designer, plus art has been my ultimate dream for years, so I treat it basically like a full time job. At first I figured I could generate my own art prints, but have come to realize that a printing service is way better than using a house printer. At a commercial printing service I get top flight detail plus sharpness to prints of my artwork, plus I can have them blown up into posters without losing any of that sharpness. Someone provided myself and others the smart idea to make buttons plus badges as well, which requires a laminating service, however I can take care of that at the very same business. I have dealt with this same commercial printer for so many years now that I have an open account plus they still print for myself and others even if I am unable to pay that day. I have done quite a bit of research about commercial printers plus laminators, plus the cost I would have to pay makes it an untenable idea. Even the most ancient plus cheapest used equipment costs more than I spend at the printers in a whole year, so I will just keep on doing this.