And a canvas isn’t one of them.
Lets cut to it:
You want your print products to look great, but you also want them to make you some money. Understandable. In fact; sensible.
With that being said it’s clear the best print products are those that not only look great, but also give you room to make a pretty penny.
Here is why canvases fall just a little short in the rankings of ‘Best Print Products for Pet Photographers’.
The truth is – while certainly a great option for beautiful pet prints – the nature of the product doesn’t allow much room for the price to be adjusted by the photographer after purchase from the supplier. After all, your client is only getting a single piece of imagery with each canvas, whereas other product options offer much more value for the cost.
Moreover, with the pet photography industry rapidly growing and more and more people asking for the best for their furry, scaly, and/or feathered family members there’s no time to mill about with anything but the best.
So if not canvases, what are the best products for pet pictures and pet photography?
1) Folio Box - Perfect Product for Pet Prints
Quite frankly, Folio Boxes are the quintessential product for pet prints. They are what the canvas fails to be – an excellent medium for portrait-style photography that provides prints to clients in quantity.
Like a canvas, Folio Boxes come with prints that are ideal to display either on the wall, or perched on a stand around the home. Yet, unlike a canvas, they do so with more than one print. For example, with us at nPhoto, the Folio Box offers anywhere from 5 – 20 prints per purchase.
Moreover, the image they render is equally – if not more – professional in quality and fine in detail than canvases. Printed on the highest technology printers – that also print our highly acclaimed albums – the results of the Folio Box prints are second-to-none, head-turning heirlooms that are guaranteed to last.
Additionally, they have the option of being either board mounted, or matted with readily-assembled matching framework.
But lets come back to this idea of quantity.
With a canvas you are only able to upsell the one product, but with the Folio Box you can essentially mark-up per print. Furthermore, we offer our Folio Boxes as sets complete with a matching box, to house and protect the prints, and a choice of USB – all included. These elements come standard when purchasing through our webstore, however, leave more room for you as the photographer to mark up the price and garner a good profit.
NOTE: If you’d simply prefer the prints included in the Folio Box Set you are now able to purchase the prints alone - (or the box itself) – see Matted/Board Mounted Prints
Yet, the power and this ‘idea’ of ‘quantity’ goes beyond just a cold, numerical sales strategy and also bodes better for the pet photography genre itself.
After all, pets are distinguished, but dynamic subjects. Whether dogs or lizards, cats or snakes, parrots or ponies – they like to move. Offering a product that brings more than one image to the end-user allows you as a photographer to give your client a more complete picture of their beloved animal subject.
Often, we’ll see collages of canvases collected on a wall, well, this is also perfectly possible with Folio Box prints as well – and at a lower cost for your client. With the print sizes for the matte/board mounted prints ranging between 5×7 to 12×16 and available both in landscape and portrait orientation, these prints can constitute a profound collage of their own; more than capable of expressing the full extent of your client’s close creature. (For the full listing of available click here)
PRO TIP: Offer up the board mounted prints, professionally framed via your own framing service to further enhance their quality, longevity, and profitability.
2) Dreambook 4K - Pet Photography in The Highest Quality
Quality is king (and queen). People will go to great lengths and spend grand amounts to achieve the highest of quality when they feel it necessary. Look no further than luxury cars, sports cars, luxury vacation retreats, or the fashion industry – all for that sensation of having the ‘best’.
Well, I don’t have tell you, but today people see their pets as one of the family; like a child or sibling, and will intuitively desire, and settle for no less than, the ‘best’. Well, in terms of print quality it simply doesn’t get any better than our Dreambook 4K printed with the state-of-the-art Canon DreamLabo 5000.
Images used for the Dreambook, and put through the Canon DreamLabo, come to life in 2400 DPI, 4K definition, and colors only made possible by a unique, fortified seven-dye ink. But it isn’t only colors, in fact, one of the biggest advantages of the Dreambook and DreamLabo is its output with black & whites and the way it works the gray scale.
Do you often photograph pet subjects that are black, white, or gray? What about with beautiful, bold colors? You will not have their images produced any sharper, more defined, or more vivid than with the Canon DreamLabo 5000 and our DreamBook 4K. Everything included in the Dreambook is designed specifically for compatibility with this printer and, therefore, yields breathtaking results.
Our Dreambooks come in available in three different collections, with three specific Canon paper types to choose from – glossy, satin, and lustre. Also, you have your choice of over 60+ leatherette and textile options to personalize the outside of the product.
To see all the available options for our Dreambook 4K see them in our webstore.
All this and I didn’t even get to the best part: remember when I opened the subject and mentioned luxury cars and vacation retreats? Yeah, well those cost a fortune. This crème de la crème photography luxury product isn’t priced like one. You can have the best-of-the-best for the price of a middle-of-the-road product.
Don’t believe me, check it out for yourself – you’ll have to register first, but it’ll be worth it. And then let’s just keep it between us; it would be a shame for your client to find out.
If you want to give your client the absolute best the print world has to offer and the chance to see their precious pets in vivid detail – down to the individual hair, feather, or even scale – then get yourself a Sample of the Dreambook 4K and watch as your clients eye’s pop, jaws drop, and heads turn.
3) Complete Album Set - Ideal Product for Pet Owners
And then there are albums…. Despite what’s been said the album still remains the essence of quality and the traditional medium for prints of integrity. Luckily we specialize in albums and offer exquisite hand-crated quality that is guaranteed to last.
Our albums are all hand-crafted and flush-mounted on 800gsm spreads giving them the strength to stand the test of time and even the occasional excited outburst of your client’s subject ;) Our albums come standard with 10 spreads in Fuji Silk paper with images that are exposed directly onto the paper – so you won’t have to worry about any furry friends stealing away with loose images.
But above all, what elevates this product into the realm of ‘must-have’ is what it offers in its 3-in-1 package. Our Complete Album Sets are a combo including a full, high-quality, hand-crafted album with a matching box to hold and protect your album, as well as a USB option of your choice – ‘no USB’ is an available option, as well.
In this way you can give your clients the best of both worlds by offering them a print album along with a digital USB combined together in a hand-crafted box. So essentially the client is getting two copies of their project, and, let me say – as an owner of a wonderful Yellow Lab myself – I understand and appreciate the importance of back-ups.
Of course, for you the photographer, the box and the USB are part of the set, however, if you wish they can present to you a wonderful upselling opportunity and chance to make a deserved profit.
This resourcefulness is not something you can offer if you only provide canvases.
4) Triplex - Ideal Product for Pet Portraits
The true unsung hero of the print product world – that’s what the Triplex is. Or, to put it in another way – and to use another cliché – it exemplifies that big things come in small packages.
Triplexes are the ideal product for pet photographers and pet portraits in a similar way to the Folio Boxes mentioned above: they offer an easily accessible print product that includes more than one image.
As the name implies, the Triplex contains three images, printed with the same quality as our photo albums, mounted in a tri-fold display with your choice of leatherette.
The Triplex is designed to easily and elegantly stand on its own and provide its own display. Available in six sizes ranging from 6×6 to 12×18, as well as portrait and landscape orientation, the Triplex is more than capable of satisfying any photography project’s needs.
Take advantage of the number of images available, yet limited number, to display a profound, poignant story of your subject. Give your client something portable and handy that boldly exemplifies their special companion in three bold images.
While canvases can be big and bulky and require some small renovation work to display, the Triplex is sleekly designed and easily moved and displayed anywhere in the home without any effort. It can even easily be perched up high on a shelf and enjoyed out of harms way.
Of course, the nature of this product also makes it a great upselling tool and add-on to an existing order of an Album Set, Dreambook, or Folio Box. It can make a great gift for someone to enjoy their loved pet out of the home – such as kid off in college, or as an office desk decoration.
Best Products for a High Return on Investment
If your clients are looking for a large, static, statement piece that will require some small effort to properly display continue offering them a canvas. Honestly, they are gorgeous products.
BUT, if you want to go for products that better allow you to tell the whole story of the interesting, quirky subjects you work with; are high-quality, long-lasting and easily accessible; AND want to do it all while allowing you the best return on investment, then do yourself and your business a favor and take a look at these four products mentioned.
Truly, the four best print products for pet photographers.