I have been playing around lately with several different graphics programs and trying out some new cool techniques. I am really getting into making graphic art prints for different projects and I created this collection of modern black and white Mandala-ish type prints for my hallway wall. I loved them so much that I thought you guys might like them as well, so I made them into free printables.
There are four prints in this collection and they are standard copy size of 8.5″ x 11″. What makes these prints so pretty in person is that I printed them on high gloss poster board sheets that I cut down to 8.5″ x 11″ to fit my printer. Modern black and white graphic prints are usually printed on higher gloss because the ink sits on top of the surface, which intensifies the ink and image. The shiny gloss finish, really stands out under a mat as well.
If you are interested in printing these on high gloss poster board, I used these poster board sheets that I found at Hobby Lobby in the art supply section. They are made by Fine Touch and it was only $2.99 for 10 sheets:
Card stock will work as well but if you’re looking for that modern graphic finishes, high gloss poster board makes a big difference and they look like higher end prints. Also, be sure and click on your printer’s “Best” quality settings, which will make sure that you get the absolute best print (go into properties or advanced settings at print preview).
These prints will have to have a mat, even if it’s narrow. I had “Bright White” mats cut at Hobby Lobby and just took in the prints and they measured for me. Also, I used 16″ x 20″ metal chrome frames:
You don’t have to use a 16 x 20″ frame like I did, a smaller or larger frame would work as well. But again, you will have to use a mat with the print.
So all you have to do to print is to click on the file for each print below and print. However, you have to have Adobe installed on your computer to open and print. If you do not have Adobe, you can download it here for free. Also, these prints are for personal use only and may not be reproduced/redistributed(Bloggers are of course welcome to share an image and link to this post).
Directly below each image print is a blue hyperlink that will take you to the file to print of that specific print:
Here are the prints;
Black and White Print 1:
Black and White Print 2:
Black and White Print 3:
Black and White Print 4:
These prints were exactly what I needed in my hallway to add a statement. I just loved the way they turned out and I’m going to making some in color as well. If you guys are interested in a color collection, let me know in the comment section what color you think I should do next. I’ll do another collection in the most popular color suggested.
Have a great day friends and enjoy this little collection!
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