How To Print NFTs
Nov 21, 2021
by NFTY INK
NFTs, the internet’s modern-day treasures, have been hoisted into mainstream prevalence in recent years.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been the rage among the advanced frontiers of the internet’s evolution and have only grown more prominent since.
This newfound distinction has allowed transactions that value hundreds of millions. Among the highlight reels in the now digital treasure hunting craze is the work of an artist named Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann that was sold as an NFT artwork for over $69.3 million, an autographed tweet by one of Twitter’s forefathers that sold for nearly $3 million, and the re-emergence of the legendary Nyan Cat.
As a point of reference, Claude Monet’s Nymphease, a timeless piece, sold for $44 million in 2014. That’s $15 million dollars less than a digital picture that a person can download as many times as he may want. While true, the bonafide NFT copy valued at the hundreds of millions is much more complex than just an image that people can download. Such transactions and meteoric rises in values are possible through the wonders of blockchain technology.
Like any collection, however, much like its traditionally-produced counterparts, there’s more to NFTs than just staying within a screen. Through innovations like NFTYINK, NFTs can be printed and enhanced through quality upsizing services that can move your Beeple artwork from cyberspace and into your living room wall.
NFTs, like many works of art, have earned a luxurious status as collector’s treasures. Through blockchain technology, the bonafide and original copies are marked with a digital signature as evidence of validity.
As it uses similar technology to cryptocurrency, NFTs usually exist on the worldwide web. There are even instances when NFTs are barred from being printed physically by their own artists. Unlike the traditional and physical artworks out there, NFTs aren’t confined to a single configuration -- which gives it flexibility in ways to be presented.
“This way the content can mature with technology. Unlike a physical work of art, it isn’t confined to one form, so it can be displayed differently decades from now,” says Meghan Doyle, an Art Specialist from Christie’s Contemporary.
As an example, we can look to one of Beeple’s work called “Everydays: The First 5000 Days.” It is a purely digital piece and its owner, crypto-investor Vignesh Sundaresan, can never print it to hang above his mantle. However, in recent months, experts have had reason to believe that this can change. As many more artists and content creators enter the digital space, people will want to see something real.
“Even I would prefer to have a painting over a JPEG,” says multimedia artist Rachel Rossin. And this statement comes from who was the New Museum’s first virtual reality fellow. “But what makes NFTs interesting is that you can put them wherever you like: on a large screen or a small one, you can have a dedicated computer for your virtual reality pieces, you can build a screen wall for it. Experiment—doing what brings you delight is the point of collecting anything,” she added.
Where to Get NFTs Printed
NFTs can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. As the owner of the original, valid, and bonafide copy of an artwork, or other digital collectibles, taking the artwork from your screen to the comforts of your home to brighten up an otherwise dull room is a real and exciting choice.
While it is, in fact, one of the more recent developments in the NFT front, there are many visionaries who’ve taken great strides towards mastery of the NFT printing game. NFTYINK, with its core group NFT enthusiasts, built upon their dream of taking their passion from “mint to print” in ways that will make physical versions of NFTs attainable.
NFTYINK developed features that will allow fellow aficionados to enhance the experience through cutting-edge upsizing services.
Through capable artists who share the same passion for quality, NFTYINK provides upsizing solutions to customers to empower customization and personalization. Through these services, clients can have the best size, for the best room or space anywhere it may be.
To assure quality, longevity, and durability, NFTYINK uses archival ink and museum-grade substrates. Customers can choose from canvas, acrylic, metal, and luxe archival paper to breathe life into NFTs and bring them forth onto the physical world.
Being a new rage that it is, NFT will surely grow in interesting ways. Experts and enthusiasts all agree that NFTs are a new frontier in the evolution of the arts and sciences that make the world worth living in. Like the Starry Starry Nights or the Mona Lisas of the world, NFTs seek to share art, talent, and passion with humanity as a whole.
Selling and Creating NFT Art
The recent rise of NFTs to ubiquity has opened new doors to both artists, entrepreneurs, and collectors alike. NFTs allow digital work to be integrated with code on the blockchain, thus acting as the signature and verification and the work is, in fact, original.
When sold, and if resold, the blockchain technology makes a recording of the transaction, forming some sort of history of ownership. As the creator of the NFT, an artist earns a certain percentage each time the work is sold.
To take part in the trade, the first thing you need is a digital wallet that contains “private keys” or digital passwords that connect customers to the collection existing in the blockchain. When online, a user has the option to display their collection from NFT marketplaces like Opensea or Rarible. As NFTs gain more traction, collectibles have been made available for phone screens and computers as well. Some companies have even started creating digital frames customized for displaying digital artwork.
While, originally, NFT artworks have been made for computer screens, it shouldn’t mean that they have to be confined to that channel of display alone.
Recent developments and innovations give encouraging signs pointing towards the transitioning of NFTs into physical prints. “It’s like the beginning of Amazon, cryptocurrency, or even photography,” says gallerist Dominique Lévy. “I think [the NFT market] is going to cleanse itself of the madness quickly and evolve into something more meaningful. It has a fabulous creative energy.”
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