When you say that you understand “how the licenses work and all that jazz” I’m confused why you can’t answer your own question.
Linking to the files you used isn’t mandatory and it’s not a written rule…it’s a courtesy to the buyer. When you submit a file here, you’re required to click a little box that says everything you are submitting is yours and you’re on the hook for any infringement.
Just remember, with most of the “free” sources you see out there, you’re not the only person that’s seen it.
Like I said previously, use something that’s not yours and one of the “watchdogs” will report you…they do it all day long, every day.
To my knowledge…
If you’re using images for PREVIEW purposes only, usually any normal license will do. A normal license will allow for just about anything non-reproductive and non-distributable, but read the license first. If you’re not including the images in the purchased file, then supply download links to them. For this, Photodune is your best bet.
If you’re wanting to include the image in the PURCHASED FILE, then you’ll need an extended license which usually costs significantly more. Look for licenses that allow for commercial distribution. I believe Photodune’s extended license includes this, but I could be brutally wrong.
Look at images as an investment and only use the best available. If you’re selling a file on the marketplaces, this means your file is now commercial and the quality needs to reflect. Create your own elements/images or purchase the correct license. If not, there are plenty of watchdogs around the marketplace that will be more than happy to report you.
Good luck mate.
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Depending on your locaiton, SmartLevels can be cheaper than 4over, and even match their quality. Their shipping costs are high though, so if you can do pickup it works out. It’s difficult to beat 4over, I think they’re starting to move into Canada now.
Agreed. It’s also hard to find an online printer that will allow you to customize your order like 4over. With all the paper weight options and coating options, I’m still looking for a good competitor to 4over.
Quirky, I like it. Good luck mate!
For those of you who print for clients, what online printer do you use? I use 4over.com most of the time. They tend to be 15% below the price of what my clients can get.
So, who do you use?
My opinion: stay away from shared hosting! Go with a reasonably priced VPS (Bluehost, InMotion, etc.)
I’d go with a typeface that’s a little elongated like a “technical” or “scientific” typeface. This would mimic the glasses and it just fits with the brain. Godserv nailed it on LostType, browse around there first…their fonts are pretty good (kerning, glyphs, etc).
If you purchase a font from myfonts.com (as I usually end up doing) just check the license to make sure you can use it in a logo. Most of the big foundries with custom fonts don’t allow it.