Tips and Tricks: Graphics Bundles
Finding free for commercial use graphics isn’t easy, nor are free graphics always of a high quality. When you’re ready to begin investing in your business and want to take your card designing to the next level, there are now companies that provide “graphics brushes” on a regular basis for their customers. Prices will vary, as will the contents of these bundles. Sometimes you’ll get a bunch of fonts, other times a miscellaneous package containing different things. The one thing they have in common is value for money.
For example, just recently we picked up a font bundle – a value of over $500 if purchased individually – for less than $30.
We’ve personally purchased from three companies we can vouch for in terms of quality and service. No viruses or fake files here. And no, we’re not being paid for the endorsements.
One thing you have to watch for is EXTENDED LICENSING, meaning you can use the contents of the package for unlimited personal and commercial projects. The terms will be set out plainly for you to see. It’s up to you to ensure whatever you buy is a good fit for the intended purpose.
Don’t forget to bookmark the page with the bundle and the terms on the website for inclusion in your Notes to Reviewers.
And now here are three providers we can recommend:
Inky Deals: Most often offers limited time mixed bundles like vectors, fonts, textures, etc. Prices can go as high as over $100 for larger bundles, but you can pick up great deals and every Sunday they offer free downloads. Be sure to sign up for special offers by e-mail. Here’s a link to the FAQ. Payment by PayPal or credit card.
Mighty Deals: Offers limited time single element packages (like a font family at a reduced price) or mixed bundles. Like most, the prices are reasonable. Offers freebies. Sign up for email deals. Payment by PayPal, Visa and MasterCard.
Design Cuts: If you really like artistic, hand drawn fonts and graphics, Design Cuts has some of the best deals in town. Most bundles around $29 and certainly give value for money. Active community and Facebook, the administrators are friendly and approachable plus regular freebies. Sign up for email deals and to place an order. Payment by PayPal and credit card.
Save your receipts for tax purposes and have fun!