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« on: August 26, 2020, 15:06 »
This is kind of new to me. So now, we're not even getting anything for the "display" of our images at Getty (in conjunction with Printful). Only if a product gets printed, "designers" pay $1 which ends up being a few cents for what used to be an extended license sale...

This was posted in the Printful Insiders group on FB:

Getty Images + Printful integration is here! 🎉
We're partnering with Getty Images to bring you one of the largest stock photography libraries to use for your product designs!
What the Getty Images + Printful integration gives you:

📍 Royalty-free images for only $1: High-quality stock photos can run you up to $100, and you have no guarantee that your product with that image will sell.
With the Getty Images+ Printful integration, you can add products with Getty Images files to your store for free! Once a customer buys your product, you will be charged $1 for each Getty Images file used. Easy!
📍 Never run out of product designs again: The Getty Images library offers more than 80M photos and illustrations in countless searchable categories. Plus, the high-resolution files are large enough for your all-over products!
How does it work?
Once you log into your Printful account, the Getty Images library will be available to you in the Mockup Generator. Under Configure design, choose Browse artwork. You can then search for any image using the Getty Images search interface!
Play around with the images and create your designs, then add the products to your store. Done!
Important things to note:
The pricing for all Getty Images is $1 per placement. For example, a t-shirt order with one Getty Images file placed on both sleeves will cost you $2 plus tax, which will be charged along with product, fulfillment, and shipping costs.
For now, Getty files aren't available for embroidery and engraving.
Files with Getty images are meant to be used only for product designs, so it's not possible to download them as print files.
Explore Getty Images + Printful here ➡️ https://www.printful.com/mockup-generator

« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 15:09 »
It's funny that his kind of deal is not happening with McDonalds, Coca Cola etc. that if they use our images and actually sell the advertised product of the campaign we get a few cents from each sale. I could live with a few hundreds of thousands of sales of Coke bottles and cans...

« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 16:08 »
What a wonderful world!

« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 17:04 »


I had to chuckle at the  requirement that if you use an image in two places on a garment, that costs you $2 versus $1! It's such a pittance for the use of an image in print-on-demand.

About the only good news is that the Printful designer can't download the image - so this is more like a rights-managed license than royalty free.

They say it's $1 per image, per placement. So if someone ordered 10 T-shirts, they pay $10 for the image use.

If Getty were an ethical agency, there should be an opt-out for this (the origins of the 2013 fight over the Getty-Google deal; contributors should decide if they want to participate or not), but the odds of that are just about zero.

Thanks for posting - I'd never heard of Printful before this!


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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 04:08 »
Getty out while you still can!


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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2020, 04:20 »
Ne er heard of Printful, but this sort of 'deal' has been going on for a years, and not just with iStock/Getty.


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