What is an NFT?
An NFT, or Non-Fungible-token, is a unique no-interchangeable set of data stored in a digital ledger. NFT’s can take the form of anything digital, such as drawings, music, animations, videos, images and other digital artworks. The role of the NFT is to ‘tokenise’ these to present them as unique items. NFT use blockchain technology to establish verified – public – proof of ownership. Similar to crypto-currency, the blockchain keeps a record of who owns what.
In real life, you can swap one £10 note for two £5 notes, and it will have the same value, but with NFT’s, this is not possible. The same goes for trading Bitcoin, which is fungible.
For something to be non-fungible it has unique properties, so it can’t be interchanged with something else — a bit like the Mona Lisa. While you could take a photograph of the Mona Lisa, there is only one original painting. While many people can own a copy or a print, only the Louvre owns the original Mona Lisa. NFT’s aim is to give people something that can’t be copied: ownership of the artwork (although the artist can still retain copyright and reproduction rights, much like physical artwork).
Can I print an NFT I have purchased?
Possibly! Not all artists give their permission for NFT’s to be printed, so it’s worth checking which rights are granted. Many people choose to print their NFT’s and showcase them in their homes, transferring their artwork to physical rather than digital. If you have the right to print yours, here comes the exciting bit! Now is the time to choose your print style, paper, and finishing options.
Printing your NFT needn’t be a daunting experience; our experienced team is happy to help! We produce the highest quality photographic prints, mounts and frames for some of the most prominent artists, galleries, collectors and individuals working across a wide range of sectors.
We can print from still NFT files, for example, photographs, but not from animated artworks, which are popular for NFTs.
How large can I print my NFT?
How large you can print your NFT very much depends on the size of your file as well as variables such as viewing distance. Generally, the larger the file, the larger we can produce the print.
Processes you can use to print your NFT
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