A Quick Survey

Hey friends, I’ve got quick question for you today. It’s been burning in my mind for the last week, so I figured I’d just come out and ask:

If you were ordering a print, what size do you prefer?
5×5 inches, 5×7 inches, 8×10 inches, or none of the above?

I recognize I’m not giving any details that may help you, and that sometimes the answer depends on what the subject matter is. But if you could leave me a comment with your general preference (I can’t get those fancy survey deals to work here, no matter how long I try to get them to work), that would be so helpful.

Prefer to stay anonymous? Email works, too.

Thank you!



19 Responses to A Quick Survey

  1. Rebecca says:

    Hi Brandi,

    Typically, if I am ordering an artist print or graphic print, I would opt for a larger size (poster or portrait). However, if I am looking for a smaller print, I generally gravitate to the 5×7. You have peeked my interest and I can’t wait to find out more about the reason behind this question!


  2. Rach says:

    yeah, what are you up to, Brandi? ;)
    I also like the larger poster sizes (they can be hard to find ready-made) or 8×10.

  3. Roni J. says:

    I have always, and forever will be a fan of postcard-y sizes. 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″…if it looks like a flyer, art card, or postcard for mailing I want it. The bigger it is the more artsy and fancy and less handmade-y stuff looks and then I just want an original.

    I have also been in a postcard/mail art making frenzy so this opinion is completely swayed lol

  4. Carolina says:

    5×7 is always a nice general size. You can frame it and then place on a side table, or add to a collection of postcards. Can’t wait to see what you are coming up with!
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  5. carolyn says:

    5×5. something a little different & unique from the standard sizes.

  6. Marlene Cupo says:

    I vote for 5×7 too. Seems to be the most versatile.
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  7. Lauren says:

    I think 5×7 is a good size for a photo. I’m intrigued by the 5×5 idea, but think an 8×10 would make me wish for something bigger. Kind of like it’s too small to be big, and too big to be small…
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  8. Kellie says:

    I’m a 5×7 girl as a standard. Especially for large collections of things.
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  9. Susan says:

    Hi, Brandi – I prefer 5×7, probably because it gives me more flexibility for arrangement, collections, etc. when it comes to space.
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  10. Francesca says:

    Love 5×5 – but it really depends of the subject matter. Sometimes only a poster size will do!
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  11. Libby says:

    If I’m ordering a digital print I like the 8 x 10, otherwise I’m a bit attached to 5 x 7.
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  12. If I am ordering a print to hang up, I would definitely go for 8×10 inches at the smallest, unless it was for a specific set of smaller ones….still think I’d prefer the larger size though, if it were available.

  13. Generally for family and friend photographs I like 5×7. I like to display in small groups and don’t like anything larger. But for actual artwork of course we go much larger.

  14. Marilyn A says:

    Of the 3 sizes listed, I prefer 5 x 7. I also like 4 x 6 if I’m going for something smaller. 5 x 5 isn’t a very standard size so isn’t as useful to me, as usually when ordering prints, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them.

  15. Hi Brandi,
    I like 8×10 … the bigger the better !!
    Have fun with your new idea brewing !!
    Have a great day!

  16. Hazel says:

    I generally like an 8 x10 for a piece I’m framing or displaying, but if it’s an actual photo print, I like it to be 5 x 7. The first size feels more ‘painting size’, the second, more ‘photographic size’. And that’s probably confused you more ;)

  17. Cindy says:

    Hi Brandi…you are being quite mysterious. :-) Hmm…. I’ll give you my opinion, not knowing what you have in mind. I think 5×7 is a nice, happy medium. :-) For photos, most common for me would be 4×6, but for print-outs, something larger. Can’t wait to learn more. :-)
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  18. Rita says:

    Hi, Brandi

    Of those sizes my first choice is 5 x 7. But for real life I try for golden mean ratio, or one in which the larger side is some multiple of the shorter side, like 2 x 3 or 4 x 5. I crop a first side to get in the important elements and make the second side some ratio of the first. Or I just go free form to find a good balance.


  19. Dave says:

    I’m late to this party, but I would say thatmy choices are print specific. If I was planning on buying a group of prints, I might want them all to be smaller, either 5×5 or 5×7. The 8×10 would be if I was looking to showcase a design more.
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