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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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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  8. 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.


  9. 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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