This is where it all started, for me; not everything, I mean, but this is the first way I hoped to sell my artwork through the World Wide Web.
In the late 1990's I was doing plenty of artwork with digital tools. Although it had been ten years or more since I'd been a painter it still bothered me that I no longer had originals. The work I did now seemed ephemeral when I compared it with the solid reality of the paintings I used to make.
The only way to make this work available to others was to make prints; but I had no easy way to produce and sell those prints myself. It wasn't until print on demand services began to take off that this seemed possible.
But at first, at least for me, there wasn't a practical and high quality way to do what I wanted to do. What I did find was plenty of ways to produce other things: t-shirts, coffee mugs, calendars, books, and so on - and even posters, which were the closest thing to the long lived prints I wanted. So I started to design those t-shirts, mugs, and whatnot, and I even produced those posters that I still sell through my little online empire.
It took a few more years to find a way to offer these prints. They've joined all my other merchandise now and I'm very happy that they're here.