Wondered if I could get your input. I painted this picture of a bridge for a beach gift shop. I’ve sold notecards and vinyl stickers in their place for a few years now. They asked me to do this painting of an old bridge that was torn down a few years ago. They will send it to another company to make prints of it. I didn’t get the pricing upfront. I did do that on purpose. But- what do I charge. I don’t really want to give them unlimited use for the image. Meaning, it goes on t-shirts and puzzles in the future. Well, I’m okay with that, but pricing will change it that is the case. Verses it just going on a print. It’s pretty. It will be on torn edge paper sandwiched between glass.
I do have the big pricing bible thing (graphic designers guide to the market thing). Im going to crack it open in a second.
@whitney-simms Pretty! This is a situation that calls for a licensing contract. You can outline in the contract what they are and are not able to use it on, how many units they can sell, how long can they manufacture the product, etc. You can ask for royalties, with or without an advance, or a flat fee license (keeping in mind you might not know now how well it will sell, so a flat fee could be a great deal or a terrible deal depending).