If you are reading this I know what you are thinking! You are thinking, “just tell me where to get the clipart graphic designs for sale!”.
Perhaps you are making wedding invitations to sell or you are opening your own Etsy store and need clipart graphics to put on the planners, invitations or wall art you want to sell.
The problem is, as you know, if you want to make those things to sell you need to buy clipart for commercial use that comes with a commercial license so that you can keep yourself out of legal hot water!
The good news is there are lots of places where you can buy commercial clipart, it is actually fairly cheap and some of those Etsy stores make a lot of money!
If this isn’t your first rodeo you can scroll down to see my 7 Best Places To Get Beautiful Commercial Use Clipart Graphics but for the rest of you I feel it is important to talk a little bit about the different types of commercial licenses you can get and what they allow you to do. I know it’s not exciting but you know what they say…the more you know!
Note: I am not a lawyer so you should absolutely not take my advice on the following. Do your due diligence, get professional advice and If in doubt contact the artist with your questions about what you can and cannot do with their art.
Like I said, when you buy the clipart the artist will usually clearly stipulate the terms of the license so read it carefully. Usually this license will cover you for up to 500 sales of one product. A license is good for one product or project. The product must also be considerably different than the original item. For instance, you can’t just buy clipart packages and then just sell off the individual clipart. You can use the clipart to make wedding invitations to sell on Etsy for example.
If you are going to sell over 500 units of a product or project than you will want to purchase an extended commercial license. Really simply, the extended license gives you everything the standard license does but it allows you to sell unlimited amounts of your product or project.
Remember a license is only good for one product or project. You will need to buy a license for every product that you sell if you are using someone else’s clipart on your product. Most of the sites listed below will have clearly laid out terms of the licenses available and if in doubt go ahead and contact the sites you buy clipart from and ask them directly.
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Best Places To Buy Commercial Clipart
I know it’s a shameless plug but I feel like if you have something you are really proud of you should share it with people! Yes, I do sell commercial use clipart collections. It’s something I really enjoy creating and you might just find that some of my art would be perfect for your next project. At the very least you should sign up for my mail list as I do give out lots of free goodies and many discounts to the lovely people on my list.
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Creative market really is the big dog on the block so to speak. The good folks over at CM probably have one of the largest selections of commercial use clipart you will find on the net. I think there are close to 30,000 independent creators that have stores on CM. That is a lot of commercial use clipart to choose from! You could literally be there for hours there is so much to look at and choose from and the level of artwork people are putting out on CM is just phenomenal. Prices start from $2 and up. You have the option to buy clipart collections with a standard license or an extended license. CM is also a great resource if you are looking for fonts to buy.
I do have a store on Creative market but like I said, the best deals on my stuff go to the people on my mail list! Have I made you want to join yet?
I love Design Cuts! DC has probably the second biggest selection of commercial use clipart to buy behind Creative Market. Who am I kidding, it still seems like their selection goes forever! Like CM the art on DC is really exceptional. The bundles they have on a regular basis are a phenomenal value and, depending on the bundle they are offering, could set you up with enough art and licenses for multiple products for the price of one.
Surprise, surprise, I have a store on Design Cuts too but who was that again, talking about great deals for being on a mail list? Oh wait that was me! Join here.
Now Angiemakes.com is a smaller site where all the art is made by Angie. Now I don’t know Angie personally, but I stumbled across her site and I gotta say I really like her stuff. It is all very cute clipart so you may want to check her out.
Now you may be looking at opening your own Etsy store to sell custom fabric, wedding invitations or planners but who knew you could buy the clipart for commercial use that you need for your products there also! Etsy has a large variety of clipart and illustrations you can buy.
Another site similar to Design Cuts and Creative Market. They have lot’s of great graphic designs for sale and clipart resources for you to purchase for projects.
Everything from clipart graphics to website templates to icons to fonts and on and on! There is a lot of stuff at Graphic River
There are a lot of sites out there that offer free clipart for commercial use and if that is what you are after than you probably didn’t get this far down the page anyway. I think if you are going to be making a business of selling products than you are better off buying clipart to use.
First off you are supporting the artist, okay I may be a little bias here, but you also are having a better chance of offering something truly unique that is going to wow your customer.
I really think the old saying that you get what you pay for applies here because in my opinion, and this is just my opinion, there is a reason some clipart is free if you know what I mean.
If you want hand drawn clipart for commercial use that is truly spectacular then you are going to have to pay something for it. The good news is that you probably aren’t going to have to pay very much!