Inexpensive royalty-free microstock photograph and graphic sources?

Discussion in 'Print Community General Printing Discussion' started by vividred, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. vividred

    vividred Member

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    I'm looking for additional stock photo or I should say micro-stock photo sources. I'm looking for royalty-free stock photos and graphics at low cost for use in short run brochures, rack cards, post cards, business cards, etc.
    Any recommendations?
     
  2. xfactor printing

    xfactor printing Senior Member

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    fotolia can be a nice starting point and their prices are very reasonable. fotolia has gained a lot of popularity the last couple years.
     
  3. glueater

    glueater New Member

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    Wherever you go for stock photos, I'd watch out for their commercial run licenses. A lot of those sites say, images for $0.89, but when you read the fine print, their $0.89 license doesn't let you do much as far as putting images on websites, in products, and stuff. I find that really frustrating.

    I go to Productiontrax.com. I think their stock photos are at http://www.productiontrax.com/stock-photos.php or something like that. I like that I don't have to buy credits, and they have a single license for all their photos. But they have mostly business related shots, so the library might not be comprehensive enough. I guess it depends on what you need for your brochures.