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So, if you have produced some artwork in an Affinity software product, there seem to be basically two ways to apply it. One is to use it to produce pure electronic output, the other is to produce output in some permanent form as hardcopy, either directly from the computer or indirectly using an electronic file as a means to obtain the hardcopy output. For examples, direct output to a printer attached to the computer for direct output; producing a jpg file and sending over the web to the Papier business and receiving a hardcopy printed greetings card in the post for indirect output. There seems to be quite a number of facilities available for indirect output. For example Papier has photo greetings cards, framed prints and other basically paper items; Tesco photo has things like cushions, shopping bags, and keyrings, fridge magnets and so on and some card-based items. I have just noticed a customizable keyring with a bottle opener built into it. Wow! https://www.papier.com/ https://www.tescophoto.com/ Yet there is no rule that says that those items need to be used for what is the advertised intended use. For example, the Papier photo greetings cards are marketed as the purchaser uploading a photo file and producing a greetings card to send to someone else, either directly or sent to the purchaser with a free envelope to send it on. I have used that facility a number of times to upload artwork that I have generated that does not involve a photograph, and I have regarded the cards as art prints and I have framed them using frames that I have bought from the supermarket and have received delivered with my grocery orders. In fact, Papier staff have been very helpful in advising me how to use artwork in this manner. I have not as yet bought a fridge magnet, but I suppose that it could be used on some other type of ferrous object, though perhaps only for indoor use. Could it be used it some other way for some purpose? So I am wondering what is available and for what actual uses people are using them - or can think of using them. William