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Right now we have nearly 2500 images online, however we're busy processing hundreds of fabulous "new" retro images. We'll be uploading more and more of them to this shopping cart every month, so if you don't find what you're looking for today, be sure to drop back soon and get a load of the new stuff!

 
 
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ON THIS PAGE, WE'LL TRY TO POST ANSWERS TO THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS, HOWEVER IF YOU DON'T FIND THE ANSWER YOU'RE LOOKING FOR HERE, DON'T HESITATE TO EMAIL RETRO BOB, OR CALL US AT 1-800-830-1212!
Q. Can I use a regular credit card?  What is authorize.net??
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We take all credit cards.   Authorize.net is the gateway which handles our credit card transactions. They provide this service for tens of thousands of online shopping carts such as ours. In fact, over 70% of all credit card transactions in the U.S. go through Authorize.net.  You can find out more about them by visiting their website at http://www.authorize.net.  If you're still not comfortable using a credit card, you can simply use PayPal to purchase your images.

Q. Do I require any special software to work with the images I download from retroclipart.com?
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If you order the image in Jpeg format, you will be able to open it in any layout program on your computer. If, on the other hand, you choose EPS format, you will require a high end graphics program such as CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash or Freehand. If you do not have any of these programs, you will NOT be able to open EPS files.  In this case, please make sure to choose the Jpeg option in the drop down menu when you purchase your image.

Q. Do you have a minimum order (dollar amount)?
Once an order is placed, are the EPS files available for immediate download? Or are they emailed?
A. There is no minimum order. You can purchase a single image for $4.95 if you want.
Once you go through the shopping cart checkout, when you get to the final page you will see a link which you will click on to immediately download the image(s) to your desktop.
Q. The thumbnail images in your catalog are heavily watermarked. Will this watermark be removed from the images I purchase?
A. The thumbnail images are "gift-wrapped" to encourage users to purchase the images rather than download them directly from our catalog. The images you purchase will be either vector EPS or high resolution jpegs, and will of course be perfectly clear with no watermarks. Download a sample image.
Q. Are there any volume discount packages available to customers who purchase large numbers of images?
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Yes!  Our permanently activated discount plan allows you savings of up to 50% when you purchase more than 20 images. Find out more.

Q. Do you sell any of this clipart on CDs, or in bundled packages?
A. Right now, the majority of our images are still being processed and have yet to be uploaded to the shopping cart. Once that is complete, we will begin offering bundled packages for small groups of images.
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I'd like to use Retro Clip Art images on a product line I'm producing. Do I have to pay royalties?

A. Yes, we will require royalty payments. You can find out more about this in our usage policies section, or email us at info@retroclipart.com.
Q. Are Retro Clip Art images rights protected?
A. We own the copyright to all of our images. There is no restriction on the usage of these images for advertising purposes, however If they are being printed on products which are destined for resale, then a royalty agreement will be necessary (see above).
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Are any of the Retro Clip Art images available in any other clipart collections?

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A few images in our collection seem to be similar to images offered in other collections, however the vast majority (over 90%) of our images can only be found here. Keep in mind that our images are interpretations of artwork from vintage printing plates, so at first glance, some of them may appear similar to images offered in other collections. However once you examine them closely, you will see plenty of differences in the overall quality of the interpretation. Our artwork is far superior to any supposed "duplicates" which may appear elsewhere.

Q. Are the Retro Clip Art images true, authentic images from the '40s and '50s?
A. All of our images are our own interpretations of drawings which were originally created by artists who lived in the '40s & '50s. We do not sell "neo-retro" images (images invented and drawn by modern day artists.)
Q. Are any of the Retro Clip Art images available in color?
A. We only sell black & white images, with no shading or graduated tones. Limited printing techniques back in the '40s and '50s required that artists during that era develop this highly simplified drawing technique, but ironically, modern day artists actually prefer this practical format, as it is much easier to integrate into their design work, and it allows them to easily apply their own custom color schemes. It's a much more creative and fun process!  Color images on the other hand can be very restrictive to work with.
Q. Does RetroClipArt.com supply custom artwork?
A. Yes... constantly as a matter of fact.  As full-fledged commercial illustrators, we will basically draw anything you require, in retro style, or in any style at all.  For more information please contact us at info@retroclipart.com.
Q. Why are all the people in your collection white?  Why are there no black people?
A. Unfortunately the world was a much different place in the '40s & '50s.  The "establishment" was run by narrow minded whites who paid commercial illustrators of that era to draw only white folk. Incredibly, they didn't see anything odd about that at the time.  As a result, we are stuck with this artwork which contains no racial minorities.  We have a plan to create afro-american versions of many of our images. We would like to begin this project as soon as we can fit it into the budget.
Q. After I have added an image to my cart, I find it difficult to navigate back to the catalog page where I was.  Is there an easier way to get back to that exact page?
A. Yes!  If you are having trouble navigating back to where you were in the catalog, there's a real quick an easy way to do it:  Once you have added an image to your cart, simply press the browser "back" button twice, and you will wind up exactly where you left off.
     
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