FAQs

What format are the images in?

Most Twisted Papers images are in JPG format. Some of our images are also in transparent PNG format. Those images will be downloaded as a ZIP file that when opened (decompressed) will contain both the JPG and PNG files. You might also receive a ZIP file if the download contains more than one item, such as sets.

What is a LIGHTBOX?

Think of a lightbox as a wish list. You can set up any number of lighboxes and store thumbnails of your favorite images. With more than 10,000 items on Twisted Papers this will assure you that you will have no trouble finding that special image. Whenever you return and login you can visit your lightbox items. Although you do not need to set up an account to buy from Twisted Papers, you qwill need a free account to use any of these special features.


Do you add images and collage sheets on a regular basis?

Yes. We add images as they are scanned. Click on "Newest Media" to see the latest images and collage sheets that we have posted.


Can I submit images to sell?

Right now the only images that we sell are the ones scanned by Twisted Papers. In the future we may consider this.


Do you offer refunds?

Once your purchase is made we can not offer a refund. The reason for this policy is because we offer full access to our entire digital collection of images and, as such, there is no way for our products to be returned. On a rare occasion we will make exceptions on a case by case basis. If a CD or DVD arrives damaged, of course we will gladly replace it.


Why no more paid subscriptions? 

With almost 50 CDs and a DVD available for purchase, subscriptions were redundant and our customers found that the CDs were much better values. For instance, our Turn of the Century Art & Illustrations DVD contains 975 images for $24.95. Our collage sheets CDs contain from 20 to 40 collage sheets which sell individually for $2 each, but the CD is only $12.95.


Is download sharing allowed?

No, sharing downloads is no different than robbing us of our livelihood.


Are there any restrictions on my use of the Twisted Papers images that I download?

Yes. While Twisted Papers offers great freedoms and a wide ranges of uses, we do not allow the redistribution of our images.

However, we are an angel company. So, you can use our images in your artwork and creations and sell them freely.  

We encourage artists to use our images in their work and manipulate them as they see fit. We have no problem with the artist resizing them, changing the color, distorting the image, subtracting a part and whatever else you could think of while using an imaging program on your computer.

The vintage images on our site are in the public domain and there is NO copyright on them individually--NO ONE can copyright anything that is already in the public domain.  All of the images we sell are retouched to the extent of removing spots, torn edges, sharpened, and color corrected if they look faded. This does not constitute Twisted Papers as having a copyright on them. The images can be used in any manner that is legal. You can use the images in designing a website or post them on your blog.

On our CDs and our collage sheets it is the "compilation" and the arrangement of the images that is copyrighted. Our only limitation is that you cannot copy the CD or the collage sheet and resell the CD or the collage sheet as your own. You can use the images in your art creations and sell the created pieces freely.  If your art creation is published, please list TwistedPapers as a source for any images used. Again, the images individually cannot be copyrighted, as they are in the public domain.  

The original background papers, encaustic images, Tropical Paradise Collection and the Calendar Girls (1960s women fashion sketches) can be used in your artwork, art creations, websites, blogs, designs and craft projects and you can sell the created pieces freely. As we own the copyright on these images, credit should be given to Twisted Papers as the source when your creation is published. You cannot resell just a copy of the original--for example, printing copies of background art and selling them as background paper to a retail store or website.  However, you can make as many copies of the original background art as you need for your own art projects and if you are teaching a class and need them as class materials. Please give Twisted Papers credit.


What about shipping charges?

Shipping charges will only be added to those items that are mailed -- which include CDs and DVDs. The Twisted Papers system will automatically compute the mailing costs and add it a checkout.


Do you sell wholesale?

We sell our CDs and DVDs wholesale to qualified accounts and would love to hear from you if there is an interest. Please contact us HERE


Do you take custom orders ?

We can design and create custom collage sheets and CDs for qualified wholesale accounts. Please let us know what you are looking for and we will provide a quote. Contact us HERE.

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