Established in 1993, Artists for Athletes produces high quality, limited edition, autographed art prints. Because we generally produce small production runs of each print, the value of some of our prints has soared to over twenty times their original retail sale price. The majority of the pieces we produce are signed and numbered by the artist and then authentically autographed. We have produced more art prints for Ohio State University than all other artists combined in the school's history. We also produce other unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for private collectors and charities.
This division of The Dream Depot markets art prints in traditional ways, through over three hundred framing centers, and to buyers over the Internet. Because we hate "spam," we have developed a grassroots Internet marketing and Web traffic system that is very unique. Our system gives great exposure to our artists and products and does not rely on search engines or emails. As a result, our website traffic is five times greater than that of our top two competitors combined. Our sales volume has attracted the attention of television shopping networks which have approached us about offering our prints and memorabilia on their shows. Our marketing plan is so effective that we do not need their service and have always turned them down.
We also produce and market art prints with non-sports subjects, under the company name of Platinum Prints. We are always looking for new opportunities to help talented graphic artists.