Frequently Asked Questions
What format are the photos are in?
Most of our vintage ads are in JPG format, with some PNG's thrown in as well.
What resolution are the photos?
The majority of our collection is at 300 DPI. Every vintage ad is labeled with the original image size in pixels, the DPI resolution, and the native print size in inches.
Do you add images frequently?
We try to add more images as often as we can, but there is no set schedule.
Where do you get the ads from?
Nearly every image is manually scanned by us from original source materials we acquire through estate sales, vintage ephemera dealers, and lucky finds. We have an ever-growing collection of antique books and magazines. A smaller portion of our collection comes from 3rd party digital sources.
Do copyright laws apply to your products?
As far as we know, the images on this web site are in the public domain where copyright and licensing restrictions does not apply. In most cases, any ads from before 1923 are already in the public domain in the US. It is possible that some trademarks or copyrighted imagery could slip by accidentally, and we would appreciate being notified if any are spotted.
What are the restrictions of use?
There are three different licenses available for our digital downloads.
A full commercial license is available for anyone wanting to use these images for commercial purposes. For one flat rate, you can download an original, full-resolution file that you can re-use however you would like.
A personal printing license is also available for the full-resolution files. These are restricted to personal printing only and does not allow for online use.
A Royalty Free option is also available for a 5 megapixel version of any ad. This license grants you unlimited use for non-profit distribution. In other words, do what you want with it, as long as you are not selling it.
What form of payment is accepted?
WallMags accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) as well as PayPal.
Do you offer refunds?
We do not offer refunds on our digital downloads. Most printed products can be refunded within 30 days of purchase. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues.
Do you want to buy my old books/magazines?
Doesn't hurt to ask, but there is no guarantee that we will purchase your materials.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.