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Today is Cyber Monday, when many US retailers post deep discounts on tools, gear, and other products for artists and photographers. To help you parse the shows, here’s a selection of the best deals on artist tools and studio essentials, from laptops to air purifiers, to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. A word of advice: move quickly, as many of these products will sell out quickly. For more holiday savings, check out our Black Friday recommendations here and here. Although some items are sold out, many are still available at discounted prices. (Prices are current at the time of publication.)
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop
Apple products are a mainstay in the art world, beloved for their great looks and ease of use. Today you can save on the 2020 Edition MacBook Air laptop. Although it is an older model, it offers 18 hours of battery life and 8GB of memory. It also has the M1 chip, which delivers 3.5 times faster performance than previous MacBook models, yet still uses less power, and a 13.3-inch Retina display for crisp text and images and vibrant colors.
Epson wireless color all-in-one printer
Epson’s EcoTank line printers save money by using high-capacity, refillable ink tanks instead of ink cartridges. This versatile model will scan and copy as well as print, and it’s now specified by about a third.
If you’re a fan of Hulu’s shows, you can get an annual subscription for less than $2 a month. The commercials will interrupt your viewing, but this is a good deal if you’re on a tight budget.
Briggs and Riley Trolley Garment Bag
Perfect for artists and galleries who travel a lot but hate checked bags, this two-wheeled suitcase from Briggs and Riley will keep your clothes protected and unwrinkled, and it also has room for ties, belts, shoes, casual wear, and underwear. It is now on sale for more than a third.
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera Series
Camera kits are great because they give you everything you need to take pictures right away. Save on the Canon EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera range, now at a discount at B&H. The camera features a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a respectable ISO range (ISO 100-25600, expandable to ISO 51200) as well as Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, and can shoot 4K video at 24fps. The kit will give you a 15-45mm lens, a tripod grip, and a wired, shoe-mounted external microphone for better quality audio capture.
Shutterfly Cyber Monday Deals
Shutterfly, which specializes in selfie products, is offering promotional codes for Cyber Monday. While you can shop for holiday cards and home décor made from your photos, what attracts photographers most is their wide range of customizable photo books. Books come in many sizes, and books full of memories make a great gift.