Post Archive for October 2009
How to Embellish an Inkjet Art Print.
Many artists are hand-embellishing their inkjet prints with paint, foils and other traditional mixed-media. This is often done to enhance the texture of a canvas print or create an original effect that can not be reproduced in the print process. It is commonly done to add value to the artwork, as a hand-embellished print becomes a one-of-a-kind. It also indicates the artist has personally worked on the artwork. …Read more
How to protect your inkjet art
The longevity of an inkjet print depends strongly on the inks and media used, as well as the environment in which it is hung. When deciding on what media to choose, be sure to ask yourself, “How long does it need to last? Where will it be hanging? What kind of light will be on my print?” …Read more
How does Fidelis manage colour accuracy?
Fidelis Master Printmakers are experts in colour. Our mission to produce artwork “True to the artists vision” is adhered to with every project. This may mean that your print matches all of the subtle nuances of the original (including colour, tone and density), or perhaps it is different, with a look that better expresses your artistic vision. Colour management and media profiling combined with our talent in Photoshop will help you achieve the your creative goals.
Fidelis expertise in complex masking and colour management, allow us to treat every image and it’s unique elements individually. Our calibration system offers:
• Maximum image detail in both the highlights and shadows.
• Accurate and predictable colours between different media.
• Consistent colour from the first print to the last in the edition.
• Archiving a production proof for future calibration reference.
Comprehensive ICC profiling is applied to all of our in-house devices—monitors, scanners, digital cameras and printers on a regular basis. …Read more
How to prepare your digital file for printing.
Preparing your artwork files properly for production will save you time, frustration and money. Please review our guidelines for file size, colour mode and format before your forward your digital files. …Read more
How much will it cost to get started publishing my art?
Self-publishing your art begins with the need to reproduce your artwork. Most artists choose digital printmaking for making their reproductions. It is more cost effective than traditional printmaking techniques because start-up costs are low. The convenience of images being archived electronically allows you to place orders for a single print or in limited quantities, at any size—”on demand” is the term used. Which means you can reorder whenever you need them and be assured of a consistent product. …Read more
What is a limited edition artwork?
A limited edition print is a reproduction of an original work of art. While there can be only one original, limited editions make it possible for an artist to share his work with a larger audience. The total number of reproductions is limited to an edition size set by the publisher.
Limited edition prints are created in a small pre-determined quantities to retain their integrity and value. Each print is individually numbered and includes a hand-signed certificate by the artist. In addition to the numbered prints, 20-25% of the artist’s proofs are allotted for use by the artist and publisher. 10-15% of the edition are designated as Sales Proofs (also known as HC’s, House copies, or Hors Commerce). Artist’s Proofs usually comprise of no more than 10% of the total edition, which are distributed at his or her discretion.
What is the Fidelis “10-Year Limited Warranty”?
Quality Assurance Policy
Every FidelityArt™ print is accompanied by a “Certificate of Authenticity”. This document provides your end customer with the confidence that the finest archival materials were used during the printmaking process and also provides written record of the edition, print date and artists’ signature (should he/she choose not to sign the artwork).
Artists may choose to retain certificate for their records, however, we recommend that it travels with the print as it contains valuable instructions for print care and framing.
Our Limited Warranty states that should any manufacturers defect occur within ten years of the manufacturing date, Fidelis will replace the print at no cost. …Read more
What is a FidelityArt™ Print?
Exclusive to Fidelis, a FidelityArt™ print is a museum quality fine art reproduction that utilizes traditional high-resolution photography plus imaging technology to faithfully capture and reproduce the depth, the vibrancy, and the uniqueness of an original work of art. …Read more
The Fidelis Art Community is a place for peer-to-peer support, mentoring, information and education.
We want to make sure this is a positive experience for everyone and in order to do so, we ask you to take the time to read these guidelines. By participating in the Community you agree to the following. …Read more
Join the Fidelis Printmaking and Self-Publishing Community
We’re building a community for artists and art enthusiasts who are passionate about fine art printmaking and self-publishing.
Stay up to date on dedicated topics such as: Art Marketing, Blogging & Social Media, Art Exihibitons & Shows and Competitions and all things Fidelis (seminars, printmaking, Collections, and exclusive promotions). …Read more