Post Archive for February 2010
Fidelis Art Prints (FAP) is a digital printmaking studio and boutique publisher based in beautiful Vancouver, Western Canada. We have a partnership of three creative individuals, myself (Karen), Alan (who is my brother) and Jan who has been a long time friend and co-worker.
We love what we do at FAP and we earn a comfortable living from FAP. Being self-employed allows for us to enjoy our families and friends while affording to live in the most beautiful (and “lifestyle-oriented”) region of North America.
Fidelis Art Prints is successful because our individual partner skills, business and life experiences have given us the tools we needed to survive economic shifts, new competitors, equipment meltdowns and everyday surprises. We’ve had some rough times but always taken those opportunities to grow and learn. …Read more
Fine Art Media meets your Organizations Green Design Initiatives
Did you know that most archival media is 100% recyclable?
Exhibitors, public galleries and corporate environments are being mandated to use eco-friendly products for their décor projects; artworks, posters, display graphics and signage. With this in mind, they have turned to specialty fine art printmakers who offer a wider selection of organic and natural papers that can meet even the strictest organizational green initiatives. …Read more
How to Choose an Art Exhibition Venue
PART 2: From the Art Exhibition Planning Guide
Once you have determined the number of pieces you would like to exhibit, you are ready to begin your search for a great venue. Exhibition venues vary from showing in your own studio, to a library, park, community centre, café or artist run gallery. Other worthy spaces to consider are banks, credit unions, malls, waiting lounges, wineries and cruise ships. …Read more
How to Choose Your Best Art
From the Series: An Artist’s Guide to Planning an Art Exhibition and Opening Reception
For many artists the anticipation and anxiety around planning and promoting an art exhibition can be very daunting. These are very natural feelings, partly because it may be the first time you have shown your artwork to the public (maybe even your friends and family), and possibly the logistics of organizing an exhibition, planning an Opening Reception, and promoting the event are overwhelming.
During my time working for Gamma Pro Imaging and Fidelis Art Prints, I have had the pleasure of planning and executing several solo and group art exhibitions for my clients using our gallery space. I have also been involved with several art events and fundraisers with guest numbers ranging from 30 to several hundreds.
I hope that this Series will serve as a through blueprint for planning your first (and future) exhibitions. You will need to dedicate at least 3-4 weeks to preparing for your exhibition, but I promise the experience and opportunities gained from exhibiting your art will be worth every effort. …Read more
Mounting and Laminating
Let us finish what you’ve started when it comes to mounting and laminating your display graphics and prints. Fine digital prints deserve the best lamination and display mount selection possible.
Mounting to archival foam is often required for photo-based works that will be framed. From Foam-Core®, to , Sintra®, Diabond® and aluminum—if you can think it odds are we can mount it. Mounting to aluminum is a great alternative for mounting images to a surface that can stand alone on the wall or require an extra firm, smooth backing. Samples of these applications are available at the studio for viewing. …Read more
Image Manipulation, Remastering and Enhancement
The nature of our printmaking process affords an unprecedented amount of image control. At the artist’s explicit request and under their precise direction, Fidelis Art Prints can modify an image in almost anyway. The degree of manipulation can range from subtle shading to radical reconstructing of the entire image, with the finished product showing no evidence of having been manipulated. …Read more
Fidelis has a long history of working with non-profit organizations
Working towards building a stronger art community is our goal.
Fidelis has been supporting non-profit organizations, in particular the arts, for many years.
We are not a large company—sadly meaning, we can not offer our services free of charge or as a full donation—however, we try our very best to work with non-profits to give then them our fine quality, at a price that meets their limited budgets.
We offer special rates for non-profit organizations and the more lead-time you can offer us, the better we can accommodate your economic challenges.
Big or small, we will do our very best to help you with your next exhibition, display graphics or art fundraising project. Contact Alan with more details about your next project.
We print extraordinary, dynamic imagery
Customized retail graphics, dynamic trade show and event graphics
Fidelis is presently serving a select group of corporate clients who demand excellence in printmaking to set then above their competition. Our abilities to achieve colour accuracy and to capture the best image quality has positioned us as the preferred supplier for:
• Garment manufacturers—who demand colour matching to fabric
• Furniture designers and manufacturers—who need wood to look like wood.
• Food and Restaurant industries— who need their product to look as good as it tastes!
If you are a manufacturer for an environmentally conscience consumer, you may be interested in our “enviro-friendly” point of sale and retail display printing alternatives. We offer a complete line of environmentally friendly media used for display marketing—look great without sacrificing quality.
Boardroom and Office Wall Décor
Art is an integral part of your work environment, and deserves as much consideration and care as the other furnishings in your space.
Whether your project is a small renovation or a large campus, modest professional offices or high-end corporate interiors, hospitality or high-tech, we provide a full range of professional consulting services at no cost. Our art consultants will guide you through the process of developing a budget, and walking through your space or working from drawings to identify locations for art.
Need to use your own images or photography?
We can help you with photographic enlargements, remastering vintage/historic images, licensing, mounting and framing.
The act of saying “Thank you” just became easier. Choose from an artwork from our Collections and show your appreciation with a unique Fidelis art print.
• Reward, thank, & recognize good customers, and build customer loyalty.
• Generate more sales leads, and increase your referral base.
• Reinforce marketing of existing products, services, or facilities.
• Help to reward and employee, retiree or conference speaker.
• Create incentives for better sales performance.
• Promote trade show traffic, and create lasting impressions.
• Introduce new products, services, websites, stores, or facilities.
Fidelis art prints are printed on archival art paper using pigment inks which provide vivid, pure colour with exceptional detail. Prints may be ordered unframed or framed, with a choice of three sizes, which are strategically priced to accommodate different budgets.
On-demand print technology has made it possible to customize your print order with a corporate logo or message—making it a personal statement of appreciation. Your prints are produced as needed, this allows for single or multiple orders.
Orders can be made online, by email or fax, and can usually be delivered to your office within 10-14 business days.
Contact Karen for more information on this exciting new gift product.
Welcome to Fidelis Art Prints
Fidelis Art Prints is a fine art printmaking studio, art marketing resource and boutique art publisher.
Fidelis serves an elite community of photo-based artists and painters by providing exhibition quality archival inkjet printing, technical Photoshop and image calibration expertise. Our fine art services also include canvas stretching and specialty print mounting to board and aluminum.
We believe that if you succeed, we succeed. So in order to help you grow your art business we created the FAP Blog. Here you’ll find hundreds of valuable articles about art marketing, such as how artists can use social media to build an audience, unique business cards ideas for creatives and leads to art industry resources around the web.
Is your first time visiting? Click the “Getting Started” link below. Let us introduce you to Fidelis Art Prints and get you started printing and selling your art. Getting Started With Fidelis Art Prints