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6 Great Reasons Why You Should Self-Publish Your Art

The decision to jump into the world of art publishing requires some research and a close look at your business and marketing goals. You might say “I don’t have time” or “I can’t afford it”.

I’m here to tell you, that you can’t afford not to. I hope that once you read this post you’ll learn how easy it is to get started publishing your art; and get excited about the new markets, added revenue and marketing opportunities that self-publishing can bring to your brand. … Read more

Digital back up: How to choose the right back up for your digital art files?

Digital files of your artwork are your business assets. Once the original artwork is sold, the high-res digital file of your art must be properly archived and secured.

Discovering that you have written-over an archived file or learning that the storage media has corrupted your back-up, will not only make you sick to your stomach (and bring few tears to your eyes), it could mean serious financial losses to your art business.

In this post we’re going to talk about how you can be more technically responsible for your digital image files and share how we archive our digital data at Fidelis Art Prints. We’ll also point you to two great articles that talk about image archiving and how to choose the right storage media. … Read more

Why You Should Invest in High Quality Scans of Your Original Art

Don’t overlook the importance of photographing and archiving your artwork—big opportunities may be right around the corner.

Your images are your business assets. Even though you might not need it today, having high quality digital files of your artwork is a smart business decision. Big money making opportunities have been lost to artists who have poor quality or low-resolution digital scans/photographs of their artwork. … Read more

Limited Edition Art: What Every Artist Needs to Know

Please check out our Facebook Live stream about open and limited editions on our Facebook page.

Deciding between open and limited edition prints?

Everything you need to know about publishing your art in limited editions.

Publishing a limited edition artwork places certain obligations on you as the Publisher, the most important of which are control of the production and monitoring the edition. The process of producing a limited edition requires some advance thought about the size of the edition and some knowledge about the printmaking process. … Read more

Is Inkjet Printmaking Better than LightJet Printing for Artwork?

Pigment-based inkjet prints are clearly the future of photographic imaging

Including a great YouTube video featuring Canadian photographer, Robert Burley’s Photographic Proof.

Next to image quality, image permanence is the key ingredient to producing a beautiful piece of artwork. Only archival inkjet media and pigment-based inks deliver the quality and permanence (100+) expected by top artists and their collectors—making archival inkjet printmaking the better choice for your art.

Understanding the difference between available print technologies should be a critical part of your creative process. Fine art photographers are shifting their preference to archival inkjet for its print permanence and display qualities. Also noting that the artworks look brighter and offer better contrast than wet-lab prints. … 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

Working with a Master Printmaker

Discover the Fidelis difference

A “master printer” is defined as an individual who is an expert at his craft, by having experienced his craft for many years. He is well respected in the industry by his peers, and often teaches or shares his expertise with others. His skills are honed, yet he is always developing and experimenting with new ways to make a better print. … 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

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