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What is a Giclée? Tips for Describing Your Inkjet Printed Art
There are no hard-fast rules when describing your digital prints and reproductions. However, the jury is still out on whether or not the high-end art buyers & collectors will accept trade names, like “giclée” for inkjet art prints. Choose carefully how you define and describe your art print—and match your marketing accordingly.
In this post I’ll share with you how Fidelis tackles the “is it a giclée?” name-game and how we have decided to describe our Collection artworks. Also included are some samples of how other artists are describing their art printed using the archival inkjet process. …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
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
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
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
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
Full range of services for Interior Designers
Whether your project is a small renovation or a large campus, modest professional offices or high-end corporate interiors, hospitality or high-tech, Fidelis has a full range of services for interior designers. Our staff will guide you through the process of developing a wall decor budget, solicit work from artists or develop a production plan to work with your supplied art or graphics. Bring us your ideas! …Read more
We serve publisher’s interested in premium quality, volume fine art printing
Fidelis offers an impressive level of quality with a quick turn around to our fine art publishing clients. We make every effort to fully understand your needs and present solutions to help you grow your business, maintain your competitive edge and become an industry leader.
We offer attractive volume rates on a cost per square inch basis. By optimizing on paper width and size our clients can minimize waste and maximize profits.
We offer a wide selection of fine art and décor media, including Somerset’s oversized 505gsm sheets at 44”x60”. We also offer printing direct to canvas, including stretching and hardware.
We have experience “working into” an edition printed elsewhere. Our Master Printmakers will calibrate your supplied files to our system with a goal to achieve a 99% match to your supplied printed sample.
Ask us about our image capture pricing, signature removal, image-remastering services, canvas stretching and volume framing—no need to outsource, when you can have your project managed under one roof!
Please contact our Alan to discuss your project needs and prepare a quote for you.
Working on a project, exhibition or interested in learning more about self-publishing?
The introduction of digital printmaking and the ability to “print-on-demand” has made it possible for many artists to control the way their art is printed, grow their business and offer new products in ways that would have been too costly in the past. …Read more