Glazing: Not Only Glass in the Frame

Why custom framing smokes ready made frames. Working at a few custom frame shops, I have often heard the gasp statement of “the frame is more than the art”.  As an confessed art addict of works on canvas and various papers from $20-$2,000, I can tell you why I choose custom framing over say a chain store ready made frame.

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How Artists Can Treat the Crisis

We have been asked how we think the news of viruses and possible recession will affect our customers and how it has impacted FinerWorks when it comes to the fulfillment of your prints. Sometimes some of the staff may need to take an extra day off here and there to take care of their kids due to the extended “spring break”. Nothing much has required major changes in FinerWorks’ operations that would affect the ability to produce and ship your prints.

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Printing White with Giclee

White is not considered a color when printing fine art or photographs using the giclee or most digital photo printing process. An area in your image which is meant to be white will actually show in the print as an absence of any dyes or inks. That is because digital printers used for photo and fine art printing do not include any white color.

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3 Important Tips for Borderless Prints and Cards

I think one of the reasons that FinerWorks attracts the initial interest of photographers who are used to working with their local photo lab is the idea of bordered prints. Artists doing reproductions on their work tend to prefer bordered prints as well however there are times when borderless are opted for or even the only option such as with our cards or artboard mounted prints. Borderless prints, sometimes referred to as full-bleed prints are defined as prints in which there is no white space surrounding the area of the image that is printed. An 11×14 borderless print after it is cut would have a measured sheet size of 11×14 while a bordered 11×14 with a 1“ border would have a final cut sheet size of 13×16 since it would have an additional 1” on each side. While borderless prints might not be for you in every situation there are times when these might be preferred or even necessary. Because of this I have outlined what I think are 3 important things to consider if you intend to order anything borderless versus a bordered print.

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Are C-prints on the Same Path as Film?

In many cases, the giclee print (an inkjet style print) has become the new standard and I wonder about the viability of the C-print long term. Artists have quickly embraced inkjet technology and over the past decade photography has seen a major shift toward from C-prints inkjet. While, C-prints still have a few advantages left over inkjet, those are starting to wane.

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How to Create a Good Artist Bio

Do you tend to get writer’s block when it comes to writing about yourself? As an artist it is important to promote oneself. If you are using such services at Facebook or you sell your artwork online, providing information as to who you are as an artist, is important. Collectors who want your work want to know something about you. It turns a piece into more than the piece itself. It gives it some soul.

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