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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Creating That Perfect Photo Print

In today’s digital age for a lot of new photographers, printing photos is relatively novel and sometimes even rare. For photographers whose talents date back to the darkroom era, it was all about the prints. In between somewhere are those that may print on special occasions for that image which really means something to them, or they are providing a print to someone. No matter where you are in the range of printing your photos, there are some ways to make your photo print stands out.

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How to Create a Deckled or Torn Edge Look for Your Prints

Deckle or torn edges are an option for artists and occasionally photographers who print their images on fine art papers. Some just like the effect while others, like it because it gives a giclee print the look of a print produced on a handmade paper. We offer this style of print as something you can order with your fine art paper prints however occasionally people tell us they had envisioned something different. Because of that we want to break down what exactly this looks like and how you can do it yourself if you choose.

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Giclee Printing – What to Expect

Giclee printing is all the rage today and likely will be for some time until some other sort of digital printing technology takes is place. One of the reasons for its popularity is the word itself “giclee” which gives the print a sort of exotic connotation. Even photographers are starting to move their fine art photography the giclee printing method. Below I list some of the things to expect with a giclee print if you are considering having them made for your art reproductions or photography.

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Gloss vs. Matte Canvas

One of the most asked questions we receive  is it better to print on gloss or matte canvas. Back when we first started printing canvas there were really only those two choices. Then we always recommended ordering on a gloss canvas for reasons of the added complication of applying a protective coating.  On matte it would have to be applied very lightly on the or else the surface would start to develop a satin or even glossy appearance.

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