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Exclusively Printing Fine Art For Artists

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ELEGANT COLOUR PRINTING & DESIGN SERVICES FOR ARTISTS
GREETING CARD PRINTING • LIMITED EDITIONS

Art Ink Print offers high quality giclee & digital press printing. We print greeting cards, gallery invitations, books, calendars, artists prints, postcards, photography, and more. We specialize in printing fine art and critical colour projects. We offer packaging supplies directly to artists, designers, professionals, individuals, and art galleries. We help artists market their creative work to the world.

 

We have been providing professional design services to the arts community for over 25 years. Your artwork is unique. Our design team uses their creativity and graphic design experience to create beautiful layouts, designs and illustrations that specifically match your personality and style.

Peace Dove Under Fire by Leah Bojey
PRINTING & SERVICES
Lion Fish Painting by Robert Ives
DESIGN
Tantalus Dragons by Dave Currie
SCANNING & CAPTURE
Calli by Alex Campbell
SUPPLIES
ARTISTS RESOURCES
Arbutus Woman by Sekoya Dawn
PRICING & QUOTES

A one-of-a-kind printer, we offer free 15 minute consultations, artist resources, gallery submission services and over 20 years experience in colour printing, graphic design, and photography. We specialize in giclee reproductions on museum grade papers and canvases, as well as critical colour greeting cards & note cards. We stand by our professional print proofing and file management system for guaranteed reprint matching for years to come. We also offer professional capture and scanning services achieving superior colour accuracy, tonal control, dynamic range, and rendering of fine detail.

We care about the environment and print entirely on FSC, and SFI environmentally certified papers on the digital press. Low wastage, pigment inks & modern print equipment help us keep our footprint small.

Check out these articles from our Artist’s Handbook for examples of our quarterly newsletter content.

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    ART INKS TOP TEN MARKETING TIPS

    1. Tell your story. How do you describe your work? Be ready with an engaging narrative. Try describing what you do to a friend and have them summarize it for you. 2. Simplify. Focus on the things you care most about and drop the projects you are less [...]

  • All about our Art Cards and Design service.

    Here at Art Ink Print we offer a design service which ensures the back of your card ties in perfectly with your style of work, using fonts unique to each artist we print for. Think of this as a form of branding, which can include an artist bio, your [...]

  • All about our Giclée Prints.

    The word 'Giclée' (pronounced "zhee-clay") is derived from the French verb 'gicler' meaning “to squirt or spray”. This digital fine art printing method combines superior quality pigment inks with archival papers for the most accurate reproduction of art work, thanks to our diligence in colour profiling and print proofing. [...]

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    All about our Papers and Card-stock for the digital press.

    We are often asked by our customers what different papers we have available and the qualities they have. All of our stock comes from renewable sources or contains recycled content and is FSC certified, we have tried and tested many papers to find the best! Our standard stock is [...]

  • Tips for packaging your Art Prints securely

    We are often asked by our customers the best way to package their prints for shipping, it's so important to take care so that the item arrives safe and sound.  We can never be certain that the parcel will be handled carefully during it's journey (as much as we [...]

  • Copyright FAQ’s

    Where can I get copyright-free images for reference? Often as an artist you need images to incorporate into your artwork either as reference, part of a collage, or some other element. But, as an artist, you also know that you don't want to infringe on anyone's copyright by downloading [...]

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    Tips for sharing digital files of your Art

    If you have created your art digitally or have high quality photo's of your hand crafted masterpiece, share it with us with the greatest of ease, following these handy tips! If you're visiting us in person, bring your files along on a memory stick or DVD. High quality image [...]

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    Behind the scenes at Art Ink: The proofing process

    We are very critical when it comes to colour matching our prints to the original artwork or image files, so proofing is the foundation for achieving great results.  Our repeat clients love our attention to detail and know the process from submitting artwork through to receiving the final product, [...]

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    Instagram Tips for Artists

    An instant connection to a whole world of potential admirers Instagram is an increasingly popular on-line community built around an "as-it-happens" stream of photos (short videos now too). Members upload their photos and add a short description that often includes hashtags - a word or phrase beginning with the # [...]

  • Do You Know What Your Jpegs are Doing?

    Are you storing your image files as JPEGS? If so, you may inadvertently be losing clarity and detail over time, compromising print quality. It is a surprisingly little know fact that JPEGS are NOT a particularly great way to store your artwork files. For anyone who edits their own artwork images, [...]

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    Varnishing Art and Reproductions

    Why Varnish? Varnishing art can be a bit intimidating. You don't want to damage your painting or drawing by coating it so you may be tempted not to varnish at all! Many people wonder if it is even necessary. Here's why we think it is! Coating your Originals: Oil [...]

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    Scanning and Photographing Artwork to Make Prints

    Is scanning or photographing artwork better for reproductions? You want to make your painting or drawing into a full size reproduction, or maybe made into art cards. How do you know if you should get your artwork scanned or get it captured (digitally photographed)? Scanning: Scanning provides much higher resolution images [...]

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    How To Speak With Confidence About Giclees

    What is giclee? Although originally devised in America, the term “Giclée” derives from the French verb “to spray” and refers to ink being sprayed onto paper. We use the term to denote a high quality ink jet print. Art Ink's giclee printers differ from your home printer in that [...]

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    Protect Your Copyrights

    Perhaps you have heard of CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens). This professional organization for visual artists is a well respected voice for artists. But have you heard of CARFAC's related organization CARCC? CARCC (Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective) licenses and administers copyright for visual and media artists in Canada. Here's [...]

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    File Naming Conventions and Digital Image Wrangling for Artists

    File Naming Conventions If you've ever struggled to find an image you need and gotten lost in endless folders in your computer you will understand the importance of having a system to organize your files. A file naming convention will make it easy to use your computer's search function [...]

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    How to Price Your Artwork

    We often have artists ask us how much they should price their prints for, which usually leads to a larger discussion of how much to charge for their originals in relation to prints and giclees. While there are no hard and fast rules, it is a good idea to [...]

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    How to photograph or scan your artwork for reproduction

    Want to try creating your own digital files for art cards and press prints? Here is what you need to know to photograph artwork and get good results. Camera Settings If you have a RAW setting on your camera, use it. If not, put your camera on its highest quality [...]

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    How to produce your own newsletter to promote your artwork

    An email newsletter is a great way to let people know about your upcoming shows and the fabulous new works of art you've created. Our clients who send out newsletters tell us that they never fail to make sales when a newsletter goes out. Your fans WANT to hear [...]

  • Matting your prints for sale

    Thinking of presenting your prints pre-matted and ready for framing? Here are some things to consider: - If you have your pieces pre-matted and can tell potential customers that they fit into a standard-sized frame, you have a great selling point. Pre-made frames will save time and money when [...]

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    Professional support and copyright protection for visual artists

    CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens) is your voice if you are a visual artist. CARFAC works to protect the economic and legal rights of artists across the country. BC CARFAC was recently in the news for the open letter that Julie McIntyre, the BC representative, wrote [...]