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So far Cie-Elle has created 7 blog entries.

The beginners guide to fine art printing

Image credit: Jenie Fawckner (artist) Fine art printing is often referred to as giclée printing or archival pigment printing. Despite the many names, they all refer to the exact same process. What is a fine art print? A fine art print (also called giclée print) uses pigment-based inks, archival quality paper and a wide [...]

Top 5 reasons you should reproduce your artwork

There are few misconceptions when it comes to art reproduction. Many artists worry that reproducing will reduce the value of the original artwork, and can be unsure how to approach limited editions. Then there are questions around quality, size, format and so on.   Let’s take a look at these misconceptions as well as the [...]

Choosing print sizes for your editions? How to save time and money.

When it comes to art reproduction and choosing the best print sizes, many artists don’t consider the commercial pros and cons. And that’s understandable. Quite often, the business side of producing and selling art is a whole new field to grasp.  In this article we’ll explore one simple trick that can save you time [...]

Should you photograph or scan your artwork?

Before we get into the detail on this juicy debate, we must first address a common question – “My iPhone camera is pretty decent, can’t I just take a photo of my artworks and send it to you?” In response, many will say that depends on why you want a digitised file of your [...]

Picking the Perfect Paper Stock

At Cie-Elle Digital we offer a number of premium fine art papers for your fine art reproductions and digital prints. In this blog we break down our recommendations for selecting the perfect paper. When contemplating paper stocks firstly ask yourself, ‘What is the medium of my artwork or artefact? Is it sleek photography? Is [...]

Upgrading Our Large Format Flatbed Scanner

We use a German built Cruse flatbed scanner which is the only scanner of it's size and capacity in Australia and always gives amazing results. However, with the latest upgrade we are now able to capture a level of texture, detail and sharpness that is unsurpassed. Recently, we flew a Cruse technician, Carsten Decker, [...]