Commercial Fine Art would like to thank the following for their amazing help and expertise
Matt Anderson Founder, Development, Design, Casting, Implementation, Logistics
Guy Tal for his amazing literary skills
Michael Vogel of Vogel Law Firm Ltd
ABOUT COMMERCIAL FINE ART
What are Fine Prints ? ( the following is taken from "Guy Tal’s Creative Digital Printing eBook" )
Fine prints are distinct from other forms of image reproduction, such as lithographs or offset prints. A fine print is primarily one that represents the photographer’s own sensibilities and style. The immediate implication is that the photographer makes deliberate choices regarding every aspect of the print, both aesthetic (color, tone, contrast, etc.) and technical (size, printing technology, choice of materials, etc.). Such direct and manual control also personalizes and elevates the value of the work as a product of the artist rather than one generated by a machine.
Considerations generally associated with fine printing include:
Fine prints are sold in either limited editions (LE) or open editions (OE). The only difference is that one involves limitations on the total number of prints to be produced. In some cases, limited edition prints may be more valuable due to scarcity, however the ultimate value of a print comprises of many other factors, such as the print type, the artist's reputation, and the degree to which the print meets the considerations above.
What is an “Artist’s Proof” ? The Artist Proof is a more exclusive limited edition. Artist’s Proofs may or may not match the main edition in color, detail, and/or substrate. Collectors usually prefer final artist's proofs even when they are identical to the main edition. Additionally an artist's proof has special value because of its extra rarity and its possible differences from the "standard" print, factors that are often reflected in its price. Before the advent of modern technology, the artist would pull every tenth print from the press during printing and examine it personally for quality control. Since these prints had been handled by the artist and personally approved, they were called Artist's Proof prints. This quality control method is no longer necessary. An Artist’s proof may also represent an image early in the printing and refinement process.
Do you offer discounts for Art Consultants, Interior Designers, and other Resellers? Yes. Please contact us for more information.
Do you have sales books, e-catalogues, and point of sale pieces available for consumers, designers, or resellers. ? Of course. We would love to send you additional support information and promotional kits. Go to our "ORDER/CONTACT" page, and fill out the information fields your presented with. Please be specific on what your requesting.
How do I order ? It's really easy. You can go to our Shop page and purchase prints on demand. The shop pages do not have all the artists images, but a decent selection of the artists most popular images. Our "Art Gallery" page has images sorted by genre. Additionally, you can see the entire line of images offered by each artist at their bio page. Go to the "Artists Page", click on the individual artists picture, and click on the link "View Artist's Gallery". Pencil down the title and artist of the piece(s) that interest you. Go to our "ORDER/CONTACT" page, and fill out the information fields your presented with. (There is a link at the top of the slide show gallery you can click to go directly to the "ORDER/CONTACT" page. We will promptly reply to you with all the information and questions you might have as well as pricing and edition availability if applicable.
What materials do you use ? Artists at CFA use various technologies and substrates to produce their fine art images. LightJet, InkJet, Traditional DarkRoom, are all used in creating images from the CFA team. Paper and media types also vary amongst the CFA team. Aluminum, Canvas, Cotton-Rag, Baryta, are just some of the substrates available.
How long will it take to receive my order ? Once your order is verified and paid in full, a work order is commissioned for the art to the artist. Because our elite group of artists spend much of their time in the field shooting, we ask for 4-6 weeks to fulfill your order. UltraArt, because of the artisan process, can take 4-8 weeks to fulfill your order. If custom framing is requested, it may take some additional time.
If I cancel my paid order prior to delivery do you have a penalty fee? Yes. All sales are final. Should you have issues or concerns please let us know. We want to work with you. Our goal is to make sure your 100% happy with your purchase.
What if my art arrives damaged? Refuse delivery from the shipper and notify us immediately. We will promptly resolve the situation. If the shipper has dropped off the art and left. Please document the damaged packaging with pictures and contact us right away.
Can I get my print(s) Custom Framed ? Of course. We prefer to work with your local framer. If you don't have a local framer, we can make recommendations on high quality framers that will indeed fulfill the high quality craftsmanship necessary.
What is a certificate of Authenticity (COA) ? A certificate of authenticity (COA) Generally speaking, a valid COA for an artwork will include specific details about the artwork like when and how it was produced, the names of people or companies involved in the artwork's production, the work's exact title, the dimensions of the art, and the names of reference books, magazines, or similar resources that contain either specific or related information about either that work of art or the artist. The COA should also state the qualifications and full contact information of the individual or entity that authored the certificate with his or her complete and current contact information.
Why are orders shipping to Wisconsin addresses taxed? Commercial Fine Art is based in Janesville, Wisconsin. According to state and federal tax rules, we are required to charge sales tax on any item shipped to a Wisconsin address.
How much does shipping cost? Shipping rates are calculated on What we are shipping, How we are shipping, Where we are shipping too, and how Quickly. Custom framed art will require special packaging and potentially freight shipping depending on the size and weight of the piece. During the order process we will work with you to determine shipping needs and costs depending on your order and location.
Your Virtual Design Showroom is amazing. I am a photographer, artist, interior designer / decorator, or company who would like to use this technology for my own purposes and promotion. Is this technology available, i.e., do you license this functionality? Yes. Additionally we have a special collaboration with a third party that can can take this technology one step further. Creating amazing variations of your product at very competitive prices. Contact us for more information regarding this cutting edge interactivity and additional possibilities.
Do you offer Sample Prints and Swatches? Yes. We know matching artwork with design and color schemes many times necessitates hard samples. Our Virtual Design Showroom was designed to aid in this process. In the event you would like a printed sample(s), please feel free to contact us for this special need. We will need to know the images you are interested in. We will prepare a decorating kit which will include small print sections of the artwork you are interested in for a nominal fee.
I am a well established interior decorator / designer. Can you work with my images and textiles in creating a custom Virtual Design Showroom for my own marketing purposes and/or client(s) Yes. Please contact us so we may find out the scope of your project and asses your needs. Additionally we may be able to recommend a third party that can take your specific needs to a whole new level that has never been possible before.
What forms of payment do you accept? At this time we accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express,and Discover, all processed through PayPal. PayPal is a safe and easier way to pay online without exposing your credit card number. Additionally, we will accept a corporate check, but this may add significant time for us to fill the order. Once the check clears (which can take 5-10 business days after receiving) we will promptly expedite and commission your order to the artist.
Can I get faster shipping? Yes. Please mention this at the time of ordering, or prior to Fine Art being quoted. Some pieces may require freight shipping, which has limitations on the shipping turnaround.
Do you offer discounts on ongoing and/or bulk orders? Yes. Please contact us for more information.