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To create the highest quality digital fine art prints while empowering individuals and organizations to be successful.
Educating the public about how to be profitable selling digital fine art prints, archival pigment prints and/or giclees is one of our main goals. We work hard to help guide our clients to benefit as much as possible from digital printmaking. We devote our time, expertise, and advice equally to every client to review the benefits and to develop a specific strategy that fits best for you.
We do this at no extra charge.
Because, obviously, if you make print sales we are making prints.
When working with Old Town Editions quality is of our main concern. We review all files for quality when you submit for printing. We assess things like color space, file size, sharpness, and color. We will let you know what proofing or file preparation steps we require before printing final prints. You will always have the opportunity to fix yourself what we find deficient in your file.
This step insures the quality of prints that leave our shop are of a uniform high quality. Some files need special sizing, special editing, color balance, sharpening, or tonal adjustment. Some files need no processing. We cater our process to the image being submitted.
If you can not do the work yourself one of our technicians to do the work for you.
We often have clients ask us to give them a digital file of their artwork so they can use it to submit for online calls for entry, contests, etc. Our first question is always “What size file are they asking for?” The majority of these online submissions will specify a desired minimum and maximum file size. It is important to give them exactly what they are asking for or your submission may be thrown out.
File size is specified in one of 2 ways: By size accompanied by a resolution(in inches and dpi*) or length accompanied by width(in pixels). Dont forget to ask what file format they need as well (Jpg, PDF, Tif, etc.).
Printing with Old Town Editions ensures the integrity of your editions. There are very few digital printmakers that are dedicated to edition printing.
Most print shops replace older printers with time causing your edition to change. We preserve our older printers to preserve our client’s editions.
We are dedicated to keeping your editions true. This means that your prints are guaranteed to always be the same from order to order and year after year.
Your copyrights are safe with Old Town Editions. You retain all rights to any work produced or printed. You must be the owner or have express written consent from the owner of any copyrighted work you intend to have printed. The owner of the copyright protected work that we perform is the only person that can approve the release of a digital image or place an order for digital fine art prints. We will never reproduce any of your copyrighted images without your instructions or express permission.
A Giclee (pronounced ge-KLAY) print is a fine art print made with a high-end inkjet printer. When making a Giclee the artwork is captured, proofed and printed digitally. Prints are reproduced using precisely calibrated printers and archival inks. Giclee prints are quickly being recognized by the world’s leading galleries and museums as the finest reproductions available to date.
For more about our views on the word giclee: What is wrong with the word Giclee?
We specialize in photograph restoration, antique photo repair and photo retouch.
Old Town Editions has over 20 years of experienced in providing antique photo repair, photograph restoration, and photo retouch services to museums, historic sites and many homes across the globe.
Digital restoration is a low cost alternative to having the original restored.
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A high resolution digital art capture of your original art can be one of the most important investments you can make as an artist. Getting this high res digital copy preserves your copyright and maximizes your profit potential from each original you create. This is an important step to undertake before art leaves your hands. It is not necessary to commit to printing to get a digital image capture of your originals with Old Town Editions. Schedule your appointment today.
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Old Town Editions specializes in digital fine art printmaking also known as giclee printmaking. Servicing artists, photographers, galleries, museums and individuals for more than 20 years. As one of the original providers of digital fine art printmaking, we have a proven history of consistently producing the finest digital fine art prints the industry has to offer. Recent technological advances allow us to offer more detailed, vibrant, longer lasting giclees than ever before. We have a thorough understanding of what it takes to create the perfect print that will last generations. We are very experienced with handling fine art and delicate priceless artifacts.
Centrally located in Northern Virginia, serving Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia as well as national & international clients .