DigitalFusion studio carefully scans the pages of the original journals employing techniques created especially for the Dan Eldon journal prints. These images are then enlarged and printed on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art Watercolor paper.
A giclée is a fine art term used to describe museum quality prints that have been created using fade-resistant, archival inks with high resolution, prepress proofing, digital printers.
An edition is a pre-determined number of a particular artwork that has been set and agreed upon by the artist and/or publisher.
With a limited edition, once the number of artworks produced has reached the set maximum number for that specific edition, the artwork can never again be reproduced in the exact same manner.
In an unlimited edition, the artist and/or publisher allows for multiple reproductions of the artwork in a particular method of creation.
The higher quality of materials and printing techniques, along with the size, signed letter of authenticity, Creative Visions Foundation embossment and uniqueness that comes with a limited edition naturally increase the value of the artwork.
The smaller dimensions, less detailed print method and limitless edition size allow for a lower price range.
This is a technique used to create a design that lies above the surface of the paper.
Your limited edition print will be embossed with the Creative Visions Foundation seal certifying its authenticity.
This is a document that certifies your limited edition print as a genuine Dan Eldon artwork. Kathy Eldon, who is the founder of the Creative Visions Foundation, as well as Dan Eldon’s mother and trustee of the estate signs each letter, verifying your print as an authentic, limited edition Dan Eldon work of art.
Hold on to your certificate of authenticity, as it increases the value of your limited edition print over time.
Framing is an essential part of your art collecting process. Now that you’ve chosen the print you love, make sure that it looks its best.
Your print is on high quality, archival paper, which means that it does not contain acids that can deteriorate the print over time. So you want to choose a mat and frame that are also archival.
Mats are a great way to highlight your print. They are usually made from a denser weight paper or rag board and border the print, separating it from the frame.
Choosing a neutral, white or black tone is a safe way to maintain focus on the image and enhance the composition’s colors.
Proportion is also important, so you’ll want to find a mat that is wider than the frame itself. Most mats have a width of 3-4 inches.
Once you’ve chosen your mat, you’ll want to choose a frame that fits and works well together, as well as one that is fitted with UVA protected glass to protect your print from fading in sunlight. (Though, keeping your print away from windows and direct sunlight is the most ideal way to prevent fading.)
With the vivacity of color and composition found in Dan’s work, finding a frame that allows its vibrancy to shine is essential.
These are two great options that we particularly like:
- Classic Black Shadow Box Frame
- Weathered Hand Crafted Frame
But we’d love to see what you create, so please send us a photo!
Enjoy your art!