The origin of “Artisan” “Craftsman” “Books”

The reason we chose these three words best describes ourselves and our relationship with you.

The term “Artisan” is defined as: A person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods.  Mass produced items can never be Artisan. Additionally the term may refer to knowledge regarding the source of the product; for instance, when Cowgirl Creamery offers an Artisan Cheese it means they know exactly which dairy farm(s) provided the raw milk for that particular lot. [Read more…]

Preserving our Environment

At Artisan Craftsman Books we have a strong commitment to preserving our environment, from the materials to production methods.  Our giclee books are engineered with a green footprint in mind, yet carry a lifetime guarantee.

Artisan Craftsman has made it easier than ever for photographers to offer their clients the highest quality, earth friendly books available.  [Read more…]

Superior Pigment Printing

At Artisan Craftsman Books we use advanced pigment printing for all our fine art books.

All of our books created from museum quality matte paper.  We print in-house on Hahnemühle and Lexjet media, and accept many other types of client-supplied papers.  Some papers work better for binding than others, so it is a good idea to send us some test sheets if it is a paper we are unfamiliar with. Our clients print on Canon, Epson and HP wide format inkjet printers.

The name giclee (pronounced “shee-clay”) originally applied to fine art prints created on IRIS printers in a process invented in the late 1980s. Today it is the medium preferred by artists and galleries to denote the highest quality printing, and giclee prints are commonly found in most museums and galleries. [Read more…]

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