Caption: Kim Barton of PrintAction Magazine presenting 'Specialty Project' award to Morgan Prentice of Arius. Photo Credits: PrintAction and Neil Ta.
Richmond, BC., November 18, 2022 – Arius proudly accepted two 2022 PrintAction Canadian Printing Awards in Toronto, on Thursday, November 10. In partnership with Canon Canada, a leader in digital imaging solutions, Arius submitted a sample textured Elegraph™ Print of “Salvador Dali”, created in collaboration with Amsterdam-based artist, STALE AMSTERDAM.
Arius’ pioneering elevated printing technology dazzled the judges, winning awards for the following categories:
In its 16th year, PrintAction’s Canadian Printing Awards celebrates the creativity and innovation of Canada’s print industry in four distinct segments: Printing, Print Design, Technological Innovation and Environmental Innovation. Learn more about PrintAction’s Canadian Printing Awards here.
“Arius is extremely proud to be recognized for our innovation and elevated printing technology. Our team strives to push the boundaries of where art and technology come together. From our ultra-high-resolution art data capture platform, to partnering with Canon to develop world-leading elevated printing technology. It’s an honour to win these awards and stand alongside Canada’s leading printing organisations.” – Paul Lindahl, Arius President & CEO
Both awards were proudly received in person by Morgan Prentice, Arius V.P. Operations, Manufacturing & Print Services.
This award recognizes Arius and Canon’s collaboration to create a scan-to-print process, which combines Arius’ ultra-high-resolution art data capture technology, with Canon’s innovative elevated printing technology. Through this special partnership, Arius recently installed a custom Canon Arizona flatbed printer, the first in North America, in its elevated-printing production facility in Richmond, B.C.
Caption: Raymond Brideau of Canon Canada Inc, Kim Barton of PrintAction Magazine, and Morgan Prentice of Arius. Photo Credits: PrintAction and Neil Ta.
Capable of high-resolution printing with up to 5 mm of texture, the resulting scan-to-print process led to projects with the National Gallery of Canada and Tate, successfully replicating a number of historic works, including pieces by Van Gogh and Monet, printing brushwork elevations up to 5 mm high.
Partnering with world-class museums and galleries laid the foundation for Arius’ contemporary offering, alta™ studio, which is designed for artists to explore the world of art digitization and elevated printing. Arius’ team of Art Production Specialists work closely with artists to digitally create, and iterate on, new series of original Elegraph™ print editions.
For the Most Progressive Printing Process Awards, Arius and Canon submitted a printed sample from a special collaboration with STALE AMSTERDAM, which also won an award for Specialty Project in the printing category, and a nomination in the Top 5 for the Best of Show Award!
Winner – STALE AMSTERDAM and Elegraph™ Printmaking, Arius Technology Inc.
This award recognizes Arius’ innovative application of elevated printing technology to a new audience of contemporary artists, including STALE AMSTERDAM. Whose original portraits are created with a unique dripping technique and often consist of more than 40 layers, using liters of acrylic paint. It is a complicated process and requires an intensive, sophisticated way of working because there is no room for corrections.
Working closely with alta™ studio, STALE AMSTERDAM is creating a series of original monoprints using Arius' Art Digital Master File (ADMF™) data and techniques to meld analog and digital creation. Due to be released in the next few weeks, this special collection of Elegraph prints represent a new body of work for STALE AMSTERDAM, who has never before been able to create textured prints that truly represent the intricate details of his original works.
Working together to offer STALE’s signature artworks in an exciting new medium, this collaboration also represents a greater significance for the art world as a whole. Proven even more by this honourable recognition as the winner of the 2022 Specialty Project Award.
Caption: Sample of 'Salvador Dali' Elegraph Print by STALE AMSTERDAM, with Arius' two PrintAction 2022 Canadian Printing Awards. Photo Credit: Canon Canada
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About Arius Technology Inc.
Arius is a world leader in ultra-high-resolution 3D color laser data capture, data analysis and data visualization for fine art. Sophisticated data processing assembles millions of data points representing color and surface geometry into the Art Digital Masterfile (ADMF™). The ADMF™ data can be used for a wide array of applications, including condition analytics, online viewing and high-fidelity replications. Arius collaborates with museums, galleries, collectors, and artists to digitize art for preservation, visualization, documentation, and authentication. Arius is now offering in-house high elevation print solutions for art creation and replication.
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