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Geert

Webmaster

Implementing & coordinating online content.

Arties provides several web services including web design, development, and maintenance solutions to businesses of all sizes, as well as expert Google marketing and SEO services, and experience with Adobe Experience Manager.

Our team has a passion for solving problems and helping businesses succeed online. Whether you need a new website built from scratch, an existing site updated or redesigned, ongoing maintenance and support, or help with your online marketing and search engine optimization efforts, we have the expertise and tools to get the job done. With our experience in Adobe Experience Manager, we can help you effectively manage and optimise your online content, customer experiences, and marketing efforts.

We understand the unique challenges businesses face when it comes to their online presence, and we work closely with our clients to ensure their satisfaction every step of the way. Our goal is to help businesses like yours grow and thrive through the power of the web.
Let’s discuss your online strategy.

Geert

Graphic Design

Creative communication that is tailor made to print or publish online.

Arties brings top-quality graphic design solutions that are functional, impactful and eye-catching.

With our expertise in illustrations, infographics, and animation, we can bring your designs to life and make them stand out from the competition. Whether you need promotional materials, marketing collateral, or internal documents, we have the skills and tools to help you effectively communicate your message and brand.

We understand and respect the multiple factors at play; deadlines, budget, consistency, innovation, … Therefore we work closely with our clients ensuring their satisfaction every step of the way.

Let’s get started, share your vision with us.

Geert

Branding

We stage to engage, translating your concept to a signature identity.

By prioritising corporate branding and consistently upholding it, you can strengthen your brand identity and reputation, and drive business success.

Arties is here to provide you with effective branding including elements such as a company's logo, colour scheme, typography, … We take in account the current variety of channels that need to bring your messages across in a consistent and cohesive way. Ranging from website, social media and marketing materials towards newsletters, customer service, and more. In extension, Arties has much experience in graphic design solutions. 

While in dialogue with the client we search for tailor made as well as outstanding elements that establish your brand's credibility and professionalism. In doing so, we create a sense of trust and familiarity with customers and clients.

Since good branding also involves regularly reviewing and updating to ensure it remains relevant and aligned with the company's values and goals, we are there for you at the start as well as along the way.
Together, we’ll create a success story, contact us.

Geert

Cinematography

Elegant recordings, engaging videos or memorable commercials - Arties sets your ideas in motion.

We specialise in creating visually stunning and impactful video content for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need promotional videos, training materials, or event coverage, we have the expertise and equipment to bring your vision to life.

In the process, constructive and creative dialogue is key. Therefore we work closely with our clients, ensuring an effective result. 

The art of film is widely varied. At Arties we therefore engage in different techniques including more classic cinematography as well as 360°-recordings and visuals in extended reality.

Get in touch with us to share the ideas you wish to be envisioned.

Geert

Jobs - internships

Let’s work together

Are you a freelancer, creative or student looking for new opportunities to showcase your skills and work? Arties is always on the lookout for talented and motivated makers to join our team or creative pool.

We are interested in a wide range of creative fields, including Art, Visuals Jockeys, Unity, Cinematography, WEB3, print, drawings, VR, and the metaverse. If you have experience in any of these areas, we encourage you to send us an email with a brief overview of your motivation and some portfolio examples. All skill- and experience levels are welcome.

Geert

What's a Riso Art print?

Riso prints are a popular choice among artists for creating limited edition prints of their work, often featured in art zines or art boxes. Riso, short for Risograph, is a type of duplicating machine that combines the automation of offset printing with the personal characteristics of screen printing.

The Riso printing process was developed in Japan in the 1980s as an alternative to traditional printing methods. It quickly gained popularity due to its efficiency, low cost, and ability to produce high-quality prints in large quantities.

In the Riso printing process, a print master is created by burning an image onto a special paper. This master is then placed in a Riso machine, which uses automated screen printing techniques to transfer the image onto the printing substrate. Each print cycle is unique, as the print master is destroyed in the process, making each print one-of-a-kind.

One of the main characteristics of Riso prints is the limited color options available. Each drum in a Riso machine is assigned a specific color, and once it is set, it can only print that color for the rest of its life cycle. However, mixed colors can be achieved by combining multiple drums and colors.

Riso prints are often used for creating large numbers of prints, as they are relatively inexpensive to produce. However, the cost per print increases significantly with smaller print runs.

Artists often choose Riso prints for their unique qualities and the ability to create limited edition prints at an affordable price. The one-of-a-kind nature of each print, combined with the limited color options, gives Riso prints a distinct and personal feel, making them a popular choice for art zines and art boxes.

Art boxes are collections of mixed media, prints, and other artworks, often produced in limited editions. They may include studio tests and other unique pieces, and are often sought after by collectors.

Geert

Riso as an Artform

Is Riso an artform?

Riso printing is a unique and charming printing method that has gained a following among artists and collectors. Riso machines, also known as Risograph duplicators, were originally designed for producing large quantities of copies, making them a popular choice for commercial printing in the past.

However, Riso prints are far from being simple copies. They are the result of a complex process that involves mixing a selection of inks, colors, and designs, and often come with flaws and imperfections that give them a unique and personal feel. Each print is the result of multiple unique print cycles, and the choices made by the printer on the spot, next to the machine, contribute to the final result.

In many ways, Riso prints can be compared to Polaroid pictures. Both have their place in a modern world, and both come with imperfections and vintage appeal. A Polaroid picture is also unique compared to a digital picture, and the same goes for Riso prints. The Riso process is dirty and time-consuming, but it has a place in a fast and modern world, offering a charming and unwinding alternative to traditional printing methods.

At Arties , we use a 20-year-old RISO RA4200 duplicator to create our Riso prints. This machine does not have any computers handling the process, and each separate color print has to be set and calibrated manually to achieve the desired result. This can be very time-consuming and requires a lot of preparation. The final number of prints is determined by the amount of good prints left after manually cycling each paper through the machine for each color. The surviving designs on 180gr paper are the ones that are left. After each project, the machine destroys the master, making it impossible to make an identical print in the future.


But is it art?

Many people debate whether Riso prints can be considered art. At Arties, we believe that art is subjective and it is up to each individual to decide what they consider to be art.

Regardless of how you define art, Riso prints are certainly affordable to collect, easy to store, and come in many forms to discover, such as art zines, screen prints, and collages. They offer a unique and personal aesthetic that is unlike any other printing method, and their imperfections and flaws contribute to their charm and appeal.

If you're interested in exploring the world of Riso prints, why not create a collection for yourself to enjoy during a relaxing moment on your couch? Whether you consider them to be art or not, Riso prints are sure to provide a unique and enjoyable experience. 

  

Geert

What's Letterpress?

Letterpress is a printing technique that involves pressing an inked surface against paper or another material to create a printed image. It is one of the oldest and most traditional printing methods, dating back to the 15th century.

In letterpress printing, a printing plate or type is used to create a raised image on a printing press. Ink is applied to the raised image, and then it is pressed onto the printing substrate, leaving a printed impression.

One of the main characteristics of letterpress printing is the tactile quality of the printed image. The raised surface of the printing plate or type creates a slightly embossed effect on the printed material, giving it a distinct texture and feel.

Letterpress printing is often associated with high-quality, elegant printing, and is often used for invitations, business cards, and other luxury printing applications. It is also popular among artists and designers for its ability to create unique and handcrafted printed pieces.

Today, letterpress printing is often done using modern printing presses and equipment, but it can also be done by hand using a small printing press and traditional printing techniques.

For more information on letterpress printing, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our team of experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you understand the benefits and limitations of this printing method.

Geert

What's an Artbox?

Welcome to the world of art boxes! These collections of mixed media, prints, and other artworks are the perfect way to discover new artists and explore the vast world of creativity.

Each art box is a unique and hand-crafted selection of artworks, carefully curated to offer a diverse and engaging experience. From screen prints and collages to photographs and illustrations, art boxes offer a wide range of mediums and styles to discover.

But what makes art boxes different from traditional art zines? For starters, art boxes are often produced in limited editions, making them a collectible and exclusive item. They also tend to be more immersive and interactive, with many art boxes featuring additional items such as stickers, buttons, and other small gifts.

Whether you're an art collector looking for new pieces to add to your collection, or simply someone who loves discovering new art, art boxes are sure to offer something for everyone. So why not take the time to relax and explore the world of art boxes on your couch? You never know what treasures you might find!

Geert

What's an Art-zine?

Art-zines are small, self-published magazines and print publications that often feature art, illustrations, and other creative works. They are typically created by artists or small groups of artists as a way to self-publish and distribute their work to a wider audience.

Art zines can be created using a variety of printing techniques, including offset printing, digital printing, screen printing, and letterpress printing. The choice of technique may depend on factors such as the quantity of copies being printed, the type of artwork being featured, and the overall aesthetic and feel of the zine.

Many art zines are produced in limited editions, with each copy being signed and numbered by the artist or artists. This can add to the collectability and value of the zine, as well as create a sense of exclusivity and authenticity.

Art zines often showcase a wide range of creative styles and techniques, and can be a great way for artists to experiment and push the boundaries of traditional print media. They can also be a way for artists to connect with and engage with their audience, and to share their work with others who are interested in their art.

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