Fresco Books produces unique books and catalogs for artists,
galleries and museums throughout the United States. Fresco
was founded in response to the need in the Santa Fe art
community for beautifully designed art books and catalogs
that could be produced at a cost that was affordable,
and within a time frame that kept the project fresh and
has brought together experts in every facet of book production
and publishing. A team of the finest managers, designers,
printers, color experts, writers and distributors has
come together to produce extraordinary catalogs and books
for artists and galleries. Any or all of the following
services are available:
• Fresco manages the project from start to finish, provides
design and production services, and advises the client
along the way in making decisions crucial to creating
an excellent book.
Fresco can provide writers with art expertise for your
book, we can work with a writer of your choosing, or we
can approach specific writers on your behalf.
Mankus Studios works very closely with the artist. Works
of art are directly captured digitally in 16-bit color
for highly accurate results, or are scanned conventionally
with the studio's drum scanner from existing transparencies.
Proofs are then prepared for the artist's approval, allowing
for finetuning of the reproductions to the artist's specifications.
Final proofs are calibrated to our printer's press and
are then used by press operators to match to the original.
Since moving to Santa Fe from Chicago in 2001, Mankus
Studios has founded Santa Fe Editions (www.sfeditions.com),
for the exploration of original fine art printmaking in
the digital medium. The Studio, located on the historic
east side of Santa Fe, is a laboratory for the latest
technology in digital reproduction.
Fine Italian printers with excellent service, pricing,
short turnaround time, and superior printing capabilities.
Printing is also available in U.S. and Asia.
The University of New Mexico Press, one of the premier
cultural institutions of the Southwest, can distribute
your book nationally at over 7000 venues through Fresco