When selling one of your works, in order to be more professional and offer all the guarantees to your buyer, the artist must provide a certificate of authenticity.
A certificate of authenticity is a document necessary for the attribution of a work. Your customers will be very sensitive to this particular attention that values you as an artist and guarantees the authenticity of your works. Without a certificate of authenticity, it is impossible to evaluate the work according to its provenance or to relate it to an artist. Its only value depends on its size, technique, materials used and the subject represented.
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A certificate of authenticity is a document necessary for the attribution of a work of painting, sculpture, photography to an artist. It must include the title of the work, the date of its creation, the name of the artist and various elements specific to the artistic discipline (support, dimensions, number of copies made, materials, photo of the work, etc.).
As the profession of art expert is not regulated, all artists and professionals can write a certificate of authenticity themselves. Artcertificate considers that the author of the work is the most competent person to establish a certificate of authenticity.
When selling one of your works, you must provide a certificate of authenticity to the buyer (even if he does not claim it) accompanied by the duly completed sales invoice.
Artcertificate allows you to create certificates of authenticity (COA) attesting permanently and irrefutably the authenticity of your artworks, in a few clicks and from any computer, tablet and mobile phone connected.
1. Establish the identity of the work
2. Guarantee the authenticity of the work
3. Secure financial value
4. Valuing the work and the artist
5. Gain credibility
Without a certificate of authenticity, it is impossible to evaluate the work according to its provenance or to relate it to an artist. Its only value depends on its size, technique, materials used and the subject represented.
Have you thought about the traceability of the artwork, to integrate a Qrcode, to stick seals and to protect against counterfeiting?
When we publish our own certificates of authenticity, we do not always think about the traceability of the work and the security of documents. In the artistic field, these constraints have emerged as a fundamental necessity.
1) Creation of a unique Qrcode of traceability.
2) Creation of a web identity page of the work.
3) Creation of the seals to stick on the work and the certificate.
4) Securing the work and the paper supports.
Today, thanks to Artcertificate you can register all your certificates of authenticity, even those that you make yourself. You will be provided with a unique number and a Qrcode which are the basis of a traceability process.
The Qrcode is an essential element of the traceability, your certificate of authenticity is automatically registered on our databases at the time of its creation and allows your buyers to be able to control at any moment its validity with Arcertificate.
The QRCODE is an international standard
Free reading apps on your smartphone allow you to flash a QRCODE to instantly access the artwork page on the Artcertificate website. This TRACEABILITY system offers total transparency for buyers.
When the certificate is registered, the artist can attach additional information to reinforce the authenticity of the work that the buyer can then download after identification by our exclusive system of random polygons.
Secure A4 X9 Paper
Secure A4 paper has 9 levels of security, making it completely forgery-proof and non-reproducible. Most checkpoints are checked without specific hardware. The documents printed on this security paper are guaranteed to be the originals. Their contents and the sender are thus authenticated thanks to this UV paper.
Standard and Premium VOID Anti-Tamper Hologram
Your certificates, invoices and seals will thus be totally tamper-proof and tamper-proof.
- High degree of security
- Immediate authentication with the naked eye
- 2D / 3D technology, Dot Matrix
- Many security points
- tamper-proof and inviolable