The creators of the award-winning "Art Authority" app line today announced a broad partnership with world-renown Bridgeman Art Library and printing experts The Image Collective, furthering their mission of making classic art more available in more ways. The initial result of the partnership, expected this summer, will be advanced, high-quality print-on-demand capabilities for select works from directly within the app, as well as through a co-branded Web site. Longer term, the partnership plans to provide Art Authority users with printable access to over 200,000 images from Bridgeman's collection.
Art Authority and London, UK-based Bridgeman Art Library are joining with The Image Collective (TIC) to implement the highest quality print-on-demand available. Users of the Art Authority iPad app will be able to view retina-display quality images from Bridgeman's library and seamlessly order framed or unframed copies of those works. Similar functionality will also be available through the Web site. Works will be printed at TIC and shipped directly to customers. The service will initially be available in the U.S. and Canada.