What does COA stand for in the Matteo Fine Photography titles?
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COA are the initials for Certificate of Authenticity. In our modern age with digital images so easily copied off of the Internet, I chose to use a COA system to label all of my fine photographic prints.
The Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity & Hologram System was designed to protect the security and genuineness of art works and reproductions on Hahnemühle paper and to reduce the risk of forgery.
Each certificate is made of premium deckle edged mould made paper with a Hahnemühle watermark and fluorescent security fibres. Each COA includes Title, Description, Size, Paper, date Photographed, date Printed and Matteo's signature. A serialized numbered hologram is added. A second, identically numbered hologram is applied to the reverse side of the artwork. The combination of certificate and hologram assures that each Certificate of Authenticity relates to one particular piece of art.
Click on the COA link on each Matteo Fine Photography product page to view the Certificate of Authenticity registration information at the Hahnemühle Art Registry.