Fine examples of pen work art of the illuminated manuscripts and the first printed books made when the decorations of the pages were still hand drawn by artists and calligraphers.
Many of the images of borders can be used as background designs clip arts for book covers, title pages, chapter headers, page decoration, etc.
Many clip art scrolls available as stock images for download today have the look of low quality treasure maps; our pen work scrolls, ribbons and laces are based on originals from ancient manuscripts and old books, some of them from Albrecht Dürer and other fine artists of the past.
A fine collection of decorative borders and headers for pages clip art from illuminated manuscripts hand drawn in vector format and available in eps, wmf, gif and high resolution tiff at 600dpi.
Vector eps royalty free stock images
Each decorative image and element is meticulously hand-drawn in vector graphic format eps. Many advanced designers will find our eps vector format royalty free stock images with the following desirable feature: preserved, original hierarchies and groupings, (as in the original Illustrator work file) to facilitate modifications and enable the extraction of unique graphic elements. Though resolution-independent vector graphics formats insure high-quality reproduction at any size and allow complete latitude for pre-production modifications, our CD collections also include common pixel-based file formats of each graphic and the WMF vector format supported by Office applications for desktop publication.
Designing illuminated borders and capital letters of the alphabet. The page on how our drawings are made contains information on how we draw illuminated manuscript borders and lettering in the computer using Adobe Illustrator.
Blank background books pages and Parchment.
All CD illustration collections and instant download include also the set of photographic reproductions of parchment and blank pages of antique books that can be used as backgrounds.
Our background graphic borders can be easily inserted in word processing documents; in our FAQ page there is a guide with the information on how to insert vector graphics in Microsoft Word documents, Corel WordPerfect documents and in similar software.