Printing

Printing is the culmination of the process that starts with a vision. All of my equipment starting with the camera, the computer screen, the printer, inks and print media are chosen and color calibrated to help ensure that the final print matches the vision. I carefully custom print each image on a large format fine art Epson SP9900 printer, using Ultra Chrome HDR ink, and Fredrix archival Canvas. I treat each image with Sunset Gloss Coating for protection against UV. Lab tests suggest that images made with these materials and processes are colorfast for 100 years and with care perhaps 200. The image is gallery wrapped around wooden stretcher bars and attached with stainless steel staples for durability.

Stretching a large giclée

Stretching a large giclée

This becomes true heirloom art that is passed from generation to generation. The finished image is signed and ready to hang as is, or can be framed if the client so desires. Common image sizes in canvas include 18×12, 16×24, 20×30, 24×36 and larger panoramas up to 40×96.