A little insight into the paper used for my prints. My uncompromising spec was for the best quality museum quality, age resistant paper you could get on a roll. The choice of Hahnemühle Photo Rag means my prints portray a great ‘3 Dimensional Lite’ effect from a 2 Dimensional print, the patina and tears come alive which was just what I was aiming to achieve.
When these sleeves were commercially mass produced they were simply to wrap and keep safe a vinyl single, little thought was given the the quality of the printing. Serendipitously, this economy printing, when blown up to this scale and printed professionally on the absorbent paper lends the prints a painted feel. This is particularly the case on the Sixties Parlophone sleeves in my early The Beatles prints.
The texture of the paper and the high absorbency contribute to a very high quality appearance that is a shame to hide behind glass, but to preserve and avoid UV light damage it’s essential.
We always hope you’re thrilled with your prints, and love to see photographs of prints hung in your home or business.
The following description is from the supplying company’s own website. Please contact me directly if you would like any further information, or specification requirements of your own, for example paper and image size.
” Hahnemühle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt inkjet papers. “
Still no compromise on quality but all orders now include packing in a robust tube plus FREE Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed For Postage.
Inter-Continental, International, Global, Worldwide, all Free!
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This fantastic offer coincides with my latest print, Free – All Right Now the iconic blues rock hit single in the pink Island Records sleeve from 1970, the Giclee print capturing every mark on the sleeve in its fiftieth anniversary.
Dexy’s 7″ Geno from the Seventies versus The Beatles 45renegade Sixties print. Slipping the Dexy’s single, which was originally in a picture cover, inside a battered retro Parlophone sleeve really works too!
People ask what is a Giclée print versus a lithograph?
Giclée is a fairly new name from the late 20th Century for large format, high resolution, fine art printing with industrial ink jet printers using a roll of archival quality paper and fade resistant inks. The prohibitive cost of materials means they are ten times the cost of a litho to produce.
All the prints in this series are printed in this style with specific emphasis on colour correction and proofing using the same heavy Hahnemühle 308gsm Photo Rag 100% Cotton paper. This paper stock really soaks up the ink so creating an image of real depth for two dimensions.
I’m proud of the exceptional quality of the prints produced in collaboration with my friend Andy Hamilton who has a working lifetime at the heart of the London print industry correcting, printing & proofing to a very high standard for magazines and agencies.
All prints are printed to order so please allow two weeks between order and delivery. The aim is for you to receive as soon as possible.
All Giclée prints are flat packed for preservation.