The Pop Art Printer

When it comes to Internet marketing it’s quite a difficult task to concisely describe the range of products included within this website and get a handle on what people were searching for when they land upon it. What began as a small home project to decorate a music room and blow up high resolution still life images of two of my favourite 7″ vinyl singles to approximately two feet square has expanded to the same for twenty others. All my prints are released as limited editions so they will only be available for a limited duration.

My Pop Art project exploded!

I’ve now framed seventeen of my large 570mm Giclée prints which are beautifully printed on premium Hahnemühle 308gsm 100% Cotton Rag art paper. That sounds like a description from a Marks & Spencer advert, however my objective is for my prints to be of the quality that would stand scrutiny in London’s West End. There are five recent new additions still to be framed and marketed properly.

I’ve also had the greatly appreciated support of two local galleries to display and trial products as well as inclusion on prestige online portals such as Sir Gordon Bennett an online shop for all things British manufactured, Artfinder who set a high bar for inclusion.

So, however you arrived at this page, whether that was by searching for ‘vinyl records as art’, ‘punk rock posters’ or ‘The Beatles art prints’ Welcome to my website, it would be great to supply you with one of my high quality products. In the meantime here are a few recent testimonials from buyers.

Steve dispatched the piece promptly and send the authentication by separate post. He even included a greeting card copy of the print. I love Steve’s work. Highly recommended. Cheers! Mr J P – Bristol

Fantastic service from this seller. Steve was extremely helpful and accommodating ensuring I received the print in time for my daughters birthday. The print is wonderful, extremely high quality in every way. I’m very pleased with it and my daughter absolutely loves it. She plans to frame it when the birthday celebrations are over. Thank you! Mrs C M – N. Ireland

New Ziggy Stardust Giclee Print

Now added to the great range of large scale 57cm museum quality fine art Giclée prints is the iconic David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars – Ziggy Stardust single on the very Seventies Green & Orange RCA label. Revealing the patina of nearly fifty years this single has translated beautifully to the Hahnemuhle 100% cotton rag paper.

Available in my online shop for £149 (unframed) including International Postage & Packing.

Ziggy Stardust Art Print
David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Single Large Giclee Art Print

Summer 2020 News

All around the world during lockdown people have been spending more time and money online and purchasing high quality prints is no exception. Whether acquired to hang in a newly decorated room or to compliment an interest or add to a collection, print sales are booming.

My museum quality Giclée prints certainly add colour to a wall and being oversized compared to the original vinyl single have great presence.

All my 45renegade series prints are available with free international delivery (just a few exceptions) so for £149 you could buy a beautifully produced limited edition certificated print on Hahnemuhle 308gsm cotton rag matte white paper, quite simply the best available. It could be on your wall in no time.

New for Summer 2020 is a facility to print a size to order. Please contact me with your requirements – up to 57cm square on the paper previously described or as a larger scale we could pick a suitable paper stock. Take a look at my images, they look amazing even larger.

There are twenty four prints in the series, featuring much loved classic vinyl singles from a number of genres all with up to fifty years of patina faithfully reproduced. They look great individually, or in groups. Once again, it is possible to create one print with multiple images so please get in touch with bespoke orders or commission requests.

In a colourful mid-century style they compliment popular images by the renowned Pop Artists, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Richard Hamilton etc. as well as current sought after favourites from the eighties by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. 

I can be contacted by e-mail at steve.coulter@gmail.com or by calling +44 (0) 7407 038877. Represented in galleries in West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Hahnemühle Museum Quality Paper

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. “

FREE International Postage & Packing!

45renegade has gone global!

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!

Please contact me for more info!

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.

Scale

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!

Daddy, what’s a Giclée?

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.

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