Aquaprint | Artagraph
| Canvas Transfer | Etchings
| Iris | Lassengraph
Mastergraph | Mixed
Media | Pigmented Ink | Serigraphy
| Reactive Ink
Printing process is done using six to eight high fidelity quality
color separation with Diamond Screen, which is the best available
technology producing bright, intense color rendition. A thermograph
process where plastic pebbles are melted and fused permanently
to the surface of the print applies the texture. This process
is resistant to scratching, peeling, or cracking. Paper used
is 100% cotton fiber Rageoat, acid-free to Library of Congress
standards. The ink film remains undisturbed on the sheet surface
and is protected by an UV reflective high gloss coating for
The artagraph is dimensional oil on canvas, which recreates
not only the color of the original, but also the surface
texture in every detail. First, digital laser scans the
colors of the original. The colors are printed overlapping layers
using oil based inks on oil substrate (oil base). Second, relief-molding
process is taken from the surface of the original by using
patented silicone gel substance. After capturing every surface
detail, 72 hours later, the mold is removed. In the third stage,
the negative mold, the printed oil based substrate and the laminated
canvas are all placed into an oven press and heated (600° F)
under high pressure, causing the oil to liquefy into all crevices
on the mold. Immediately, the artagraph is shock frozen with
liquid nitrogen, leaving permanent surface texture.
TRANSFER: Canvas transfers have been recognized over
the past decade as an elegant alternative to glass framed lithograph
images. Canvas transfers give the look and texture of an original
oil painting to paper art by simply transferring color onto
an artist canvas. First, a lithograph on paper is coated with
acrylic emulsion containing the highest recommended amount of
UV inhibitors. Then when the acrylic is dry, the print is covered
with a solution that helps to separate the image from the paper
it was printed on. The image is now bonded to the acrylic and
free of paper. This film is then carefully bonded to the highest
quality wrap-around artist canvas. Finally, the image undergoes
a series of rigorous inspections that insure our work is of
superior quality. The result is a beautifully unique reproduction
that maintains the integrity of the lithograph while increasing
its appeal and value.
The image has been etched into a copper plate, ink is then applied
'to the plate. Dampened Fabrianno Uno paper is then laid onto
the plate and under extremely High pressure from an etching
press; etching felt is used to force the paper into the ink
in the copper plate. These images are all Hand printed and may
vary slightly from print to print.
May be either on Somerset paper or canvas. Produced from the
color transparency made from the original. The environmentally
safe vegetable dye ink (water based) is applied by microscopic
spray from four nozzles (each carrying a different color) in
a single pass with perfect registration. The paper or canvas
is attached to a drum, which spins at 2Q feet per second, and
translucent inks are laid down on top of each other. The effect
is fine detail and excellent color. The Louvre uses the Iris
Printer for reproduction and display of many art works.
Lassengraphs are similar to Mastergraphs in final product appearance,
however, Mastergraphs start as a photographic reproduction,
Lassengraphs are digital image capturing which generates prints
with six colors of pigmented ink, mounted on Sintra and laminated.
The image is drawn on a litho - limestone or exposed to a light
sensitive litho plate. The printing surface is kept wet with
a sponge; the ink is then rolled by hand onto the plate or stone.
Fabrianno, a 300 gm weight rag paper, is laid onto the stone
and through a litho press. The colors are Hand pulled, resulting
in variation of tone from print to print.
Also known as Chromagraph, mastergraph prints are made from
durable polyester-based material. They possess a high gloss
finish and yield maximum color saturation while minimizing contrast
gain. Mastergaphs are produced with 'the most advanced photographic
process available to date. This process increases print longevity
and is environmentally safer than other methods. Mastergraph
prints are mounted to a plastic material referred to as Sintra
with an acid free permanent adhesive. The print, adhesive, and
Sintra material described represent some of 'the finest materials
available for producing museum quality photographic reproductions.
Further information can be found in the publication, "The Permanence
and Care of Color Photographs by Henry Wilhelm.
Combination of offset lithography and silkscreen process. A
lithographic reproduction is made photographing a painting using
color transparency and then printing by mechanical photographic
offset method on the highest quality pH balanced paper. Next,
silk-screening process by which clear inks are squeezed through
the open areas in stretched silk. A certain design (water, clouds,
rocks) are cut into a stencil which is on top of the screen.
This combination is producing a slightly textured appearance.
Each print is made exactly alike.
INK: A digital application of pigmented ink on canvas
or Lysonic paper. Using elemental artist pigments (pure color
found in nature) and a combination of vehicles (not oil) through
a six-color process using ink jet technology on a Roland printer.
The artist pigments are noted for archival longevity (100 years)
regardless of sub strate used.
Hand drawn positives are produced for each color by a master
printer. A separate screen is then produced for each positive,
resulting in several different screens.
INK: Asahi Digital Print, Japan, our' exclusive printer
for our reactive ink on silk product, explains to us (while
protecting their trade secrets) that the reactive ink used is
specially formulated for silk, and is applied in a digital (RGM)
manner, using ink jet technology on crepe silk fabric.