I offer Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition Lithographs of a select few images, but the new digital printing technologies allow me to offer prints in several sizes of just about every image. So with few exceptions, the links to every purchase option are on the page with the image in the galleries. Just browse!
What is a Remarque?
A Remarque is a small drawing by the artist, usually on the bottom margin of the print between the number and the signature, or on the end papers of a book. Many collectors feel that it adds monetary value to the item. In any case, it makes the item one-of-a-kind.
Ink jet technology has really advanced in a few short years. The high-end Epson printers that I am using now are truly amazing machines. They use a piezoelectric crystal technology that is very accurate and, unlike a bubblejet printer, allows for the use of truly archival inks. They print with Epson’s Ultrachrome K3 Inks, in eight colors: three shades of black, two of cyan, two of magenta, and yellow. This gives excellent color reproduction. Epson has tested the life of these inks to 100+ years if they’re printed on the correct paper and are properly cared for. I am using Epson’s own papers exclusively in part because they are specifically designed to work well with their inks, but mostly because they are very, very nice. I am really impressed with the quality of Epson’s paper products.
The premium prints are now offered in two sizes: Standard, and Large. They are printed on Epson’s Premium Semi Matte Photo Paper. This eliminates that annoying shine that can make Gloss Paper so difficult to look at, while offering the sharpest reproduction of my tightly detailed paintings – all the more important when they are reduced in size. This is wonderful paper; it has a nice feel to the touch, and is thick and durable.
The Standard and Large Premium Prints are both printed off of a roll 16 inches wide. The Standard Prints use 16” as the long dimension, so the short dimension will vary from 9 to 14 inches, as a general rule, depending on the image. The Large Premium Prints use 16 as the short dimension, so some wide, shallow images, like the Spider Queen, will print as large as 16 x 40.
The reproduction on all of these is superb. Truthfully, the nicest reproduction I have seen of my work.
Standard Prints are $30 each
Large Prints are $60 each
The Premium Prints are not suitable for remarques.
All are signed and shipped in a protective plastic sleeve, in a stout mailing tube.
The prices on the website will supersede these if there is a discrepancy (I don’t think there is). The file date is 2006. What can I say?
Giclee (zhee-clay) comes from the French “gicler,” meaning “to squirt”. In other words, it’s an “Ink Jet” print. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. Technically, that makes all my prints Giclees. The reason I am making distinctions is to call attention to the superior media I am using for my Giclee Prints.
Most people familiar with Giclees think of prints made on canvas, to look like “real” paintings. I have done Giclees on canvas and on other materials, and did a lot of testing before deciding what I wanted to offer.
I have chosen NOT to use canvas for my Giclee prints, and here is why: I don’t paint on canvas, and if I did, I certainly wouldn’t paint on canvas as coarse as that manufactured for Giclee printing. Canvas is somewhat shiny, and that texture adds ambient detail in the form of tiny highlights and shadows to an image that already tries to convey an illusion of highlight and shadow. As detailed as my paintings are, I found those artifacts of the process annoying; they confuse the read. I paint my oils on smooth, hot-pressed watercolor paper, sealed and mounted to a substrate. That’s how I paint the detail that I do. Printing my paintings on canvas felt downright dishonest.
Instead I have chosen Epson’s Bright White Watercolor Paper. This 100% cotton paper is acid-free and as archival as anything you could hope to buy. With the new inks from Epson, these prints are absolutely stunning. They rival the best lithographs I have seen. Printed from rolls 17” wide, some paintings, like Spider Queen, can be as big as 17 x 44.
Giclee print runs will be signed and numbered, and limited to editions of 500 (less for newer paintings).
Giclee Prints are $120 each
I do have three images available as playmats, but we’re still sorting out the marketing of those with another company. I can sell them to you if you’re interested; just write me.