Fine Art Reproduction: Getting Quality Fine Art Prints

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Fine Art Reproduction: Getting Quality Fine Art Prints Seminar. Presented by Gary A. Stafford, President and COO of Lazer Incorporated.

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<ul><li> Fine Art Reproduction Getting Quality Fine Art Prints February 20, 2010 Lazer Incorporated, 2010 Lazer Incorporated </li> <li> Overview Introductions Purpose of seminar What is fine art reproduction? What is a gicle (fine art) print? Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Agenda Evaluating Artwork for Reproduction Capturing Artwork for Reproduction Evaluating the Capture Paper Selection Printmaking Finishing and Handling Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Evaluating Artwork for Reproduction Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Evaluating Your Artwork Achieving the best possible capture Avoid high-gloss finishes until afterwards Remove from frames and under glass Is art flat and square? Fluorescent, pearlescent, and metallic colors Dirt, dust, and uneven finishes Position and size of signature Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Capturing Your Artwork for Reproduction Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Capture Technologies Large Format Flatbed Scanner Medium Format Camera w/ Digital Back Contex FLEX50i Flatbed Scanner Sinar p3 View Camera 54M Back Digital Scanning Back Phase One PowerPhase FX Scanback Table Scanner Lazer Incorporated, 2010 Cruse CS 130/450 SL Scanner </li> <li> Camera Sensor Size Courtesy: commons.wikimedia.org Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Capturing Artwork Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Evaluating the Capture Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Lazers QC Process Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Proper Viewing Conditions Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Light Temperature Courtesy: www.lightbulbsdirect.com Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Evaluating the Capture Color Accuracy Close as possible to original? Physical Size At least 100% of original? Sharpness Sharp at 100% on screen? Detail Are details visible (brush strokes)? Edge-to-Edge Consistency Color, sharpness? File Size and Format Is it a high-res file? Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Paper Selection Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Types of Papers (Substrates) Photographic Resin coated (RC) Fine Art Watercolor/drawing/pastel paper, true archival print Canvas Specialty Substrates Glass, metal, fabric, vinyl, parchment Inkjet Receptive Pre-Coatings inkAID, GOLDEN Digital Grounds Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Inkjet Paper Manufacturers Arches Inkjetart BF Inkjet Media Innova Canon Kodak Canson Legion Epson Lumijet Fredrix Mitsubishi Hahnemhle Moab Harman Museo HP Oce Ilford Pictorico Illuminata Premier Ink Press Quickjet Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Paper Characteristics Color Natural-, bright-, pure-, extra-white Finish (Coating) Matte, semi-, high-, gloss Surface Texture Textured, smooth, extra-smooth, ultra-smooth Weight Grammage (g/m): 225 450 gm2 Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Paper Characteristics Longevity Archival quality: 100% cotton, acid-free, pH balanced, buffered, no OBAs Optical Brighteners (OBAs) Brighter but changes color over time Color Gamut Color range of paper Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Color Gamut Visible Light (larger gamut) vs. Inkjet Print (smaller) Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Color Profiling Target Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Color Gamut Canvas (red) vs. Fine Arts (blue) vs. Photo Luster (green) Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Printmaking Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Lazers Epson Printers Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Inks Commercial printing vs. printmaking Aqueous, solvent-based, or UV curable inks Dye-based vs. pigment-based inks Photo black and matte black inks Quality of third-party inks Inkjet printer ink sets Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Evolution of Epsons Inkjet Inks Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Finishing and Handling Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Finishing and Handling Proper drying (curing) time of prints Signing paper prints (archival pen/pencil) Coating paper prints to avoid scuffing Matting and framing paper prints Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Finishing and Handling Stretching canvas Varnishing canvas Touching-up paper and canvas prints Transporting and shipping prints Proper storage and display for longevity Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Conclusion Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Conclusion Ask questions of your vendors Ask to see samples of artwork and prints Its the results that count Questions? Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> More Information Great Links for Fine Art Reproduction and Gicle Prints Fine Art Gicle Printers (part of FLAAR) www.FineArtGicleePrinters.org Great Gicle www.GreatGiclee.com Gicle Information http://www.giclee-information.org Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. http://www.wilhelm-research.com Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Thank you Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> fineart.lazerinc.com Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> <li> Tour Lazer Incorporated, 2010 </li> </ul>