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 maximum protection
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
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
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.