It's been a while since almost every artwork I posted on my website is available to buy as a highquality giclee print, but I never found some spare time to describe the whole printing process, why is so goodand why you should be ever interested in buying one of my prints. First of all I do all the printing process myself.I found this to be the only way to have the best quality possible available in terms of softwaresettings, file optimization, hardware, paper choice, screen to paper fidelity. My digital works are mostlycreated in a2 300 dpi format, at the very least. I always tried to do that, even in the past (when I still didn't have the chance to do giclee printing by myself), because I was sure that, sooner or later, big format home made museal quality printing could be a reality.
Luckily enough, I was right and recently, after having done a thorough research of everything on the market capable of giclee printing I bought a beautiful Epson R3880. This printer allows 11 colors printing on hanemule 310 gsm rag paper: it's a beautiful and expensive museal archival quality paper with a subtle texture, allowing a mindblowingly rich rendering even for dry digital line or flat color area. Moreover I can do a special hybrid technique as you can use pencil on this paper and then colour print on it, like I was used to do with traditional silkscreens.
Took a while doing tests and trial and error processes to find the best paper possible. Epson pigments are super bright on this ultra white paper and each pigment is tested to last 200 years under direct sunlight (Epson website says so, will be hard for me to prove it, but even assuming it's a hundred years deal - well- I guess it's just enough :D), on par, if not better, than most of the inks you'll find on the market for traditional analog art.This is very important because many digital prints tend to fade away very quickly, with weird color artifacts, inconsistencies and similiar.
I always print at a high quality setting, using the maximum amount of ink possible, starting from 1:1 high quality files avoiding any kind of upsampling. All prints are with no margin or whatsoever (unless margins are part of the composition). Each print is signed and signing is a way to certificate that what you have in your hands is exactly the final product I wanted to obtain with a unique long process in which printing is only the last step. I really care about quality and buying artworks from my website isn't absolutely like buying from standard print on demand websites, and that's why you won't find any of my works there.
What you are buying are the best printed incarnations of my analog and/or digital work available on the planet. You won't find a better quality item with my name engraved on it. There's no other technique that grants color detail and durability at the highest level possible like my prints do.
There is no intermediation, you are dealing with me, directly, so It's a 100% me process from start (ideation) to finish (delivery): if anything goes wrong I'll personally take care of the problem.
Plain and simple: you are buying artworks from the artist, you are not placing orders on a bulk industrial webiste.You are buying the real thing. You really are paying for my time, my committment to quality, my skills and my art.
Each print is packed and usually shipped by me in 2/3 days from the day of purchase, and, of course, it's pencil signed (numbered if part of a limited series, if limited is specified in the item description).
Feel free to ask any question, and I'll be happy to help.