Image Transfer - What is it?
Each piece of artwork starts with an archival pigment print. It is printed on a special clear "transfer film", specifically designed for the image transfer process. Epson Ultrachrome archival inks are used to get a lasting, fade-resistant print.
Currently I am using wooden panels as a substrate for my artwork. They are called "cradled panels", which is simply a thin piece of birch glued to a poplar wooden frame. I use panels that are 1 1/2" in width. This edge is then painted white which emphasizes the image. It also allows the image to appear to float away from the wall, giving it more depth.
The wood panel is first coated with a layer of white gesso. White because I want the print to render
the same color and contrast after it has been transferred. Gesso is basically a primer, that seals the wood grain,
and also gives a little more "grip" for the print to adhere to.
I then apply a coating of an alcohol based solution to the panel. This solution also has silver mica added to it.
Once an even, thick coat of this is applied, the print is rolled on to the wood panel, and allowed to sit for three minutes.
The alcohol actually softens the inks, allowing me to manipulate them, should I so desire. I can push it around, scratch it up,
or anything else that might give it more character. This is primarly done with my fingernails. After the three minutes is up,
the clear film is removed and the print remains on the wood panel.
The layer of bright silver mica creates a glowing iridescent quality to the final image.
The transferred print is then allowed to dry for 1-2 days.
Once dry, the edges are painted white and the complete artwork is given a coating of shellac. This provides a nice glossy finish
and also seals the artwork to protect it against dirt and moisture.
Standard prints are just that, prints only,
with no matting or framing. A white border is provided around
the print. They can be framed and hung on the wall as is, or you can also
provide your own matting to suit your own taste. They are
printed on high quality, archival photo paper
with a lustre finish, using the same Epson Ultrachrome archival inks.
Currently, these prints are available
in only one size. The overall size is 11x14 inches, in a vertical orientation, with a square image size of approximately 8x8 inches.
Standard prints are shipped rolled, in a heavy duty cardboard tube.
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Purchasing fine art should also include
some level of assurance. Should there be any dissatisfaction
at all, I offer a 30-day warranty on all of my standard prints. This
warranty starts from the date the print is received. No questions
asked, just simply return the print in the condition that
it was received, and I'll refund 100% of the purchase price.
Just call ahead to communicate shipping arrangements.
I also offer a "lifetime fade free
warranty" on all of my artwork and prints. Both my image transfer based artwork as well as my fine art prints are
created using archival inks that have been tested
to last approximately 100+ years. However, in the event that
a piece of artwork or print fades during its life on your wall, you may return
it to be replaced with a new one.
To place your order, please note the title
and size of the artwork, or in the case of a standard print, the title, that you are interested in, then call (TWO-ZERO-SIX) 227.5878.
If you prefer, you may also send your purchase request via
I will then
send an email confirming your order. Once payment is made,
the order will be processed and shipped. My preferred method
of payment is PayPal. However, I can also accept checks or credit cards.
All artwork and prints are shipped with insurance and are trackable.
Shipping quotes are given on an individual basis, and depend
on final destination. I usually use FedEx Ground for shipments
within the United States. For international shipments, Federal Express is also used. Most artwork and standard prints can be shipped within a few days
of purchasing, unless I am on location creating more photographs.
In which case I will provide an estimate for the shipment
Please feel free to call or send an EMAIL
with any questions.