Our Artworks are printed according to the “Giclèe” process, a method developed in California by Jack Duganne, an artistic lithography master. Combining digital design quality, fine art special paper and high performing printers it is possible to develop long lasting fine art prints and faithful of the original. The “Giclèe” printings is used in museums and galleries around the world. Our prints are made with Epson large format printers, with water-based pigments, which guarantee the durability of bright and vibrant colors. If they are not exposed to direct sunlight, prints remain unaltered for over 100 years.
The several supports were choosed testing different kind of paper and canvas, up to select two kind of paper and one of canvas, all of them are 100% cotton. The “Museum Paper” is among the best and fine art paper ever developed, manufactured in Dassel, Germany. The “Fine Art Paper” and the “Canvas” are among the finest available, manufactured in Chateauroux, France.
All prints are individually checked and approved by the Author and then signed.
A dry seal is impressed on paper prints to ensure them the originality.
The Canvas prints are signed and dated on the back side and an ink stamp is used.
FINE ART PAPERS
The Museum Paper
Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 308 grams, cotton 100%
This precious paper was developed for the artists, with a soft structure and slightly uneven surface.
Free from acids and lignin, it is able to resist ageing and gives back extraordinary colours’ nuance, ensuring high fidelity to the original version of the Artworks.
The Fine Art Paper
Papier artistique texturé, 320 grams, cotton 100%.
This natural paper shows a slithly uneven surface, offering a sensorial touch to digital prints.
It has a natural color without optical bleachs, it resists aging and was chosen because it enhances chromatic transitions and the brightness of digital colors.
Canvas 390 grams, cotton 100%.
This matt canvas is easy to appreciate for its natural feeling, due to its cotton fibers.
Deep white accents bright and compact colours’ effects.
These properties result in a long duration and flexibility to manage.
The rear side is in natural hemp colour.
Our canvas prints could be assembled on wood frames, 3 mm thickness, and delivered ready to hung up.
Frames are handmade by aged wood, the canvas are stretched with specific tools and fixed by master crafters.
To ensure their integrity, big format canvas are shipped without wood frame, rolled-up and inserted in rigid cardboard tubes.
Canvas on framework fixing process requires mastery and attention.
We selected a traditional studio located in the art district of Rome, between via Ripetta and via Margutta.
Canvas are manually stretched with specific tools and fixed with metallic clips, according to traditional’s handcraft methods.
Canvas printings shipped in roll
Our canvas prints present an extra 6 cm border on every side when delivered in roll.
This extra border is essential to your artisan to fix canvas on framework with 3 m maximum thickness.
At any printer corner there are little markers defining the real canvas perimeter once on the framework.
You can choose the real dimension of your artwork among the available, we will add an extra 6 cm border on every side.
The Fine Art Paper and the Museum Paper
Paper prints are supplied with an extra 2.5 cm border on every side to facilitate insertion in a frame to hung up.
Wood and glass'e frames, due to their fragility during the shipment, cannot be supplied.
All the Fine Art Printings are protected by tissue paper, then rolled-up and inserted in rigid cardboard tubes for shipment.
The wood framed canvas are protected with tissue papers, with corner’s protections and inserted in rigid cardboard boxes.
Additional external cellophane protections are added.