Although not in the shop at the time of writing, I am now offering prints on different mediums in addition to gicleé prints. These are:
- Canvas prints
- Aluminum prints
- Traditional printing for a lower cost option.
Giclée Canvas Printing
I recently had my Quiet of the Mist series printed on canvas and I was super happy with the results – the images are beautiful and can be hung as it without a frame. They have a canvas texture like a printing and are particularly suited for softer images.
The way I created this series below was to have a dreamy, nostalgic look to it and the images already included a border – the images below are not framed. The canvas texture lent itself perfectly to them!
Canvas printing cost more than regular prints on paper. But you can hang them without the cost of matting, glazing and framing.
If you are not in our local delivery area of Toronto and Durham Region (we may even deliver as far out as Belleville, Ontario, but please contact us first), it is best to order a print only and have it stretched locally in your area as you will save on shipping.
Glossy metal prints really have a wow factor! I’ve chosen to print a few with intense skies such as the image below and the results have been remarkable!
Because the dyes are dyed right into the coating on the metal, there is more depth to the image and the colours are richer with more contrast. The gloss looks like glass!
Images that are vibrant (especially if they have water in them) work especially well and can be hung without a frame.
Trying to replicate what they actually look like online is next to impossible because of the gloss and because your device display is already backlit. You really have to see them in person to get the full impact!
They come in 20″ x 30 and 24″ x 36 sizes (as well as 40″ x 60″ shipping in Canada only). Smaller sizes can be produced and delivered from the US.
A few might also be available at 16 x 20 if the image ratio between width and height is 4:5 and not 2:3 like most of my images are. Contact me to discuss!
SHIPPING: Printing on metal is best for those who are in our local delivery area of Toronto and Durham Region (we may even deliver as far out as Belleville, Ontario, but please contact us first) because we do it ourselves. Alternatively, if you can get yourself out to the West Durham Region, then you can pick it up.
Otherwise we will use FedEx for Canadian shipping, or have it printed in the US for delivery in the US. The metal prints produced in the US will be “digitally’ signed, in other words, the signature is added to the image and is not hand-signed. If you would prefer a hand-signed print, please contact us and we will arrange shipping from Canada.
Chromogenic or Traditional (Silver Halide) Prints
Up until now I have been offering the archival pigment based ink gicleé on quality cotton based paper for the best quality possible, and the most archival. Because of the color and tonal range and archival qualities, this is my preferred choice for printing.
But in the next short while I will be offering chromogenic (also known as C-print or silver halide) prints as well as gicleé pigment ink prints. C-prints are the traditional way of printing (and for purists may be the preferred option!). Silver halide printing has been regarded as one of the most archival forms of printing for the last 100 of years. It has only been relatively recently that giclée prints using pigment ink have been considered to be a more improved quality and the most long lasting (of course it depends on the paper you are printing on as well)!
The advantages with silver halide is that they can often appear tobe sharper crisper images. The costs are lower because they are much faster and less expensive to print. In addition it costs me less time to have these made because I can soft- proof these images, and the lab is quite much closer to me saving me in travel time.
When making a decision consider your preferred end use. People collect art for different reasons:
Some collect because art can grow in value over time and is considered an investment. Work may be sold at a later date for more than the original purchase price, or bequeathed. Some want the obtain or give the very best quality available with a print that has the greatest colour and tonal range possible. Gilcleé printing is ideal for this. Gicleé prints should be mounted behind glass and handled more carefully as they scratch quite easily.
Others are more focused finding a way to enrich their current experience either by hanging something in their homes, work spaces or public areas and are looking for the best value without sacrificing quality. Others even prefer the tradition of photographic printing. In this case Silver halide or chromogenic prints (C-prints) are the best option.
Contact me to discuss options
If you are interested in a print on a medium that is not in the online shop, or perhaps you are just wondering which medium to might be best, please contact me to discuss it. I’ll be happy to help you.
At the moment the best way to get in touch with me is through the form on this site, Instagram and even Facebook.