Giclee Fine Art Printing by Stan Bowman
GICLEE PRINTS MADE BY AN ARTIST FOR OTHER ARTISTS
as well as non-artists.
At Perfect Art Prints you will receive PERSONAL ATTENTION from STAN. ALL YOUR GICLEE PRINTING will be handled by him on either of two
state of the art CANON iPF printers
These printers employ the latest in 12 color technology and vivid archival inks which will bring you the highest quality available today at affordable prices.
52"x76" canvas print on a Canon 9100 60" printer
Stan can produce outstanding prints because
HE HAS 12 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A MASTER PRINTER OF GICLEE PRINTS
who started making Giclee prints in 2001 on high end wide format printers for artists and others, both locally and nationally.
HE HAS 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS AN ACTIVE EXHIBITING ARTIST
who has shown work nationally and internationally in photography, printmaking, painting, and digital imaging. Stan's artwork is in a number of signifigant collections. MORE INFO HERE.
STAN MAKES PRINTS FOR:
However there are three alternatives.
1. SINGLE PRINTS ON DEMAND. You can order Giclee prints on demand at the time of sale so that up front costs are minimized.
2. MULTIPLE PRINTS. You can order multiple copies of prints in anticipation of a show or event or to create an inventory, with significant discounts.
3. PRINT PROJECTS. Some artist clients come to Ithaca to spend time with Stan working on a special project with unusual layouts and materials and be present during the proofing and printing. In this way a client can get exactly what they want.
PRINTS FOR OTHERS.
Stan does printing for those who are not artists in a professional sense but who just love making pictures and seeing these in large vibrant prints.
Stan also makes prints for art galleries, museums, hotels, motels, and other businesses. Special discount pricing is available.
PERFECT ART PRINTS ?
THEY ARE TOP QUALITY GICLEE PRINTS
of extraordinary appearance made on the finest quality papers and canvas available today using the best long lasting archival inks, made by artist and skilled master printer Stan Bowman on a professional fine art printer. Many say that Giclee prints in quality often rival the original art work and some even feel they surpass it.
THEY EMPHASIZE EXCELLANCE OF THE IMAGE
as the most important consideration. You will see immediately that these prints are a step above all others because of the time and care Stan takes in the printing. When you ask him to do your printing you will most likely end up saying like many of his clients "Wow, that's amazing".
YOU MAY HAVE FOUR MAIN CONCERNS
when seeking Giclee printing services.
ORDER A SAMPLE PRINT
Actually shipping is reasonably inexpensive. For shipments to most areas in the US by FedEx Ground or similiar carrier it is often $15 and up to $25 for a box up to 30"x40"x5". Click HERE for info.
For a MAP/directions to Stan"s studio, go HERE!
--- OPINION ---
GICLEE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS….YES OR NO?
One of the most perplexing problems that accompanies the current explosion in digital printing is fitting it in with the notion of "Limited Edition". Now you might think that this is a no brainer as the abundance of high end digital printing equipment and media make it a breeze to create a run of prints that one can sign, market and sell as "limited edition prints". In fact it is so easy that an artist only needs to say on their web site that they are offering a limited edition and then can wait to print them until they have an actual sale.
So what is the issue then? Well, there is more involved here than meets the eye. First off, it is so easy today to make a print at any size that an artist can offer an image printed at any size to a buyer. So maybe a buyer wants a 16x20 of an image you printed for someone else last week at 8x10. If you have labeled this a limited edition of 20 for this image then are both the 8x10 and 16x20 part of this edition? Also media is easily changed on current printers so perhaps the one client wants a 16x20 on canvas and the other wants an 8x10 on watercolor paper. Again, are both part of the limited edition of 20?
The idea of limited edition comes from printmaking where an image, say, on a stone, was printed as a litho or an image on a copper plate was printed as an etching. With both these processes the stone or copper plate will deteriorate in printing and one will have to stop at a certain point and that is the end of the run. But giclee high end printers can go on forever just needing more paper and ink to keep going, making unlimited copies. So in a way appropriating the term "limited edition" to describe giclee prints is using the term in a different way than originally intended. As most know the reason for using the term is really to elevate the value of the prints so that they have more sales value. Moreover both the artist and gallery that represents the artist likes it because it simply brings in more return.
But is this the best way to go for the artist? Many argue it is good because it will bring more money to the artist, at least initially. But then if the artists sells out on this edition and years later starts to get inquiries about the image the artist has nothing to sell, hence losing out on new potential sales possibly at higher prices. Or else, as is happening with a few artists, an artist may decide to do a new run maybe at another size or on another media and call this a new edition. However some will say is not exactly ethical. Limited means limited.
Actually two possible ways to deal with this involve dropping the word "limited" with all its implications. So on one hand one can list simple an "edition" of 20 prints. Or one can instead say a print is from a "numbered edition". In either case it is probably a good idea to make sure when selling to a buyer that they understand what you mean, you are not saying "limited" and more prints may be made in the future. But then the downside is that these prints may not sell at the same level as "limited edition prints. Something to ponder.