In my last blog entry “Serpentine”, I mentioned looking forward to seeing that image in print. A hint to what I was working on and the point of this blog entry. I am happy to say that I am now offering fine arts prints of my images with all printing done by me. A whole new way for me to share my passion.
This was something I wanted to do for quite a while as I was never happy to just share my art through digital mediums. After an attempt a few years ago which fell way short of my expectations, I shelved the idea of printing & selling my art. It became clear to me that if I wanted to get the results I wanted, I will have do the printing myself. Be in charge of the process from capture to printing. Over the years the more images I captured, the stronger the urge to see them in print and after trying another local printer recently that again fell short of my expectations, I decided it was time.
I am now doing my prints using an Epson PRO printer on top quality archival cotton rag paper from Moab. The choice in paper makes a real difference with how you envision your final print and Moab came highly recommended by a fellow photographer I met while on a workshop in the US. He had been doing his own printing for some time and was really impressed with the results he got using their line of papers. Having tried it, I have to agree. I am really pleased with the results. For now I will be printing on 13″X19″ paper, but in the near future I may go bigger with select images.
One major side effect from doing your own printing is that it is addictive. You will want to see everything in print. Which is good. It will push me to capture more as well as finishing the many images I already have sitting on my computer.
I invite you to have a look through my fine arts collection here and please do not hesitate to contact me if you find any that interests you. Nothing will please me more than to share my art with you. Also, please check back frequently to view new images as I continue to add to the collection.
As for Serpentine, just as I thought it looks even better when printed and I’m happy to say that the first print has already found a new home.
A framed print from one of my trips to the US.