printing process is a term used to denote archival quality fine
art reproductions produced using a sophisticated inkjet printing
method that provides subtle gradations and fine colour accuracy.
The larger images offered here are produced by Redcliffe Fine
Art Printing Services of Bristol. They use the very finest Hahnemühle
digital fine art paper and print at 1200 dpi using a 12 colour
LUCIA pigment ink system that gives superb colour accuracy, excellent
colour graduation, expression and accuracy with the broadest
colour gamut in its class.
I have decided that these should not be made as limited editions for the reason that a completely handmade print has to be kept as a limited edition because the quality will diminish the more prints that are taken from the block or plate. I have seen Japanese woodblock prints where the later images have lost much of the original crispness of the detail. This does not apply to digital images, which remain constantly sharp and precise, so to make them limited editions seems rather false. All these prints, however, will be signed and dated and the larger ones will come with a guarantee of authenticity. The larger prints are available from PicassoMio.
The smaller prints on SA3 paper are printed by myself on Crane's Museo papers using an Epson Stylus R1800 printer using an equally fine pigmented ink. All the papers used are 100% acid free, with a neutral pH.
Any picture on my site is available
from me on SA3 paper, 13x19." You can request either Silver
Rag or Velina and I will do them to order. The oils and acrylics
to my mind look better on Silver Rag, a satin paper which enhances
the colours used in the original painting. The watercolours mostly
look better on Velina finish, although some of the fruits can
look better on a satin paper. The pen and ink drawings look at
their best on Silver Rag.
I also now have an exhibition on the e-gallery of my printers: http://www.redcliffe.co.uk/gallery/Sarah-Longlands.htm. This is called Salon des Refusées and is a selection of twelve paintings which I have had refused by such places as The Royal Academy summer show and The Royal Watercolour Society. Strangely I have sold quite a few of these original paintings! Redcliffe are selling all these as giclée prints, roughly SA3 size or slightly larger, on either Hannemuhle Baryta paper for prints of oil paintings or Hannemuhle Photo Rag paper for watercolours and other works on paper.