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Print-Making

My mission as a fine art printer is to make the passion and nuance of an artist’s original idea available to the widest possible audience. Whether making a single print or editions, I strive to make each print a work of art that can be proudly exhibited and rewarding to own.

Giclée prints can be made on a number of surfaces such as canvas, watercolor papers, photographic papers, and custom substrates. The Black Sheep Studio Darkroom also offers other handmade printing methods. After you drop off your files, I use modern technology to transform your images into digital negativesthat can be hand printed using historical or modern photographic processes like cyanotypes, gum bichromates, gumoils, vandykes, and platinum or palladiums. “NOT JUST PRINTING, PRINT-MAKING” PRINT ON CANVAS

We can print your digital photographs or reproduce your artwork on to canvas. Your prints will be varnished with either a matte, semi-gloss, satin, or gloss UV finish and can then be stretched onto high quality stretcher bars to create a ready to hang work of art. Cotton canvas provides a stunning media which produces beautiful images with outstanding color and tonal definition. Fine art can be digitally reproduced upon canvas giving the same look and feel as original painting. This opens up new markets for limited edition print runs. PRINT ON PAPER Each paper type has its advantages, depending on your image and individual aesthetic.

If you have any questions about paper types or would like a recommendation for your image, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help!

Enhanced Matte / Premium Glossy / Premium Luster / Photo Rag Bright White

/ Metallic Photo Paper Silver Surface Photo Paper / Watercolor Paper

  •  *Other media available at various sizes in stock or for special order PRINT ON CUSTOM MEDIA Metal, fabric, vellum, and other inkjet printable material available for special order

 

ALTERNATIVE PRINT METHODS @ BLACK SHEEP STUDIO DARKROOM

 

  • The cyanotype- also known as a blueprint, is considered among the easiest of all the historical methods. Dating from 1842, this classic Prussian blue process is a great place for both beginners and accomplished artists alike to explore. Cyanotypes are economical, permanent, have few pitfalls, and are versatile in that a variety of toning effects are possible.
  • VanDykes- Although both silver and iron are required for Kallitypes and Van Dykes, the former is a bit more expensive and labor intensive of the two siblings. Depending on paper and toning, images can run the range of black, sepia, and beautiful rich browns. Extra care must be taken to ensure permanence of the print. Platinum/ Palladium- Becoming a practical printing method by 1873, platinum, and the less expensive palladium process has a rich heritage of which marvelous works abound from scores of well known artists. Although sensitive to paper choices, platinum/palladium images are highly stable, producing exquisite warm tones.
  • Tintypes- With a liquid silver emulsion applications can be made to a variety of surfaces such as tile, glass, pottery, wood, canvas, stainless steel and coated metals. Brushing, dipping, and spraying are among the techniques employed for applying the emulsion to three-dimensional surfaces.
  • Gum Bichromates- Gum bichromate and casein pigment printing utilizing water-based colors are but two among several forms of dichromate techniques resulting in expressive monochrome and full-color imagery
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