Printing Process

Superior Quality Canvas Prints

 

 Mark prides himself on the quality of his limited edition canvas prints. The canvas prints are archival and of the finest quality. The process is explained below.

 

Photography

 

Mark employs a  professional photographer with over 40 years experience to take 4 x 5 transparencies of each painting he produces. This large scale camera uses negatives several times the size of a 35mm camera. This camera produces transparencies which are similar in appearance to slides but larger and with significantly higher detail and subtlety. These transparencies are much more subtle than any of the results Mark has seen even from some of the most advanced digital cameras. The high quality of the photography is one of the very important ingredients that lead to Mark’s canvas prints being of very high resolution, as well as being extremely faithful to the original oil painting.

 

 Canvas

 

The canvas used in the production of Mark’s canvas prints is of museum quality.  Mark would like to explain why the canvas he use is of superior quality to most other products on the market. The canvas has been tested independently by Wilhelm Research ( www.wilhelm-research.com ) to last 100 + years. Wilhelm Research has tested this type of canvas extensively and they believe it will not yellow or fade over the client’s lifetime. The canvas is pre-primed with acid free gesso to provide for long term archival quality of  the canvases. The weight (gsm) of the canvas is much higher than of any other canvas on the market, meaning it is extremely sturdy and is going to last.

 

Inks

 

The ink used in the production of Mark’s canvas prints is of the highest quality. This leads to super sharp image reproduction. The inks used in the production of his canvases are UV resistant and display a much larger gamut of colours.

 

 Large retailers use poor quality canvas and low quality inks which leads to a cheap inferior mass produced product. Remember, you get what you pay for.