Format Options & Materials
I offer my work printed on Epson luster photo paper (mounted and matted) or on premium certified archival Lyve Canvas. All my prints, paper or canvas, are giclees, meaning that I use all archival materials (museum quality) and inks that won't discernibly fade for 150+ years (normal indoor lighting, no direct sun.) The canvas is coated with lacquer that enhances the fade resistance and also provides waterproofing and scratch resistance.
I offer my canvas giclees in two formats:
“Gallery-wrapped” means the canvas is stretched taut and wrapped completely around to the back of the frame so that the fasteners (staples) are not visible. I use 1-1/4 inch deep high quality, kiln dried wood “stretcher” frames. I personally stretch each piece by hand to ensure a snug fit much like the head of a drum with no sagging.
They are complete and ready to hang as is and do not require additional framing. I offer gallery-wraps of my images in both single panels and triptychs (three panels.)
I would like to comment on the quality of gallery-wraps available in the market place - it varies wildly. Mass produced gallery-wraps are often not archival (they will fade quickly) and some are even mounted on cardboard and folded to look like a gallery-wrap! This is why I do all the work myself - you will know every piece is top quality and made to last.
I believe a canvas giclee print when properly mounted and framed, has the elegant look of a classic painting. Because my coated canvas is not susceptible to moisture, glass is not required when framing eliminating the annoying glare and loss of clarity characteristic of glass. I mount the canvas giclee print on the sturdiest foam-center board available (Mightycore) using a strong, durable and acid-free adhesive.
While we do not sell frames on our website (being a small business we can’t stock all the possible options), we do offer custom framing of your purchase of either a mounted and matted paper print or mounted canvas by special order. Contact us to discuss the options and prices. Or, if we can’t meet your framing needs we can recommend a top quality custom framing company (in the Buffalo, NY area.)