Materials and WorkmanshipQuality from capture to final print is our top priority. All materials used in the creation of this product have been carefully chosen to be of the finest archival quality or better to ensure the maximum longevity of your investment.
The entire process from image capture to print, matting, frame building and assembly has been personally performed by hand by the artist. Each print is hand signed by Jeff with a pigment ink pen along with the title and edition number. In addition, the following print information is hand-written on the back of the print along the border in pencil:
- -Image name
- -Copyright information
- -Date of print
- -Edition number and edition size
The back of the mounting board also has the above hand-written information with the addition of:
- -Date of image capture
- -Printer used
- -Ink used
- -Paper used
- -Mat board used
Each limited edition size specifies the total number of fine art prints of the image that will be made. Additional use of an image may still be utilized for advertising and promotional purposes.
Specific materials used for fine art prints:Paper
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag is a fine art photographic paper made from 100% cotton fibers – a museum standard for a substrate of superior stability. This paper also contains no optical brightening agents (OBA) which have been known to fade unevenly over time.Canvas
Breathing Color Lyve Canvas coated with Glamour 2 varnish for durability and UV resistance. This canvas also contains no optical brightening agents (OBA) which have been known to fade unevenly over time. Each canvas image is hand stretched over custom cut stretcher bars.Ink
Printed from an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer utilizing Epson’s UltraChrome HDR pigment based inks. Independent tests have estimated a print life of at least 100 years based on this paper and ink combination.Mat Board
Crescent Ragmat Museum #2253 mat board is made from 100% cotton fibers and is of museum quality for archival preservation of the highest standards. With the exception of very large prints, the print is held in place by photo corners and/or strips with no adhesives coming into contact with the print. Very large prints are suspended by archival gummed linen hinging tape.Glass
Tru-Vue Museum glass is specially designed for optimum display and preservation of fine art. The surface is coated to minimize reflections, permitting the artwork to take center stage without unwanted distractions. It is additionally coated to block 99% of ultraviolet light effectively protecting your art from these damaging rays.Frame
The frame is a genuine wood frame for strength and light weight. Since wood contains lignin which is known to be a contributing factor to the degradation of some art work, the frame rabbet has been sealed using an aluminum barrier tape which prevents the migration of gasses from the wood into the art. Frames are assembled by hand using v-nails and glue for maximum strength.
Care and cleaningHumidity
For maximum print life, a stable, low relative humidity environment should be maintained.Light
For optimal viewing, this print is calibrated to be viewed with an illumination color temperature of 5000 K.Cleaning materials
The glass used in this frame is specially coated to reduce reflections and should not be cleaned with any ammonia based cleaners. A good quality non-ammonia cleaner applied to a soft, lint free cloth should be used. The latest microfiber cloths are an excellent choice for this task. Always avoid spraying cleaner on the glass as it can seep into the frame and cause damage to the art work.