Jane’s prints are all produced by “giclee” printing here in Tomintoul. Giclee describes a fine art printing process which uses archival quality paper and pigment based inks to produce prints of high quality, light fastness and colour stability. Our Giclee prints are produced using an Epson Stylus Pro 7800 printer with Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks on an 8 colour system.
The prints are produced from digital files held by us of Jane’s original work – the process fits in well with the vibrant and intense colours seen in many of Jane’s batiks. The original batik is scanned and the colours corrected and fine tuned to the paper and ink profiles that we use to achieve as close a reproduction of the original image as we can.
Paper and ink
For Jane’s prints we use acid free Innova cold press rough textured 315gsm paper which gives the look and feel of original watercolour paper- it also gives an interesting live feel to the images. This in turn gives very real appearance to the prints and makes them so different from prints on smooth thinner paper. The inks are Ultrachrome K3 pigmented inks which have an extremely wide colour gamut and amazing colour fidelity to produce an almost three dimensional lifelike quality to the images. Using 8 colours with three levels of black ink, these inks significantly improve the overall gray balance while improving midtone and highlight detail giving a smooth tonal range.
Signing of prints
Jane individually signs all of her prints – they come in limited and signed editions. Limited editions are numbered, titled and signed by Jane – edition numbers vary – please check each print for details. Signed editions are signed by Jane but not numbered. When signed edition prints are produced in different sizes these are included in the overall run.
Prints are sent in a strong cardboard tube – they can be ordered in the shop or by phoning the gallery 01807 580458. Up to three prints can be sent in the tube depending on size and costs are currently £5.00 for UK, £15.00 to USA and Australia – tubes are sent first class recorded delivery.
Some prints are available in different sizes such as approximately A4 and A3- these are usually supplied in a double mount using acid free white core mountboard with a barrier and backing board in a print friendly plastic sleeve. Please contact us to order these prints.