Art Prints has expanded to offer a wide range of work by over a
dozen local artists. Our artists range from internationally renowned
painters, such as Nancy Bailey, Monica Childs and Stephen Cummins,
to new artists who are just starting out in the art business. We
are just as happy to include a few pictures by a new artist as we
are a large range by someone well-known. It is all about quality,
specialize in traditional pictures of Cornish views, although some
paintings have a more contemporary feel to them. Our pictures range
from prints of oil and palette knife paintings to large panoramic
photographs and watercolours.
prints are produced using the "Giclée" system using
watercolour paper and seven-colour printers, using pigment ink that
is light-fast for over 75 years*. Photographs are produced on Premium
Glossy Photographic Paper using eight colour pigment inks at a resolution
in excess of 5,600 dots per inch. If these prints are looked after
they should be lightfast for over 100 years*. Pigment inks are less
affected by fade and moisture than the usual dye inks used by many
home printers. Some
prints which we sell are bought direct from the artists, and may
be lithographic prints. The pages on this website should indicate
if this is the case.
prints are professionally framed and mounted by the Saffron Picture
Framing Company at our workshop. The prints are mounted using mounts
that are pH neutral as well as having a coating that is lignin and
acid free. Lignin is a naturally occurring chemical that causes
the paper to turn yellow (as with old newspapers) so our lignin-free
board reduces discolouration. The acid free pH neutral board also
helps to preserve the print.
prints are supplied with a backboard and cellophane wrapped for
protection. Framed prints are usually supplied in a pine or ash
frame, but we can supply them in a different frame if required.
everything is done 'in-house' we can keep costs down, making it
a realistic and affordable opportunity for new artists to produce
prints of their own work, and for enthusiasts to start collections.