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About Our Process

 

All of our work begins as a photograph taken by Mel or Louise. Some images are from slides, but most are digital.

Louise prints the majority of our photographs, whether on canvas or high quality photo paper, on an Epson 2880 printer using Ultrachrome K3 inks.  Then the images are mounted and matted by Mel using archival materials and processes.

For the canvas prints of fruits, vegetables, still life, etc., Mel builds the 6”x 6”, 6”x 8”, 8”x8”,10”x 15” and 11”x17” frames and then stretches the canvas images onto them.  Most of our images can be made larger or smaller.

Images larger than 11"x17" are by special order.  These are out-sourced to a professional fine art printer to be printed from our files under our supervision.

All our canvas prints are gallery wrapped.  The print is made larger than the actual size of the stretcher bars.  For example, the 6" x 6" print "Carrots" was printed to 8.5" x 8.5". This allowed the edges of the photograph to be wrapped around the bars. Mel stretches the canvas over the bars, staples it securely, folds the corners and staples those.  In many instances, the actual image wraps around the bars. We like the effect.

 

Our photographs are signed and numbered.

 

Our notecards are handcrafted using one of our photographs on each one.  Our 5" x 7" cards are blank inside, but there is a bookmark tucked inside each card. Our 4.5" x 6" cards have a "refrigerator magnet" on the front with one of our photographs on it.

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