FYI: Studio Prints

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FYI: Studio Prints

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General information common to all my Studio Prints is found here

Studio Prints are named from where they came: my studio!

They are printed here in Whanganui, by small local independent print company owned by a family.  I then personally hand number, initial the front, as well as "authenticating" the B-side as well. [More on the B-side later],

A Studio Print s an accessible entry point to my work, at a size which sit nicely on a domestic wall on its own, or sit nicely beside other artworks in a french hang.

I've gotta say that part of the joy for me of these Studio Prints is that because they cost about as much as a decent dinner for two on a Friday night in Wellington, they're a nice accessible entry point into my work.  A lovely artwork you can like and enjoy on your wall for years, or just a season.   I really like the idea of holding things lightly.  Of some things in your life [like studio prints and dinners out in Wellington] being about pleasure and the present, and not some serious I'll have this for my entire lifetime thing.

Of course, seriousness has its place [OMG I'm all over seriousness like a rash]. If you really love my work, and are wanting a serious bit of it which will have meaning for you for decades, then go take a look at my Original Prints, or commission me to make something just for you.  That's serious right there.  

Having said all that, have no fear, these Studio Prints, aesthetically, and in terms of the quality of the paper,  will last a decade I reckon - unless your toddler or puppy has their way with it on a morning when everything's suspiciously quiet... 

 

Dimensions

The paper size of this studio print is A3 or [29.7x42]cm. 

This means, conveniently, that the print will fit into an A3 frame you can purchase for yourself at any chain store selling standard frames.  The size of the actual image within the paper will often be smaller than that, to suit the image aesthetically.  AKA there will often be white space around the image, put there purposefully to make it look better once its framed.

Paper 

My studio prints are made on thick gorgeous creamy paper.   Very nice to hold in your hand, and easy to frame [or tape or tack onto a wall].

 

The B-side

All my Studio Prints have B-sides!  AKA they are double-sided prints.  Two reasons for this.  Number one is just because I really like having a two-sided print.  I like the surprise of it, and the fact it reminds me of old-fashioned vinyl. Second and equally important is that it's a method of authentication;  down the line when I'm famous as Picasso, you and other people know you got the real deal,  that you got it direct from me, not ripped from the internet.  Note that the B-side you get on your Studio Print may different from the one you see loaded with the image.  I often create a new B-side when I'm making a new print run of images;  I like to mix my B-sides up. 

 

Packaging

Studio Prints are flat-packed in a cardboard folder, and couriered to you.

 

Or I could frame it if you want

I have sourced some very simple black-box frames.  They are not custom-made frames, but are really suitable for this work, and an excellent price!  [To custom frame this artwork would cost you around $100-150.].  They have a simple vibe about them, they're not perfect and they are not luxe.  A bit like me really, lol.  Which is why I think they are the perfect finishers for my lovely studio prints.   I think of this kind of framing in a way as temporary protection for the work, before you get it framed perfectly and properly... although I note that people often really enjoy the perfunctory quality of this framing, and leave the work in there for good.

Please note that this framing is NOT archival.  That is to say, it won't help the print last a lifetime.  If you are wanting to preserve this print for as long as possible, then get it framed by a professional.  It is so worth it in the long run, if indeed the long run is where you're heading with this artwork.

I've gotta say that part of the joy for me of these Studio Prints is that because they cost about as much as a decent dinner for two on a Friday night in Wellington, these prints can be temporary.  A lovely artwork you like and enjoy on your wall for a while.  I really like the idea of holding things lightly.  Of some things in your life [like studio prints and dinners out in Wellington]  just being about pleasure and the present, and not some serious I'll have this for my entire lifetime thing.

If you love my work, and are wanting a serious bit of it which will have meaning for you for decades, then go take a look at my Exhibition Prints, or commission me to make something just for you.  

Having said all that, have no fear, these studio prints, framed, will last  a decade I reckon - unless your toddler or puppy has their way with it on a morning when everything's suspiciously quiet... 

 

Courier choice

When you're choosing shipping, please choose either the North or South Island option.  

 

But I live overseas

At the moment, my online store is only set up to take orders from within NZ.  If you're overseas and keen on a print, then email me, and I'll sort you out with courier prices etc and then set up a temporary specific-to-you "product" within the store that you can still purchase via paypal/credit card etc.  I do this quite often, esp for Australia.  

 

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