I’ve been quiet on my blog these past few weeks because I’ve been busy building a new print shop. All being well it will be live within a week or two. In an attempt to offer a range of one off and limited edition ‘lounge friendly’ works (as apposed works suitable for gallery settings) I’ve also started designing some ‘color field’ formats for my work. These graduated color foils combined with the face mounted medium produces a deep, dynamic and sensual effect. The Dutch print and face mounting company I will be using is PlexiPhoto.com
Here is what they say about the visual quality of their face mount technique:-
‘By directly gluing the front side of the photograph to the back of a sheet of Plexiglas, any light reflections between the photograph and the glazing of an ordinary frame is eliminated, thus increasing image sharpness, contrast, and colour saturation.
When light penetrates the layer of acrylic glass, the light reflection on the prints surface is completely different from the effect when a print is framed with a passe-partout and ordinary glass. With this unique production method the diffusion of light diminishes because of the homogeneous quality of acrylic glass. As a result the colours seem sharper, more brilliant, more intense and more immediate.’
The image above, (if its not obvious), is computer generated. I’ll be placing some orders of my own home soon which will give me the opportunity to get some real photos of the artworks in settings.
This method of presenting, enhancing and protecting prints is also know as Diasec.
Prints from PlexiPhoto also come complete with back mounting that holds the print off the wall and hangers.