ABOUT OUR PRINTS
Fine Art Canvas Prints
Our fine art stretched canvas prints are an archival, museum quality reproduction that will never go out of style. Some people call this a Giclee. Abel’s paintings and illustrations transfer beautifully to canvas and we’ve searched far and wide to find the best of the best. Our prints and frames are made with pride in Portland, OR.
TOP QUALITY CANVAS AND INKS:
Only the good stuff… we use a heavyweight 22 mil, 400 gsm , durable Poly-Cotton blend canvas with a delicious satin finish that is ideal for fine art reproductions and it’s manufactured in Texas. It’s archival certified and OBA free. (OBA’s – Optical Brightener Additives can result in some nasty color shifts in the material and artwork over time… not good). Independent testing by a UKAS-accredited laboratory has concluded that our Canvas exceeds the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and light fastness. Pass these prints down to the grand kids.
ASSEMBLY AND DETAILS:
Milled in America, our canvas prints are stretched and stapled around 1.5″ deep, kiln-dried, Poplar hardwood stretcher bars. Abel chooses a solid color for the “museum wrap” edges of each canvas print based on the artwork, most of the time it’s black. Each print has the title and size printed on the back. We wire these with professional soft touch gallery wire with felt pads on the corners. They are ready to hang out of the box.
Each print is hand-made, just for you. Expect your print to ship within 7 business days of placing your order. We pack these up with extra love in custom boxes to ensure they arrive to you safe and sound. Prints ship via FedEx and if your order is $300 or more, delivery will require a signature to receive the package. For International orders, shipping a large canvas print can get insanely expensive, if the shipping estimate at Check-Out is beyond what you expected, contact us to discuss shipping your canvas prints rolled and unstretched to save some cost, but know you will then have to pay for the canvas to be stretched by a framer in your area. Also, you will be responsible for paying any import taxes or customs duties in your country, so please research these potential costs before placing an order.
As with any art print in the world, on any material, it’s always a good idea to keep it out of direct sunlight if possible. UV rays are no joke when you are made of ink and organic material. Your Canvas print can be wiped clean with a soft dry or moist cloth to remove dust.
Professional Wood Float Frames
We are so stoked to now offer professional wood float frames for our canvas prints. Our print partner just happens to be the best quality framer in the PNW. These contemporary wood float frames don’t have a lip that goes over the artwork and the canvas appears to “float” in the middle of the frame, adding about 1 1/2 inches to both width and height of a canvas size and rise about 1/4 above the surface of the canvas. They are beautiful! Available in 3 popular color/finishes:
• Black – A smooth, solid, matte black painted finish, no wood grain.
• Espresso – A deep brown stain, showing wood grain.
• Natural – A light wood color showing natural wood grain.
Each canvas print in the SHOP has example images in all 3 frame colors.
Framed canvas prints all come with a black paper, protective dust cover over the backs. A title and size label, professional soft touch hanging wire and felt numbers are attached over the paper.
Fine Art Bamboo Paper Prints
We now use Hahnemuhle’s Bamboo Fine Art Paper for all our paper prints.
+ Natural warm tone
+ 90% Bamboo/10% Cotton
+ Bamboo is a fast growing, renewable resource.
+ Archivable and acid free
+ Matte Finish
+ Small prints flat in clear sleeve with backer board and title/info sheet. Larger paper prints shipped rolled in a tube. Small sizes will also be rolled if large prints are in the same order.
+ Prints feature a 3/4″ white paper border. (A few do not because they look better without it, but you will can tell when viewing the product images)
+ Open Edition
+ Printed with archival Inks
Fine Art Wood Prints
Now only available through select galleries for a limited time, our wood prints are printed on the same wood panels used for Abel’s original paintings. They are manufactured right here in Oregon from sustainably managed forests and are the best quality out there.
HOW THEY ARE MADE:
Each panel features a 1/8″ smooth Baltic Birch plywood face and is cradled (the wood frame on the back of the print face) with a solid Poplar wood frame, creating a 1 5/8″ deep wood panel. The panels are then hand-primed with bright white gesso and hand-sanded prior to printing with UV cured pigmented inks. These durable inks are extra fade resistant (They are known for being used in outdoor signage) and will insure your print has a long and vibrant life. An additional crystal clear, semi-gloss UV protective coating is applied on the face and the edges/sides are left natural wood. The small and medium size prints feature a keyhole slot on the top frame bar for easy wall mounting/hanging and the large prints come pre-wired with professional soft-touch gallery wire.
As with any art print in the world, on any material, it’s always a good idea to keep it out of direct sunlight if possible. UV rays are no joke when you are made of ink and wood. Your wood print can be wiped clean with a soft cloth to remove dust.
Although we like the look of these wood prints on the wall unframed to show off the wood edges, these can be custom framed at your local framer. Unfortunately we do not offer framing on these like we do on our Canvas prints. We recommend choosing a modern float frame where the print appears to “float” in the middle of the frame. This option does not cover up any of the artwork and they come in many styles and colors. Refer to your local framer for all the options.