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All prints on this site will be sold either as Open or Limited Editions. 

OPEN EDITIONS

Open Edition Prints are printed on a range of Fine Art Papers using Archive Inks.  Alternative print stock will clearly be shown at point of purchase. (eg C-Type** Prints for photographic work).

LIMITED EDITIONS

A great way of investing in Original, Affordable Art.

Limited Edition Giclées are printed on a range of Fine Art Papers including 100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photorag Paper* or similar using Archive Inks. Alternative print stock will clearly be shown at point of purchase. (eg C-Type** Prints for photographic work).

ALL LIMITED EDITIONS WILL INCLUDE AN ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AFFIXED WITH A UNIQUE HOLOGRAM AND AUTHENTICATION NUMBER.

The Numbered Certificate and Hologram are completely unique for each piece bought.

Latest: 'I am The Fly (In The Ointment)' Unique Series of Limited Editions only available on this site.

Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective Fly in the Ointment Series @BigFatArts Gallery London

These Editions are produced direct from The Hub at The Printspace, our recommended Photography & Fine-Art Printers based in Shoreditch:

The Printspace,
74 Kingsland Rd
London E2 8DL
 
* The super matt finish of Hahnemüle Photorag makes this paper one of the most popular papers amongst artists, illustrators & photographers alike. The paper gives muted blacks with even colour reproduction, and excellent detail. The surface has minimal texture with a chalky smooth cotton feel which creates smooth colour gradients. It has a delicate surface, so we recommend extra care when handling.
 
A cotton-based paper with a very flat matt, chalky feel with no shine at all producing a watercolour feel to the print. Most popular paper with illustrators and graphic artists and also suits black & white photographs very well.
 
** C-Type’s have much more subtlety in tone than Giclée prints. This is because printers using silver based photographic papers like theprintspace’s c-type chromira printer are known as continuous tone. They are capable or generating many tonal values for each pixel unit on the paper. Not only can a pixel be either red, green and blue at the same time, but it can also have different intensities of red, green and blue. 

Due to the continuous tone nature, c-type prints have smoother gradients from light to dark and have more subtlety of tone especially in shadow areas and skin tones. 

Whereas Giclée or inkjet printer resolutions are described in dots per inch, which describes the number of locations per inch which the printer can print a dot or not print a dot, we can’t vary the density of the dot we can only specify its location. Therefore inkjet printers use a halftone or dithering process whereby more dots are placed in darker areas and less dots in lighter areas to create the illusion of tone.

Giclée texture papers can be used to give a fine art feel to a print with more choice in terms of paper thickness and texture. The other major advantage for Giclée printing is the ability to reproduce highly saturated colours : something traditional printing methods cannot achieve.

This digital image illustrates that in comparison Giclée prints are able to produce more vivid and saturated colours due to the bright pigments used to make up the inks (see peaks at either end). In contrast c-types prints are better at smooth gradients which you can see from smoother steps from red through to cyan across the image.

Giclée’s are often used by illustrators and artists in art reproduction as they can accurately represent the original medium such as German etching resembling an original watercolour.