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I Am The Fly


I am the fly Limited Editions Fine Art Artist Curator Czar Catstick Big Fat Arts Gallery
LIMITED EDITIONS
Introductory Offer: Buy any two or more prints and save 20%

Use Code: FLYBY20

...and save even more!
Create your own unique collection!
Buy any six or more prints from the 'Roadside America' or the 'I Am The Fly' Collections and receive 50% Discount on total price! Feel free to Mix & Match from either collection!

USE Code: FLYBY50

A great way of investing in Original, Affordable Art.

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

 All Artwork: Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective

This series is digitally signed and includes a Big Fat Arts branded fly.

 

Prices are kept low with an automated process - sold direct from fine-art printers as larger print runs (usually 100 copies per edition). These Editions all include Certificates of Authenticity.

Buy a Fine-Art Limited Edition for a similar price to a cheap mass-produced print. Top Tip: Buy early to receive a low edition number.

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 UNIQUE AUTHENTICATION NUMBER.

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.