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I sell Piezo ink Prints and LightJet Prints.
It is a dye based ink on enhanced matte paper. Rich full colors with an almost powdery texture. Rated by Wilhelm-Research to not fade at all before 50 years.
A small ink print fits on 8.5″x11″ paper and a large image fits on 11.7″x16.5″ paper All are matted with an acid free archival white matte.
Small square images are in a 12″x12″ matte and non-squares are in an 11″x14″ matte.
Large square images are in a 18″x18″ matte and non-squares are in an 16″x20″ matte.
A Lightjet print is just like a traditional photographic print on light sensitive paper. It has all of the archival qualities of the best in traditional photography. Just as it can be exposed to light in the darkroom on an enlarger, the paper is exposed to the light by a Lightjet laser printer, made by Cymbolic. The printer reads the information in a digital file, then uses lasers to transfer that image onto the paper. The results are stunning. I use Fuji Crystal Archive paper, rated the best paper for all types of museum quality photography.
All LightJets are printed on 16″x20″ paper with a ¼” minimum border. The image itself will max at either 15½” or at 19½” with the other borders widths varying with aspect ratio of the image.
Ink prints are signed on the matte just below the image on the right. Signatures for the lightjets are on the back.
The glossy surface of the fuji crystal archive paper does not take ink well.
LightJet Prints are released in editions of five. They are numbered on the back with the signature. They come with a Certificate of Authenticity bearing their number. While lower numbers have enjoyed higher values in lithographs due to better quality, it is not clear that lower numbers will have more value here. Ink prints are not numbered.
With the exception of commission work, for now, no.
In time, new technologies will present new possibilities, and I plan to take advantage of those as they come along. There are two new methods on the horizon that have my attention. We will see.
YES! If you have an area in mind for which you would like a custom piece, contact me to make arrangements. Cost varies on the scope of the project. No commission work will be a part of a LightJet series.
A fractal is a shape that can be divided into sections that look like the larger shape they compose. Several mathematical structures are fractals: the Mandelbrot set, the Julia Set, the Sierpinski triangle, the Koch snowflake, and the Lorenz attractor.
Yes! Just as anyone can take a snapshot, anyone can play with fractals. The art of fractal imaging is what takes time and patience. A minute to learn, a lifetime to master! (Have I mastered it? Not by a long shot!)
Technically, no. But all images are accepted in the larger graphi-mathematical community as having fractal qualities because formulas are used to create them. Ones that are not technically fractals are images lacking the repetition of the same shape on multiple scales. But be careful! A lot of images here have that quality while it is not immediately apparent.
Because it is hard to do and it brings joy to those who appreciate it! It is a misconception that the computer does all the work. It is true that fractal art would not be possible without computers, just as photography would not be possible without cameras. If Jimi Hendrix had been born in the 16th Century, he would not have accomplished what he did. The computer is but the latest tool for the artistic vision of a human.
I take payment for prints via paypal. Choose a size in the pulldown next to an image on the gallery page.
If you are registered, you can pay using your paypal account. If you are not registered with paypal, you can use a credit card with them online.
YES! Paypal is owned by Ebay, and is very secure. I have nothing but good things to say about Paypal.
Sales tax is added to the bill for California residences only.
I charge US$20 per order regardless of how many items in the order. Ink prints and LightJet prints will be shipped separately even if ordered together, but the shipping charge will still be US$20. International shipping is US$55
I ship FEDEX 3 day. It is simpler and competively priced. Ink prints arrive in a flat box and LightJets in a tube.
Ink prints go out within two business days. LightJet prints may have to be produced, and that can take up to three weeks. If a LightJet is already in stock, it can go out within two business days.
Except for custom orders, items may be returned if shipped back via FEDEX within 10 weekdays of our shipment. If we ship on a Friday, you must ship by the second Friday. Returned items must be in resaleable (perfect) condition, and LightJets must be accompanied by their original Certificate of Authenticity. I do not refund the shipping fee.
Please contact me if you are interested. Send a link of your work to me on the contact page. I cannot accept email attachments at this time because of viruses, etc.
Yes. If you are in the Los Angeles area, you may arrange a visit. Please go to the contact page to request an appointment. Include your phone number in your message.