Green Nature Prints archival computer prints are printed on 100% post-industrial waste cotton paper with archival inks. For those who prefer the look of a painting on canvas, and at no additional cost, they can also be printed on 100% post-industrial waste cotton canvas.
Because if you're not part of the solution, you should at least try your best to not be part of the problem. Here are some facts on
Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.
Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution
The 17 trees saved (above) can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper would create 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide
About the Master Printer
Each giclŽe is individually created by master printer Steve Kerner of Stone River Fine Arts in Woodstock, N.Y. An artist himself, Mr. Kerner has dedicated the last 15 years to collaborating with visual artists to create the finest quality archival prints. Amongst his clients are Harvard University, the New York Cultural Society, the Rockefeller Collection of the state of NY, the musician Madonna, and numerous fine artist around the world.
About archival computer prints (giclŽes)
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclŽe" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
The Market : Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)
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