Thank for for stopping by my website and your interest in collecting my work! Everything below should help answer any of your questions and explain the printing process and the mediums used to reproduce my Collector's Edition Prints. If there's any questions that you still may have feel free to Contact me and I'll be glad to help. All of my prints are proudly made right here in the USA. Additionally, every purchase helps to support our workers & their families, our vendors & their families, and our galleries, which have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all grateful for your support and hope this art brings you years of inspiration!
What is an acrylic facemount? An acrylic facemount is a real photographic print facemounted to an optically clear sheet of acrylic. This gives the print an almost 3D feel and is the highest quality method of displaying photography available today. When you combine a metallic photo print with the acrylic, the crystals in the paper illuminate when any light is present making the art seem like it is lit from behind. This method is the most archival and accepted by museums and galleries worldwide
My favorite acrylic to use is called TruLife®. It's an optically clear acrylic that provides the most depth, color, and detail to come through for the best viewing experience. It surpasses other acrylics with the following properties:
-Scratch and abrasion resistant
-Blocks 99% of UV rays
-Anti-Static and repels dust
-Cleans like glass. No special cleaners are needed
Gallery Contemporary Prints
Not to be confused with a dye-sublimation metal print, Gallery Contemporary Prints offer superior image quality in every way. These were developed as an alternative to acrylic facemounts and use a real laser exposed chromogenic photo print is mounted to a 1/16" sheet of aircraft grade aluminum and then a UV protection layer is applied to the outside of the print. You're left with a print that's the same image quality as an acrylic facemount, lighter in weight, and slightly lower cost due to less overall materials being used. With the slim profile, they can also be framed at a later date if preferred or framed just like an acrylic facemount. Due to the archival qualities, these prints are also included in the Collector's Edition and come signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.
My images are also available in an open edition as metal prints in various sizes (and even different shapes). Metal Prints are a relatively new print process where dyes are infused into aluminum sheets using heat and pressure. This process is called dye-sublimation and is the most durable medium available. Metal prints are very lightweight, scratch resistant, totally waterproof and fade and UV resistant. I've had collector's put metal prints in saunas, showers, even underwater in a pool! Metal Prints also come ready to hang with a 3/4" aluminum frame on the back of the print with a french cleat hanging system.