Low cost - High quality
Long experience and smal running costs gives good value for your money.
As customer you are invited to participate in the process with me in the lab.
I deliver the whole value chain
You may get what you need for your exhibition or display from me.
My customers have displayed their pictures at among other places MOMA, Centre Pompidou, Milton Keynes, Documenta, Hosfeldt Gallery and many other galleries and museums in Norway and the rest of the world.
Examples on services I deliver.
Repro by photography or scanning.
Raw development, fine tuning, retouch, Photoshop, pre-press and other preparations for print.
Photography and art prints
Photography and art prints on Canson Arches papers for the best quality.
Laminating to boards
I mount the prints on aluboards
Here you get printing at the absolute highest level for fine art. You can get professional enlargements, Giclee prints of your photos at a moderate price.
Most serious artists choose to work with me by participating in the process themself. You can be involved in digitization, image processing, pre-press preparation and actual printing. Then you have full control to ensure optimized results as you like and want. After all it is your art, there will never be the same to hand over the work to a print service that is performed without you on it. Then you lose some of the ownership of the process of your Giclee art prints. There are very many things that can vary widely during such a process, and only a small assessment that is not the way you want, can change the expression of the print into something completely different.
We use a system with 12 colors, pigmented ink with water base, 2400 lines per. inch, that means true 600dpi prints. The color space corresponds to Adobe RGB, which is as big as you can get on printers today.
I recommend Giclee above C-print. With my method I get a larger Gamut, color space is very wide, this is particularly visible in the red-warm area and blue-greens. Both Giclee and C-print is durable, both are digital, with C-print the image is transferred onto the paper with laser. The previously valid arguments for C-print is no longer not valid as benefits for that. The technology and the paper we use, as well as the processing of the images before and during printing makes me think I can make better prints with the Giclée method now.
The process is specialized using the finest media, canvas, art and photo paper from Canson Arches. To be able to make the best Giclee`s one can get, I have specialized on a those papers, and know them so well that I can really get the best out of all the images I print on them. I also optimize ICC profiles and nurses the process in a loving way, always aiming for the best possible results.
Customers are f. ex. especially impressed by the possibilty to obtain images on matte paper (f. ex. Edition Etching Rag 310gr.) that is clean and crisp, with bright colors, very deep black levels and fine and careful highlight details. Prints on Baryt have the good, old traditional analogue Baryt look, a classic quality with great authority and amazing depth of colors and tones. High-gloss paper for photo looks stunning where appropriate. Platine and Satine papir suits many desires. The classic BFK Rives provides a velvety surface with incredible depth and feeling, but does not tolerate you touching the dark areas of the image, so it must be treated with caution. Prints cam also be done on canvas, for those who want that classic look, Museum & Artist Canvas Water Resistant Matte and the new PhotoArt HD Canvas, which is more white and fine-grained than we are used to see on canvases, there is both a clean image surface and a very pleasing color, almost the same quality as on paper.
12 colours pigmented ink, the best print you can get !
Canson Edition Etching Rag Arches 310gr.
This is a 100% cotton based paper, without optical brighteners, and has the purest white surface available in the market. The paper offers the deepest black levels, great sharpness in images optimal color gradation which together with the unique feeling of an injunction grains provide an excellent image quality. Suitable for detailed images, color and black / white photography. Portraits never looks as good as on Edition. It is a structure in the paper, but it is smooth and appealing. The surface is coated with a layer of micropore substance for the ink to adhere nicely and sharply in a good way. Both the paper and ink are natural products, the bonus of that is that it might be called organic, beside that the durability becomes so long. If one avoids avoids high humidity, severe temperature changes and UV radiation, like not direct sunlight, then color authenticity will last up to 150-200 years.
Canson Arches Velin Museum Rag 315gr.
Dette papiret har vært brukt av kunstnere i århundrer til lithografi, etsinger, graveringer og kolografi. Papiret er naturlig aldringsmotstandig. Det har en varmere tone enn Edition, og egner seg for sofistikerte fotografier. Papiret er godt kjent i museumskretser og vil ofte falle i smak der et uttrykk som passer dem er ønskelig. Det har en finkornet overflate, glatt og myk struktur til RAG å være.
Canson Arches BFK Rives 310gr.
Mer enn 500 års historie ligger bak dette tradisjonelle papiret, som er ganske likt Edition på mange måter, men det har en annen overflate. Den er myk som føyel, nesten litt pusete. Det gjør at fargene ser dype ut, nesten stofflige. Jeg mener BFK Rives egner seg særdeles godt til grafiske trykk, der hvor jevne og myke fargeflater kommer til sin rett. Produsert på Arches møllen.
Canson Arches Rag Potographique 210gr & 310gr.
Dette er et fotopapir med 100% bomullsbase. Det har en eksepsjonelt glatt, sensuell og følsom overflate som er oppnådd ved bruk av naturlige mineraler i prosessen. Høy Dmax, og god å håndtere, men ser mer ut som et fotopapir enn de 3 kunstpapirene over.
Canson Arches Platine Fibre Rag 310gr.
Dette er en fortsettelse av Canson sitt kjente 100% bomullspapir Platinum med en ny mikroporørs overflate, som gjør det tradisjonelle mørkeromspapiret tilgjengelig for bruk i digitale printere. Det har en estetikk og følelse som minner om de originale Baryta fiberpapirer, med en sann hvithetsom er oppnådd uten bruk av kjemiske optiske blekemidler. Den har en svært høy Dmax som gjør det godt egnet til både sort – hvitt og fargebilder. Jeg syntes Platine er noe mer nøytralt og egnet til vanlig bruk enn Baryta. Platine har noe mindre struktur og er glattere enn Edition. På Platine brukes det blank sort blekk.
Canson Arches Photo Highgloss Premium RC 315gr.
Dette er et svært blankt papir med et høyglanset utseende, ultraglatt og skinnende. Det er produsert av syrefri alfa-cellulose og dekket (coated) med flere lag med mikroporøs polyethylen coating. Det gir det blankeste papiret tilgjengelig på markedet for tiden. Det gir de mest levende farger og dype sortnivåer jeg har opplevd i print, sammen med en høy skarphet. Papiret kan gjengi opp til ca. 5760 DPI. D
Til sammen gir disse egenskapene et papir med stort fargerom, og egner seg best der hvor slående farger ønskes på bilder hvor gjenskinn og reflekser ikke regnes som et problem.
Arches Aquarelle Rag 310gr.
Verdens ubestridte mest kjente og tradisjonsrike vannfarge (akvarell) papir er også tilgjengelig for digitaltrykk. Det er 100% tekstilfiber med en unik struktur som bringer frem det beste i trykkene. Det har den lengste holdbarheten blant slike produkter, og er et flott fine-art papir. Akvareller, tegninger, pasteller og akryl kommer frem på en meget troverdig måte, jeg har ofte hørt uttrykket “jamen, det ble bedre enn originalen” fra folk som får sine trykk på dette papiret. Jeg mener det er et relativt lett papir å se på hvor vare farger og gode nyanser kommer fint frem.
Canson Arches Baryta Photographique 310gr.
Baryta Photographique er et ekte Baryta papir utviklet for moderne blekkskrivere. Det er et rent hvitt papir produsert av syrefri alfa-cellulose med den samme bariumsulfat overflaten som de gamle sølvhaloid papirene vi brukte i mørkerommet hadde, men det har i tillegg et lag med premium dekning for at blekket skal feste og tørke på den beste måte. Det har bra sortnivå og stor bildeskarphet, og føles og ser ut som estetikken i tradisjonelt Barytapapir. Det egner seg kanskje best for sort hvitt fotografi, men fargebilder kan også se fantastiske ut på dette papiret. Jeg mener det egner seg best til litt tunge bilder, de vare nyanser i pastellene kommer kanskje bedre frem på de andre papirene.
More about Canson Arches paper and canvas.
Ragged PAPER is historically a cloth paper and denote woodfree paper made of textile fibers such as cotton, hemp or flax. Cloth Paper is sturdy and resistant to aging and is also used for banknotes and document paper. The two Canson and Arches mills produce all their RAG papers from cotton fibers.
Mould-made is a process where the pulp is fed a kind of cylindrical frame with wire mesh, the rotating round frame with wire mesh inside and filt on the outside is lowered into a tank, also called pulp. There, water is slowly pumped out from the inside of the cylinder, so that there is a negative pressure which pulls the paper pulp on to the filter of mesh and felt. Maybe that’s why a filter is called filter, because this has been done this way in around a thousand years or more. When the cylinder rotates, the wet and still fairly loose surface transfers to a belt which also consists of felt on netting, which is further passed through rollers with different functions, such as shaping surface, setting thickness and firmness and to dry the paper. This is a continuous process, but can perfectly be used to create sheets too, one at the time, they then get a unique edge, the paper will then have the size frame has.
There are essentially three levels of this:
Handmade (handmade paper): In frames by hand (Moulds)
Mould-made paper: In a slow machining process that mimics the handmade method. Typical speed is 1 to 10 meters per. min.
Mechanically produced paper: (Fourdrinier machine / process) which runs at speeds up to many meters per second.
Almost all plain paper is made in such machines. Paper produced with mold-made method preserves the quality and the individual traits of handmade paper, but provides a safe and consistent quality that makes it possible to use them in printers. Handmade paper is made in flat frames. I think the Norwegian word for mold is mold or form, it is thus the designation of a frame with wire mesh and a filter layer of f. Ex. felt where the paper pulp is separated from the water it is dissolved in. By use of frames it is obtained what is called the deckle edge, which is a characteristic edge that is not cut, but it ends where there just was no more pulp. If the paper is torn, cut or clipped, it is no longer called a deckle edge. The felt of the belt and / or the cylinder is pressed against the paper while it is wet and such determines the paper surface structure. Paper can later be rolled, polished or surface treated in different ways. Edition Etching Rag is f. ex not surface treated mechanically later in the process.
For the printer ink to stick to the paper in an optimal way, the papers are surface treated with a coating. For this there are many different chemicals or natural products. Edition has a very special surface (coating) of a substance they just call resin, but I guess there are some other substances in it.
Canson Arches paper is used by famous artists worldwide, including Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Ingres, Miro, Pushwagner, Christian Houge and Alechinsky. Prints are typically printed on sheets A0, A1, A2, A3 or A4 or on a roll in width 24, 41, 61, 90 or 111 cm width, length can them be up to 15 meters.
When producing Giclee prints in a series of limited edition, it may be prudent to document print run, method and other conditions in a certificate delivered along with the image to the buyer.
I offer my clients to prepare certificates on work performed here, it will give customers assurance of the authenticy of the works and the identity of all major parties in the evaluation of art.
Here is an example of the information and guarantees that can be expressed in such art certificate:
The artist’s name ….
Artwork title ….
Original: f. Ex: Painting Digitized file Photoshop work.
Org. Size .: f. Ex. 70 x 50cm.
Owner of the original ….
Rights Holder under the Copyright Act Important to clarify especially with older works.
Printing method: b. Eks.12 colors 2400linjer Giclée print.
Printed on media f. Ex Canson Edition Etching Rag Arches 310 gr.
Sheets Size: f. Eks.42 x 59 cm A2.
Image Size: 36 x 53 cm.
Printed by: f. Eks..Rune Stenseth.
Print run f. Ex. 25 numbered 2 proofs
This is a real Print produced by the artist original and approved by artist and printer. It is printed on art paper from Canson Arches, Edition Etching Rag 310gr. This is a pure cotton paper, and it is used pigmented Lucia inks. The combination has after tests by Vilhelm Institute a durability of 100-150 years indoors if image not submitted to direct sunlight.
Rune Stenseth has signed and guarantee for the information and that the work is done to the highest technical standards and qualities, and that it will not be printed and signed more copies than stated as print runs and proofs.
Owner has signed get that production and sales are conducted with the necessary permissions and rights.
The Artist has signed that production and sales are conducted with the necessary permissions and rights.
I give an offer for a certificate for each job with all the relevant and necessary information required for the certificate to be accepted and understandable.