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Prints – physical print or digital file?

exploded mondrian series set of 3 p0004 exploded mondrian series set of 3 p0004
black and white stairs illusion print stuartconcepts p0028 artwork black and white stairs illusion print stuartconcepts p0028 artwork
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zed optical illusion print stuartconcepts p0026_artboard sizes zed optical illusion print stuartconcepts p0026_artboard sizes
the path set of 3 stuartconcepts p0017 black frame_NO 1 the path set of 3 stuartconcepts p0017 black frame_NO 1
blue note no 3 stuartconcepts p0007 artwork blue note no 3 stuartconcepts p0007 artwork
morning fog kangaroos stuartconcepts print p0018 black frame morning fog kangaroos stuartconcepts print p0018 black frame
black ball no 3 stuartconcepts p0012 white frame black ball no 3 stuartconcepts p0012 white frame

My unframed artwork can be purchased in 2 forms so which should you buy – a physical print or a digital file?

Physical prints are printed to museum grade on Canson 270gsm premium satin photographic paper. The ink used is Epson archival quality which gives exceptional vibrant colours and dense blacks. My printer is an Epson SureColour P800 which allows me to print up to metric A2 size or Imperial 16″ x 20″. For larger sizes, buy a digital file and print locally.

To protect your print from damage during shipping prints are enclosed in a clear cellophane sleeve. Smaller sizes are sandwiched flat between 2 layers of recycled cardboard. The larger prints are rolled into a cardboard postage tube.

The selection of physical prints is here.

Digital files allow you to print at home or at a local print shop to your own size. The purchase includes 5 digital files which can be scaled down to allow for different proportions, both in metric and imperial sizes.

Printable download files are an easy affordable cost way to personalise your home or office with my unique original designs. You are sent high resolution PDF files. I recommend printing on high quality paper or card. Matt or satin finished papers or card give the best results for my art.

The selection of digital prints are available here.

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New printer = better cards

new printer 2019 Epson Surecolor P800 new printer 2019 Epson Surecolor P800
a card comes off the new printer a card comes off the new printer
I keep all envelope colours in stock. I keep all envelope colours in stock.
Cardboard from recycled packing is pre-cut into envelope inserts to protect each card from damage during shipping. Cardboard from recycled packing is pre-cut into envelope inserts to protect each card from damage during shipping.

Printing of my greeting cards has developed a lot since I first began making them in 2014.

My first printer was a Canon multifunction colour laser printer. This had severe limitations on the card thickness as it rolled the card when printing. It also often jammed which meant a lot of waste and frustration. To get the best results I had to print on photo paper and glue that to a 250gsm base card.

Next I upgraded to an Epson Artisan 1430 inkjet printer. I chose this printer for the A3 size capability along with archival quality printing. I still had to print the card image on photographic paper and glue it to the base card which could be 300gsm thickness.

Now I have upgraded again to an Epson Surecolor P800 inkjet printer. I chose this printer so I can print on very thick card and up to A2 size. NO MORE GLUING! I can now print on both sides of thick card with high quality images. After testing many papers, I’ve chosen Canson Rag Photographique as the media for my cards. This ultra smooth, pure white card is 310gsm 100% rag. This media exceeds museum standards reproducing exceptional vibrant colours which feature in many of my greeting card designs.

I’m extremely happy with the look and feel of the cards from this new printer. I hope you are too. Visit the shop to select and personalise your card. There are options to edit the name on the front, add a message inside, and choose your envelope colour. You can also select the card size up to A4! That makes every card I make unique.