After the last few articles on pushing print limits, it’s about time you had the chance to experience them in person. I’m pleased to announce the inaugural Ultraprint sale – once again, these images will be extremely limited, and again will not be printed again in this size/ format once the sale closes on 31 March 2014. Read on for details.
These six images will be offered in a very limited set of just five ~10×15″* portfolios, and ten 8×12″ portfolios. The images will be shipped in a suitably sized black Moleskine Artist’s Expanding Portfolio File (at least I think that’s what it’s called), which is perfect for storage and archival as each print will have its own acid-free paper pocket.
*Exact dimensions depend on the individual image aspect ratios.
In addition, I’ll also be offering the two images as singles – Lone Tree, above, and The Forest II, in a numbered, limited series of 30 each, again in ~10×15″ and ~8×12″. I believe these two offer the most impressive stanadlone Ultraprint experience. The 6-image portfolios will include a +4 diopter Hoya multicoated magnifier (a high quality spectacle lens blank, actually – the size makes it ideal for this purpose). All prints and portfolios will be signed and accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. We’re using Canson Infinity Platin Fiber Rag baryta and Epson Ultrachrome inks with 100+ year longevity; print master Wesley Wong of Giclee Art will be once again be responsible for the printing, with yours truly performing final QC on signing. We have already printed the proofs, and honestly, I’m proud to say that these prints will be our best work yet; it is a significant step up above the previous runs – above this size, we are actually resolution limited. Examination with a loupe or magnifying glass is highly encouraged :) More information on the Ultraprint process, including some high magnification forensics of the proof prints, is in this article.
The sale will close at the end of this month, i.e. 31 March 2014, after which we will produce and ship the prints; this is a time consuming process so please expect delivery around the second half of April. All prices include shipping to anywhere in the world. If you would like local delivery or wish to order multiple items, please email me for details. Please use the links below to place your order – I take credit cards via Paypal:
Autumn in Tokyo portfolio (6 images) 10×15″ – edition of 5, includes magnifier – US$1,500 Autumn in Tokyo portfolio (6 images) 8×12″ – edition of 10, includes magnifier – US$850 Lone Tree 10×15″ – edition of 30 – US$300 Lone Tree 8×12″ – edition of 30 – US$155 The Forest II 10×15″ – edition of 30 – US$300 The Forest II 8×12″ – edition of 30 – US$155 Ultraprint magnifier (Hoya +4 diopter multicoated spectacle blank) – US$30
Orders are now closed and this run is now completed. Thank you for your patronage! MT
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