Wednesday, October 08, 2008

But wait, there's more!

On gocco touch-ups, that is.

I touch each one up as they come off the press, so the ink is still fresh & wet and movable. This of course contributes to the backache because I'm staying in my printing position, just bent way over so I can see what I'm doing.

Onto Portland Open Studios Prep

I finally started printing cards and reproductions of my paintings today. I've resisted making inkjet reproductions of my paintings in the past, mostly because I really hate the common practice of people selling 'giclee' prints for what seems like a lot of money, and it's just an inkjet print, for heaven's sakes.

However, people have always asked for reproductions, and economy being what it is, I'm going over to the dark side. However, I refuse to call them 'giclee' prints. They're gonna be labeled as inkjet reproductions, and they're not going to cost an arm and a leg.

But it was pretty slow going. It takes a few tries before each one is reproduced anywhere close to their actual colors. And for some reason, when I convert to CMYK, I seem to have more difficulties getting the colors to match. So after close to 7 hours of computer/printer time, I have 25 good prints (and 10 bad ones). And I'm just now getting to print the cards. The good news is, I already have most of these set up correctly from previous years, so now I'm just baby-sitting the printer.

1 comment:

gl. said...

ack! i usually hate ink jet prints (yes, even giclees), but i trust you to get them right. certainly, i think open studios is the ideal place to sell them!