Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Canvas Prints - New Zealand range expands


An increasing number of New Zealand artists like Diana Adams are making prints of their paintings available on canvas. At New Zealand Fine Prints sales of canvas prints have tripled over the past year now that we have finally been able to offer New Zealand prints printed on genuine artists' canvas rather than the canvas transfer system we tried a few years ago (and dropped as some of our customers weren't satisfied with the results).

Canvas prints can vary widely in quality from a plastic "poly canvas" which is just plain horrible through to extremely high end archival standard canvas. With canvas prints you truly get what you pay for - the cost of good quality materials (canvas and ink) is very high per canvas print partly because there is no economies of scale as each print is printed one at a time. Our studio uses an acid free canvas with a neutral pH factor. The canvas has great colour gamut and low dot gain. Based upon laboratory testing it is estimated that pigment inks will last 35 - 100 years without noticeable fading.

We have listed all canvas prints at the price for the loose canvas ready to carefully rolled in acid-free tissue and delivered in very sturdy packaging anywhere throughout New Zealand or around the world. We also offer a stretching service where the canvas prints are wrapped around a wooden stretcher frame with the border of the image going around the edges. This is ready to hang on the wall - finished with a clear lacquer across the print's surface and with a hanger on the reverse of the print. Stretched canvas prints can be ordered by calling us toll free on 0800 800 278. Shown here is the new canvas print of the popular painting by contemporary artist Diana Adams of New Zealand's highest mountain Mount Cook/Aoraki.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Art Deco Prints


Today we have been putting together the start of a collection of Art Deco prints.  We used to have an Art Deco gallery but it dwindled to an embarrassing small offering of prints.  However recently we have got new prints in stock by Rita Angus and Hamish Allan that have been enough for us to at least offer a few works from this popular style.  We also hope to source some more Tamara de Lempicka prints shortly.

Antony Ellis

Antony Ellis (who occasionally writes for us here at New Zealand Art Print News) has a new website at www.antonyellis.co.nz. At Antony's website you can more learn about what he does apart from the work he does for New Zealand Fine Prints. Antony has been at the core of our online marketing strategy for over ten years and we wish him well as he continues to broaden his base of clients.