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TheStyle
05-24-2001, 09:29 AM
I'm thinking of having "prints" of oil
paintings done on a rigid surface-like mason
board. I already paint on Gessobored, made by
Ampersand, in Austin, TX.

They make a mason board that is already primed with gesso, and one choice they have
is a smooth surface.

I understand the "process" of transfering the
image must be done flat, as opposed to using
the "drum" method. I am not refering to
serigraph or mounting a giclee onto the surface.

Does anyone know what type of photographer
I would contact to get this type of print made? So far, it's been like attempting to infiltrate a secret society....

Thanks
MichaelB

TPS
05-25-2001, 12:08 AM
Well, I think there may be some confusion on your part. The photography is an intermediate step to completing the printing process (whether litho, giclee or silkscreen). In all of those cases, a 4x5 transparency by a photographer with experience in doing artwork will suffice. The printing process itself, that is putting the image on a surface, requires a fine art printer that understands your need for accurate color, permanence, quality, etc. To print directly on a hardboard surface (and not use those methods which could work) you should try to find a sublimation printer. Usually a rather expensive process.

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