ADKINS WILDLIFE ART

LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINTS

nature and wildlife photography by Charles D. Adkins

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

All prints are custom printed, signed, and numbered by Charles Adkins. Edition limit is 400. This
includes all sizes printed for a specific image. I provide a Certificate of Authenticity with each print
that covers the details.

HOW PRINTS ARE MADE

THE IMAGE

My prints are based on my original photography and this to me, of course, is the most important
and rewarding step in the sequence. All of the images in the galleries on this web site were taken
with 35mm equipment, on traditional film.

SCAN

Images are scanned into Photoshop using a high resolution scanner and corrected to my intentions
for a particular image .

GICLEE PRINT

I have found that there is substantial art involved in making a giclee print. . I don't do mass
production printing and I personally custom print each print. For me printing my work is a very
satisfying extension of the artistic process. After experimenting with printing for years, I feel like I
now have a very satisfactory method of producing a fine print. My printing is done on archival high
quality paper (weight 250 gsm,thickness10 mil) using archival Ultrachrome inks in seven colors. In
my opinion, there has never been a printing process as satisfactory for custom printed art prints.
Most of my printing is done on a matte or semimatte surface paper and, unless you request
otherwise, matte is what you will receive if you order a print. . After much experimentation
with various papers, I have concluded that a matte surface works well for an art print displayed
under clear glass, and my prints are intended for display under glass.

DISPLAY LIFE OF PRINTS

Accelerated light fading test conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research for the paper and
Ultrachrome inks that I use, predict a display life of over 75 years before noticeable fading or
change in color balance when framed under clear glass. UV protection glass extends this to 155
years. Wilhelm Imaging Research is considered to be conservative in their projections. With
reasonable care, appropriate for any art print, my prints can be enjoyed for many generations
to come.
Still have questions about quality?
Check out the technical quality of the print methods I use.
Go to Wilhelm Imaging Research and read about technical quality of various printing methods
For my method read about Epson Pro 9600 printer and Ultrachrome inks. Compare to
traditional methods of printing.
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