When are new prints released? There is no specific time or set date for releases. Most editions are small and will sometimes sell out quickly. If you are interested in keeping up with releases it is recommended that you sign up for the newsletter.
What kinds of prints are available in the shop? Typically there are two types of prints: screenprints and giclee prints. Screen prints are printed color by color on the highest quality printmaking paper. Because of the nature of screenprints and how they are made you can feel the ink on the surface by gently moving your finger across the print. Giclee prints are printed digitally with an Epson SureColor 7000 11 ink cartridge printer on archival Moab Entrada Natural Rag paper. Giclee prints are not limited in color. These are the highest quality fine art prints. Both types of prints are produced in James’ studio in Los Angeles.
If a print is marked as sold out or out of print will it be available again? Most likely, no. If a print has been marked as out of print it means that the full edition has been sold. All prints in the shop are limited edition and are not printed again in second editions. Once an edition has sold out the print is out of print. There are many sites where you will find other collectors willing to trade or sell prints - do some digging!
What is the best way to store prints once they have been removed from their packaging but before getting ready for framing? There are a couple of things you can do to protect your limited edition print if you’re not ready to have it framed:
Framer’s Weights to hold the print down and encourage it to initially flatten.
Backing Boards to keep your print secured and protected during the flattening process.
For flattening, item 202090237 at homedepot.com will work for creating a 2 piece flattening sandwich.
Home Depot will cut the pieces to size for you - yay!
You’ll want the pieces cut larger than the print you’re flattening.
Using your framer’s weights to hold the 4 corners down, flatten the print (art side facing down) on top of the backing board.
Allow the print to take a few days before you begin to see results.
Once the print begins to relax and uncurl less, you can slide the print into a mylar sleeve and sandwich it under another piece of backing board
Secure the print and mylar bag to the backing board with painter's tape.
Using large binder clips, secure the 2 pieces of backing board together to make a sandwich.
Periodically check on the print and remove it from the sandwich once satisfied with the flatness.
Note: You will not be able to get 100% of the curl out of the print.
Once flattened, you can insert 3/16" thick acid free foam core behind the print and inside the mylar sleeve to keep it flat once removed from the flattening sandwich.
What if my print arrives with damage inside of the package? When you unroll your print flatten it for 24 to 48 hours with weights, we use very high quality and forgiving paper that re-flattens nicely. After it has flattened take a look to see if any of the damage is still visible. If your print is folded, dinged, dented, torn, or scuffed then send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a photo of your print and your edition number along with your order number and shipping address and we will do our best to send you a replacement print if possible. If your print shows a crease or scuff more than a 1/8" we will consider it damaged. We would never send out a damaged print knowingly. There are a lot of parts in the shipping process that can factor into the print becoming damaged. Please also keep in mind that these prints are handmade and fragile. The older the edition, the more likely some slight wear may be noticeable. These slight imperfections are what make these prints unique and irreplaceable works of art.
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