on any of the thumbnails above to see extreme closeups
of actual prints, on Arches Infinity textured French
OUR LARGE-FORMAT GICLEE PRINTS
are lovingly handcrafted on the Box of Apples premises in Fairfax,
Virginia, by David Hall, who has been in the publishing business
for 20 years. Box of Apples is an offshoot (so to speak)
of Plan59, which has been
offering large-format prints of mid-century artwork for two
years now. Crate labels, which were made from the 1880s to 1950s
using the ancient technique of stone lithography, used eight-
and 12-color inking on relatively large sheets (about 10 inches
to a foot square), are eye-poppingly beautiful to eyes used
to contemporary four-color offset printing, and have a level
of detail more commonly associated with engraving, as on paper
money. We've managed to capture and preserve that vibrance with
large-format giclees in eight-color inks on imported French
Our prints are struck on Crane textured fine art paper from
New England (since 1879, Crane has made the paper that U.S.
currency is printed on) and
Arches Infinity mould-made watercolor paper imported from
France. These are beautiful textured (herringbone pattern),
100 percent cotton archival papers that come in five size ranges,
15-19 mil thick:
13 x 19 inch sheets, 17 x 22 inch sheets (60 percent bigger
than 13 x 19), roll stock 24 inches wide by up to 80 inches
long, roll stock 36 inches wide (Crane; Very Large format) and
roll stock 44 inches wide by up to 100 inches long (Grand Large
format). These papers
produce gorgeous results. Our budget prints are made on
13 x 19 inch HP 9.2 mil matte photo paper, the thickness of
a standard snapshot.
PAPER THICKNESS & FINISH.
The 19 mil Arches (pronounced "Airsh") and 15 mil Crane papers
are similar in thickness to posterboard. The textured stock
has a herringbone finish that's very arty and quite beautiful.
Domestic (U.S.) orders are shipped with Delivery Confirmation
via Priority Mail, in heavy-duty cardboard mailing tubes four
inches in diameter (five inches for Very Large and Grand Large
prints). Prints should be removed from the tube promptly upon
delivery. Once they are mounted, matted and framed they will
be perfectly flat. Giclee is French for "sprayed ink"
(but sounds so much nicer); prints are made using eight-color
Ultrachrome inks (cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta,
yellow, matte black, light black, light light black) on a $6000
industrial-size piece of equipment, the Epson 9800 Stylus Pro.
are via PayPal, an eBay company; if you don't have a PayPal
account you can use a credit card. If you're unhappy for any
reason with your print, return it in the original mailing tube
and we'll refund your money.
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