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LARGE-FORMAT FINE-ART REPRODUCTIONS BY DAVID HALL OF PLAN59.COM

 

Click on any of the thumbnails above to see extreme closeups of actual prints, on Arches Infinity textured French art paper.

   

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 art paper.

PAPERS. 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.

PAYMENTS 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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