How I produce my prints

I have been painting for about 14 years now…..and I quickly realized that the buying public did not want to pay me for the time I had put into my original paintings….so I decided to sell prints and keep the originals for the most part.

I discovered that I could have prints made on an expensive Canon Color copier machine very cheap. I called Canon in New York and they assured me that they stood behind their 200 year guarantee for the color that they produced on their top of the line machine.

Then I obtained some 90 pound, 11 inch by 17 inch paper which was acid free and also had a 200 year guarantee…

My original paintings were scanned into the computer of the copier. Now I could produce different size images of these scans.

For ease in matting, I produced my prints in two image sizes.

The copier produced either one centered 9" by 12" image or two centered 7" by 9" images on a single 11" by 17" sheet of paper.

I am able to order prints as I need them and in the exact number I think that I will sell.

I could then mat the prints in pre cut mats with openings of either 10" by 13" or 8" by 10" respectively. The outside dimensions of the mats I use are 16" by 20" and 11" by 14".

The white border between the image and the mat gives me plenty of space to sign, title and number the print.

The prints are called laserprints in the industry and after 5 years I have not noticed the prints fading under normal conditions.

I purchased all my precut mats from I do not cut mats because the time doing this would cut into my painting time. I now buy my pre cut mats in large quantities of each major color and therefore get a volume discount.

I use standard size plastic bags from to protect my matted prints at an art show.

I offer my customer the option of purchasing a matted or unmatted print. Remember some of your customers will want their own color of matting to match the colors of the room where the print will hang.

I price my prints low and sell more. I always beat the competition in price.

How I produce my prints


Oconto, United States

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You can produce low cost prints (color copies)

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