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Re: Printing and publishing question

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susan reynolds (reynolds)
Mon, 09 Mar 1998 12:30:14 -0800

Ok. now that you've all been so helpful to me I will try to add
something back to the group. I am and have been for the last 10 years a
working artist. I am an oil painter primarily, but also delve into the
occasional aqua medium and clay project ;D. I have had prints made of
some of my paintings, and I first went through some of the "traditional
artist printing houses, i.e., the ones in Artist Magizine, etc." but
found the shipping of my art for photography, or sending of my
transparancies, shipping of prints back for proofing, shipping of prints
themselves from one state to another became too much of a hassle. I
then began scouring locally to find a source and the last time I had
prints made I went to a local printer (I was living in Atlanta GA at the
time), who used transparencies I provided and it worked out that this
course was better in the long run for me. If you live near a major city
get in touch with any large printing house and they will be able to
direct you to printers that work with artists to reporduce fine art
prints. There are many fine art printers (and for some reason there are
many in Ohio, and I have no idea why the congregation ;D there, but that
cluster were among the first I used), and they all did excellent work.
A friend of mine as another suggestion, just had prints of his work made
in the south by a printer that specializes in the usual "office forms,
letterhead, etc. type of product", but was very congenial to "adapting"
for the artist. If you can I would suggest using local printers, but
research beforehand paper to be used, there are many choices, their
process, and the processes other printers use. In the long run you will
be in control of the final product by virture of your choices. Good
Luck in your reproduction endeavors.


I would also like to invite you to my online gallery, as a small token
of my thanks for all your help. Besides being a granny grad
student/artist, I do a little web designing and play with other artists
in the new medium of the net. My undergrad degrees were in Art
Studio/Art History/and Anthropology, so this site is a combination of
all of art, and of my learning about the new technology and how I could
incorporate my art into it. Art and Technology is one of my passions,
and I see this venue as just another way to expose art to the world and
feel it will be sooner or later another tool in the classroom that I
want to master before the "kiddies" get too far ahead of me..

Thanks again for all your help.