Here you can find out how my work is presented. For a better overview, the paragraph is divided into three sections:

1 Printing technology

2 Papers

3 Making the Frames

1. Printing technology

Epson SC STD printer

Piezzo print with 360 nozzles per color.

Printed with 10 color UltraChrome HD pigment ink set, fade resistant. The certified colors ensure bright and vivid colors of the highest quality and accuracy.

The advanced black and white mode enables intensive, deep and rich blacks as well as very smooth tonal gradations.

Information about the durability of the prints can be found in the Wilhelm research info:

http://www.wilhelm-research.com/epson/WIR_Epson_SureColor_P10000_and_P20000_Printers_2019-02-15.pdf

2. Papers

In general, I work with two different types of paper.

One of them is a standard paper with a weight of 260g/m².

This paper guarantees the best image quality. Sharpness, color depth and basic white are of the highest quality. In combination with the original Epson pigments, it has an exceptional guaranteed durability of more than 50 years. Its surface is silky and the thickness of 260 g/m² allows for many uses, both in terms of framing and presenting the work as an archival copy.

The second paper is the classic from the German paper manufacturer Hahnemühle. Photorag has a thickness of 300 gr/m² and a matte finish. The Hahnemühle Photorag is the international standard for museums.

This very expensive paper made from 100% cotton has exemplary properties in terms of sharpness and durability. In my opinion, its most impressive feature are black tones of extreme depth, which gives the image a strong presence, especially in small formats. In order to achieve this effect, it is important to use the correct printing process, i. H. with Epson K3 Matte Black Pigment.

Most of my current work for exhibition purposes is printed in this way.

3. Making the Frames

Punta Umbria is a small town on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Spain. From my place, it’s just 10 minutes away.

Fishing is a big issue here. Many of the trawlers that are used are yet made of wood. There are still a few shipyards here that master this traditional wooden boat building. As a result, you can sometimes find pieces of wood left over from these ships on the beaches.

This is my supply source.

For the manufacturing of my frames, I only use recycled wood, found or driftwood from boat building or the wrecks that can be found here. It is mainly Iroko (very similar to mahogany) or american pine. These are the types that are mainly used by the shipyards. Sometimes oak too, but not very often.

Wood

This are the most common wood I use for frames. 

Consider that colour and texture of the wood in my stock may differ from the pics.

Please ask for deatails and availability.

Yellow Pine

Iroko

Oak

Mediterranean Pine

Samples

Sample and detail of frame in stained yellow pine

Sample and detail of frame in stained yellow pine

Some Pics

Build up of a framed work

Rahmen Aufbau

Framing

1 Wooden Frame

2 Carrier plate MDF

3 Picture

The picture is fully glued to the carrier board

The wood is stained an waxed with natural products. The decision about coloring the frame is individualy made dependent of the motiv. If you prefer to make this decision by yourself let me know.

Measures Frame 45×30 cm

Measures Frame ≥ 70×50 cm

The measurements given are my standards. On request other sizes can be manufacturated. Just ask me.