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Everyone Loves Big Tubes! ; ) Extra Care in Shipping and Handling From Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by kendoophotography

CFAP 4 inch shipping tubes

Bigger is better. And when it comes to shipping your larger fine art prints, Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction uses larger shipping tubes than most.  We now use 4″ diameter tubes for larger prints.  In the above image, you can see the difference between a typical 2″ diameter tube and the 4″ diameter tube used by Carmel Fine Art Printing.  It is a marked difference. And this means that your prints do not need to be rolled as tightly, making it much easier to gently handle your prints during shipping as well as making it much easier to flatten, mat, and frame your fine art prints later!  Go big or go home!

CFAP Stay Flat mailers

Smaller prints up to about 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat when possible in Stay-Flat mailers in various sizes up to about 18″ x 24″.  Prints shipped in Stay-Flats or in 4″ tubes are both interleaved with glassine paper for added protection.

Carmel Fine Art Printing offers exceptional quality fine art printing on archival photographic and fine art papers.  Attention to details is given—-including shipping, helping you to reach your artistic goals— From Vision to Print.

Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction, Order online at www.carmelfineartprinting.com

Ken Doo, (831) 626-1844

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Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction Grand Opening! 50% Off Prints Limited Time Offer!

Posted in Events, General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by kendoophotography
Bonsai Rock Panorama  available printed on Hahn Photographic Baryta and Canson Rag Photographique. ©2015 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR70 t/s.

Bonsai Rock Panorama available printed on Hahnemuhle Photographic Baryta and Canson Rag Photographique. ©2015 Ken Doo. Cambo WRS, IQ180, HR70 t/s.

It’s official!  I’ve launched my fine art printing website, Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction, making it easier to clients to order fine art prints, giclee canvas, and place re-orders for prints. To mark the grand opening and introduction of the website, online print orders will be 50% off  for a limited time only, until April 10, 2015.  Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction was started for artists, photographers, and the general public to allow easier access to printing their images on the best archival fine art materials.  The website features an easy digital file uploading page tool which also allows users to open a free account, share their portfolio images with friends or their clients, and place orders from any device.  The website also allows for sending evaluation files and larger digital files for large prints and special orders, such as B&W K7 Piezography prints.

Gallery-wrapped stretched canvas ready for delivery.  Carmel Fine Art Printing uses archival Lyve canvas and state of the art printers using pigmented inks. Notice the great corners!

Gallery-wrapped stretched canvas ready for delivery. Carmel Fine Art Printing uses archival Lyve canvas and state of the art printers using pigmented inks. Notice the great corners!

Once files are uploaded, users can select print sizes, crop their images, and choose from many different fine art medias including photographic baryta papers, fine art cotton matte papers, and gallery wrapped canvas. Users can select finishing options from just a rolled print, to stretched canvas, canvas floaters and frames—ready to hang.  The fine art paper and canvas selections are exceptional and a step above normal photo lab offerings. The studio’s state of the art printers can produce images up to 44″ in width by whatever length.

Gallery wrapped and stretch bamboo!  Stretched fine art papers is a Carmel Fine Art exclusive!

Gallery wrapped and stretched bamboo! Stretched fine art papers is available to clients and is a Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction exclusive offering!

Gallery wrapped stretched fine art papers is an exclusive offering from Carmel Fine Art Printing. It is a labor intensive process requiring hand coating of the fine art paper in preparation for stretching over 1.75″ wood bars. Bamboo paper is particularly well-suited for stretching, with the final product being tight as a drum.

Exceptional B&W printing is offered by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.

Exceptional B&W printing is offered by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.

Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction is also one of the few printing studios to offer B&W K7 Piezography printing. Beautiful B&W prints are normally available on the studio’s Epson 9900 printer, with B&W K7 Piezography prints available only by special order. B&W prints from the studio’s K7 printer are simply exceptional.  K7 Piezography MPS selenium prints are available on both matte and glossy papers.  If clients do not have a print ready digital file, Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction also provides high resolution scans and copy work for artists. This process produces a high quality digital file in preparation for the printing process. The studio uses a Phase One IQ180 medium format digital back with 80 megapixels, which is ideal for both color and B&W reproduction. The image above was reproduced using the IQ180 to first generate a high resolution file for some minor restoration work on a family image taken with a young President John F. Kennedy. The image was then printed on K7 B&W Piezography printer. This image exemplifies memorable portraits that are deserving of archival fine art printing!  Printing Family portraits, Wedding portraits, Anniversaries, and other special memories is no different than an artist or photographer seeking to use museum quality materials to sell or simply to display their work. Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction helps you From Vision to Print.

Visit www.carmelfineartprinting.com and let me know your thoughts!  50% off prints introduction offer is for new clients and good until April 10, 2015. Use coupon code carmel50. Offer does not apply to featured artists galleries.  Professional/business accounts are welcome.  Please contact me at (831) 626-1844 for any questions.  Ken Doo

Carmel Artists Emy Ledbetter, Sandy Robinson, Jody Royee, and Mary Aline Open Studios on December 11, 2010

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by kendoophotography

Visit Two studios and Four Artists on December 11, 2010

Carmel Artists Emy Ledbetter, Sandy Robinson, Jody Royee and Mary Aline have joined together to open their studio and share their works with the community this weekend, December 11, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Scultor Mary Aline will be showcasing her work with painter Sandy Robinson at 1 NW corner on Guadalupe and Ocean in Carmel.  Visionary artist Emy Ledbetter and multi-talented Jody Royee will be showcasing their work at 3 SE of 3rd on Guadalupe in Carmel.  Look for the banners at both studios!

Medium Format Digital Art Copywork with the Phase One P65+

Although I concentrate mostly on fine portraiture, weddings/events, and commercial photography, I have also been providing high resolution photographic copy work for artists.  Using a sensor 2 1/2 times the size of a full-frame DSLR sensor and 60.5 megapixels, the same medium format digital  cameras that I use for my portrait and commercial clients is also ideal for providing the highest quality photographic copy work for artists and later fine art giclee reproductions on canvas or fine art papers.  I’ve been extremely busy getting art pieces ready for the show this weekend.

Recent scultures by Mary Aline photographed with medium format digital. ©2010 Ken Doo Photography

Art reproduced on archival canvas, hvlp sealed, and ready for stretching

You can see the above works and more at the studio show this weekend, December 11, 2010.  Contact the artists at 625-3306 or 625-4175 for more information.  For more information on the advantages of medium format digital photography and/or fine art giclee reproductions, contact me at my boutique photography studio in Carmel.  ken 626-1844

Carmel Artist Emy Ledbetter Open Studio and Show May 8, 2010

Posted in Events, General with tags , , , on May 5, 2010 by kendoophotography

Meet Artist Emy Ledbetter May 8, 2010 at her studio in Carmel, CA

Carmel Artist Emy Ledbetter will be holding an open studio and show at her studio located at 3rd and Guadalupe in Carmel this Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 12 noon until 5:00 P.M.  Emy is an exceptionally talented artist and enjoys a loyal following.  I have been providing Emy with photographic copy work of her original art pieces using medium format digital and producing her giclee fine art reproductions with pigmented inks on archival Lyve Canvas.  I have been extremely busy this week printing and preparing fine art giclee canvas prints for Emy and other artists in preparation for their shows.  All of Emy’s giclee fine art canvas prints are truly archival and exceed the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild (FATG) for pH and lightfastness.  For more information, contact Emy at (831) 625-4175 or at Emy’s website, www.ledbetterart.com

For more information on medium format digital photographic work (Phase One p65+) and/or giclee fine art printing on canvas and other fine art media, you may contact me at my boutique portrait studio in Carmel or at (831) 626-1844.  ken

Giclee, Fine Art, and Canvas Portrait Preservation

Posted in General, Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife, Portraiture, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , , on March 19, 2009 by kendoophotography

I have been printing all large portraits in-house for several years now, including real canvas wall portraits.  Quality control simply is much higher and I can offer my clients much better quality media, including heavy baryta-based photo papers, fine art cotton papers, and the best Chromata White canvas from Breathing Color.

High quality chromata white canvas is OBA-free for archivability

High quality chromata white canvas is OBA-free for archivability

  Archivability is excellent with pigmented inks and is quality guaranteed for life.  I am even able to offer banners, signs, and backlit displays for my commercial clients!

Canvas portraits are a popular option.  I also do fine art giclee printing for area artists.  Gallery wraps are ready for hanging or may include a distinctive floating wood frame. 

Gallery wrapped canvas wall portrait

Gallery wrapped canvas family wall portrait

Canvas wedding wall portrait set in a distinctive hardwood floating frame adds a nice finishing touch.

Canvas wedding wall portrait set in a distinctive hardwood floating frame adds a nice finishing touch.

Spacing the floating frame edge from the canvas may be adjusted from approximately 1/4" to 1/2" to taste.

Spacing the floating frame edge from the canvas may be adjusted from approximately 1/4″ to 1/2″ to taste.

Characteristic of gallery-wrapped canvas is its tautness being stretched over canvas stretcher bars.  Telling viewers and admirers not to touch the canvas can be distressing to some, but not to worry.  I hand-coat all canvas wall portraits to help protect and preserve your investment. 

I use Breathing Color’s Glamour II varnish.  How well does it work?  Well, take a quick look at the following video, as I pour coffee on a treated canvas and then rinse it off with water in the kitchen sink!  Sure it’s a bit extreme (don’t do this at home please), but it is also comforting to know for those times when someone actually does gently touch your canvas portrait. 

You can see more of my work at my boutique studio in Carmel at Ken Doo Photography or call (831) 626-1844 for more information on photography, portraiture, and fine art canvas giclee printing.  All fine art copy work is done with medium format digital cameras and the Phase P45+ or P65+ digital back.

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