LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
What is a Limited Edition (LE) Print?
A limited edition print is a print of which there will only ever be a certain number of prints produced and once they are sold, there will not bae any more available. A Limited Edition print is signed, produced on archival quality, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
What is an Artist Proof (A/P)?
Artist Proofs are special prints that traditionally were test prints but the term has now come to mean prints that are identical in quality and media to the Limited Editions but of a higher value because they are the artist’s own copies. Most artist limit their Artist Proof prints to 10-15% of the full size of the edition.
Why to buy a Fine Art Limited Edition Print?
A Limited Edition print is an investment and a unique addition to that blank wall in your home, business, or office. Each of my Limited Edition images is unique and a lot of effort goes in to the capture of the images with great care taken during the processing stages to ensure the final print is a fine work of art. All photographic prints are of museum grade archival quality, rich in detail, depth and color. Only the finest printers, materials and inks are used to produce the final print, which is thoroughly inspected before being signed by the artist and numbered. All my limited edition prints are restricted to 20 only unless stated otherwise and the price might increase by 5% as the edition numbers sell. My Limited edition prints will be signed and numbered in pencil or ink with the edition number on the bottom left, the title in the middle and signature on the right. I will mark A/P (Artists Proof) on up to ten per cent of the edition, that is just 5 prints.
Certificate of Authenticity
All limited edition print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist and the number purchased. A sticker will be attached to the back of the print as a smaller version of the certificate of authenticity so that the documentation and certificate stays with the piece and is not misplaced.
Custom Size Limited Editions
If you are interested in buying a custom size limited edition print, please send me an email with the size details and finish that you want (matt, glossy, satin, metallic, canvas etc). Simply add the image to the cart, fill in your request/questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Please also let me know where do you want the image posted to give you a quote including the shipping cost.
So remember, in your enquiry don't forget the:
1) Custom size that you want;
2) If you have any paper / finish requirement;
3) Delivery address;
I do not offer custom framing due to the logistical difficulties but recommend getting custom framing on arrival of your print. Cheap frames from stores use acidic materials that may damage the print. Contemporary black or white stylish framing suits almost all decors and is usually the most affordable custom frame option on the market. I also recommend framing your print behind UV museum glass. This is an anti-reflection picture framing glass with Conservation Grade UV Protection, which is the best glazing option available for photographs. Along with its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer ensuring that it can be enjoyed for years to come.
Shipping and handling
The print will be safely packaged and shipped. A flat rate of AU$25 applies to all shipping prints nationally (within Australia) and a flat fee of AU$75 applies for shipping overseas. All prints are handled with the utmost care to assure it arrives in perfect condition and ready to be framed. Please allow up to 21 working days for delivery of your purchased print within Australia. Overseas orders can take up to an additional 14 days to arrive. If you need your print before a certain date, please contact me to discuss your options.
All prices listed are current and are in Australian Dollars (AU$). Only accept PayPal payments through the checkout/shopping cart. PayPal allows you to pay for your purchase with any major credit card or debit card and you don’t need to register a PayPal account. The payment is completed in real time securely through PayPal’s system.
Print size and print quality
I only print at sizes that are appropriate to the size of the original image. This ensures that every print has high quality and detail. All professional papers that I print on produce excellent results, but paper choice is often dictated by the image and I might contact you to discuss your paper choice and alternative options for the print.
The prints will be produced with the Epson SC-P800 and Epson's Ultrachrome K3ink set. These are Epson's state-of-the-art pigment inks, offering a wide gamut and excellent light fastness. Prints larger than A2 will be sent to Created for Life Printing Lab (CfL) or other high end printing Labs in Australia. CfL are specialists in printing on Fujiflex paper, which offers the best archival qualities of any photographic material available. All of my images are printed on archival materials and are designed to last a lifetime when framed under glass.
For smaller work I print myself with the Epson SC-P800 using Fine Art Papers such as Hahnemühle Photo Rag, Canson BFK Rives 310 gsm, Epson Ultra-Premium Luster 240 gsm and metallic finish Photographic Papers (a striking, distinctive metallic eye-catching paper that create images with exceptional visual interest and depth). I am happy to recommend the optimal surface for any photograph and placement you have in mind.
Most of my limited edition collection are landscapes taken with a medium format digital camera, high-end lenses and equipment for exceptional image quality with extra-sharp, super-high-resolution.
Please note that all copyrights are retained by Ignacio Palacios and therefore Limited edition images may still be used in smaller print promotional material and licensing.
Hahnemühle Photo Rag
Photo Rag® is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag® make this paper very versatile and it is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.
Canson BFK Rives 310 gsm
The smooth and velvety texture of BFK Rives is the culmination of 500 years of traditional paper making techniques. Its unique pure white tone will not yellow over time and is ideal for fine art prints. This exceptional paper is acid free and designed to meet the longevity requirements of galleries and museums. BFK Rives has a unique pure white tone obtained without the use of OBAs(1) (Optical Brightener Additives ) and a very specific smooth and velvety texture.
Epson Ultra-Premium Luster 240 gsm
This instant drying paper produces vivid, lifelike images that rival those of traditional silver halide prints. Premium Luster Photo Paper delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max(2) for true photographic reproductions. Its 10-mil RC (Resin Coated)(3) base gives prints a photographic feel, and keeps the paper cockle-free. This paper is engineered to give you the highest resolution and color saturation possible.
For the ultimate in photographic prints some of the largest prints have been printed in Fujiflex Crystal Archive Paper which has the highest colour gamut of any photo medium available. They have been carefully crafted digital print files are processed by a Durst Lambda 76 Digital Laser Enlarger using light not ink to expose onto the photographic material. Fujiflex is a silver halide colour printing material with a Polyester (PET) base, providing enhanced laser scanning exposure. Fujiflex has a display life of 40 years when displayed under glass or acrylic. Fujiflex supergloss material resembles and feels more like super shiny plastic than traditional photographic paper and due to its polyester base, produces prints that are superbly smooth with a sharp, transparent finish. The super smooth white polyester material also reflects light in a different way than other prints. The smooth surface and superb reflective qualities make a FLEX print shimmer and look 3 dimensional when viewed under lighting.
(1) OBAs are widely used in paper coatings to increase the perceived "whiteness" of the treated products. A problem with OBAs is that they have been known to decompose over time and can cause yellow stains to appear on your prints.
(2) D-Max is a measure of the deepest black tone a printer/ink/paper combination can reproduce. It is an extremely important print quality factor.
(3) All color photographic materials available today are coated on either RC (resin coated) paper or on solid polyester. The paper base of resin-coated papers is sealed by two polyethylene layers, making it impenetrable to liquids. Since no chemicals or water are absorbed into the paper base, the time needed for processing, washing and drying durations are significantly reduced in comparison to fiber-based papers. Resin paper prints can be finished and dried within twenty to thirty minutes. Resin-coated papers have improved dimensional stability, and do not curl upon drying