Recent feedback from Michael James of MICHAEL JAMES ARTWORKS LTD.
"I use Framehouse for all of my Giclee printing and mounting on my limited editions. I also use Framehouse for some of my framing. The service I receive from all of the team is first rate, both in quality and their friendly approach. They are always at hand to offer advice and answer any questions I may have regarding presentation of my work. I would not hesitate to recommend all of Framehouse's services to anyone." EMail Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address http://www.michaeljamesartworks.co.uk/
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An extract from the Feedback of Martin Matthews, artist and musician
'The texture of a piece of work has always been as important to me as its composition. To that end, I feel that my use of brush, roller and pallet knife, heavy oil, acrylic and industrial paint is absolutely necessary to enhance colour, exaggerate shadow and gain atmosphere.
Creating depth in two dimensions has always been difficult, but the extensive testing, scanning, colour evaluation and focus exhibited by the team of reproducers at Frame House, Consett, has left me genuinely confident that the giclee prints they have made of my original artwork, have truly captured the essence of the original.
As can be seen at the exhibition, many of the paintings on display are quite large. I was concerned that their scale, and their composition would not successfully translate to a smaller format, however,the images selected may not have that original scale, but in shrinking down to a more domestic and manageable size, they have, I think, gained a higher degree of intensity'. (Thank you Martin - always good to please a client)
"This links to a short video about Martin Matthews' new exhibition.
He talks about the inspiration behind the exhibition, his music which accompanies his artwork and explains some of the techniques he employs in his paintings. (Lovely scenery, paintings, music and he says nice things about The Frame House :-))
To see more about Martin, follow the link to his website at http://www.martinmatthews.eu
Scanning originals - a potential double disaster
When we scan images they have to be absolutely flat to the glass so light reflects back in the same way all over the image. Works larger than the scanner have to be scanned in areas which mean they are moved over the glass several times.
We take great care of the originals left for scanning and print-proofing but realistically they have to be able to withstand handling and storage in our folders.
Recently we scanned in several oils for a novice artist, and the last one left smears on the glass of our (expensive) scanner and consequently all over the irreplaceable original painting. A potential double disaster! Fortunately one of our specialist staff was able to remove the unwanted paint, but we have added a ‘term of condition’ to our order forms to try to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Oil, Acrylic and similar media
Please allow adequate time for your media to dry thoroughly before bringing it for framing or printing.
Please don't varnish your work.
Shiny surfaces such as varnish and some additives used with paints, reflect the light from the scanner resulting in poor quality scans and extra proofing time, which in turn costs you more.
If your oil painting is already mounted, the stretcher bars may affect the scans; the Frame House Team will rectify this as they scan, but the painting must be thoroughly dry
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'What do I need to know before ordering?' blog page.
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TIP: If you are sending your own digital photographs of images, can you make sure that they are at about 400 DPI for Fine Art Printing, we can print at less, but the higher pixel count lets us proof to a higher standard.
We still need the originals to proof the colours as very few photos match the paintings - we prefer to use our in house photographer