Behind the Scenes

Lizza’s

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Today I finalized the proof of “Daydreams” at Lizza’s Studios.  I’ve been selling prints of some of my work for a while, and Lizza’s always does the scanning and giclee prints for me.  Additionally, I use their scans for my CPSA show submissions, since their professional scans look 1000% better than what I can accomplish with either a photo or pieced together scan on my home computer. They own a Cruse CS285 ST scanner, which is larger than a pool table, and after scanning they work with me to meticulously color match every area of the print.  When I first started working with them, it usually took three to four proofs until a perfect match, because the sandpaper texture of my paper combined with the high glare of the fixative created some interesting challenges.  Now, they’ve become experts at scanning my work, and it will either be perfect on the first shot, or require only one markup.  Once I frame the print, usually the only way I can tell it from the original is by tilting the drawing and looking for the 3d bumps of the sandpaper grit; otherwise, it fools even me!

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