Screen Printing Ink Breakdown

 

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A lot goes into apparel printing. Picking the right garment, print locations, color separation…the list goes on and on. Choosing the right apparel ink for the job is a crucial step in making the final product look exactly how you want it to. The pros here at Jakprints are here to break down your options so your apparel can look its best.

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The Benefits of Art Prints

 

Cleveland Giclee Printing

As an artist, selling your work and getting it on someone’s wall is a huge deal. While selling original pieces is great, it’s not the only way to get your work from your studio and into the hands of someone that truly appreciates it. Art Prints are a great alternative to selling your original pieces and allowing more people to add your work to their collection.

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Sleek, Modern Metal Prints

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If you’re looking for a exciting new way to display your art, then look no further than our Metal Photo Prints. Printed in full color on aluminum plates through dye sublimation, your prints will look crisp and have depth that isn’t possible on canvas or paper. The aluminum creates a luminescence that gives your print a metallic glow. Here’s some tips and tricks to creating your own and some behind the scenes action on how they’re made.

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The Essence of Spooky With Thirteenth Floor’s Billy Ludwig

vaudevilleHalloween is a big deal at Jakprints. Tons of material for haunted houses and costume parties are rolling off the press, and we love the spooky vibes that come with it. Lucky for us, Thirteenth Floor keeps us busy with eerie prints and apparel all year. We sat down with the man behind the brand, Billy Ludwig, to discuss his newest collection and designing with the eerie crowd in mind.

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The Sticker That Won’t Lose Its Stick

fotorcreatedImagine a sticker that you could stick wherever you wanted and move wherever you wanted for virtually a lifetime without losing its stickiness or damaging the surface it’s on. We have good news. PhotoTex is here to make your wildest sticker dreams come true. There are a number of factors that make PhotoTex Wall Graphics a marketing superstar, and we’re here to break down just why that is.

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Jennifer Young on Giclee Printing

Jakprints Giclee Manager Jennifer Young

Jakprints employees are artists, musicians, photographers and creators that know a thing or two about the creative process. With a staff full of creative people, we understand what a piece of art means to the artist. No one wants their work to be presented on anything less than the best, and that’s where we come in. We understand that you want reproductions of your art to reflect the time and attention you put into each piece.

Giclee prints are perfect for reproducing your drawings, paintings, digital art and photographs accurately. But what exactly is a giclee print? What sets it apart from other types of printing? We know technical talk can get complicated, so we turned to Giclee Manager, Jennifer Young, to break it down for us.

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What you need to know about Giclée Printing

Your art deserves a color-accurate, tack-sharp print that will last a lifetime. Giclees are the go-to source for museum prints for a reason: Few other prints accurately reproduce drawings, paintings, photographs, prints and digital art. So many artists we talk with are confused by giclees: what makes them different than other art prints, what’s with all these weird terms and what the hell does giclee mean, anyway?

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Technically, giclees are just ink jet prints. And, some unscrupulous vendors will just sell you any overpriced ink jet print and call it a day. What truly separates an inkjet print, like your home printer, from a giclee is the number and quality of the inks. Instead of a standard 4 dye-based inks (CMYK), giclee printers use 8-12 pigment-based inks (like traditional printmaking inks or fine art paint). This creates more vibrant colors and allow you to reproduce a larger color range (gamut).  

We’re printmakers and craftsman, so we carry on the legacy of outstanding quality by using incredible people, people who are well versed in traditional methods to ensure each print is created with our high expectations of detail, color and saturation. Each print  is hand cut to size and carefully packaged in acid-free and PH-balanced tissue paper.

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