The Fine Art Print
Bon a' tier
Full frame print
- an image composed in the camera,
and printed without cropping thereby using 100% of the negative or image capture
area; adds value
because of the deliberate compositional efforts of the photographer.
Gelatin Silver Print - describes the
photographic art media. Light sensitive silver suspended in a gelatin colloid on
a substrate. Commonly known as a black and white or monochrome photograph.
Inchiostro ©August 2009 Sam Tumminello - Sam Tumminello's art media, based on an emerging process, utilizing a captured digitized image manipulated by the artist on an "electronic plate". The completed plate is then used to impart the image, using a mechanical printing device to precisely apply ink to paper. After the print is examined by the artist it may be re-worked until a bon a' tier is produced for limited edition printings. The Inchiostro© technique is more than printing an image on paper, it is a disciplined approach using the artists aesthetics and creative talents to produce the art piece on the plate. It is only after the plate is worked to the satisfaction of the artist that the precise printing begins. Inchiostro literally translates from the Italian to: "Ink" and is pronounced "in cal stro"
Limited Edition - an art piece
limited in the number of prints produced; adds value because of the rarity
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Verso - the back or "reverse" of the print.
Verso Signature - Now that images can be copied , the artist's signature on the verso of the print, provides a collector or art patron assurance the print is authentic. A copied image is a second generation image and will not have the pristine finish of the original, in fact it is "a picture of a picture". Only the original print will have a legitimate signature on the verso. We provide this assurance with the verso signature.
Vintage Print - a subjective term to describe an image printed, by the photographer, within one year of the image capture or negative exposure date; added value, considered a collector's preference.