CRADLE PANEL CONSTRUCTION My wood cradle panels are constructed by affixing birch plywood to a solid pine frame. The plywood is made up thin layers of birch wood pressed together with alternating grain direction for greater strength, while the birch frame is mitered at a 45° angle and fit to the exact size of the sheet. The 1/8" thick plywood is joined to the frame with a strong adhesive, brads are then used to add strength to the flat surface of the panel and 1” x 2” pine wood of the cradle. The holes created are filled with wall 'spackle'...
In giclee printing no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original digital image. I use special light-fast inks, which, if kept out of the sun, will remain true for up to 25 years. Image shown titled, "River Pass"
I am mounting one of my archival pigment giclee prints from my 7600 Epson wide format printer. I use a safe adhesive from Glue Safe company to adhere the print to the custom box mount.
I am at my Epson 7600 wide format printer printing one of my abstract digital images of urban entropy, a weathered rusty metal surface. I seek out these shots with my Nikon D-90 in scrapyards, alley, and other rough outdoor urban areas. I print the image on hot press cotton fiber paper and use archival pigment inks to create my prints.