Friday, March 22, 2013

United States Naval Academy Museum

The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD has an impressive collection of historic objects and scientific artifacts plus significant works of art in their distinctive museum.  While remaining open to the public nearly every day of the year, the simply titled  USNA Museum is situated on the grounds of the Annapolis Academy in Preble Hall.
Jeff and one or two Archival Arts staff members have been paying visits to the museum to document a limited  number of paintings on exhibit in the legendary institution. After digitally scanning the irreplaceable paintings right on location with our Betterlight Scanner, the images are proofed and then archival reproductions are created at our facility in Halethorpe, MD. After suitable framing is selected the giclée canvas prints are transported back to the museum and added to the collection.

The original oil painting of Thomas Jefferson is carefully scanned on the premises of the museum.
Thomas Jefferson's portrait is now reproduced on archival canvas and framed. Here he waits to be transported to the USNA museum.

Captain Samuel Chester Ried's portrait was also reproduced and framed at Archival Arts.  Both will be added to the museum's collection.

Friday, March 8, 2013

We're Getting Wider and Shinier

Archival Arts' newest printer Epson Stylus Pro which prints up to 64 inches wide.

Archival Arts is pleased to announced the arrival of a brand new wide format printer to its facility. Introducing the Epson Stylus Pro Printer which has the ability to print up to 64 inches wide and of course as long as you like. It uses the same archival Epson Ultrachome K3 inks that we continue to use to create watercolor and canvas prints for our customers.

Installation Day for the printer. 

Jeff and the owner of the Epson  dealer are preparing to unpack the printer -  but first always read your directions.
 Consequently we have added a new, 24" wide paper medium called Epson Photo Lustre Paper which has a satin surface. This is our first foray into making prints with a shiny finish. While not for the majority of our customers we are pleased to offer this option for some. Next time you come into the shop ask to see our new wide format printer. It just might inspire you to finally make some giant leaps in your printing presentations.