production detail

production detail for the creative productions of Zalman Berkowitz

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original works

In general, pricing for Original Work (oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas or panel) is $333.00 per square foot. Original Work is of course, one-of-a-kind and designed to last for several generations. Not sure if a particular work is available? inquire

commissions

Painting commissions are available and generally take 90days dependent on volume and scope of work. The first step is a meeting where we begin a conversation and get a sense of each other. Pricing for commissions is $333.00 per square foot. A 50% deposit is appreciated. connect

refunds/exchanges

zalGOODS does not issue refunds after 7 days of the initial transaction. However, exchanges for equal value are always welcomed and we strive to provide the utmost in satisfaction and service. Our reputation depends on it!

 

media and printing process for Limited Editions at zalGOODS:

custom orders and unique art cards are available, inquire.

German Etching

Produced by Hahnemühle, makers of fine art papers since 1584, German Etching is highly recommend for watercolor reproductions. This mould-made, acid free etching paper is soft textured, bright white and heavy weight at 310 gsm. Made for exceptional image sharpness and optimum color graduation, German Etching is ideal for images that are highly detailed. Used in conjunction with our Epson K3 UltraChrome inks, it is currently our most popular paper.

Features at a glance:
• Specially coated for excellent image sharpness and optimum color gradation
• High level of moisture resistance
• 100% TCF (Totally Chlorine Free) Pulp
• Natural white color

Specifications:
Weight total: 310 gsm
Thickness: .5 mm
Whiteness: 91.4 %
Opacity: 94%
pH-Value: 8.1
Surface Finish: Lightly textured matte


Piezo Matte Canvas

Prints are produced to work exclusively with Epson’s extraordinary K3 Ultrachrome ink system utilizing the matte black ink option. This Epson printer/ink/canvas combination is used by Chromaworks to achieve the most amazing canvas reproductions available today. This unique heavyweight canvas utilizes a tight weave that is ideal for fine art reproductions. The high resolution coating is pliable enough to stretch over a frame while displaying a subtle texture for a true artistic look and feel.

Features at a glance:
• High resolution canvas
• Matte Finish
• Subtle texture for true artist look
• Heavyweight for quality feel
• Cotton/Poly blend for increased durability
• Stretchable for framing

Specifications:
Basis Weight: 375 gsm
Thickness: 19 mil
ISO Brightness: 86%
Opacity: 93%
Base Material: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
Surface finish: Matte


About Giclee Printing

The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) – The French word “giclée” is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb “gicler” meaning “to squirt”.

The Term : The term  “giclee print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.

The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.

The Market : Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)