As promised here is the surprise. With some money I got for my birthday, I decided to invest in myself by getting several prints made at the size they should be done. Not only did I reprint “Quiet Strength – Silent Vulnerability” at double the file size, I also printed “Universal Eyes – Infinite Sadness” and “Mystics and Misfits” cover without text at double size. In addition, I tried out different papers. The new Quiet print was done with premium gloss compared to the old print, which was fine art bright white. One thing I noted about the gloss print was that humidity affected it more, causing it to hump up.
Mystics and Universal were done on semi-matte. I like both the fine art bright white and the semi-matte the best. The matte gives the images just that little bit of pop with the shine, while the fine art make them look more like watercolor paintings. I admit that I need to make an adjustment on Mystics because the green fog you see on screen at Mystics and Misfits Cover no Typography did not translate as well to the print. Also, I think having the title will look better because I left a lot of dead space for that reason.
All in all; however, I am insanely pleased at how well these turned out. You can now see the detail in the tiger’s eye to tell that it is in fact Jupiter and Mars. I was shocked at how large the Mystic cover turned out to be at double size. I knew the numbers, but until you actually see your creation in a physical form, you just do not comprehend it. If you decide to get a print of Mystics at this size, I will direct your attention to the detail of the aliens shirt where I managed to create a really cool pattern. Also, plan on a later ship because I will ask for a proof on my changes to see how they improve the print before I order it for you.
Finally, here is a breakdown of the prices I will charge for these prints at double size (if you want a double size fine art bright white, I will have to look into it):
Double Size Prints
Mystics and Mysfits Cover No Typography, 1 ” border, Semi-matte – $35 plus shipping and handling
Universal Eyes – Infinite Sadness, 1″ border, Semi-matte – $25.75 plus shipping and handling
Quiet Strength – Silent Vulnerability, 1″ border, Premium Gloss – $23.50 plus shipping and handling
Note: If you want a double sized Quiet on semi-matte or fine art bright white, the prices with change somewhat. Also, I think it might be better to have a 2″ border because I was always told, when framing, that there should be a lot of border between the frame and image. I have found that to work but the print price may go up a bit. Contact me for more accurate pricing.
Quiet Strength – Silent Vulnerability, 1″ border, Fine Art Bright White – $17.50 plus shipping and handling