Single edition exhibition box set
_ limited edition of just 1, so grab it while you still can !
_ contains all 24 EP/PP prints of the 'Iceland, still' exhibition, in 18 x 27 cm format
_ prints are made on Canson Platine Fibre Rag, Baryta Prestige II and Rag Photographique, the cover, title page and content summary on Canson Printmaking Rag
_ the box itself, also by Canson, meets the requirements of ISO 9706 for paper permanence, and conforms to the PAT (Photographic Activity Test according to ISO 18916) to ensure the integrity of the prints over time
_ finally, to encourage handling the prints rather than merely storing them, I added two white cotton gloves to help avoid finger prints
_ as usual: signed, numbered, and with certificate
Needless to say, I'm very proud of this one. This is a limited edition (limited to only 1 in fact), luxury portfolio box, containing the EP/PP prints of all the images of the 2023 'Iceland, still' exhibition at the A1 art gallery in Aalter, Belgium (Stationsstraat 154).
In the box, you'll find 24 prints, a little over A4 format, with a printed area of 18 by 27 cm.
As far as paper stock is concerned, prints have been made on Canson Platine Fibre Rag, Baryta Prestige II and Rag Photographique, staying true to the quality aims of (and creative choices for) all of my prints. Because I love the tactile en visual experience of paper, I chose a fourth (cotton) paper, the matt and textured Canson Printmaking Rag, for the cover, title page, and content summaries.
The same care went into the box itself, which is offered by Canson. It's specifically designed for the archiving and conservation of photographs. Made from Canson archival board, it meets the requirements of ISO 9706 for paper permanence, is acid free, contains no OBAs or recycled material, and conforms to the PAT (Photographic Activity Test according to ISO 18916) to ensure the integrity of the prints over time. The surface is covered with a black Wibalin® Buckram paper which offers a high water- and lightfastness. It further contains a neutral ribbon for improved handling and removal of photographs and 25 sheets of glassine paper that go between the prints, to help protect them from scratching and abrasion.
I not only believe in printing images in order to be fully able to appreciate them, I also believe that prints should not merely be framed (and the prints in the box lend themselves perfectly for that), but also be handled, held against the light to see and appreciate the texture of the paper or the more subtle stipple on the surface. For that reason, I added a couple of white cotton gloves, to help avoid finger oil stains on the prints.
As usual, prints are produced by myself on a Canon ImageProGraf Pro 2100 printer, using archival Canon Lucia Pro ink.