This month, the highly anticipated arrival of NZ Fine Prints’ new Te Papa Collection of “perfect” prints is finally available for purchasing.
This new range offers customers technically perfect modern prints of famous paintings created by leading New Zealand artists in the visual arts industry. These art prints are available in the exact same sizing and colouring as the original works.
Some of the works available for print include popular paintings by leading artists such as Rita Angus, Doris Lusk, Colin McCahon, Robin White, and Bill Hammond. On top of this, the exceptional woodblock prints by E. Mervyn Taylor have also been made available for printing for the first time, an exceptional addition to the catalogue of NZ artist’s prints currently for sale.
Published by Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum and art gallery, they have worked with four different printing companies across the Wellington region, depending on the finish required for each artwork. Under the licence of the Te Papa Collection, these new art prints are of the highest quality available.
Clients purchasing these new artworks through NZ Fine Prints can rest assured that their prints will be as exact replicas of the original masterpieces as technically possible with today’s sophisticated digital printing techniques.
An impressive amount of effort is necessary to ensure that each licenced print can be signed-off for sale. Each artwork in the new series had to go through a multi-layer process of approval, through different departments across Te Papa, including Te Papa Product Development Team and Te Papa Commercial Marketing.
Each print is sampled, colour tested, and formatted to match the original work, and has to go through a final round of approval and sign-offs from the artists, artist estates, or Copyright holders before it is ready for release.
When purchasing prints through NZ Fine Prints, buyers will receive giclee prints that are produced on archival papers, specifically Hahnemuhle German etching paper, which is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper.
Through the use of an Epson Surecolor 64, prints are produced using Ultrachrome K3 inks. These inks offer the widest colour tonal range in digital printing, ensuring that art replicas will match the originals exactly.
On top of this, art collectors throughout the country can rest assured that any prints they order through NZ Fine Prints will be delivered to them in the finest quality, as each work has been handled with gloves and under the utmost care and attention during the printing process.
Some artworks such as the Colin McCahon prints also feature an extra spray coating to protect the surface of the prints and minimise markings. Furthermore, from the production stage right through to delivery, the handling of prints is reduced to an absolute minimum to ensure perfect quality upon arrival.
Loved for their high-quality prints and excellent service, NZ Fine Prints delivers incredible NZ artworks throughout the country, so no matter the location, your order will reach you without delay.
For those interested in purchasing their very own perfect print of a painting, explore NZ Fine Prints online and order your modern print today at https://www.prints.co.nz/