The Doll House, a well preserved Anasazi ruin located on Cedar mesa.

The Doll House

Cedar Mesa, Utah

One of the best preserved Puebloan ruins I've ever encountered. This 800 year old ruin resides in the fantastic Cedar Mesa area of Utah. It took me a few years of deep research locate this one, tucked inside a sandstone alcove far & away from paved roads. Aptly named The Doll House for its generic, rectangular shape, two well spaced windows/entrances and its numerous structure timbers. I used two small Goal Zero rechargeable lanterns to light up the ruin. These tiny $25.00 lanterns are a perfect tool for lighting up objects in the dark due to their beautiful warm and highly adjustable lighting. One placed on the windows ledge, out of sight, set to the very lowest setting to cast a minimal glow on the frame of the window. The 2nd electric lantern was placed on the floor, behind the ruin, pointed upward on its highest setting to cast a glow on the upper alcove and surround the ruin in light. I could have lit up the 2nd window but chose just one to create a more realistic sense of how things may have been on a day to day basis 800 years ago. Photo © copyright by Kane Engelbert.

Print Only: Metallic Paper-Fuji Pearl

The Doll House print

Meeting more fine art demands, and my personal favorite, metallic prints are sure to please anyone seeking a paper with a slightly pearl-esque metallic surface and higher gloss than the regular paper. These prints yield a pearlescent metallic sheen that gives prints a sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich looking appearance. This paper looks much like traditional 'wet' photo paper with the control of an inkjet printer. This paper maintains the 115 year Wilhelm Institute archival rating.

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The Doll House print

This archival premium photo paper is slightly textured and maintains a Matte-like surface with top notch color accuracy, does not show fingerprints or reflect glare. It has excellent ink retention properties yielding an exceptionally large color gamut for bright, realistically saturated colors. This paper maintains the 115 year Wilhelm Institute archival rating.

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Float Mounted Plaq- Ready To Hang

Float Mounted Plaq- Ready To Hang

"Float Plaqs" have recently gained in popularity with galleries due their budget-friendly affordability and clean contemporary look that accentuates the print only. After hanging the Float Plaq delivers a slight 3D dimension to your image appearing as floating off your wall.

Process

Your selected Luster or Metallic print is mounted on a premium acid free 3/8” thick recycled and eco-friendly wood surface. The print is sealed with a Satin finish that provides UV protection and moisture resistance and allows for simple cleaning. The Plaq is finished off with a 3/16” black beveled edge and given a recessed 3/4" deep backing that creates the float effect. The backing is recessed from the edge such that it is not easy seen. A very simple French Cleat Hanging system insures your image mounts to any wall of choice in just minutes.

Benefits of Float Plaq’s

  • Budget Friendly & Beautiful.
  • Luster or Metallic Papers achieve top Quality color depth and tonalities.
  • UV protected
  • Accentuates only the image, without clunky matting or expensive framing.
  • Moisture & Abrasion resistant and easily cleans with Non ammonia cleaners.
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TruLife Acrylic Fine Art- Ready to Hang

TruLife Acrylic Fine Art- Ready to Hang

TrueLife Diasec Acrylics

DIASEC® acrylic face-mounts are the premier presentation system for bringing detail, color and tonal range to life in a way that traditional artwork and photo framing cannot. By combining the light penetration and refraction of clear acrylic, it brings out brilliant colors and clarity not seen in the average archival print. DIASEC® is ideally suited for artists, galleries and collectors who demand the best.

A typical painting will use a layer of varnish for protection, while a typical photograph will use a layer of glass for protection. An acrylic face-mount uses a sheet of acrylic for protection, whereby the acrylic is mounted directly to the face of the archival print with a proprietary DIASEC® gel adhesive layer. The gel adhesive layer and acrylic sheet act much like the varnish on a painting or the glass on a photograph. However, by permanently mounting the acrylic directly to the face of the archival print, it provides the print with much greater UV protection and longevity. Furthermore, it creates a super- saturated and luminous appearance, inviting the viewer into the scene. Furthermore, TruLife acrylic is anti-reflective, scratch-resistant and can withstand the harsh chemicals found in cleaners.

Process

It starts with a Fuji Flex Photographic polyester print media. The face of the Fine Art Print is coated with a proprietary, optically-clear, UV protective gel called DIASEC to help maximize the print’s longevity and permanently bond it to a lens-grade acrylic sheet. Another sheet of acrylic is flush- mounted to the reverse side using significant controlled pressure to ensure a beautiful and unified presentation. Finally, the edges are hand-buffed to a soft satin finish and leaves a more defined edge. The back of the print features an inset black aluminum float frame and Z-bar hanging system for extra stability. An archival Certificate of Authenticity is mounted on the back and hand-signed by the artist. It ships with a protective film on the front plus a microfiber cleaning cloth and comes ready to hang with all the necessary hardware.

Benefits of TruLife Acrylic

  • Blocks up to 99% of harmful UV Rays.
  • Achieves the most vibrant colors, depth, and clarity.
  • TruLife also Reduces reflections with an anti-reflective coating.
  • Abrasion resistant. Durable hard coat protects against scratches.
  • Cleans like glass. No special acrylic cleaners are needed.
  • Shatter resistant safeguards to protect against injury and damage to artwork.
  • TruLife Acrylic is also anti-static and protects from gathering dust.
  • Art Museum approved.
  • 1/8” thick only available.


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