Hard to believe, but it's been a long time since we did a print offer—and 18 months since Ctein's last sale.
So, coming up in less than two weeks, Ctein will be having a dog-days-of-August "Big Print" inkjet sale here on TOP—three classic landscapes and the Apollo / Saturn 1 launchpad shot that you've already seen. Ironically, given that the title of that post was "No One Cares How Hard You Worked," Ctein had to work really hard to make a stunner of a print of that image. Know any Space Program buffs? Be sure to alert them.
I chose three of the four selections. At 17 x 22", all four prints are much larger than the dye transfer prints Ctein has offered here in the past; all four are inkjet prints made from scans of medium-format negatives; and all four are exemplars of just how good inkjet prints can be, circa 2011 A.D. Oh, and all four will be very affordably priced in absolute dollar terms, more so than several of our recent sales.
Tune in on Wednesday August 24th for the sale announcement and to see the images. I've also asked Ctein to write a bit about the differences between inkjet and dye transfer printing—he's printed for several clients, including the rock'n'roll photographer Jim Marshall, in both media, so he has a lot of experience with the visual and technical differences.
Five days and a fraction of the price
As usual, the sale will last for five days only. If you're unfamiliar with our sales, we keep the cost way down by taking orders in advance during a specified period of time. Then we close the orders, and the photographer gets to work. The photographer can production-line the printing knowing that each one is already sold. We earn much less per print that way than a traditional gallery sale would bring in, but we make it up in volume, and we can sell the prints for a fraction of gallery prices.
Everybody ends up happy. And that's a good thing.
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