This is something I’ve been working on for a long time now. I’ve done a lot of thinking, planning, testing and designing to finally reach this point and I couldn’t be more excited. It feels a bit risky, but nothing ventured, nothing gained right?
So I’ve been less than excited with the way I sell my prints up until now. Canvas that wasn’t the greatest quality. Prints you could buy online and get shipped directly to your house. I never see it. A floppy print with nothing signed and most importantly to me…nothing special. There is nothing wrong with that of course. Sometimes you just want a print so you can do what you want with it.
But for me…I want better. I want people to purchase my work and receive amazing quality. Beautiful paper. Classic matting. Signed. A story. Something…special.
I’m not going to lie. This is kind of a big move for me. A gamble. I’m not entirely sure how it’s going to play out. But I’m going for it. I’m incredibly proud of the work I’ve done in the last few years and I feel like this is the right direction.
What I’m doing is nothing new. Plenty of artists do limited editions on their work. But this is new to me and I’m looking forward to where it takes me. And for works that aren’t limited edition, I’m also upping my standard of quality. When you buy a print from me, you are getting something worth the money.
Before I get into the limited edition stuff, I want to point you in the right direction to see my entire online gallery. Click right here to visit. Things have been reorganized, renamed and added. There is now a Limited Edition gallery and The Storm Gallery. I’ve moved some of my favorite and most popular storm images into The Storm Gallery for easy viewing. The other galleries are self-explanatory. Every gallery (except for the limit edition gallery) allows you to purchase either these new matted prints or metal prints. Okay, now on to the good stuff.
Limited Edition Prints
Below is the first limited edition print that I’m offering. There will be only 50 sold and that’s it. One of my favorite lightning photos of all-time will be retired and available only for commercial licensing and art gallery displays.
The title of the print is Purple Rain. It is a 16×24 print mounted on gatorboard, which is then mounted on 20×30 pure white matting. The print itself is gorgeous Polyflex protected with a laminate coating. Black and white photos will be on Deep Matte paper. Prints are made to order and inspected before being shipped on to the purchaser. Heck, I’m even using white gloves to avoid any fingerprints or dirt during handling. Each print comes signed with an informational label on the back with edition number, title, story and more. And finally an official Certificate of Authenticity is included, which is numbered, signed and dated. Everyone who purchases one of these will have their names entered into a register so that the original owner of the print is always known. The print is ready for framing.
It should be noted that I’ve already sold the first printing of Purple Rain so there are only 49 left. You can buy it right here. If you have any questions about these prints, please email me here: me AT mikeolbinski.com or visit my Contact page.
The plan at this moment is to release a new limited edition print every few months. All of this will evolve and change over time. The quantity released, the dimensions, the pricing…all of that will vary. Since this is the first official launch, I want to see how it goes and adjust accordingly.
Matted Prints will essentially be the same as the Limited Editions, but of course…they wont be limited. They wont be numbered. No certificate. But they will be available for any photograph in my current gallery. These prints will still be made to order, signed and have a short informational label on the back.
Again they are of the upmost quality, beautiful colors, mounted and matted, ready for framing.
These prints will be in various sizes. Right now there is a 16×24 (20×30 matted) and also a 12×12 (16×16 matted) print for my Square Collection. If you are looking for something a bit more custom, you can definitely hit me up and we’ll work it through. I’ll be adding new ones as this moves forward.
I’m super excited about these. Whoever purchases one will be getting a high-quality, gorgeous piece for their home or office. They are so heads and shoulders better than any paper print I’ve sold before.
As I said above…this is something I’m so very pumped to debut. Mostly though, I’m so excited to be able to offer something above and beyond the normal photographic print. I was trying to go for a more art gallery/museum level of quality and I feel like I’ve accomplished that.
I will continue to look for ways to improve upon this product and find even better methods in the future.