Mounting, Stretching, Fabricating & Finishing
We recently upgraded our entire mounting facility replacing our cutting equipment, laminator and our spray finishing equipment. We now offer a considerably enhanced service for mounting giclees on to a wide variety of rigid substrates. We can also offer spray finishes such as acrylic varnish for canvas and fixative for delicate aqueous prints. For our new solvent printer we can laminate prints, make wall wraps, floor graphics and light-boxes.
MOUNTING GICLEE PRINTS ON RIGID SUBSTRATES
We mount giclees on to a variety of boards from Sintra (a type of archival PVC) to museum board and acid free foamcore using a laminator and the highest quality archival sheet adhesives. Currently these are:
Face-mounting to 4mm Plexiglass backed with;
Surface mounting to:
Our rigid substrates are backed with a hardwood bracket and a french cleat for hanging (except foamcore and museum board).
STRETCHING GICLEE PRINTS ON CANVAS
We print giclees on canvas and currently we have canvas in stock by Epson, Hahnemühle and Breathing Color. We stretch on Jack Richeson stretcher bars as we find these to be some of the best quality available. They come in three depths but we stock only two—the medium and heavy weight—which are 1.75" and 2" deep respectively. We currently stock bars only in lengths that are even numbers. Call or email if you need canvas prints even outside of these specifications.
We make Japanese style scrolls out of Tyvek© with Plexiglass dowel hangers. We also print on vinyl banner material, self-adhesive murals, transparent window displays and can grommet soft materials where desired.
Some artists require more than just printing, works may need to be cut, shaped, constructed or applied to 3d objects. We have the capacity to fabricate works or special projects. Talk to us about you needs.
We offer laser cutting of all of our rigid substrates (except metal and PVC) and many soft materials too. The cutting bed size is 40" x 30" with an option to be able to feed larger sheets through the laser cutter. Talk to us about your fabrication needs.
“I stumbled upon [Skink-Ink] in my search for a Brooklyn-based giclée printer. Philip—who runs the whole thing—is attentive, patient, and knows what he's doing. An artist himself, he's easy to communicate with and understands where you're coming from.” — Lydia Nichols, Illustrator/Designer