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About the Prints

About the Prints
Eon Editions printed artworks are prepared using state-of-the-art technology under very stringent quality control standards. All giclée prints are digitally printed on museum-quality, archival, 100 percent cotton-rag fine art paper. Stringent atelier standards and a demanding review process culminating in final approval by the artist ensure that each and every print of a limited edition series meets the requirements of color, saturation, reproduction quality, and longevity. Every print produced by the atelier meets or exceeds museum quality reproduction. 
Museum Quality Paper
Eon Editions, LLC uses the world's finest printmaking papers for reproducing the artists works, preserving the original integrity and intent of the artist. Genuine Canson® Museum Rag has been chosen by museums worldwide to create lithographies, intaglio etchings, engravings and collotypes by world-renowned artists. All of the current limited edition prints are printed on Canson Infinity® Museum Rag. This paper is naturally age-resistant and has a unique fine-grained, smooth surface and structure and offers a pure white tone without added optical brightening agents. It is ideal for sophisticated museum-grade fine art printmaking. It is composed of 100% cotton rag and mould-made; the finest and oldest paper-making technique known for its superior longevity and reproduction quality lasting for hundreds of years. This paper does not contain optical brightening agents, which ensures consistency of color shades for generations. It is acid-free to avoid any long-term paper degradation, and internally buffered to resist gas fading from environmental factors.
This fine art paper exceeds the ISO 9706 museum grade standard and that has been developed to meet galleries and museum's longevity requirements. Canson has submitted the digital fine art and photo range to the world's leading independent print permanence testing laboratory, Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) for longevity testing on the Canson Infinity range. Canson Infinity Digital Fine Art papers and canvases have passed all five WIR print permanence tests in all conditions:  light stability on display, stability in dark storage, resistance to atmospheric ozone, resistance to high-humidity environments, and water resistance.
Canson reinforces the importance of protecting prints and insists on the fact that a print intended for long-term display should be framed under glass or plastic to protect it on a permanent basis. Special care should be taken when manipulating, storing and framing fine art papers. For instance, only acid free material (glue, framing board, etc) should be used for storing and framing, to avoid yellowing and migration of chemical additives (often present in certain glues) into the printed media.
Museum Quality Ink
Eon Editions, LLC and the artist have identified the most durable, archival, and reproductive color inks in the giclée process. These are the Epson UltraChrome K3 inks, which incorporate high density pigment with an extremely wide colour gamut; making each an every print a masterpiece. These inks have improved print permanence characteristics that provide lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years for color and over 200 years for black and white under rigorous industry accepted storage conditions.  An eight color ink delivery system reproduces the nearly 100 million colors required for nearly perfect print reproductions. 
Care of your print
You have purchased a master quality print produced from the finest fine art materials and methods. This fine art print was published under strict quality-control guidelines using museum archival inks and paper, reviewed and approved by the artist. Under optimal conditions, the colors and permanence of the print materials have been tested to last more than 150 years with minimal degradation. Please read the following guidelines to ensure that your print receives the very best in framing and care to preserve your fine art investment for lifetimes to come.
The most carefully printed artwork can be compromised by the environment in which it is displayed or stored, or by improper framing. Exposure to excessive light, temperature fluctuations, high humidity, acidic surfaces, or airborne contaminants can be detrimental. Heavy sunlight and ozone can cause inks to fade and paper to become brittle; high humidity can lead to mold formation and wrinkling or buckling of paper; acids in framing materials can cause yellow or brown discolorations on the substrate paper; mishandling can cause abrasions on the delicate surface. When handling works of art, you should touch the paper as little as possible and keep your fingers away from the image.
If you are a collector, and not displaying your prints, it is highly recommended that you store your unframed print flat, and in the dark. The storage area should be at a steady temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of about 50 percent, free from large temperature fluctuations and pests. Individual prints should be kept in protective folders, separated by acid-free, archival quality materials. Prints should always be handled carefully, avoiding abrasion or scarring of their surfaces. Locations such as attics, garages, basements, or cleaning rooms should be avoided. If you have questions regarding the storage of your valuable collection, please consult with an art conservator. 
If you are displaying your prints in a frame, choose only the most professional museum or conservator quality methods and materials. Minimal requirements should include the following: ultraviolet filtering glass or acrylic glazing; a window mount or matte, plus an undermount, composed of 100 percent cotton, pH neutral, museum-quality board; an acid-free, conservation backboard of adequate strength isolated from the undermount by a layer of inert polyester; use of acid-free tapes and sealers; adequate hangers to support the frame independent of the backboard. 
After framing, choose an appropriate location to display your artwork. Be sure to hang fine art where it will not be exposed to bright lights or direct sunlight. Keep your prints safe from the threat of heat and humidity. Do not hang near heat sources such as fireplaces or furnaces, or humid areas such as bathrooms or laundry areas. 
Proper framing and care for your museum-quality print assures that you will be able to enjoy your artwork for years to come.