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MIROGARD® is the byword for a completely transparent special glass with an anti-reflective coating on both surfaces. With its unique quality SCHOTT MIROGARD® has a worldwide reputation for guaranteeing the highest possible viewing enjoyment of art. This high-grade special glass is manufactured using the Sol-Gel process in the world’s most advanced dip-coating plant. It is absolutely neutral in color and free from irritating reflections. In other words: when viewed in the normal way SCHOTT MIROGARD® glass is as good as invisible. It’s no wonder, therefore, that the world’s leading museums and galleries place their confidence in the proven quality of SCHOTT MIROGARD®. Virtually no reflections Conventional glass reflects about 8 percent of light. This results in an undesirable mirror effect. With SCHOTT’s optical interference coated anti-reflective glass the reflection is reduced to about approx. 1 percent and this means that it is virtually eliminated.

Highest transparency

Normal glass has a light transmission of only 91 percent. With SCHOTT MIROGARD® the figure is 99 percent. In other words MIROGARD® is as good as invisible.

The result: The brilliance of colors in works of art is reproduced without losing any of their original quality.
UV-radiation protection All types of SCHOTT MIROGARD® glass reduce UV-radiation by absorption and/or reflection. Depending on the level of protection required various different versions of the product are available.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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