“Mother and Father” Art Print by Jeff Soto (Onsale Info)

Jeff Soto was nice enough to send over the first images of his new art print, plus all the pertinent info. “Mother and Father” is a gorgeous 20″ x 31.5″ UV print on wood, has an edition of only 20, and will cost $250. It goes up Thursday, April 21st at 12pm Pacific Time. Visit PotatoStamp.com.

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9 Responses to ““Mother and Father” Art Print by Jeff Soto (Onsale Info)”

  1. Great work. Love it!

  2. Looks great. What is a UV print, though?

  3. this is the first soto print i have seen on wood. i like how you can see some of the wood grain thru the image.

    looks great!

  4. UV printing is different from conventional printing in many ways. It is still ink on paper but the ink dries
    through a completely different process. Instead of having solvents in the ink that evaporate into the air and
    absorb into the paper, UV inks dry through a photomechanical process. When the inks are exposed to ultraviolet
    lights they turn from a liquid, or paste, to a solid. There is significantly less evaporation of solvents
    and much less absorption of the ink into the stock.
    This is advantageous for many reasons. One of the biggest advantages of UV printing is that there are fewer
    emissions of volatile organic compounds into the environment since there is no evaporation of the solvents
    like with conventional inks. Another advantage of UV printing is that the inks can dry on plastic and other
    non-porous substrates. Because the inks dry through a photomechanical process it is not necessary for the
    ink solvent to absorb into the stock. Basically, if you can get the stock through the press you can print on it.
    Printers have even been known to print on substrates as unusual as wooden veneer.
    In addition to the advantage of printing on unusual substrates like plastic, UV printing also offers significant
    advantages when printing on uncoated stocks as well. The solvents in conventional inks absorb very quickly
    into uncoated stocks. Because of this, less of the solvents evaporate into the air and the printed piece tends
    to have excessive dot gain and will look muddy or too full. Since UV inks dry when exposed to UV light, the
    inks do not have the time to soak into the paper. The ink dot is left sitting on top of the uncoated sheet,
    where it presents a cleaner less contaminated dot, ultimately giving more vibrant color.
    The key to printing with UV inks successfully lies in exposing the UV ink to enough ultraviolet energy to cure
    the ink while not making the substrate too brittle and also achieving an acceptable level of adherence to the
    substrate. This is extremely difficult because every different substrate has very different characteristics.
    All-in-all, UV printing is an excellent way to produce printed material on unusual substrates and on uncoated
    stocks.

  5. Nice print. Seem like a very fair price as well.

  6. Thanks for the info, KNEEL. I’m an old school screen printer, all I know is FDE and FX88.

  7. thanks Kneel, good read.

  8. I also had no idea what it meant. Thanks for the information :)

    Oh, and it looks killer btw!

  9. I know a friend who works with UV ink in a printing house. He actually takes photos of the spilled ink. He’s going to sell them for 800 dollars each at a art gallery. People will buy anything, even though they can do it themselves.

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