Monday, July 28, 2008

New Epson GS @ MFA Talon Graphics

Dear valued clients,

I will be sending you this newsletter, and/or updating this Blog, from time to time to keep you up on the latest news at MFA Talon Graphics. Hopefully you will find the newsletter helpful and informative. Any suggestions you might have are always welcome. Enjoy it and don't hesitate to call me with any questions.

We're here to help you save and provide innovative products to help you sell. Ask me about:

  • Direct Fullfillment Services
  • Photographic Canvas Prints
  • Volume Savings
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  • Murals

My best to all,
Simone Boia
Director of Operations

MFA Talon Graphics is proud to announce that we are a Beta-testing site for the new Epson UltraChrome GS.

Epson is launching the Stylus Pro GS6000, a 64" large format printer with an 8-colour ink set, offering the widest colour gamut to date in a printer designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The new ink set allows production of high-impact, high-quality and durable prints enabling MFA Talon Graphics to extend their business into higher quality demanding applications such as exhibition graphics, home and hospitality decor, as well as art-reproduction.

Integral to the quality and durability of print output is the new Epson UltraChrome GS, an 8-colour eco-solvent type ink set (C,M,Y,K,LC,LM,+ O,G) with an exceptionally wide colour palette. This ink set also addresses commonly used spot colours and is available in efficient 950ml cartridges. Importantly for the environment and operators, Epson UltraChrome GS ink doesn't spread harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and is the first major eco-solvent type ink set to be launched without the need for a hazard symbol. This makes the Stylus Pro GS6000 both environmentally- and user-friendly.

MFA Talon Graphics is also developing new substrates to work with this wonderful new technology and we'll be updating our clients through this newsletter as progress is made. Stay tuned!

Friday, January 21, 2005

Scanning - Garbage In > Garbage Out

One of the most important steps of fine art digital reproduction is the scanning. The materials used in the scanning process are almost as important as the equipment used to do the scan. At Kolibri Art Studio we always advise the client that the best thing to do is to scan the original artwork. Scanning the originals give us the first generation of color and maximum amount of detail, giving us the opportunity to provide the very best and accurate reproduction of the artwork.

All of our original scans are done with a trusted third-party company with whom we have dealt for the last 11 years since Kolibri Digital Connection's conception. Their scans are the best anyone will be able to find anywhere in the world. You may think it's buyist of me to say so, but this company has developed their own scanner and color management software especially for the fine art world and for the last 11 years I haven't found anything that could beat their quality.

We also offer transparency scans at Kolibri Art Studio. With our color management workflow and our Scitex EverSmart Pro scanner we able to achieve incredible results from 4" x 5" or 8" x 10" transparencies.

When getting your transparencies done, please make sure that before you leave the photo lab, they match your artwork in color and details (I've seen many fuzzy ones) as much as possible. As I say in the heading: garbage in, garbage out. If your transparency is a bad reproduction of your artwork and that's what we will scan to reproduce it, the results will not be satisfactory not matter what we try to do in Photoshop to try to fix it.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Simone de la Espriella  - Director of Operations @ Marco Fine Arts, El Segundo, CAPosted by Hello

Getting Ready For ArtExpo N.Y.

Hello folks! We are currenlty getting ready to visit ArtExpo N. Y. as we do every year. We will be visiting our current clients and also hoping to meet a lot of new ones. Kolibri Art Studio and Kolibri Digital Connection's representatives, including myself, will be at the show on the first two days (March, 3rd and 4th) and available to answer any questions you might have regarding fine art reproduction (giclees or serigraphs).

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Welcome to the Digital Fine Art Production Blog!

I've been in the business of fine art reproduction for 10 years and love it. I welcome your comments and questions and promise to update this blog with new information about Kolibri Art Studio and our services every chance I get. Enjoy! Check us out @ The site is still under construction but there's a lot you can already learn from it.