light impressions by vitali prokopenko

Making a Print

1. Printing


All prints are individually handmade to the order using some of the best materials currently available.

The first step in making a finished print is printing with archival inks on archival canvas.

2. Drying


Print rests for a day. This ensures that ink is completely dry.

3. Coating


Next the print is coated with acrylic. The print coated with acrylic needs to dry for another day.

Covering with acrylic enhances print saturation and dynamic range of an image, bonds ink to canvas, protects ink from UV and elements.

4. Stretching


Preparing to stretch canvas. Tools and stretching bars.

5. Stretched Canvas


Now canvas is stretched. This is how the back looks like.

6. On a Wall


Final piece hanging on a wall next to couple others.