Processes
The processes below describe some of the current printing techniques available to produce fine art prints. The majority of Jerry's work is produced using an archival process and a custom fine art printer.

  • Process:Jerry Kencke ~ Artistic Process
    Description:To produce a body of work is a time consuming, labor intensive and amazingly creative process. From the capture of the scene, then production of an image and finally, presentation of the finished piece, Jerry’s artistic eye and hand are essential to each step.

    CAPTURING the perfect image takes timing and planning. Some images he has planned for years, composing them in his mind and then waiting….waiting for the right weather, light and action to come together in a particular place. The images in this collection represent over 10 years of work. But, capturing the perfect image is only part of the art.

    PRODUCING his fine art images, Jerry works with a custom specialist in fine art printing. Since he shoots mostly in film, he must oversee an exacting digital conversion to carefully replicate the colors. Then, he decides what to print on, choosing a surface and finish to best complement the look he wants for the finished piece. And finally, he uses only archival inks and papers so that the colors of your art investment remain true over several years.

    PRESENTING the art is critical. Jerry believes that the presentation of his work must become part of the art. He has always done his own matting and framing. He often spends days selecting the right mats and deciding how to assemble a piece to best showcase the work. Over the past few years, he has developed a reputation for his finely crafted, hand-finished old wood frames. Using wood that has been harvested from old buildings and barns, he hand selects deeply grained wood and begins his labor intensive process of preparing a frame. Many of his old wood frames are actually 2-3 frames within a frame. Each frame is hand finished with fine wood stains, finishes and waxes to perfectly complement the look and feel of the image.

  • Process:Giclee'
    Description:Giclee' is a French term meaning “to spurt.” The term giclee' was created by Iris Graphic of Bedford, Massachusetts. The term describes very high quality inkjet printing which offers high resolution, color density detail and exact color management. In this direct process, the digital image file is transferred to an inkjet fine art printer that sprays extremely fine drops of archival pigment inks onto fine art paper. Based on scientific accelerated aging tests, these giclee prints have an color durability of 75 to 200 years depending on the material it’s printed on.

    Advantages:
    Archival, fine art prints
    Choice of fine art media for printing such as canvas*, watercolor paper, or photo paper.
    Exact color consistency between prints
    Rapid reproduction
    More options in size of prints

    * Canvas printing allows lightweight framing options without glass.

  • Process:LightJet
    Description:A digital image is transferred to a machine that burns laser light onto traditional photographic paper, which in turn is developed in standard chemistry. The papers in this process are a new generation of very fade resistant photographic papers. These prints are referred to as LightJet prints, which simply reflects the name of the manufacturer of the printing machine.

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