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Prints on paper and canvas, both standard and archival inks, are all individually signed and numbered by Carol Thompson.

Standard ink prints are printed on 80# cover acid free paper.  Standard inks are printed using Hewlett Packard inks with a lightfastness rating of up to 17 years. 

Archival inks are Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks with improved print permanence characteristics that provide lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years. 

Ultrasmooth Paper -- Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper is 100% cotton hot press for long term durability, is acid free and pH buffered to preserve fine art, is a natural white with an ultra smooth surface for incredible detail and accurate reproduction, and is specially designed for Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks. Paper prints should be properly framed and matted under glass and should not be displayed in direct sunlight or under constant fluorescent lighting. 

Velvet Paper -- Epson Somerset Velvet Paper 100% cotton rag for long term durability, is acid free and pH buffered to preserve fine art, has a radiant white surface for vivid color reproduction, has a velvet surface for rich details and accurate reproduction, and is specially designed for Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks. Paper prints should be properly framed and matted under glass and should not be displayed in direct sunlight or under constant fluorescent lighting. 

Canvas prints are printed on "Epson Premium Canvas Satin" water resistant canvas using Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival inks with improved print permanence characteristics that provide lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years. Made from a durable blend of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton, this unique heavyweight, quality canvas utilizes a tight weave that is ideal for fine art reproductions. It offers a high resolution coating that is pliable enough to withstand stretching without sagging, and displays a subtle texture for a true artistic look and feel. Combined with incredible color reproduction, PremierArt Water Resistant Canvas for Epson provides a high gloss finish, instant dry versatility, and water resistance to allow for all applications that require the highest image quality and an archival display life.  Canvas prints are coated with a protective spray to seal and protect the artwork from moisture, UV light fade, humidity, atmospheric contaminants, abrasion, and fingerprints.  These canvas prints are printed for gallery wrapping so they can be displayed as is or framed. The smaller canvas prints can be displayed nicely on small easels on desks, bookshelfs, tables, etc.

Canvas - Flat - an unstretched canvas that can be shipped rolled in a tube.  Canvases are printed for gallery wrapping.

Canvas - Rolled - an unstretched canvas that can be shipped rolled in a tube.  Canvases are printed for gallery wrapping.

Canvas - Stretched - the canvas is stretched on wood bars and is ready for framing.  Stretched canvases are gallery wrapped.

Gallery wrapping - the image continues around the edge of the stretched canvas so the print can be displayed framed or as is.   Please note that the part of the image intended for the sides of the stretched canvas are not part of the original painting completed by Carol Thompson.  This extension of the painting is completed by the artist using advanced computer software along with her artistic interpretation or by using a mirrored technique that is completed by the computer technician in cooperation with the artist.
 

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