NOTE THAT THE PRICE IS A 50% DOWN PAYMENT - the final cost will be $1000 (or $1200), and the remainder will be payable when the portfolio is ready to ship. Please make sure you're clear about this, since I will be using the down payments to cover the cost of the supplies and will not be able to offer refunds if you change your mind.
This is a preorder for a deluxe print portfolio by Simon Hanselmann. The portfolio will be done sometime in 2018 (most likely), but I'm not committing to a date. All preorders will receive an additional print from the proofing of this project as thanks for your early support.
The portfolio will contain seven 17" x 22" fine art giclee prints using Ultrachrome K3 ink and cotton rag paper.
There are two versions (edition A and edition B). In edition A, all seven prints will be signed and numbered on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching rag paper. In my opinion, this is the best fine art print paper available in terms of texture, weight, and color registration. In edition B, one print will be signed and numbered on Hahnemuhle, and the rest will be on Epson Velvet cotton rag paper. (Velvet is extremely high quality, just not quite up to the standard set by Hahnemuhle.)
The portfolio is the same for both versions. It will be 18" x 23.5" bound by hand in italian bookcloth with Rives BFK endpapers and a cloth-covered pocket to hold the prints. The cover will feature an additional in-set print, and the portfolio will be numbered and signed/sketched by the artist.
The total edition size is 10 copies, which breaks down like this:
2 AP copies for the publisher and artist
3 copies in edition A (SOLD OUT)
5 copies in edition B