Cyclops Print Works: Release and Discussion Thread

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Postby aibohphobia on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:29 pm

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Please use this thread to discuss upcoming releases from the newly launched Cyclops Print Works.

Cyclops Print Works is a branch of Collectors Editions with a primary publishing focus on limited-edition serigraph printed art pieces — which include pieces created for officially-licensed properties from The Walt Disney Company, among others. With the aim of putting out beautiful, memorable serigraphs that are catered to both collectors and non-collectors alike, we work with talented artists that have various backgrounds in animation, publishing, and fine art. Being a part of the Collectors Editions family, we are allowed the privilege of curating even the production process by working directly with Eclipse Workshop – Collectors Editions’ in-house production arm with well over 25 years of experience in producing fine art serigraphs.
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Postby jkw3000 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:30 pm

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The debut release from Cyclops Print Works will be Disney·Pixar’s Inside Out, with artwork done by Disney artist Stacey Aoyama (lettering by Stacey Aoyama and Eric Tan) – an 18”x 24” fine art serigraph with 23 colors, hand-deckled edges, and a varnish finish, produced in a limited-edition run of 305; plus, it will be hand-signed and hand-numbered by the artist. This inaugural release from Cyclops Print Works will launching on the same day of the film’s release on June 19, 2015 and will be available exclusively atwww.cyclopsprintworks.com with an MSRP of $70.
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Postby aibohphobia on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:31 pm

Announcing the first print release from Cyclops Print Works:

Inside Out by Stacey Aoyama

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The poster is an 18 x 24 inch, 23 color screenprint with hand-deckled edges. It’s hand signed and numbered by the artist. in an edition of 305, costs $70 and will be available at 11 a.m. PST June 19 at http://www.cyclopsprintworks.com.
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Postby Halo97 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:34 pm

I feel sorry for whoever had to print that. It's neat but not 23 colors neat.
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Postby jkw3000 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:35 pm

In all seriousness I'm curious to where all 23 colors are, would love some process pics or something...
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Postby matowest on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:35 pm

Halo97 wrote:It's neat but not $70 neat.

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Postby partpat on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:37 pm

I think the print looks nice. It's a classy movie poster, deckled edges , colorful and signed by the artist. Best of luck guys!
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Postby danieldanger on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:05 pm

a 23 color print for $70 is crazy.

i like the image, its a very well executed classy timeless pixar vibe, but i cannot figure out the 23 color thing. its kinda mindboggling. even struzen was only like 20 colors.
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Postby partpat on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:07 pm

Going to go see the movie this Saturday, hope its good!

Just sounds like a lot of colors and quality for a $70.00 print.
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Postby matowest on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:09 pm

partpat wrote:Going to go see the movie this Saturday, hope its good!

Just sounds like a lot of colors and quality for a $70.00 print.

Movie is terrific
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Postby Celsius on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:15 pm

danieldanger wrote:a 23 color print for $70 is crazy.

i like the image, its a very well executed classy timeless pixar vibe, but i cannot figure out the 23 color thing. its kinda mindboggling. even struzen was only like 20 colors.


It's because this wasn't originally a serigraph. The characters themselves and the title and not the effects are 17 colors needed. then there are the effects. Then the parts where the effects overlap -- well the artist didn't make it so when they blend they create the color they are supposed to, so that's another color and another pass. Also, the background is another color.

Oh, the printer is Eclipse Workshop, the main printers of Shag (Josh Agle's) work.
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Postby microcosmicmedia on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:33 pm

danieldanger wrote:a 23 color print for $70 is crazy.

i like the image, its a very well executed classy timeless pixar vibe, but i cannot figure out the 23 color thing. its kinda mindboggling. even struzen was only like 20 colors.


Yeah was puzzled at first trying to figure out how they broke down the screens, then actually saw this one on press and it's as crazy as it sounds-- an insane amount of care going into matching the original pixar illustration with overprints etc. The printer is completely mad (in the best way possible). I'm just glad I wasn't printing the f^cker
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Postby SteveGo on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:42 pm

I'd be curious to know why they went with the deckled edges. Not saying it's bad, I'm just wondering.
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Postby jkw3000 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:49 pm

microcosmicmedia wrote:
danieldanger wrote:a 23 color print for $70 is crazy.

i like the image, its a very well executed classy timeless pixar vibe, but i cannot figure out the 23 color thing. its kinda mindboggling. even struzen was only like 20 colors.


Yeah was puzzled at first trying to figure out how they broke down the screens, then actually saw this one on press and it's as crazy as it sounds-- an insane amount of care going into matching the original pixar illustration with overprints etc. The printer is completely mad (in the best way possible). I'm just glad I wasn't printing the f^cker


Crazy. Not doubting it but it's really fascinating for those of us not in the know. Pretty obvious that seeing this IRL will probably blow away the jpeg.
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Postby Celsius on Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:05 pm

SteveGo wrote:I'd be curious to know why they went with the deckled edges. Not saying it's bad, I'm just wondering.


It's hard to see in the other pics but there is a background layer

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And when we showed the artist she liked having the edges deckled to complement the piece. It worked as a double plus since if people also want to float it, it will look pretty neat.
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