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Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:52 pm

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Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:10 pm

Received the JJ linkin park print. Thrown into the tube with no craft paper or anything! Lol awesome
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:48 pm

aldobishalini wrote:Received the JJ linkin park print. Thrown into the tube with no craft paper or anything! Lol awesome
Their shipping is fudge. Mine was beat around the edges but I think that is it.

Blade Runner looks pretty great. Reg is my preference from those pics.
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:35 pm

I like them both and can’t wait to see them in person to decide which will go into a frame
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Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:11 pm

The "Blade Runner" looks incredible, both editions. Effing brilliant, hats off to James Jean and the group that ran this one... of course reveal comes at a time when I was finally lamping on seeking out unattainable posters.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:25 am

So can all us Akira owners agree to scrap all the prints and reprint them, cause man that fudge just isn't fair.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:06 am

Nope!

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Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:08 am

It does look awesome, but I've learned my lesson when it comes to JJ's commision pieces. Having seen the disparity in print quality between my JJ Akira and his normal time released pieces I don't think I would risk $500 + dollars on this new bladerunner. That's not to say that JJ's Akira isn't a very cool piece, its just that its so grainy and pixelated compared to Adrift, Udon II, and Year of the Monkey.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 am

Screen print vs giclee
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:26 am

I mean....all of those prints are giclee so....yeah.

i think with blade runner they learned from the printing of Akira and went 'spare no expense'.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 am

what exactly was the problem with the Akira printing? All the pics I saw online of actual prints looked pretty incredible, but admittedly, I haven't seen one in person.

And the printing on these BRs seems above and beyond. I'm not familiar with "transparent" inks, but whatever they did seems to be amazing from the pics and videos I've seen.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:57 am

i would say its akin to some of Edminston's first few screen prints (Evil Dead 2) where from far away it looks fine but close up it could look blotchy.

Versus something like Edminston's Hateful Eight which has a much more measured approach to its layering and execution.

Anyone know how many layers were on Akira.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:02 pm

35mmpaul wrote:i would say its akin to some of Edminston's first few screen prints (Evil Dead 2) where from far away it looks fine but close up it could look blotchy.

Versus something like Edminston's Hateful Eight which has a much more measured approach to its layering and execution.

Anyone know how many layers were on Akira.
I think I only have Mitchell portrait giclees, Edmiston EWAF, and a few art prints (Tomer Hanuka's Spring Awakening is a giclee I think?) and those all look great. Haven't seen the Edminston Evil Dead in person either, but I have heard that complaint.

So Akira is a giclee but it was printed in layers? I guess my understanding of giclee printing is wrong . . . in thought all layers in a giclee were printed at once. Interesting.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:06 pm

Akira is a screenprint
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 pm

jmagee87 wrote:Akira is a screenprint
Ah, I see now, they meant JJs other prints were giclees (Udon, Adrift, etc.)

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