Since 1981, Steiner Prints has published a variety of prints for the wildlife art market, primarily offset lithographs and giclees.
Offset lithography works by transferring an image photographically to thin metal printing plates. Unlike other forms of printing, the image on the printing plate is not recessed or raised. Rollers apply oil-based ink and water to the plates. Since oil and water don’t mix, the oil-based ink won’t adhere to the non-image areas. Only the inked image portion is then transferred to a rubber blanket (cylinder) that then transfers the image onto the paper as it passes between it and another cylinder beneath the paper. The term offset refers to the fact that the image isn’t printed directly to the paper from the plates, but is offset or transferred to another surface that then makes contact with the paper.
A Giclee print is created by utilizing high resolution digital scans printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates, usually canvas or cotton archival papers. The giclee process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction and connotes a certain elevation in printmaking technology.
All of Steiner Prints’ art prints are created using archival quality inks and museum quality papers such as lustro dull cover, ragcote, or the highest quality canvas’. All prints published by Steiner Prints are offered as limited editions, all numbered and signed by the artist.