Expanding Markets with Roland’s Texart RT-640
Photographic Works | Tucson, Arizona
Mary Findysz started her career as a commercial photographer, opening her company, Photographic Works, in 1982. She quickly became part of Tucson, Arizona’s booming art scene. Early on, Findysz used a Roland printer to produce archival ink prints. “We’ve always made fine art prints using the best tools available to us,” she said.
Photographic Works does fine art printmaking for museums, galleries, and private collections - locally, across the country and internationally, including special projects for the National Parks.
When Findysz started thinking about dye sublimation, she researched Roland printers. “The quality and reliability of Roland’s equipment is simply unmatched. I saw the Texart RT-640 and was really impressed with the wide color gamut.
“The quality and reliability of Roland’s equipment is simply unmatched. I saw the Texart RT-640 and was really impressed with the wide color gamut.”
“The option to run 8 colors, including orange and violet, made this the printer for me. Color management is really important to our workflow. Using ErgoSoft Roland Edition helps us achieve more precise image quality,” said Findysz.
Findysz reports that their fine art clients love to see their prints on non-standard media, such as aluminum or maple wood, and in non-standard sizes. The sublimated prints are also a huge hit with their many “phonographer” clients.
Photographic Works has printed dye-sublimated landscapes, illustrative drawings, graphic images, pen and ink, scratch board art, and of course, lots of photographs.
“We can make images up to 40” x 60” – we are only limited by the size of the heat press,” she said.
“We have some non-traditional ideas and we work with some super-creative artists. With dye-sub capability, there’s a whole myriad of possibilities.
“Prints on metal look so vibrant and alive,” said Findysz. “People who order prints on paper are now asking us to make them on metal too. We’ve opened up options to display their art in new ways.”