New Lighting Creates Efficient Work and Presentation Area
Located in Beacon, N.Y., Beacon Fine Art Printing is a “one stop shop” for artists and photographers seeking limited edition prints, reproduction of original artwork, and prints for gallery shows. In addition to printing, the company offers mounting, image capture, retouching, and framing services.
Beacon Fine Art Printing is a Hahnemühle-certified studio. This ensures to their clients that proper methods of reproduction are utilized — including color workflow management, standard light color matching conditions, and that the shop has demonstrated competence in fine art printing. Owner Rob Penner says, “My goal is to become a consistent resource for them, and to help them develop and advance their ideas and techniques so that the best possible prints come from every image.”
To view small prints and samples, Rob uses a GTI (Booth 11447) PDV-3. For larger prints, he mounts a large sheet of metal on a wall and uses magnets to hold up artwork. The panel was illuminated by studio lighting, a combination of warm and cool fluorescent lamps. A row of gallery lights, with 4700K bulbs, was also installed, but these didn’t provide enough throw and created hot spots.
To meet his customers’ expectations Rob realized he needed a professional lighting and viewing area for wide-format work. He was familiar with GTI’s lighting solutions, so he visited GTI’s website to determine which system was best for him. Beacon is a short drive to GTI’s office in Newburgh, N.Y., so he also visited the office to discuss lighting solutions and confirm his decision.
Beacon Fine Art Printing purchased two GTI GLL-1032e/PH luminaires for wall viewing. The GLL-1032e/PH is a high output luminaire that features a hybrid parabolic lens, and a geometry design that directs the light toward the wall. The luminaires use GTI Graphiclite 100 lamps., which are manufactured with a unique blend of fluorescent phosphors that result in a superior D50 spectrum, and a tight compliance to industry standards.
Consistency of viewing is important when producing high quality prints for a high-end client base. The GTI lighting system has helped Rob raise his business to the next level by providing an ISO 3664:2009 viewing environment. He has also raised the image of his business to his customers by creating a professional viewing area.
Rob summarizes the results by saying, “When I installed the system it was unbelievable — all of a sudden I had this incredibly efficient and consistent lighting area. I couldn’t be happier with the system. It works exactly how it is supposed to work. Buying the GTI wall viewing system was the right decision to make.”