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About Kirsty-Anne Ward

Kirsty-Anne Ward has been a part of the Innova Art team since 2012. She is responsible for marketing and design related activities within the company.

Full Solution from Innova at FESPA 2019

Visitors to FESPA 2019, Munich Messe, May 14-17 were taken on a trip around the world, exploring all the possibilities provided by Innova Art media. Immersing themselves in the work of artist John Dyer, founder of Last Chance to Paint, and a collection of photographs from the Atlas of Humanity project. Visitors to the Innova stand were able to experience global culture through stunning artwork. Each piece of artwork on stand B5-H18 at FESPA 2019 showed how matching the right media for the artwork style creates a quality combination. “FESPA 2019 was a fantastic event for Innova Art,” says CEO Nevelle Bower. “We had a great reaction to our metal and rigid substrate dye sublimation paper combination. Our newest inkjet media for archival eco solvent posters was also a hit. The team in attendance at the show had some brilliant feedback from the show floor. We are excited to see what the next few months bring for us.” True to form Innova showed that it is the full process that creates a quality product. New Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) faithfully reproduced the vibrant colours reflective of John Dyer’s style. Whilst Atlas of Humanity portraits were brought to life by the new winning combination for rigid dye sublimation substrates: JetMaster® Metal and JetMaster® Dye Sublimation Paper 190gsm (IFA 147). Signs on the stand, illustrating the Innova range were produced using resin coated inkjet photo paper mounted on a JetMaster® Photo Panel. Visitors from the photo retail sector were wowed by JetMaster® Acrylic: the latest addition to the Innova range for adding value to resin coated inkjet photo prints. Catching the eye of fine art print and sign makers alike was the GOframe canvas [...]

Full Solution from Innova at FESPA 20192019-06-04T10:30:02+01:00

Fine Art Trade Guild Digital Printer of the Year 2019 Announced

Innova Art Owner, Mike Ramos-Gonzlez, presented the award to winners Ian Yorke and Amanda Maggs of Iris Print. The best and brightest of the fine art industry were in Stratford-Upon-Avon for the 2019 Fine Art Trade Guild Masters dinner. Winners of all awards categories including Digital Printer of the Year, sponsored by Innova Art, were announced at the event. In addition to catching up on the latest industry news attendees were able to view the Guild Artists exhibition and the shortlisted entries for each award category. Iris Print are based in Worcestershire and have been in operation since 2009, producing giclée prints on a selection of digital fine art materials. Digital Printer of the Year 2019 was the first award the company has ever submitted an entry for and the three strong team were thrilled to win. Their submission included one photographic print, one fine art print and one print of the technical image file supplied by Innova Art. The panel of judges including Laura Townsend, Colour Management Specialist at Innova Art, assessed each entry for Digital Printer of the Year 2019. The team at Iris Print had to meet a range of criteria, including expertise in matching media to the artwork genre and digital print techniques such as colour density and shadow detail. Competition was stiff but it was their print of the technical image file which secured Iris Print the top spot. Entries for the 2020 Fine Art Trade Guild Awards will open at the end of the year, follow the Fine Art Trade Guild for the latest news.

Fine Art Trade Guild Digital Printer of the Year 2019 Announced2019-06-17T11:13:22+01:00

Edgy Image Display: Acrylic and Dye Sublimation Metal Launch at FESPA 2019

Step into the world of effortless image display with two new products in the JetMaster® Image Display Systems range. Frameless image displays have been a growing trend in the décor market for a number of years. Joining the existing line up of innovative products in the JetMaster® image display systems range from Innova, two new display options will help you satisfy this demand. See JetMaster® Metal and JetMaster® Acrylic on stand B5-H18 at FESPA 2019, May 14th-17th, Munich, Germany. Revitalise resin coated photo prints with JetMaster® Acrylic Create stunning displays for desktop display with new JetMaster® Acrylic. No need to invest in expensive specialist equipment, just a desktop printer. Simply print your image onto resin coated inkjet photo paper, mount face down to the back of an acrylic panel and trim off the excess. If you are already familiar with the JetMaster® Photo Panel from Innova, you may already have some of the tools required. Available in sizes of 5x5”, 5x7” and 8x10”, JetMaster® Acrylic panels are packed in quantities of 10, each pack includes desk stands for the finished print. With a stylish bevelled edge, each size enables you to present images without a frame and still have a versatile piece of home décor. JetMaster® Acrylic panels are so simple to make, you could even create a whole series of gifts for your loved ones from the comfort of your own home. In addition to a JetMaster® Acrylic panel in a size suitable for your resin coated inkjet photo paper print, you will need: a squeegee, a JetMaster® alignment frame, an acrylic spacer for your alignment frame, a cutting tool and a cutting mat. Once you have these tools, they can be used for [...]

Edgy Image Display: Acrylic and Dye Sublimation Metal Launch at FESPA 20192019-05-14T22:41:19+01:00

Photo Art by Pictorico Now Available from Selected Innova Retailers

Photographers and screen printers in Europe can now purchase Pictorico film direct from a limited number of Innova resellers. Following on from an announcement of their collaboration in September 2018, Innova Art are pleased to present the initial offering of Photo Art by Pictorico. One of the world’s most popular inkjet transparency films, Pictorico has been the professionals choice for many years. Digital negatives can be created using image editing software and then printed onto Innova Photo Art by Pictorico films using any pigment or dye inkjet printer. Initially available in A4 and A3+ sheet formats, in quantities of 20 sheets, roll formats will be available to purchase later in the year. Enabling digital photographers to combine the latest technology with their love of the darkroom. Pictorico Ultra Premium OHP Transparency Film 184gsm (IPF 121) features an ultra high ink load capacity, ideal for creating contact prints. For artists and screen makers, few inkjet transparency films match the quality of Pictroico Pro OHP Transparency Film 174gsm (IPF 120). The high inkload capacity of this inkjet transparency film enables the creation of dense black lines or halftone patterns with clearly defined edges. “We are really excited to be able to enable the continued supply of Pictorico film into Europe,” says James Cannone, Sales Manager for Innova Art. “There was a great reaction to the announcement ahead of Photokina last year. We now have a few resellers in the UK who are able to stock the product and ship throughout Europe.” To purchase Innova Photo Art by Pictorico inkjet transparency films in A4 or A3+ sheets, contact one of the Innova resellers below: Silverprint Photographic Supplies: www.silverprint.co.uk, +44 (0) 1202 051180, sales@silverprint.co.uk Firstcall Photographic: www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk, +44 (0) [...]

Photo Art by Pictorico Now Available from Selected Innova Retailers2019-05-07T14:32:52+01:00

Quality Every Time: Innova Art at FESPA 2019

The key to every project is quality. Of everything involved in bringing a project to life: the print, the finish, the speed of service and more. On stand B5-H18 at FESPA 2019 visitors to Munich Messe will be able to see how the Innova range can help fulfil these goals. The Innova range of media provides printmakers with exceptional quality. Within the Innova Graphic Art range, owners of eco solvent, latex or UV machines can find compatible papers which provide the same quality as aqueous archival aqueous inkjet fine art papers. New Innova Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) is ideal for diversification into the lucrative décor art market. Image displays with a high quality finish which can be produced quickly may sound difficult to achieve in house. A visit to Innova Art on stand B5-H18 at FESPA 2019 will show you image display options that can be created in just a few minutes, without any specialist tools or skills. Mount a resin coated (RC) photo paper print onto a JetMaster® Photo Panel for instant added profit. Offer unique home décor by creating stretched canvases in multiples shapes and sizes with GOframe canvas stretching systems. Upsell multiple prints in style with a Pinchbook™ Photo Book: simply fold back the cover and insert your prints. No need for glue or staples and the content in a Pinchbook™ Photo Book can be easily changed - perfect as a way to generate repeat business. Innovate your image display offerings New JetMaster® Acrylic panels create sophisticated displays with minimal effort. If you are familiar with the JetMaster® Photo Panel available from Innova, you are already halfway towards being able to make these desktop image displays. Print an image on [...]

Quality Every Time: Innova Art at FESPA 20192019-04-30T15:42:57+01:00

Explore Every Opportunity with Innova Art at FESPA 2019

Returning to the halls of FESPA Global Print Expo, Innova Art will take visitors on a journey of endless possibilities at Munich Messe, May 14-17, 2019. Take a trip around the world on stand B5-H18 at FESPA 2019, exploring all the print possibilities provided by the Innova Art range.  Substrates for long or short term indoor signage, image displays for home or retail décor and archival quality papers compatible with eco solvent or aqueous technology. The only limit is your imagination. Immerse yourself in global destinations and experience international cultures with an eye catching display. The Innova Art stand at FESPA 2019 will feature work by artist John Dyer, founder of Last Chance to Paint, and images from the Atlas of Humanity project, curated by Martin Vegas. Each piece of work invites you to see a specific location from a different perspective or view it through the eyes of a local. Discover new products Experience the latest archival inkjet media from Innova: Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145). This lightweight, archival quality paper features a natural white base tone and soft textured surface. Part of the Innova Graphic Art range, it is compatible with eco solvent, latex and UV print technology. The surface of this paper is capable of producing rich deep blacks as well as highly saturated colours. The print quality is equivalent to a water based substrate, ideal for the décor art market that this paper is designed for. The lightweight of Innova Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) makes handling finished prints simple: roll and ship in a tube or place in a frame ready for display. Explore your creative limits and diversify the substrates you can offer [...]

Explore Every Opportunity with Innova Art at FESPA 20192019-04-04T14:24:41+01:00

The Photography Show Business

Innova Art showed how to do it at The Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham, 16-19 March 2019  On the basis that show, not tell, is always the best way to convince anyone, Innova Art’s spectacular Atlas of Humanity exhibition at The Photography Show 2019, NEC, Birmingham, 16-19 March, certainly did the job.  Devised in association with the Italian photographer and curator Martin Vegas, the Atlas of Humanity exhibition – images of people from around the world, printed on premium Innova Art substrates – proved one of the talking points of the fair. As Innova Art MD Mike Ramos-Gonzalez said, “We’ve shown Atlas of Humanity across Europe and America, and the reaction is always the same: what beautiful portraits, what amazing prints – now which papers do I buy to get my work looking that good?” The four Innova Art papers used to make the prints included two papers from the acclaimed Innova Editions® range: Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm (IFA 69) – a pure white photographic base paper with a true barium sulphate layer; and Fabriano Printmaking Rag 310gsm (IFA 107), the 100% cotton, mouldmade paper based on centuries-old papermaking techniques, with a unique white tone and soft grain texture.  Atlas of Humanity images were also printed on the Innova Smooth Cotton High White 100% Cotton 315gsm (IFA 14), one of the most popular Innova Art papers with a smooth, matte finish that lets images speak for themselves; and Innova FibaPrint® Ultra Smooth Gloss 285gsm (IFA 49), the multi-award-winning digital fibre based baryta paper with an ultra-smooth gloss finish. Ramos-Gonzalez added, “There was a steady flow of people who, after admiring the exhibition, came straight over to the stand, wanting to buy the same paper they’d seen up [...]

The Photography Show Business2019-04-01T16:43:35+01:00

In Conversation with John Dyer: Inspiring Change Through Art

Art can be an amazing thing: it can inspire emotion and ignite passion in any viewer. Late in 2018, Innova Art heard of an inspirational project underway from an artist who aims to change the way young people view the conservation of endangered species, environments and cultures around the world. Curious to find out more, eInnovation News had a conversation with John Dyer, founder of Last Chance to Paint. eInnovation News: What inspired the Last Chance to Paint project? John Dyer: In 2015 I worked on a ground breaking painting project with Amazon Indian Nixiwaka Yawanawá ’Spirit of the Rainforest' and this type of cultural and global exploration through painting is something that I believe has huge potential. Whilst putting together my new book ‘Painting the Colours of the World’ with the author Kate Dinn and Alan Titchmarsh, who wrote the foreword, it became obvious that the last chapter had to be forward looking - new projects and that it should build on my global painting experiences and ’Spirit of the Rainforest' I always have so many projects in my mind, so once I started to consider these it seemed logical to bracket them into one large project with a series of ‘chapters'. I was inspired many years ago by the work of Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001) who wrote The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas also travelled with WWF zoologist Mark Carwardine and wrote a book ‘Last Chance to See’. I approached Mark, who agreed that ‘Last Chance to Paint’ was a great idea for the last chapter of my new book and the project has grown from that point. My work is studied at schools across the UK and beyond and ‘Last [...]

In Conversation with John Dyer: Inspiring Change Through Art2019-03-12T11:10:52+01:00

See the World: Atlas of Humanity at The Photography Show 2019

Innova Art are pleased to be working in association with Atlas of Humanity to show a selection of prints from the project at The Photography Show 2019, March 16-19, Birmingham NEC. Inspired by the UNESCO universal declaration: “to help preserve and promote cultural diversity”, Atlas of Humanity is a collection of photographs conceived and curated by Martin Vegas. Started in 2015, the project has grown organically over time. Collated from contributions by more than 100 photographers worldwide, with an ever growing collection of images, currently showing more than 400 ethnic groups. Atlas of Humanity has one aim: to celebrate diversity through a photographic record of every culture worldwide. For the first time in the UK, visitors to The Photography Show 2019 will be able to get a taste of this ambitious project in print within a dedicated gallery space. Each image will be printed on a specially selected archival inkjet media manufactured by Innova Art. Prior to Photokina 2018, where the first printed exhibition took place, the only way that the Atlas of Humanity collection could be seen was online. Through the selection of images on display, visitors to The Photography Show 2019 will see that every photograph in the Atlas of Humanity project focusses on the diversity of the subject matter. The creative styles and approaches of each individual photographer are secondary to the subject of the image. Although their individual talents are not the focus of this project, the pool of photographers building this collection is as diverse as the collection itself. Ranging from professionals and photo journalists with multiple awards, through to talented amateurs and friends of photographers already involved. Anyone and everyone who uses a camera is invited to contribute to [...]

See the World: Atlas of Humanity at The Photography Show 20192019-03-12T14:51:01+01:00

New Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145)

Brand new to the Innova Graphic Art range, Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) is specifically designed for open edition art and poster prints. With a soft textured natural white surface this eco solvent, latex and UV ink compatible, archival quality, inkjet fine art paper is reminiscent of a traditional etching paper. The key difference is the lightweight base. This means that every print produced on this paper is ultra flexible: ideal for shipping prints in tubes ready for framing. The matte surface finish makes it a highly versatile substrate, ideal for a wide range of creative work…graphic design, illustration, fine art, photography…the only limit is your imagination. New Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) is ideal for printers operating in the décor art market. Available in rolls from 30” up to 60” wide, in lengths of 30m, perfect for volume requirements where you want to spend time printing, not changing rolls on the machine. No stranger to the quality demanded by the inkjet fine art industry. Innova Art have used their decades of experience to make sure the new Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) ticks all the boxes. Capable of reproducing rich, deep blacks and a wide colour gamut. OBA, acid and lignin free: inline with archival standards required for museums and galleries. In addition to the high print quality, Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145) is made from sustainably sourced alpha cellulose. Ensuring that the supply chain does not have an adverse effect on the environment. The paper is also recyclable, so if your print ever reaches the end of its life, the paper it was printed on can be transformed into something new. [...]

New Eco Solvent Poster Art Paper 210gsm (IFA 145)2019-02-21T15:31:07+01:00