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We can supply individual prints and parts so you can make your own lamp and shade. Contact us for a quote.
Giclée printing has become highly regarded by artists, collectors, galleries, and museums. It combines digital printers with pigment inks and archival media. We have considerable experience with digitally processing images for color, brightness, contrast, and detail.
For lamps we print on Photo Silk, also called "Smooth Photo Cloth" on Redipix and "Water resistant satin cloth" by Lexjet. Our protective coating can provide a gloss surface, but this choice makes little difference for back-lit media. For when the light is off, we recommend no coating so the shade is matte and looks like a fine weave fabric.
We apply a clear 10-mil laminate to the back of the print on Photo Silk to provide support for the shade. With the print on the outside it retains the gorgeous matte fabric look.
To form a cylinder we use steel wire rings on the top and bottom. The top spider ring has three brass-plated spokes with a hole in the center to fit on a harp or bulb clip with threaded finial to hold it together on the top. For hanging lamps the spider ring is placed on the bottom. The laminate stops about a half inch from the top and bottom of the print so the print can wrap around the rings with glue to hold it together permanently.
Table lamps have a solid oak round base and an antiqued copper pipe riser. Above the pipe it has a harp and E26 bulb socket with a push-tab switch.
When purchasing a bulb for your shade, it is important to consider color temperature, bulb size, bulb shape, and frosted or not. More bulb information here.