Silicon started in 1993 as a gallery specializing in "Art created on or influenced by the computer". In those early days many of our artists printed on, the now legendary, IRIS printers. After years of customers asking us what an IRIS was we decided to buy one!
That was back in 1996 and with our treasured IRIS 3047 we launched Silicon Fine Art Prints. Since then we have continually invested in technology and added new equipment to meet the demands of our artist and photographer clients. We may be small but we have a list of equipment that can help you make he most of your vision whether it's an amazing print, stretched canvas or custom mounted work.
We are proudly an Epson shop, we purchased one of the first archival Epson wide format printer they made back in 2000, the Epson 9500P. Since then we have added to our Epson products and now have 6 printers, 3 are 44" wide, two 64" wide and one sheet fed printer we use for special projects.
If you have a large job involving over 100 prints of the same size we offer special contract pricing.
We have four digital scanning devices, a Hasselbald Imacon for negatives and transparencies, a large flat bed scanner, a Betterlight digital scanning back system and a Nikon D800. More information in our scanning section.
We can also mount your work on a variety of substrates including, museum board, foam board, Gatorfoam®, Sintra®, DiBond®, acrylic or complete ready to hang face mounted images.
Silicon was founded upon a unique collaborative printmaking model established by a handful of fine arts workshops and presses in the United States.
While the tools at Silicon are digital, the philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that it is the chemistry between the artist and the printmaker that results in the finest work.
This relationship is very dynamic and allows for new ideas to constantly emerge throughout the process.
By 2001 we had 3 IRIS printers in Philly
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