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Free Valentines Card Template

Valentines Day is not just for lovers and romance, but a time to remember everyone you love in your life and those who love you. New parents like to be reminded about not only how much they love their children but also how much their children love them back. So Dad, if you want to score points on Valentines Day give your wife a card from her little girl or boy.  Or, Mom, do the same for Dad.

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Happy Birthday Warren Buffet

Happy Birthday Warren Buffet! Since today is his 83rd birthday, I thought it appropriate to post an art reproduction example we did for the artist  Dave Phillips and his wonderful pencil/graphite portrait of the Oracle of Omaha.

Artwork by Dave Phillips, reproduction and giclee printing by Hamilton Color Lab

Artwork by Dave Phillips, reproduction and giclee printing by Hamilton Color Lab

Dave Phillips is an local Omaha artist who envisioned a series of portraits of great leaders in various industries: business, music, sports etc. The past few years have not been kind to Dave and an fireman’s accident left him unable to work.

Through friends and colleagues word got to Warren about this exceptional portrait and after seeing the original  Mr. Buffet gave Dave permission to reproduce and sell quality reproductions. This gave Dave the endorsement needed to continue with his sponsors, one of which was Hamilton Color Lab, to proceed with the digital capture and giclee prints.

The journey of a new artist when they bring Hamilton Color Lab their first piece of art to reproduce is special and this was no exception. So much time, in this case hundreds of hours, goes into a piece of art that it’s almost like handing over a child to a new caregiver with the hope they will take care of your child as much as you would.

Then there is the worry and anticipation of seeing the reproduction. Will is represent your art in the best way possible? Will the detail and color be captured accurately and faithfully represent the original? Will a customer recognize the reproduction as a copy, or will it almost pass as an original?

Obviously each piece of art is different, and how a reproduction will translate to different papers is a unique depending on the medium. In the case of the Warren Buffet reproduction the original was created with graphite pencil on water color paper. The choice to print the reproductions on Velvet Cotton Rag paper using  the Giclee process on our Epson 9900  was obvious.

The result was nothing more than amazing. The digital capture using our special flat camera lens was able to pick up the finest detail strokes, maintain sharpness corner to corner without any lens distortion. Dave Phillips was hard pressed to tell the difference between his original piece of art and the reproductions.

Warren Buffet was impressed enough with the results he signed six copies and gave his blessing for this representation of him to be sold by the artist. Dave Phillips was appreciative enough for our work that he signed the first copy and gave it to us and it now hangs in our lobby,  not only an example of the quality of our art digital captures and printing capabilities, but to give recognition to an Omaha native who has brought attention to our great city of Omaha.

On this day, August 30th, we say Happy Birthday Warren Buffet.


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Welcome to our blog

Hamilton Color Lab

Welcome to the Hamilton Color Lab blog, stay tuned for more information on digital printing, special projects to inspire and ideas to make your business images ROCK

What can you expect? Obviously information on the products and services we provide, but you will also find much more.

For example:

  • Famous people we have printed, including sports figures and presidents
  • Craft projects to do with your photos
  • Graduating Senior photo tips (I’ve had 4 seniors now)
  • Photo Decorating ideas
  • Fundraising ideas with photographs
  • How to sort through vintage photos
  • What’s the difference between scanners anyway
  • Digital capturing artwork
  • Industry News
  • Photography Tips
  • Photoshop & Lightroom tips
  • Photo crafts (from Pinterest of course)
  • Trivia series
  • and much more