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Sailau outrigger canoe, Dobu Island, signed print
Sailau outrigger canoe, Dobu Island, signed giclee print.
Outrigger sailing canoes are the main form of transport around the coast of Papua New Guinea, especially between the many islands. They go by different names, the smaller generally known as sailaus. Most are still constructed by hewing out trees by hand. Small canoes will be made from one tree trunk hollowed out. Dobu Island is one of the smaller of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. At the last published census, somewhere around 10,000 people lived on or around Dobu, but that was 40 years ago so the number may be twice that now.
Compared to most high street printers, who print at 360 dpi with 2 passes (no. of times a print head passes over an area), these giclee prints are created at 1440 dpi, with 8 passes. The archival pigment prints are profiled for accurate colour reproduction. Using state-of-the-art print software, prints are sharp, detailed, and vibrant. The colour gamut is maximised for every paper offered, and captures open shadow detail, true blues and natural skin tones for every image. 3-level black ink technology means better grey balance, impressive mid-tones, and no colour casts, for true black and white reproduction.
The print is available in 3 sizes: 11.6 x 16, 16 x 22 and 20 x 27.5 inches. Note: this is the actually size of the entire print. The photograph has a white border, 1 inch top and sides and approximately 1.5 inches at the bottom, so the image is correspondingly smaller.
This is my handwritten signature, digitally added to this print.