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About James R. Eads

Frequently Asked Questions

What medium does James use?
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James works primarily with a digital drawing tablet to create his pieces. This allows for the seamless transition to high quality prints. James takes what he has learned from his experience in painting and printmaking and translates it to the tablet resulting in work that can disguise itself as something else. 
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What kinds of prints are available in the shop?
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Typically there are two types of prints: screen prints and giclee prints. Screen prints are printed color by color on the highest quality printmaking paper. Because of the nature of screenprints and how they are made you can feel the ink on the surface by gently moving your finger across the print. Prints on black paper are likely to glow under black light because the ink is mixed with fluorescent pigments to keep the color saturated and bright.
 
Giclee prints are printed digitally with an Epson 7900 11 ink cartridge printer on archival Moab Entrada Natural Rag paper. Giclee prints are not limited in color. These are the highest quality fine art prints.
 
All of the work in the shop is signed by James and produced in limited editions unless otherwise noted. 
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If a print is marked as sold out or out of print will it be available again?
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Most likely, no. If a print has been marked as out of print it means that the full edition has been sold. All prints in the shop are limited edition and are not printed again in second editions. Once an edition has sold out the print is out of print. There are many sites where you will find other collectors willing to trade or sell prints - do some digging!
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What if my print arrives with damage?
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If when you unroll your print flatten it for 24 to 48 hours with weights. After it has flattened take a look to see if any of the damage is still visible. If it all flattened out then you're good! We use very high quality and forgiving paper that re-flattens nicely.
If your print is folded, dinged, dented, torn, then send us an email (james.r.eads.art@gmail.com) with a photo of your print and your edition number along with your order number and shipping address and we will send you a replacement print. We would never send out a damaged print knowingly. There are a lot of parts in the shipping process that can factor into the print becoming damaged. 
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What if my package arrives damaged?
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Prints are shipped in the sturdiest of tubes. Nevertheless, damage does happen. If you tube arrives damaged, like it looks like a truck ran over it, please send us an email ( james.r.eads.art@gmail.com) with a photo of your damaged print and we will see what we can do to fix that!
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How long does it take for my order to arrive?
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We try to ship out twice a week, usually at the beginning and end of the week. If you live in California it will likely only take one or two business days for your order to arrive once it has shipped. If you live in other parts of the US it will take anywhere from 1 - 5 business days. International orders can sometimes take up to two or three weeks depending on the country and time of year. When your order ships you will receive an email confirmation with your tracking number. 
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When are new prints released?
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New prints are released every month. There is no specific time or set date. Most editions are small and will sometimes sell out quickly. If you are interested in keeping up with releases it is recommended that you sign up for the newsletter. 
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What is the Prisma Visions Tarot? 
The Prisma Visions Tarot is a 79 card tarot deck that James designed as a self driven project. The deck is now on it's second edition and has made it around the world. The deck is available for purchase here. 
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Who is James R. Eads?
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James is a Los Angeles native artist born in 1989. He is greatly inspired by music, the light and the idea that maybe we’ve all been here before. He likes coffee, clouds, and the color teal. You can follow his life on instagram here
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Who has he worked with in the past?
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James’ clients include: The Black Keys, Jerry Garcia, Iggy Pop, moe., Dave Matthews Band, Alabama Shakes, Leon Bridges, Foo Fighters, Owl City (Adam Young), Bonnaroo, My Morning Jacket, Sylvan Esso, Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Why?, Phish, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Walk the Moon, Andrew Bird & more..
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Where can I see his work in person?
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James lives at the Brewery Art Lofts near Downtown Los Angeles and his studio is open to the public during the bi-annual art walks. The next art walk is scheduled for April 2nd & 3rd 2016 from 11am-6pm each day. During the art walk there is a pop-up shop set up in his studio where rare and unreleased prints will be available.