Frequently Asked Questions
When are new prints released?
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.
What kinds of prints are available in the shop?
Typically there are two types of prints: screenprints 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.
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.
Both types of prints are produced in James' studio in Los Angeles.
If a print is marked as sold out or out of print will it be available again?
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!
What if my package arrives damaged?
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 ( email@example.com) with a photo of your damaged print and we will see what we can do to fix that!
What is the best way to store prints once they have been removed from their packaging but before getting ready for framing?
There are a couple of things you can do to protect your limited edition print if you're not ready to have it framed:
Framer's Weights to hold the print down and encourage it to initially flatten.
Item 969-150WH at universityproducts.com
Books work as well but may leave residue on the print over time.
Mylar Sleeves to protect the print while you're flattening it as well as after:
For 12" x 36" prints (item B1236 at clearbags.com)
For 18" x 24" prints (item B18 at clearbags.com)
For other sizes, use the search feature.
Backing Boards to keep your print secured and protected during the flattening process.
For flattening, item 202090237 at homedepot.com will work for creating a 2 piece flattening sandwich.
Home Depot will cut the pieces to size for you - yay!
You'll want the pieces cut larger than the print you're flattening.
Using your framer's weights to hold the 4 corners down, flatten the print (art side facing down) on top of the backing board.
Allow the print to take a few days before you begin to see results.
Once the print begins to relax and uncurl less, you can slide the print into a mylar sleeve and sandwich it under another piece of backing board
Secure the print and mylar bag to the backing board with painter's tape.
Using large binder clips, secure the 2 pieces of backing board together to make a sandwich.
Periodically check on the print and remove it from the sandwich once satisfied with the flatness.
Note: You will not be able to get 100% of the curl out of the print.
Once flattened, you can insert 3/16" thick acid free foam core behind the print and inside the mylar sleeve to keep it flat once removed from the flattening sandwich.
What if my print arrives with damage inside of the package?
When you unroll your print flatten it for 24 to 48 hours with weights, we use very high quality and forgiving paper that re-flattens nicely. After it has flattened take a look to see if any of the damage is still visible.
If your print is folded, dinged, dented, torn, then send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
How long does it take for my order to arrive?
We ship out orders at least 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 anywhere from two or three weeks to a month or more, depending on the country and time of year. When your order ships you will receive an email confirmation with your tracking number.
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.
Who is James R. Eads?
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. You can follow his life on instagram here.
Who has he worked with in the past?
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..
Where can I see his work in person?
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. During the art walk there is a pop-up shop set up in his studio where rare and unreleased prints are sometimes available.