Royal Academy of Arts: Varnishing Day

For the first time in the history of the Royal Academy of Arts, 100 Royal Academicians have joined forces to produce an historic portfolio, Varnishing Day: A Moment in Time, which includes new artwork from artists and architects. Our customer for over a decade, Hurtwood, chose us to bring this beautiful presentation to life for them.

Containing 100 reproduction prints in a beautiful presentation box and including a letter from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The works of art are all printed on one of our HP Indigo 12000 digital presses using Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell presenting the vibrant colours of the artworks perfectly. A foiled Colorplan Lavender belly band collates the prints together.

The presentation box outer is on Colorplan Marrs Green with a dapple emboss from G . F Smith which is spot gloss UV’d and silkscreen printed and the inner on Colorplan Lavender digital printed and with a spot gloss UV.

Our print experts worked collaboratively with Hurtwood to ensure a high quality and consistent project was delivered to their customer.

If you would like to purchase Varnishing Day then you can by visiting Hurtwood’s website.

“Hurtwood has always been about teamwork. So, when we were asked to produce a Portfolio for the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with new work from 100 artists and in the teeth of a pandemic, we knew we’d need to work with our best team and, for the past 20 years, that’s been Pureprint. From tying up the loose ends we didn’t realise we’d left to being part of the creative process, Pureprint manage to combine the benefits of working with talented individuals alongside the very real benefits their scale brings. Thanks, we couldn’t have done it without you.” Director, Hurtwood