How I got the idea for this project…
First of all, I’d like to apologize for the relatively unrefined and poor iphone pictures I took of my framed firearm prints. They look 10x better in real life than in the poor lighting and reflections you see here. I’m no web site builder, marketing whiz or photographer. I’m just a long time gun collector and shooter who stumbled into making these prints.
This project’s roots go back to a day when I had a receiver shipped to my office. A pair of curious workers, knowing my hobby, decided to “take a peek” while not opening the package. They CAT scanned it and sent me the image via our instant messaging system as I was working off site that day. That’s when the lightbulb went off!
I experimented and continually refined the technique to make even more interesting images. I scanned various guns using a variety of methods to produce source images that were then refined. After two years and multiple generations of test prints I have produced what I feel are the best such images ever created. The prints are meant to be framed. They make for great man-cave art and is a very unique addition to any gun room.
The majority of these firearms are from my personal collection but some are loaners from friends. Most are BATFE registered transferable machine guns. The older firearms from WW2 are generally matching numbers (Curio and Relics) originals. Some have interesting pedigrees and stories behind them.
I’m continuously adding new designs as time allows. It’s not a simple process. Once the scan parameters have been tailored for a specific gun and the source images created they are tediously worked on by myself alongside my graphics designer. Then each requires a couple months or more of test printing at a professional print shop with each gun subsequently undergoing many revisions until you see the final print offered here.
I occasionally do custom work. Prices generally start at about $300 for such. If interested then please contact me.
If you are a retailer and would like to carry my prints please contact me for volume wholesale pricing arrangements.
As far as I know I am the first to do such a project and hope you enjoy these prints as much as I enjoyed making them.
Thanks for your interest.