Retrochromo

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Announcement    Welcome to our shop. The materials found here are mostly sourced from two large European Collections that have been in our family for many decades. One distinguishing fact is that we have an assortment of unused Trade-Samples that were, In the 19th Century, directly derived from the original German Printers. Some of our artifacts were property of a person who traveled far and wide cultivating sales opportunities internationally. The unused samples have been tucked away for over 120 years and are now just seeing the light of the 21 Century. Our materials have been stored under excellent archival conditions. What we offer is devoid of mildew or other insults that plague old paper. However, we will disclose in our description any exceptions to said quality since not all our materials are unused. We guarantee the authenticity of our items to be antique and not modern reproductions. The reviews of RetroChromo suggest we take great pride in providing these treasures for your appreciation and enjoyment. RetroChromoly Yours, Mir & Joe

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Last updated on May 15, 2022

Welcome to our shop. The materials found here are mostly sourced from two large European Collections that have been in our family for many decades. One distinguishing fact is that we have an assortment of unused Trade-Samples that were, In the 19th Century, directly derived from the original German Printers. Some of our artifacts were property of a person who traveled far and wide cultivating sales opportunities internationally. The unused samples have been tucked away for over 120 years and are now just seeing the light of the 21 Century. Our materials have been stored under excellent archival conditions. What we offer is devoid of mildew or other insults that plague old paper. However, we will disclose in our description any exceptions to said quality since not all our materials are unused. We guarantee the authenticity of our items to be antique and not modern reproductions. The reviews of RetroChromo suggest we take great pride in providing these treasures for your appreciation and enjoyment. RetroChromoly Yours, Mir & Joe

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About Retrochromo

Sales 204
On Etsy since 2016

Inspired by old prints

Our offerings are the authentic and original, not modern reproductions. To the best of our ability the dates we claim are reasonably accurate based on our predessor's archive references, dates on the materials, research and advice from other collectors.

Our items have been stored well and are in the condition as described, often excellent. We hope you will check out our offerings and let us know what you think. As you may see our clients recognize the quality we offer.

Our selection of mostly Chromolithographic prints have been in our family for generations. Most of the materials we offer were published in Germany but others were produced at premier publishers in Europe, England and the U.S. Chromolithography is distinguished from modern photo lithography in several important ways. Chromolithography or Chromo’s of the 17th and 18th centuries were the result of skilled artists creating often 12 or more (often 15) separate color plates. Each plate was hand stippled to create one “chromo” part of the image. The plates were placed on a massive (sometimes steam driven) presses, and precisely aligned to create a full color Chromolithographic image. Modern Color-Separation-Lithography, employs photo masking and fewer plates, (often only 4 or 5 in the CYMK process). These modern pigments and methods vary in color, texture and character when compared to the original period art pieces. The pigments and artistry of original Chromolithographs is unsurpassed.
We very much appreciate your comments and feedback, Mir and Joe

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Last updated on Oct 31, 2016

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