RobertRatPrints

Hand Printed Limited Edition Art Prints

Toronto, Canada · 443 Sales

RobertRatPrints

Hand Printed Limited Edition Art Prints

Toronto, Canada 443 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Rob Tavares

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Rob Tavares

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Hand Printed Limited Edition Art Prints

Hello everyone! I am a Toronto, Canada based graphic designer, illustrator and artist with a passion for screen printing!

My journey into screen printing started as an eventual expansion of my existing graphic design skills with promotional design work for a couple of local indie bands. I promoted these bands with T shirts, CD jackets, button pins and poster designs. From there, combined with my continuing love for live music, I began to notice limited edition gig posters at shows and was immediately drawn to the hands on creative nature of screen printing. I have always worked with my hands in some form or another and combined with my design skills, screen printing was just another true passion progression for me and I love every aspect of it!

Screen printing (also known as silkscreen), is a printing technique that involves a transfer of ink from a mesh lined frame onto a substrate (paper). Ink is "pulled" through the mesh screen with a squeegee and the stencilled image is transferred to the substrate. The set up and printing process is quite labor intensive and every separate color contained in the design requires a separate screen where every additional color is registered (layered) on the previous color to produce multi-colored prints.

I have a naturally curious nature and I am inspired by various modern art and design eras, pop culture, pop art, vintage themes, music, bright colors, repetition, texture and line. I design and individually hand print all my prints by combining my passions with a playful modern twist. My art has been exhibited and sold at several gallery shows, art shows, art&craft fairs, specialty shops and of course, here on Etsy!

Cheers and thanks for stopping by my shop!
Rob

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Last updated on November 17, 2013
Hello everyone! I am a Toronto, Canada based graphic designer, illustrator and artist with a passion for screen printing!

My journey into screen printing started as an eventual expansion of my existing graphic design skills with promotional design work for a couple of local indie bands. I promoted these bands with T shirts, CD jackets, button pins and poster designs. From there, combined with my continuing love for live music, I began to notice limited edition gig posters at shows and was immediately drawn to the hands on creative nature of screen printing. I have always worked with my hands in some form or another and combined with my design skills, screen printing was just another true passion progression for me and I love every aspect of it!

Screen printing (also known as silkscreen), is a printing technique that involves a transfer of ink from a mesh lined frame onto a substrate (paper). Ink is "pulled" through the mesh screen with a squeegee and the stencilled image is transferred to the substrate. The set up and printing process is quite labor intensive and every separate color contained in the design requires a separate screen where every additional color is registered (layered) on the previous color to produce multi-colored prints.

I have a naturally curious nature and I am inspired by various modern art and design eras, pop culture, pop art, vintage themes, music, bright colors, repetition, texture and line. I design and individually hand print all my prints by combining my passions with a playful modern twist. My art has been exhibited and sold at several gallery shows, art shows, art&craft fairs, specialty shops and of course, here on Etsy!

Cheers and thanks for stopping by my shop!
Rob

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Payment
My prices are all quoted in US$ dollars. I accept all forms of online payment at time of purchase through Etsy's online payment system.

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is added to Canadian orders based on the rate in your respective province.
Shipping
I try to prepare and ship out orders as soon as possible within 24 hours of received payment and make sure to carefully package all my orders to ensure safe and sound arrival to you.

I attempt to provide a good balance between incorporating the most economical shipping rates while ensuring timely receipt of your order. I ship via Canada Post regular parcel and estimated delivery times are as follows:

Shipping within Canada: 3 to 7 days.
Shipping to USA via air mail: 1 to 2 weeks.
Shipping via air mail to international destinations: 2 to 4 weeks.

I also provide faster shipping options at your request, please inquire about additional shipping cost on a purchase by purchase basis.
Refunds and Exchanges
I make sure to carefully package all my orders to ensure safe and sound arrival to you, but if for some reason, your package gets lost or arrives damaged, I will replace it or refund your purchase. I also include shipping insurance with all my orders so you can rest assured that you as buyer and I as seller are mutually protected against any loss while goods are in transit.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale Orders:
I currently do some wholesale sales to specialty shops and I am open to more wholesale prospects, please contact me for further details.

Custom Orders:
Have an idea for an extra special and personal art print? Let's chat! I do custom personalized prints through a collaborative process by taking your idea, input or image reference and create one of a kind stylized art prints. For more information or any questions about the custom process, drop me a note!

Gig Posters:
Are you in a band or know someone in a band? I love supporting the live music scene and bands in general and I offer custom limited edition screen printed gig poster design/print/ship services. I offer a very economical cost effective option for bands, please contact me for further details.