Back in 2006, when I started painting these small little Yupo paintings, I began to look for a way to reproduce them. I tried my large format giclee printer (it cost more than a car) and it did okay. Part of the problem was trying to find an archival paper that would mimic the slick glassy surface of the Yupo. I tried 140# Arches watercolor paper, what I use for large reproductions of traditional paintings. Watercolor paper is excellent for them. The paper, being softer, allows the ink to sink in just like a regular watercolor painting on paper. Then I tried a special paper called Arches infinity that is made for digital printing. It was a little better but still not quite there.
So I was researching some of the newer photobased papers. Kodak has an ultra premium photo paper that is very thick, and coated, like photobase papers are, so ink sits up on top rather than sinking into the paper.
I tried an Epson photo printer with Kodak's paper. Close but still not quite there either.
Kodak came out with a printer and pigmented inkset, either end of 2006 or early 2007. The combination of Kodak printer, Kodak ink, and Kodak paper is perfect. I have been printing artwork a long time and I am amazed how good these prints look.
Now that the holidays are over, I am printing some of the originals that sold, and adding them to my store. Above are the ones I printed today. If you recall a favorite image that you don't see, ask about it, and I'll see if I can locate it. Here's the link to the Store.