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Sample Print, the website for Canon large format print samples, has added UK artist Piers Bourke’s unique cityscape images to its website to provide a greater choice for fine art users.

Bourke, based in London, specialises in producing cityscapes and 3D images from all around the world. Two of his images appear on the Sample Print website: ‘Van at Night’ and ‘Saigon at Dusk’.  A director for Sample Print, Rob Andrews, said "We are very pleased to add Piers’ work to Sample Print and chose these images as they reflect a wonderful example for fine art applications. Photography is already well represented on the site but we wanted artists and fine art users to have a better choice of what could be achieve with the Canon large format printers."

Sample Print specialises in offering samples to potential Canon customers, all of which have been produced by photographers and artist using Canon EOS camera and outputted on Canon imagePROGRAF printers. The site currently displays work from fashion and portrait photographer Drew Gardner, contemporary landscape artist David Anthony Hall and industrial and architectural specialist Keith Cooper. "The samples we offer are all from photographers and artists working every day in their chosen field and the images are all from real commercial applications," said Andrews.  "We think this is important and something that differentiates Sample Print as it highlights the printers ability in a way potential customers can relate to." 

Bourke’s own Canon iPF6300 printer was purchased with the help of the Sample Print website. After spending too much money and losing creative control on outsourcing, he made the decision to buy. Bourke said "After receiving a print from Sample Print and visiting the Canon Pro Photo Solutions show last year, I realised I could achieve a finish that I’d previously thought was only available through professional print rooms. I now have total creative control and don’t have to compromise anymore. I can now satisfy my artistic direction every time I print."