Capricorn Press is an ever-expanding collection of artworks made in Los Angeles, California founded by artist Molly Frances, and released as fine art archival prints.
The collection originally developed as a way of sharing her growing collection of antique ephemera and antiquarian prints. After years of sourcing the original prints, developing restoration techniques and perfecting a printing method, Capricorn Press was born with a focus on antique Celestial and Art Deco prints in 2013.
The uniquely curated assortment has grown to include over 500 pieces, ranging from antiquarian botanicals to vintage California themes, and, increasingly, original works of photography and fine art.
Each print is based on my original artwork (a painting, a collage, photograph, or drawing) or based on one of the rare antique prints (spanning from the 17th to early 20th century) that I’ve collected over the years from flea markets and dusty shelves around the world. If based on one of these antique prints, I restore and sometimes completely redesign them.
All work is printed and trimmed by hand in my Los Angeles, California Studio. I use archival pigment inks and print on 100% cotton heavyweight Fine Art paper which has a beautiful textured finish similar to watercolor paper. The print quality is astoundingly beautiful and I maintain extremely high standards for every print that I ship from my studio.
I can also print very large prints (up to 44″ x 70″) so feel free to contact me with custom sizes.
WHOLESALE AND TRADE
Capricorn Press works with the interior design trade, set decorators, hospitality, and retailers and can offer volume orders for unframed or professionaly framed and shipped. Contact me to inquire about your project.