Kaizen
Continuous Improvement
Japanese Giclee Print Scroll

Kaizen - Continuous Improvement - Japanese Giclee Print Scroll
Kaizen - Continuous Improvement - Japanese Giclee Print Scroll
95.5cm
37½"
42cm
16½"

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Kaizen - Continuous Improvement - Japanese Giclee Print Scroll living room view

This artwork will look great in your home or office.

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 24cm x 33.3cm ≈ 9½" x 13"

Silk/Brocade: 33cm x 95.5cm ≈ 13" x 37½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 42cm ≈ 16½"

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改善

Kaizen

Kaizen - Continuous Improvement - Japanese Giclee Print Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This scroll features 改善 (Kaizen) printed on kozo paper with a Zen circle known as "Enso" in Japanese in the background. This combination reinforces the idea of a continuous cycle of Kaizen.

Kaizen can be defined as betterment, improvement, to make better, or to improve - specifically incremental and continuous improvement.

The concept of Kaizen became very important in post-war Japan when Edwards Deming came to Japan to teach concepts of incremental and continuous improvement (for which the big 3 auto-makers did not want to hear about at the time - even kicking Deming out of their offices). The Japanese workforce absorbed this concept at a time with their culture was in flux and primed for change.

This kaizen term is closely associated with the western title "Total Quality Management". Perhaps dear to my heart since I spent years studying this at university before I moved to China where TQM did not seem to exist. Slowly, this concept has entered China as well (I've actually given lectures on the subject in Beijing).

If you are trying to improve processes at your business or need to remind yourself of your continuous TQM goals, this would be a great wall scroll to hang behind your desk, or in your workplace.


See my Kaizen Custom Japanese Kanji Wall Scrolls page for more custom Japanese Kanji calligraphy options.


My Little Experiment

New Print Scrolls Hanging

A new batch of printed calligraphy scrolls, hanging in the studio, awaiting proper photography.

I felt like messing around with doing some giclée print calligraphy with various backgrounds. I came up with some layouts that I really like, and passed them around with my Chinese and Japanese friends who gave them rave reviews.

After giclée printing them on Japanese-made kozo paper, I sent the raw artwork off to Beijing to my workshop where they were built into wall scrolls by hand.

If you want a custom print scroll with your design, or other calligraphy, just contact me.

This item was listed or modified
Sep 22nd, 2021

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About My Giclée Prints

I'm really into this as a hobby more than a business, but that means I have more dedication to the art than the profit. I love to experiment with different papers and graphic designs until I find the perfect combination. Quality really matters to me, and is also more important than profit. There's another fine art print shop down the street that charges twice as much as I do - so maybe I am doing something wrong, but you benefit from my folly.

James Cowart and Canon Giclee Printer

A photographer that I admire, Jeremy Cowart, and his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer.

It took me a few years to find just the right fine art giclée printer.
The first printer handled the handmade papers from Japan and China really well, but the dye-based ink could fade in direct sunlight (dye-based inks are not good for long-lasting art).
The next printer was a huge HP DesignJet. I spent almost $7000 on the used printer, new heads, and new ink tanks just get it going. However, it constantly jammed when trying to feed these fine papers. I sold it for $1200 - ouch!
I finally bought a wonderful Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series. A big investment (printer and initial ink, about $6000) but this time it was a good investment.

This Canon printer has 18,432 nozzles and can fire more than 32 Million precision droplets of ink per second. Your home inkjet printer cannot compete with that.
There are 12 ink tanks, and with so many ink colors, the gamut is excellent.
This printer can reproduce any color the human eye can perceive, and the gradients and tones are smooth and, well, perfect.

I use only authentic Canon Lucia Pro pigment-based inks. This ink is archival and UV-resistant. In independent laboratory testing, giclée prints created with this ink are rated to last 95 years without fading (but still don't hang this in direct sunlight). I figure you'll get a lifetime of enjoyment if you take good care of this artwork.



Want a customized wall scroll or custom-sized print? Just contact me!

I can print this larger, on the paper texture of your choice, and give you whatever silk brocade colors you want. Ready-to-frame prints can be delivered in a few days. However, it does take several weeks for custom wall scrolls. Either way, it's worth the wait if you want something really custom and unique.

Typical Gallery Price: $100.00

$49.88

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