Fine Art Prints
Choosing and ordering a fine art print can be fun and rewarding!
Portrait 300gsm This delicate, ultra matt, 100% cotton rag based paper has a slightly textured feel and lends itself to its name and would be the choice of a if you want a heavyweight archival paper.
Museum 310gsm This very thick art grade paper has an ivory base and a textured surface, ideal for landscapes, wildlife and illustrations.
Smooth Art Silk 300gsm A special, acid free smooth art paper with a unique ink receiving layer that exhibits a silk/gloss print. This coating is undetectable on the surface until the ink is applied.
C-Type Digital C-types are real photographic prints, created on light sensitive paper using a finely balanced red, green & blue light source. This creates great prints with depth, subtlety of tonal variation and shadow detail.
Monochrome When printing in black and white C-type and other forms of printing can leave a colour cast, so it might be worth investing in a finer process, which I can arrange in a specialist laboratory.
Giclee (pronounced zee-clay] comes from the French meaning to spray or squirt. In this case it is high quality inkjet pigment based inks on to archival paper, giving great quality and longevity of between 100 and 200 years (allegedly!)
There are many ways to mount a print including card, PVC, foam, MDF, Dibond/aluminium and perspex.
Some mountings, such as aluminium, can cause an orange peel effect on the finished print.
If you are really adventurous you can print on Durantron, which is suitable for a lightbox.