PrintsFine Art Print info
Fine Art Prints
A “Fine Art Print” is a term used to describe an extremely high quality inkjet print. Printed using archival quality inks onto acid free fine art paper. It is the acid content in many papers that makes them turn yellow and crack over time.
Printed on Pearl (semi gloss) Fine Art Paper – Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl (285 gsm) paper. Minimal reflections, Acid free, 100% cellulose, archival, bright white. Looks great mounted behind reflection reducing glazing.
Framed PrintsMaterials and Print info
Printed using the highest quality large format roll printer, using archival ink (UltraChrome K3) and archival heavy weight matt fine art paper. With lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years for colour and over 200 years for black and white.
The print is on a thick (285 g/m²), fine art pearl paper made by Hahnemühle. Minimal reflections, Acid free, 100% cellulose, archival, bright white. It is the acid content in many papers that makes them turn yellow and crack over time.
Weight and Hanging
The framed prints are fairly heavy because of the solid wood and glass. For example a framed print with overall size of 34″x18″ (86x46cm) weighs 4.6kg around 10lbs.
Metal hanging elements are attached to the back of the print. You can hang these over screw heads or hooks. Or you could attach string to them and hang the string over a single hook/screw (smaller sizes only!).
The metal hanging ‘brackets’ are recessed by approx 1cm so the frame can hang flush to the wall. But you’ll need to take this into account when using hooks.
2 styles of frame are available. All are solid wood and available in 4 colours.
The default frame is 1.6inch – 4cm wide and 3cm thick with a flat profile
The fancier Vienna frame is 3cm wide and 2cm thick.
Black Oak – Black oak frame with semi gloss finish and fine wood grain.
Walnut – Smooth brown solid wood with grain.
Natural Oak – Light brown oak wood with fine wood grain
White Maple Frame – Off white matt finish with a slight wood grain.
The prints are framed under glass with a matt glass option, this cuts down distracting reflections.
Canvases prints use high quality materials. With 1.5″ (4cm) gallery style bars made from Kiln dried pine. Smaller sizes use 2cm thick bars.
The print is wrapped around the edges using the reflection method. This is where the edges of the image are copied, reversed and seamlessly added to the outside of the photograph. The benefit of this is that none of the original image is lost. What you see on the site is what you get.
Printed using the highest quality large format roll printer, using archival ink (UltraChrome K3). With lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years.
Image Stitching for Large Panoramas
The larger panoramic images use multiple photographs seamlessly ‘stitched’ together to create very high resolution images of 70-100 million pixels (more at times). This means detail is maintained even at large print sizes.
When taking the photographs i take many images of the same scene while rotating the camera slightly. Each photo is of a small portion of the whole, but contains lots of detail. These images are then seamlessly combined or ‘stitched’ together in software.
Weight and Hanging
Canvases are much lighter than framed prints. Example a 40″x16″ weighs around 1.6kg (3.5lbs).
Because they a fairly light, canvas can be hung from a single screw. The wooden frame will ‘hook’ over a screw head that protrudes 3/4″ from the wall.
Smaller sized canvases can also be hung using adhesive strips on flat non-textured walls away from heat sources. Search ‘picture hanging adhesive strips’, just use plenty of them.
Note – No hanging elements are sent with canvases.
Modern PrintsPrints on Photo paper bonded to aluminium backing with optional glazing and frames
Lake District prints on photo paper bonded to robust Aluminium Dibond backing with optional Floater (shadow gap) frames. A gap between the photograph and the solid wood frame creates the impression your picture is levitating.
- The laminated print is the most cost effective as there’s no glazing. It’s UV protective, non reflective matt laminate.
- The matt acrylic glazing is suited to brightly lit environments. It absorbs light and greatly reduces glare.
- The solid wood ‘Floater’ frames are 1.5cm wide with a 0.5cm gap between the frame and the print.
The state-of-the-art printing process, produces lovely natural colours and sharp details and is cured under UV light, effectively protecting the image from sunlight, contaminants, and moisture.
The frame colours available are the same as for Framed/Mounted prints (see above)
Metal hanging plates are attached to the back of the frame. These will hook over nail/screw heads. Felt pads are also included.
Modern prints un-framed have aluminium hanging rails on the back.