PrintsFine Art Print info
Papers for Loose 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.
There’s a choice of two papers – matt or semi gloss. Both are acid free for long lasting colour.
The print is on a very thick (308 gsm), matt fine art paper made by Hahnemühle. 100% cotton and acid free. This paper is often used for exhibitions and limited-edition art prints. It is natural white with an elegant matt finish with no reflections.
This is my favourite paper as it gives wonderful detail, natural colours and looks great behind any glazing. Best for most landscape images.
Pearl (semi gloss) Paper
Hahnemühle FIne Art Pearl (285 gsm) paper. Acid free, 100% cellulose, archival, bright white.
This is a whiter paper than the Matt which gives a little more contrast (punch) to the images. Very similar colour and detail to that of the matt paper but has a diffuse reflective surface.
Looks great mounted behind reflection reducing glazing. Best for more vivid images like sunsets etc.
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 (308 g/m²), matt paper made by Hahnemühle. 100% cotton and acid free. It is pure white with an elegant matt finish with no reflections. 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.
4 styles of frame are available. All are solid wood 1.6inch – 4cm wide and 3cm thick with a flat profile.
- Natural Oak
- White Maple
- Black Oak
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.