About The Prints
The appearance and quality of a finished print depends as much upon the printing process and the media used as it does on the actual image itself. This is something that customers frequently overlook when selecting and making a purchase. In the hands of professionals the standard media offered by printer manufacturers such as Epson, Canon and Fuji produces excellent results and works perfectly well in most applications.
However, for gallery or museum quality prints that are intended to last a lifetime there is no substitute for a fine art paper. Fine art papers enhance the quality of the image, and offer other benefits that are not available with other products on the market. Hahnemühle, in particular, have been producing papers for more than 400 years; the impressive feel and conservational properties of their mould made and cotton papers have won them international awards. A premium coating preserves their haptic exclusiveness and guarantees long-lasting true-to-detail prints that meet the requirements of museums and galleries. Hahnemühle inkjet media allow for fine art prints featuring an extensive colour gamut, best contrast and finest nuances for impressive pictures.
I now produce all my prints on a 310 g/m2, 100% a-Cellulose, white German Etching Hahnemühle media. This heavyweight paper is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture and is one of the most popular media worldwide for artwork and photography.
The choice of ink is also important and so I print my images on the very latest Epson printers using Ultrachrome HDR pigment inks. These printers take inkjet (giclee) technology to an entirely new level with higher colour accuracy, greater subtlety and smoother gradations. Grass and foliage is much more vivid and natural whilst orange tones in sunrises and sunsets are more dazzling.
When print dimensions are quoted they relate to the actual size of the printed image; a minimal white white border of 15mm is added to each print before it is offered to the 'V' groove mount in order to discretely accommodate the image title and signature.
All my prints are signed.