About The Prints
Mountain Images was founded by Ian Evans in 1983, and we are pleased and proud of the long-standing reputation that we have achieved for producing specialist and exclusive high quality mountain prints. We continue, today, to exercise the same dedication to perfecting excellence in our prints as we do in creating the outstanding image in the field. Our prints are produced individually for each and every customer, and are not available from any other website nor retail outlet.
Our prints are painstakingly crafted and printed from only the very best images. The vast majority were captured to strictly observed standards using only high end professional cameras and lenses, in particular the Fuji GX617 Panoramic Camera, one of several Canon EOS full frame digital cameras or, more recently, Nikon D800 series cameras.
Quality is maintained by respecting the relationship between original image size and final print size; optimising the level of magnification between the two ensures that our prints always contain infinite and crisp subject detail.
We carry out only the minimal amount of corrective work on the original digital negatives obtained from scans or in the field; they are not colour enhanced, over-saturated, over-sharpened nor over-worked. Each and every image is an accurate reproduction of the view seen on the day it was captured.
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 a particular photographer’s work 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 specialised premium art papers.
Such papers enhance the quality of the image, and offer other benefits that are not available with other products on the market. A premium coating preserves their haptic exclusiveness and guarantees long-lasting true-to-detail prints that meet the requirements of museums and galleries. Epson inkjet media allow for fine art prints featuring an extensive colour gamut, best contrast and finest nuances for impressive pictures.
We now produce all our prints on an Epson Premium Semi-Gloss Paper with a weight of 260g/m2. 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 we print our 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.
Print dimensions quoted throughout this website refer to both the actual size of the printed image and also the overall print size including the plain white border.
All prints are signed.
Packaging and Delivery
All prints are carefully double-wrapped in tissue paper before being rolled and inserted into a robust postal tube for delivery. Delivery is by Royal Mail First Class Post within the UK or, in the case of overseas orders, by the mail service of the receiving country. Please note that customs duty and local taxes may be applicable in certain countries and these will need to be paid for by the recipient.
Print Dimensions and Prices
Dimensions shown above relate to the printed IMAGE size. All prints come with an additional white margin around the image of between 50mm and 75mm