About The Prints
I founded Mountain Images in 1983, and I am pleased and proud of the long-standing reputation that I have achieved for producing specialist and exclusive high quality mountain prints. I continue, today, to exercise the same dedication to perfecting excellence in my prints as I do in creating the outstanding image in the field. My prints are produced individually for each and every customer, and are not available from any other website nor retail outlet.
My 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.
I 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. Fotospeed Platinum Etching Signature inkjet media allows for fine art prints featuring an extensive colour gamut, best contrast and finest nuances for impressive pictures.
I now produce all our prints on an Fotospeed Platinum Etching Signature Paper with a weight of 285g/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 I 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 supplied in a single ‘V’ groove mount, wrapped in cellophane and finally packaged in a black presentation archival gift box. Delivery is by Parcelforce Worldwide Express 48 hour service within the UK. Further information is provided on individual product pages.
Print Image Formats and Prices
Full information on print dimensions is provided on individual product pages.