About The Prints and Frames
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 many manufacturers 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 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 Premium Semi-Gloss 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 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 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.
About the Frames
My images are intended for display professionally mounted and framed; they are available supplied framed in any one of a selection of mouldings which I believe work well with them. These frames are of simple design and made externally, to order, by one of the UK’s best-known framers. They are produced using only the very best quality materials to an exceptionally high standard by ‘Fine Art Trade Guild’ craftsmen.
In the framing process, a print is first dry mounted before being placed behind a soft white bevelled mount. This procedure has many benefits; the print surface will remain perfectly flat, it determines and maintains the print’s precise position within the frame, it allows the print to ‘breathe’ when subjected to variations in temperature and humidity, and finally it ensures that the printed surface does not come into contact with the glazing. To reduce the overall frame weight yet maintain strength, all my frames are fitted with Art Screen Clear acrylic glazing to ensure that they are strong, safe and lightweight.
All completed framed prints are shipped in customised packaging by carrier to the customer directly from their factory.
I reserve the right to change the specification of my mouldings from time to time and from batch to batch. Although the mouldings will change, I shall ensure continuity in the general appearance of my product range. I do guarantee that any customer who orders several frames in a single order will be supplied with frames made from the same batch of moulding. However, I cannot guarantee that any customer who places a return order for frames some time later will receive mouldings from the same batch.
Print Image Formats and Prices
450 x 300 mmLandscape Print
615 x 205 mmSmall Panoramic Print
780 x 260 mmPanoramic Print
520 x 260 mmTall Panoramic Print
275 x 250 mmSmall Landscape Print
450 x 300 mmFramed Landscape Print
615 x 205 mmFramed Small Panoramic Print
780 x 260 mmFramed Panoramic Print
520 x 260 mmFramed Tall Panoramic Print
275 x 250 mmFramed Small Landscape Print
Dimensions shown are of the printed image. Full information on all print dimensions is provided on the individual product pages.