Paper: we decided that the images needed to be printed on the finest quality paper and canvas by world class Fine Art printers, who only specialise in Fine Art printing and nothing else.
After a great deal of research and test printing, and in consultation with our printers, we have decided to use Hahnemuhle FineArt - the gold standard for archival quality artists prints since 1584, made using spring water and the highest quality pulps. The specific paper we use is Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gsm mould-made, acid free etching paper with a velvety smooth surface making it ideal for our highly detailed, photographic images, particularly as this paper has been specially coated for excellent image sharpness and optimum colour graduation.
It is produced using state-of-the-science environmentally friendly methods with as much recycling as possible, then tested by ten factors including ink, water and air permeability.
Canvas: the canvas we use is the quality equivalent to the Hahnemuhle paper: Fredrix Archival Canvas semi-matt.
Framing: much testing has resulted in the decision to offer simple, but stylish black frames in a contemporary style. We think they perfectly complement our images - without competing with them, and you will find the quality of the frames and framing matches the exacting standards of our printing.
Canvas Finishing: all our canvas prints are hand finished with specially formulated satin gloss varnish - literally, the varnish is applied by brush, print by print. All our stretched canvases are made and tensioned individually by hand.
All images run round the sides, so that from the side or the front all you can see is image - and no white canvas.
Printing Options: we can discuss non-standard materials, sizes, creative treatments, mounting and framing, but, obviously, costs and timescales will rise, sometimes quite dramatically.
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Our printers: Fine Art Solutions. Visit them at: www.fineartsolutions.co.uk