Print Making - Fine Art vs Decor Quality
Fine Art printing applies greater emphasis to the aesthetic (appreciation of beauty and taste) as compared to “decor” prints which places more emphases on improving an environment. Although most of my prints are proudly hung in homes, their owners critically judge the piece and require a higher level quality and attention to detail. Often the prints are entered into juried shows or sold in galleries.
Higher quality is achieved by the following two factors:
Firstly, customized image adjustments are applied and the image is examined in detail to remove minor flaws and support the images best qualities. Discussions are held with the artist to reinforce the story every good print must tell.
Secondly, only the finest archival materials (paper/canvas/inks) are used to ensure that the print will stand up to years of critical appreciation.
Custom Image Adjustments
Included in the cost of every print, is 30 minutes of work to adjust the image so that it stands out. Attention to TONE (whites to grey to black) and colour treatment make each image pop. Minor adjustments (dust removal, straighten horizon, etc.) are also performed.
The ink is Epsons finest (no substitutes), papers are by Hahnemuhle and Canson (gallery quality archival)
Remove damage and yellowing from old prints and negatives. Skin retouching, removal of scratches, paper creases, water spots and other flaws on the original are all corrected
Image Re sizing
Take low resolution images and print them significantly larger - up to 66" wide or larger
Reproduction of Original Artwork
High Definition digital copies for reproduction on web sites, prints and promotional materials
Low resolution copies made available
Update your web site/social media pages with low resolution copies of your adjusted images
Canvas - up to 66 inches wide
Gallery wrap (mirrored edges), unframed or framed in black or mocha (with black edges). Larger sizes available but require special shipping.
Three year archive of your Image
Safe storage of your digital image, sell the first copy, have it reprinted later