First, we do a ton more image management on these than we are able to on our standard offerings. These are managed by very competent technicians in Adobe Photoshop. Lots of people own the software. Many fewer know how to push the pixels in a way that compliments and enhances the work without causing collateral damage. Its our people. It’s also the system we operate in. Every work station, copy of Photoshop, screen, and printer is color managed through disciplined calibration. People + system allows for high touch, high quality predictable service that is unmatched.
Second, the materials we use are not of our standard offering. I am not downing our standard prints. We do a great job with those. Fine Art materials are far more elegant both in look and feel. Fine Art Prints are made on pure cotton papers with three different surfaces. Fine Art papers are acid free and will last a lifetime when properly displayed and cared for.
Simply put, you pay a little more for a lot more personal attention. The materials perform and look better and the prints last a lifetime.
* We DO NOT editorialize or alter your images. We prepare them to make the best possible print. Digital proofs before printing are available upon request. The best prints are managed well before they are printed. The quality of the content is up to you!*
Metal is also a wonderful Fine Art Medium so be sure to click here to check those out.
Here are some guidelines but, as in all matters of taste, you’ll know what you like when you see it.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Papers we use and you get to choose:
• Fine Art Baryta 325: glossy with a white base, bright white, premium inkjet coating, using Barium Sulphate, high level of water resistance, smooth surface, 0.41 mm thickness * recommended for black and white prints with an extremely high dmax (deep rich blacks) and finest grey tones, as well as brilliant color! Punchy and sharp without being overly glossy. Perfect.
The Fine Art Baryta is the best choice for most photographic applications! By far the most popular.
• Photorag 308: 100 percent cotton rag,bright white base, exceptionally smooth surface for sharp, colorful, long lasting prints, 0.48 mm thickness. Recommended for a softer look and feel. Not less sharp. A true smooth mat paper.
• German Etching 310: warmer tones, natural white, subtle watercolor textures, genuine mould-made, 0.50 mm thickness. Great for art reproductions (such as sketches, paintings, antique photographs) this one has a little more surface tooth and is slightly warmer than the Photorag 308.