About the Prints
Professional digital inkjet printing can produce fine art prints that will last a lifetime. The quality of print these machines can now produce is breathtaking and have a longevity greater than the traditional silver halide printing process.
Ok, so a lifetime is not very specific. But by using a combination of Archival papers ( We use Fotospeed high white smooth 315gsm and Fotospeed Platinum Baryta 300gsm ) and pigment inks ( from our 12 cartridge HP Z3200 Photo printer ) the highest quality attainable is achieved, producing lightfast prints lasting 85 years. That’s a decent lifetime we think. Current camera is a Canon 5D MK11 and Canon “L” series lenses along with a bagful of bits including Lee filters. Good equipment is important but being in the place, in the moment, is more so.
The prints are produced in 4 sizes…A4, A3, A2, A1. They can be ordered as a simple signed print, a double mounted signed print or fully framed in solid oak . Special orders for canvas style and panoramic images ( these vary in aspect ratio ) to any size . More details on the “shop” page .
Archival print is often described as a “Giclee” print. The word derives from the French “to spray”…the process of inkjet printers spraying ink onto archival papers.
James not only takes the images but then follows the process all the way through. This ensures the colours are transferred from the mind’s eye to the final print.