LIMITED EDITION ART PRINTS

QUALITY PRINTING AND TYPES OF SUPPORT

Our gallery offers high-end art prints in limited edition.

All our pigment printing prints are on three different types of support, selected for their museum quality. We have selected the best current printing processes and very high quality supports in order to offer fine art prints that meet the high standards of our gallery. We also offer photographic prints on salted paper . Here are some pieces of information to guide you in your choices, based on technical criteria, presentation criteria, rendering, hanging ... The choice of print medium will depend on your sensitivity because the quality level is guaranteed on all prints.

PRINTING ON FINEART PAPER

Pigment ink printing on FineArt Hahnemühle paper

Limited edition of 50 copies per work

The prints are ready for framing, the print formats offered are compatible with standard format frames (example: Nielsen frames).

A gallery framing service can be offered, contact us .

 

Delivery by registered registered parcel.

Two delivery options (to choose at the time of order).

  - Delivery in tube

Sheet rolled and surrounded by tissue paper, bubble and high strength and waterproof cardboard to completely secure the work during transport.

  - Flat delivery

Sheet laid flat between two rigid panels, protective film and bubble, double wall cardboard.

PRINTING ON PAPER FINEART CONTRECOLL É ON DIBOND

Pigment ink printing on Hahnemühle FineArt paper laminated on Dibond aluminum plate

Limited edition of 30 copies per work

Support delivered with attachment system

 

The prints on Dibond can be framed in an American box, but they are particularly valued in simple hanging, without frame. The fasteners provided are designed for both types of attachment.

 

Delivery by registered registered parcel

Protective bubble, double fluted cardboard, protected corners.

CANVAS PRINTING

Pigment ink printing on high-end canvas mounted on wooden frame

Limited edition of 30 copies per work

Premium canvas 350 g / m²

Quality coating certified digigraphy, matt satin appearance

45mm thick wooden frame

 

Delivery by registered registered parcel

Protective bubble, double fluted cardboard, protected corners.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS ON PAPER SAL E

Photographic print - signed and numbered

Limited edition of 7 copies
Salted paper method on 325g watercolor paper, size 24 x 32 cm.

Delivered with black wooden frame

Format of the framed artwork 49 x 44 cm

 

Delivery by registered registered parcel

Protective bubble, double fluted cardboard, protected corners.

 

GLOSSARY

What is a pigment print?

Pigment printing is an impression that uses colored ink with pigments. Pigment is a type of ink used in inkjet printing because it is durable . Pigment inkjet printing uses an ink composed of organic matter encapsulated in microscopic resin bubbles. This technique, associated with the particle size and the many other ingredients that go into the composition of the inks, offers good resistance of the prints to weathering and guarantees a good intensity of colors and tones .

 

There is another type of dye-based ink, which is more chromatic but which decreases more easily than pigment. In the dye ink, the dye is micrometric in size, synthetic and less expensive to produce. These dyes are more fragile and less resistant to light (especially UV).

On the other hand, pigment ink, composed of organic pigments, much larger and surrounded by synthetic resin, is much more resistant to light and air, over time. The pigments are deposited on the paper, dry and adhere to the support without penetrating the paper.

With a pigment ink print, the colors are more vivid, dense, pitted, and the black and white is chiseled and nuanced.

Due to the quality of its rendering, the pigment ink is dedicated to professional or high-quality work.

 

What is Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth Paper?

305 g / m²100% cottonwhite

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth completes the Photo Rag® range with particularly smooth and soft paper for high quality inkjet printing. The surface of this white Fine Art cotton-based paper has a very fine and delicate texture. It is also very soft to the touch. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees exceptional prints with impressive color and detail rendering and intense black. Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth is for versatile use and convinces as well for Fine Art photography as for reproductions of works of art. This versatile acid-free and lignin-free paper meets the highest conservation requirements and is ideal for large format fine art prints.

 

  • 305 g / m², 100% cotton

  • White

  • Discreet, very slightly textured surface with an incredibly silky feel

  • Premium matte inkjet coating for exceptional printing results

  • Acid and lignin free

  • Complies with ISO 9706 / museum quality for conservation

  • Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems

 
 

What is Dibond?

The Dibond is a flat support made from a polyethylene plate (a plastic material) sandwiched by two very thin aluminum plates. To ensure maximum longevity, the three layers are thermally bonded together; it therefore becomes impossible to separate them.

At the outset, Dibond was a registered trademark that had become the name of the medium through abuse of language. Thus, the term Dibond also includes Alu-Dibond or Dilite, which is a less expensive equivalent.

The plates are available in several thicknesses: 2 mm, 3 mm, etc. We use 3 mm for stability issues described below.

 

What are the advantages ?

The advantages of Dibond are multiple:

  • Lightweight - A 3 mm Dibond sheet weighs approximately 3.8 kg / m2. Thus a 40 × 60 format weighs approximately 900 g.

  • Rigid and flat - Dibond, at least for plates over 3 mm thick, is very resistant to bending. A 60 × 90 plate - 3 mm thick - does not require a chassis!

  • Stable - The Dibond is stable over time, both cold and warm.

  • Easy to hang - One or two X nails or hooks, one or two picture rails and voila.

 

Its use

  • Direct printing on Dibond - In this technique, the white and mat surface of the Dibond is printed directly by inkjet printers. This technique should be totally prohibited for fine art printing due to its poor quality. It will be exclusively reserved for events, advertising, temporary displays, etc. The print resolution is poor, the gamut is reduced and the service life is reduced.

  • Laminating on Dibond - In this variant, the one we offer of course, we just laminate a sheet of paper on the Dibond plate using a very special neutral double-sided. So the quality is the same as that of the original print but the rendering is sublimated by the fact that the whole is perfectly flat . You thus keep all the advantages of the pigment art print (exceptional colorimetry, resistance over time, high quality, etc.)

What is the salted paper technique?

Heirs to photogenic drawings, prints on salted paper were introduced in 1839 by William Henry Fox Talbot. These are the first positive prints obtained from a paper negative, the calotype, from which they derive their erroneous designation of "positive calotypes".

The preparation of the paper used for these prints proceeds from two stages: salting and raising awareness. A sheet of rag paper without impurities is first salted by soaking in a solution of sodium chloride (sea salt) and then dried. It is then deposited on a mixture of water and silver nitrate which reacts with sodium chloride, producing silver chloride, sensitive to light. This flotation technique for this awareness step is a decisive improvement brought by Louis-Désiré Blanquart-Évrard: it allows better impregnation of the paper than by brush application used in the Talbot process, for better rendering of the image.

 

After drying, this sheet can be used for printing, which is done by direct blackening: the sensitized sheet is exposed to light in contact with a negative on paper in a press frame. The light causes the decomposition of silver chloride into metallic silver, brown-orange in color. This image has a matt appearance, with naturally warm tones.

Once formed, the image is fixed in a sodium thiosulfate solution which dissolves the residual sensitive salts, then washed. An intermediate stage of turning, most often to gold, can be carried out in order to modify the tone of the image - cooler tones ranging from warm brown to black-brown, black or sepia depending on the recipe used -, and give it better stability.

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