Magnolia Flower Portrait

The Art of Nurtured Nature

PRINT FAQs


PRINTING & PRODUCT CHOICES

As a photographer whose academic training required the study and practice of a wide array of art mediums as well as traditional film and darkroom work, the surface on which images are printed is almost as important to me as the image itself.  Fine art papers, with their heft and feel, along with the way images appear on them when printed with the advanced processes used in the digital world today, are in my mind far superior choices to standard photo papers for print quality and archival longevity over time.

Giclée Fine Art Prints are made with high-quality archival inks on fine art papers using a high-resolution large format inkjet printer.  The premium archival inks used in this process produce images with smooth tones, refined detail, and rich colors, resulting in beautiful and lasting works of art. Three archival, acid-free paper choices are available as follows:

Moab Entrada Bright Rag is a bright white, smooth, 100% cotton paper similar to hot-press watercolor paper in texture and weight, producing detail rich Giclée prints with a matte appearance.

Breathing Color Elegance Velvet is a bright white paper similar to cold-press watercolor paper, producing detail rich Giclée prints with a matte appearance and slightly visible paper texture.

Epson Exhibition Fiber paper closely resembles the “glossy” surfaced fiber-based photographic paper used in darkroom print development.  The rich surface of this heavy paper appears satiny smooth rather than traditionally glossy.

Wall art options are also available as follows:

Stretched Canvas pieces are made with the Giclée fine art print method, processed directly onto museum quality canvas.  The textured print is then wrapped around an artist's stretcher frame with white edges on the sides, preserving the full-size image on the front surface.

Flat Mounted Canvas piecesare also made with theGiclée fine art print method directly onto museum quality canvas.  They are then wrapped around archival Gator Foamboard, preserving full-size image on front surface, ready for easy framing.

MetalPrints™ represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets, creating images with remarkable luminescence, detail, and resolution.  This option is available in mid-gloss and satin (preferred) surfaces.

CROPPING

While cropping is possible on orders, all images in my galleries have been purposely edited to aspect ratios chosen by me to best enhance both subject and design, so it is highly recommended that prints are chosen in sizes which preserve as much of the entire image as possible. An exception, panoramic images are not available full size on fine art papers, however, wall art options in canvas, metal, or ThinWraps are available if preserving the entire image is desired.

WATERMARKS & DETAIL

Watermarks with logo text on images are on screen copies only, final images when professionally printed are free of all markings and logos. Using watermarks, along with reduced digital resolution of images online, helps reduce theft risk of copyrighted photographs.

FRAMING

If interested in a matted and framed finishing to fine art prints please contact me directly for a price quote via the link at left.  Please provide the title of the piece and print size you are interested in purchasing after which framing options will be provided.

LAB & GUARANTEE

All orders are fulfilled through Smugmug and produced by BayPhoto, a highly reputed professional photo lab based in Santa Cruz, CA, where attention to detail is considered paramount.  SmugMug provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all purchases.



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