Which art paper chose for your print
"Which paper should I go for?"
Hahnemühle photo rag 308 gsm
Canon Artistic Satin Canvas 350 gsm
Photo Paper Hahnemühle photo lustre 260 gsm
A guide to gsm levels:
210-300gsm is generally the weight for a more premium fine art paper. It is a little more like card with a tactile feel but still has a bend to it.
310-400gsm is a much thicker, card-like paper. This is the weight you'd likely feel for greetings cards and wedding invitations. The highest gsm we offer across our photo and fine art paper is 350gsm. This is for a premium, heavyweight paper that offers the look and feel of original artwork.
Substrate texture, again, is really down to personal preference.
It is however worth considering how your print will be displayed. Generally, smooth textured substrates will look better when exhibited under glass than highly textured papers. Smooth paper also allows for excellent detail and contrast.
A print with more texture feels pleasant when handled and can help enhance image depth and reality.
All prints made on photo rag paper (Hahnemühle) and Artistic Satin Canvas are manufactured through "giclée" printing.
Giclée is French for "sprayed ink". Today, the term is used to describe a sophisticated inket printmaking process which creates the highest quality fine art reproductions. Giclée printing offers extra-fine image resolution, helping retain a higher degree of detail from the original fine art or photographic images.
The archival nature of the print varies according to the type of inks used, as well as the archival properties of your chosen paper and the conditions in which the print is displayed or stored. Current scientific opinion is that our recommended papers and giclée printing process will produce a print that lasts between 100 and 200 years in good conditions.
NEW PRODUCT - Premium Reproduction
We are introducing new Premium canvas prints coated with artistic varnish.
As always my favorite Canon Artistic Satin Canvas is used. It is gorgeous, well weighted and shows the colors of the work beautifully. On the surface of each print a special artistic medium is applied with brush to build up texture and add gloss to the image. It appear as if the paint were actually on the canvas, giving it a 3-dimensional appearance!
Each reproduction is hand signed by artist on the front side.
- Robert Zietara