Fine Art Printing
Inkjet printing onto archival fine art papers is sometimes referred to as 'giclée'. It is this combination of large-format professional quality printers and pigment inks, together with beautiful papers, that ensures the optimum aesthetic of the art piece, as well as retaining the colours of the image over a lifetime that only pigment inks can provide.
I prefer to handle all my printing personally choosing to print using my own Canon Lucia EX pigment systems. The utmost care is taken to ensure the final product meets my requirements of representing the image the way it should be.
Most prints are available up to a size of 150 cm on the short edge, allowing for truly immense vistas that can hang in your house or offices.
The greatest of care is taken to ensure each image is printed on the best fine-art archival-quality paper, and checked for absolute perfection before being sent to you. As such, I have selected papers that I feel represent the image the best way possible, complete with custom calibrations for each. I always select the paper that gives the result I require for my final prints, and won’t select one brand over another.
My preference for matte cotton rags gives a supple surrealistic texture to my pieces, and reduced glare from reflected light.
Brands of papers I choose are from Somerset Mills in the UK, Moab in the US, as well as major suppliers, Ilford and Sihl.
Signed and Numbered
The traditional way is to sign and number prints at the bottom of the image on the original paper, in pencil. A pencil mark cannot be reproduced easily by computers, making it less vulnerable to fraud.
The signature will be on the lower right and the numbering on the left. All images are signed and numbered in this way, and are all of limited editions of 10 or less. There will never be additional series of prints, so once a print has reach is limit there shall never be anymore.
Additionally, all limited edition prints are embossed in the lower right hand corner of the print not only as an attractive flourish, but also an additional confirmation of quality. it is the final seal of approval, assuring you of the quality of the product.