About the archival pigment prints…
My prints are produced with archival pigment inks on Hahnemuhle paper. I usually use Photo Rag, Museum Etching, Bamboo, or Fine Art Baryta Satin papers. I have tested many different papers and while there are a lot of nice ones out there I have standardized on Hahnemuhle Paper. Hahnemühle has been around since 1584 (no, that’s not a typo!) and they have a long history of making fine paper which enables me to get the most out of every photograph.
The papers mentioned above each of their own characteristics: some are mat, textured, or glossy. I make the decision on which papers to print on depending on the subject of the photograph though most of my prints are made on mat paper. All of the papers I use are archival and should last hundreds of years. Occasionally I will coat the mat prints with an acrylic finish for a unique look.
Each print is individually signed and numbered. The print is also treated with a protective spray to increase both durability and longevity. The prints are usually rolled and placed in a tube, and mailed. I’d be happy to provide an overmat them for you as well… just let me know.
Also, as a side-note the large prints are made by hand from the original raw file each time one is ordered which makes each one of these unique. When one of these prints is ordered I use the original raw file and re-create the final photograph. I then print it then discard the file used for printing. This process is similar to what photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and others did when they made prints in the darkroom. What this means is no two prints larger than 16x20in are alike. The smaller sized prints are made with the same master file.
Please allow a few weeks for the production and delivery of your print.
If you have any questions about my process at all please write to me on my “contact” page above in the menu or just click here to go directly to that page.