Simply put Fine Art Printing is using the very best processes and products to create an artwork from a quality digital file or negative. The image is not mass produced and exists to be printed with the highest archival papers and inks, to be displayed on a wall and not put in a drawer.
Fine art prints are made to last and at The Creative Mix Co we use Canson papers and custom made ICC profiles for each paper. Canson say, “The difference between fine art paper and normal photo paper lies in the composition of the paper itself. As a matter of fact, natural fibres (usually cotton or alpha cellulose) must be included within the composition of fine art paper. The paper is not artificially bleached with chlorine, thus ensuring that the photos stand the test of time. A major asset in the sphere of art photography!
Because fine art paper is intended for the printing of high quality photographs, its quality must be ideally suited to receiving inks and pigments. The composition of the surface layer must allow the ink to adhere well over time, while offering a neutral pH to ensure that the paper also stands the test of time.
Lastly, a fine art paper will allow you to emphasize the composition of the image, while providing the ideal support for intense colours and marked contrasts, while also enabling a wide range of grey tones.”
There are higher costs associated with using these beautifully milled papers, the best inks and machines that use a higher number of ink colours to get the best from every colour in the original file. All these elements need to be brought together by a passionate and qualified print maker to produce a print of the highest quality.
Due to this expense, fine art prints are generally made with purpose and intent and are meant for photographs and artist reproductions of the highest standard. The artist has created the image with much skill, thought and emotion and often drawing the viewer in to see more to a story and they want you to experience it at its best.
This process is not limited to exhibition prints and awards, it is available to you to adorn your home and office walls to enjoy. All of the images available at The Creative Mix Co are fine art prints, created by Tristam Evison at EV Photo. He is a multi-award winning fine art master printer and photographer. To view more about the papers used by our artists please visit “Our Process” page here on the website.
When you receive your print please remember to handle it with care before framing is complete and advise your framer that it is a fine art print to be handled with care.
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