Why a Fine Art Print?
Fine Art Prints
"Archival-Prints" are Museum-quality Fine-Art reproductions. Sometimes called "Giclee Prints", these artworks are made with an ultra-high-resolution fine-art printer, using the very finest archival inks and papers. Independant testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc. (a world-leader in image-longevity testing) has established that these "Archival-Prints" will last more than 200 years before any noticable shift in color integrity occurs. They are truly "Museum-quality Fine-Art reproductions".
Paper Quality Parameters - Digital FineArt
A set of quality criteria is employed to assess the relatively recent category of Fine Art Printings on paper from our Digital FineArt collection. The importance of the respective criteria depends on application. In the case of artistic reproductions, the most important criteria are surface structure, colour gamut (surface, the intensity of colours), density and feel. In the photographic section, importance is placed on the Dmax value (detail resolution in dark areas), high degree of white and opacity.
In general, the most important features are ink limit, colour gamut, density and resistance to ageing. All types of paper produced by Hahnemühle in the Digital FineArt collection meet the highest quality standards, and enjoy world-wide renown.
The dot-pattern of these prints is invisible to the naked eye; they are literally indistinguishable from continuous-tone photographs - very good photographs. Under extreme magnification (15X) the print quality can be seen to be the equivalent of the very finest printing. And the artist responsible for achieving perfect tonal balance and color fidelity in these fine-art reproductions is the same artist who created these delicate qualities in the first place. These are among the most accurate, most archival prints available anywhere. Archival-Prints are beautiful reproductions, that will look as rich and vibrant to your great-great grandchildren as they will to you. I am delighted to offer them to the public at this time!
Please remember that ALL artwork, prints and originals, MUST be kept away from direct sunlight; sunlight will quickly bleach even the very finest oil paintings - which is why they use dim lights in museums.
'There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy idea.'
Canadian photojournalist since 1987. Contributing photographer for National Geographic Stock and published/featured in National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller since 2010.
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