Paper for fine art prints
I only use papers from Hahnemühle, a paper manufacturer founded in 1584. Their FineArt papers are characterized by a durability of over 100 years without any color changes. I use the Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta. Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta is a bright white, cellulose-based FineArt inkjet paper with an inkjet coating specially designed for FineArt applications. The clearly visible, noble felt structure gives the paper a pleasantly soft feel with a tactile surface texture and produces prints with impressive three-dimensionality and depth. The high-gloss coating guarantees outstanding print results with perfect color and detail reproduction, deep blacks and impressive contrast range. The barium sulfate content in the coating gives FineArt Baryta the traditional feel of an analog baryta paper.
Hahnemühle papers can be used for prints of the highest quality, with brilliant image sharpness, deep blacks and fine tonal gradations. They are acid-free and age-resistant and meet the high requirements for museum quality. The result is a perfect matte or silky glossy print with high contrast values, which harmonizes just as well with classic black and white motifs as with the high-contrast color motifs I offer.
To ensure this high color reproduction on paper also in a frame behind glass, I offer my fine art prints completely framed with high quality museum glass.
Printer & inks for fine art prints
Only pigmented inks can be used for fine art prints. These inks are not dyed — like most inks in simple inkjet printers for home use — but contain pure color pigments, as in painting. As a result, prints made with this ink base cannot fade. Like the papers, they are guaranteed to last for several generations. Up to the 60 × 40 cm format, I print myself using a Canon ink system, the Canon Pro-1000.
Here, 12 Canon LUCIA PRO pigment inks are used to reproduce the fine tonal range in my images:
Larger formats are possible on request, then I consult a print service provider with comparable technology.