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A NOTE ON DIGITAL PRINTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Most fine art / photographic prints are made on high quality ink jet printers which lay ink in a specific way onto specially prepared paper surfaces. Images from a transparency or negative are carefully scanned (digitally acquired images are fed directly into the computer) and reproduced using stable lightfast pigment-based inks.

Using sophisticated graphics and retouching software, the resulting digital file can then be cropped adjusted and manipulated to suit the photographer’s concept much like a painter uses his brushes.

Giclee prints are created using a high-resolution inkjet printer onto a variety of paper surfaces from a watercolour ‘toothed’ surface to canvas. Longevity is expected to exceed 100 years which may well be more than an traditional colour print or original watercolour painting. As there are no screens involved, the prints have a higher resolution than lithographs and can equal the finest art book reproduction.

What I call ‘Beta proofs’ may be prepared to finalise the edition. This could relate to size, placement of borders and general colour balance.

The process is capable of producing exceptional results and represents the closest match to the photographers original. Continuous tone characteristics and extended colour gamut make digital printmaking a superior technology for reproducing all forms of art and photography.

Images from the current exhibition (see below) will be available through PayPal or personal cheque shortly





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