Our fine art prints are produced on high quality Fine Art Smooth Cotton 300gsm paper. Smooth Cotton is an acid and lignin free paper made of 100% cotton, making it archival and perfect for giclée printing. The paper has a matte, velvet finish and we specifically chose this paper as it yields high saturated colours with no reflections, making it ideal to be displayed behind glass. In fact, matte paper is the easiest to view in all lighting conditions with richer blacks and more vibrant colours.
Giclée printing is the combination of high resolution inkjet printing technology, K3 pigment based inks and archival fine art paper. The result is a superior quality, finer resolution print with more accurate colour reproduction. The combination of pigment based inks and archival paper gives the prints a long life-time. Pigment inks are more stable and thus resist fading much longer than dye-based inks. If properly stored or displayed, a pigment-based print on quality paper can last a 150 years and more without visible fading. Our fine art printing is carried out by ILAB Photo in Malta.
We strongly suggest that you frame your fine art print as soon as you receive it. Before framing, the print is best stored in its shipping tube, in a dry environment. If you would like to view it before framing, please handle the print by the edges of the white border. Do not touch the printed area and paper surface, as oils from fingertips are absorbed by the paper.
When you are deciding where to hang your framed fine art print, make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight. As with any other delicate artwork, pigments and also paper deteriorate faster if constantly exposed to direct sun rays – UV radiation.