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Here's a little more information about how we produce our prints...

INKS:
With the iPF8400 printer comes Canon's innovative 12-colour pigment inkjet system, which means we achieve superb longevity and durability. The high-density pigments produce prints with an extremely wide colour gamut and the combination of two blacks and two grey inks means that prints have a very smooth graduation between tones and are free of colour casts.

By its very nature, producing beautiful giclée prints is colour-critical, so our machines and screens are calibrated regularly. We use unique ICC profiles with both of our paper-stocks (see below) for supremely accurate results between screen and print.

PAPERS:
We currently use two archival paper stocks — both acid- and lignin-free — created by world-renowned German paper specialist, Hahnemühle.

FineArt Pearl, is a stunning 285gsm celluloid-based paper with a bright white base, giving exceptional colour density and tonal range, with a semi-gloss finish. The subtle gloss, combined with the smooth fibre surface, emulates the timeless qualities of traditional silver-bromide printing — perfect for use as exhibition-ready fine art photographs in both colour and black and white.

Alternatively, we also use the slightly heavier and extremely popular Photo Rag paper at 308gsm. With a 100% cotton, natural white base, the paper is finished with a specially formulated inkjet coating, giving a velvety-smooth, matt finish — a touch warmer than the FineArt Pearl paper.

Whether you choose a semi-gloss or matt finish, we are certain that the combination of very high quality inks and superbly-crafted papers will bring as much pleasure to the people viewing the prints, as it does to us producing them.