Paper, Printing & Calibration

All my processing is done on a 24" Eizo ColorEdge monitor which is colour calibrated every three weeks using an X-rite eye-one pro. This also allows me to colour calibrate my printer as closely as possible to my monitor screen by producing my own colour profile for the paper I use. Each new print is laid out on a flat surface and allowed to air dry for a minimum of at least twenty four hours. Once fully dry the print is then inspected by myself, once I'm satisfied with it's quality and colour it is then protected with acid free, pH neutral tissue paper and prepared for delivery in double krafted and fluted flat pack cardboard. I do not supply prints rolled and shipped in postal tubes of any size. A great deal of care, time and attention to detail has gone into producing your print. You deserve to receive it flat and in pristine condition, not looking like a scroll. Images which are to be mounted or framed are forwarded to a local Guild Certified Framer, before finally being shipped to the client.

Please note that the printed surface is susceptible to being marked, you should avoid, touching, blowing or brushing the surface.

Currently my preferred paper for working with is Ilford Gallerie Gold Fibre Silk. Ilford Gallerie Gold Fibre Silk (320gsm) is a true heavyweight paper with a smooth silk surface finish specifically developed by Ilford for use with pigment based inks. This paper includes an integral baryta layer which helps to improve definition, extends the tonal range and has superb archival qualities. By using the Epson UltraChrome K3 inks accelerated ageing tests for prints stored under glass indicate a minimum of 30 years plus for colour stability.

All prints are produced in house using a wide format professional grade Epson printer running only original Epson UltraChrome K3 inks with vivid Magenta.

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