Hemlock Grove, Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
This print will be signed using an acid free pencil or pen in the margin beneath the image. If you would prefer the signature on the back of the print, please be sure to let me know when ordering.
8” x 10”
Paper: Moab Juniper Baryta Rag – 100% cotton paper, featuring a slight fiber texture with a semi-gloss finish.
Margins: Top: 9mm | Bottom: 14mm | Sides: 9mm
What is a true fine art print?
Also called a giclée print, fine art prints are made with an ink jet printer using archival materials to create vibrant, pristine, images that last for a long time.
Unlike photographic prints which use light sensitive paper to create an image, inkjet printers use, you guessed it, ink. And unlike a printing press which precisely places dots of ink on paper, inkjet printers spray a continuous stream of ink resulting in finer smoother results. These fine art prints last longer than photographic or press prints and they also add a high end artistic feel that other prints just can’t rival. When it comes to ink, prints made with pigment ink last longer than prints made with dye based ink. Why? Dye based inks include optical brighteners, which can help make prints look more vibrant at first but they fade over time. This is why my prints are printed strictly with pigment based ink. Optical brighteners can also be in paper, causing even more fading in a faster rate down to the paper fibers. Thats right, they eat away at paper. When it comes to archival power, papers made out of natural fibers are the best. This is why I almost exclusively print on 100% cotton and optical brighter free fine art papers. These prints meet gallery and museum standards for longevity and archival performance.
A true fine art print is an heirloom. A memory meant to be past down to generations to come. If you wish to display the piece, make sure that you frame it using an archival mat board and a protective glass. Also, keep prints out of sunlight and harsh temperatures to help preserve the print.