When ‘standard’ means exceptional
Every product I offer, big or small has been carefully chosen by laboratories that I consider to be the best available. The simplest product I offer is the classic print. Whilst they serve the same purpose as the sort of photograph you’d print yourself, that’s where the similarity ends. Despite being my ‘standard’ prints, these are on another level.
The geeky bit
It’s a white cotton artist’s paper that has a wonderfully soft feel with a lightly defined felt structure. Despite its soft and tactile appearance this paper allows deep true colours, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail and images with an almost 3D quality.
Ensuring your memories won’t fade
You may have noticed that almost everything I offer is archival. At first that sounds unsual to my clients as we associate museum-grade properties with fine art paintings and museums, not our family photographs. I would argue that to most families their own memories are more valuable than ‘important’ works of art and the walls of their home house their own personal treasured gallery.
Whilst in theory you may not have considered whether you care if a product you order is archival or not, knowing that these prints will be able to be enjoyed by your children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren in their current glory is a wonderful idea. The age-old favourite childhood game of who looks like who in the family just became a whole lot more enjoyable for them. That’s why I offer archival products, it’s not to sound fancy, it’s because our memories matter.
Caring for them
These prints need to be displayed behind glass. When framing you need to ensure that there is a gap between the print itself and the glass to avoid the print sticking when moisture builds up.
The matted prints are ready for framing as the surrounding mat creates a natural necessary gap. If you choose a mounted print, you need to make sure you use the type of frame that has spacers inside (literally as they sound, a physical block that creates a gap between the print and the glass) to create the same breathing space. The professional grade frames that I supply are sealed anyway, but for ‘loose’ prints you’ll need to take this precaution will help you preserve them.
Let me know if you’d like to arrange a visit to see the range of products that I have on offer, I love to show them off!