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Print and Sizes
Available print sizes are displayed on each image’s page. Each print is a limited-edition signed copy, made to order and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Custom large-format prints (up to several metres wide) are also available. Please get in touch to receive a price quotation based on size, reproduction materials, mount choices, shipping requirements and other bespoke factors.
Prints are produced using C-type or Giclée Fine Art methods, with the photographer himself selecting the option best suited to a particular image. Orders for Custom ChromaLuxe or similar bonding methods can also be placed for printing onto substrates such as metal or acrylic.
C-type prints are produced using a large-format photographic printing machine that uses three lasers (red, green and blue) merged into one beam to ‘paint light’ onto the paper using traditional light-sensitive silver halide materials. The exposed paper is then traditionally wet-processed using photographic chemistry, in much the same manner as traditional photographic prints were made in a darkroom from film but now with the benefit of direct RGB light-to-paper technology.
Giclée Fine Art Printing
The word ‘Giclée’ is derived from the French word ‘gicler’, which literally translates as ‘to squirt’. Giclée printing is thus so-called due to the way the printer nozzle applies the ink pigments to the paper. The terms ‘Giclée Print’ or ‘pigment print’ refer to a print made using an inkjet printer as an output device. Giclée Fine Art printing is archival grade and offers intense colour and vibrancy. Giclée prints are available on robust archival papers providing incredible longevity with a variety of paper types from textured, matt, silk, fibre or smooth.
ChromaLuxe, Lightjet and Acrylic Printing
Stunning results can also be achieved by bonding images to glass or acrylic, or with ChromaLuxe printing, which fuses images to aluminum. These processes technically relate more to mounting than to printing, but in each instance printing materials are selected carefully to ensure optimal results.
These cutting-edge methods provide striking results with exceptional colour and three-dimensionality thanks to the refraction of light through the bonded surface, providing results comparable to traditional Cibachrome prints.
The final rigid bonded prints can appear ‘free-floating’ on a wall via the aluminium sub frame, providing elegant display options. These print-bonding methods also allow for a variety of other displays, including within box frames. We can advise on the options available based on your requirements.
Lightjet machines produce high-quality C-type prints on a larger scale than Durst Lambda C-type prints. Utilising fine lasers and a spinning mirror, the Lightjet method is perfect for my largest limited-edition prints. These can also be bonded and mounted using acrylic or in a variety of other ways, allowing you to achieve your ideal display.
Direct-to-media UV printing is a large-format, full colour and white ultra-fine inkjet printing process that allows images to be printed directly on to almost any flat surface up to 3m x 2m and larger. Using nine CMYK colour channels plus lighter colours along with white, it is finished with a varnish and dried instantly using ultraviolet light. The printed image bonds to the surface of your chosen media, giving you a smooth, stable, abrasion-resistant and long-lasting product.
ChromaLuxe printing, which fuses images on to aluminium, uses a dye-sublimation process. The term ‘sublimation’ describes the direct transition of the ink from solid to gas, skipping the liquid phase entirely.
The eight-dye sublimation inks consist of a robust and heat intensive dye. Images are first printed as a Giclée print using these inks on to transfer paper, which is then applied to a specially coated aluminium panel. Heat and pressure are then applied until the dye particles change into a gas and bond with the polymers in the aluminium, before reverting to a solid state, fusing the image and aluminium together.
ChromaLuxe prints are archival and highly resilient. They require no additional glass, acrylic, lamination or coating to protect them. The dye sublimation process renders images waterproof, abrasion resistant, fire and chemical resistant, making artwork suitable for interior or exterior environments. Thanks to this unique process, ChromaLuxe prints can even be displayed underwater. For high-traffic areas, or climatically challenging environments, this method offers unparalleled durability and archival stability.