Just popping in here to share a little bit about my fine art prints! I get asked often… ‘what the heck are fine art prints specifically and how do they compare with any other type of print?’ Such a good question as I’m sure many of you have wondered the same thing or maybe you’ve never even heard of the phrase before 😉 Either way, let’s break it down into 3 topics: paper, ink, and finish. For those who want a quick summary… skip to the bottom for the summary graphic. For those who want a longer, more thorough answer, comparing fine art to regular prints, keep reading!
Fine art prints are printed on very high quality acid-free paper. What does this mean for you? Well, it means that your print will last for decades! It’s the acid material in lower quality paper options that make them turn yellow, brittle, & crack with time. Fine art paper is made with natural fibres and is not artificially bleached with chlorine ensuring that the prints stand the test of time.
Fine art prints use archival inks (think museum preservation)! 11 colours of archival inks are used which allows for a much wider range of colour than your average large format printer, which provides 4. The colours in the fine art prints are so incredibly vibrant, the contrast is stunning, and the wide variety of grey tones available means depth isn’t lost in the printing process (rich blacks and greys are preserved).
Finally, fine art prints can be glossy or matte. I personally prefer a matte finish and so all of my prints have this finish as well! Why? No glare! This provides the best viewing experience as they look beautiful from every angle!
I promise you, fine art prints look even better in person than they do on your screen, which is a pretty big deal considering your screens are backlit! If you have any questions at all about fine art prints, send me a message, I’d be happy to answer them!
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