Archival Pigment Prints
The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigment printing processes have been utilized since the middle of the 19th century. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing, including traditional silver-halide. Pigment prints are unique in that the pigment ink (minuscule colored particles suspended in a neutral carrier liquid) are laid down onto paper by a digital printer. As solid particles, Pigment Inks are inherently inert and quite stable. A multitude of examples of artists using archival pigment printing is as close as your local museum. The biggest collections are typically held at the Museum of Modern Art. Pigment Ink prints exceed traditional color photographs when it comes to archival permanence.
Our paper is a smooth, 100% cotton fine art paper that combines the latest advances in printing technology with the traditional feel of darkroom prints. This amazing medium is manufactured in France by the world’s leading fine art paper mills. These same mills produced papers for some of the finest artists in history including Chagal and Picasso.
The paper is a combination of platinum/palladium darkroom base papers with the latest microporous coatings. Regarded as one of the finest digital printing media available, the results are simply beautiful. Bright colors, rich details, subtle tones and true blacks make images to come to life.
Finally, the image is mounted on aluminum to ensure the smoothest possible finish for a stunning visual display.
We apply a varnish to the images for protection. The combination of the paper, pigment inks and UV inhibitors in the coating result in images that will remain colorfast and beautiful for over 100 years.
Hanging Instructions for Framed Images
Select the area on your wall where you would like the top of your frame and the left side of the frame to be placed. Measure down and to the right the distance from the top and side of the frame to the arrow on the Wall Buddie hanger (about 2-4 inches). Mark your spot with a pencil. Place the first hook against the wall at the mark and hammer the nail through hole the on the wall hook. The Wall Buddies hangers on your picture have arrows indented in them. Measure between the two arrows. Mark that measurement on your wall from the left of the first hook you hammered and the same distance from the floor. Place the second hook against the wall and hammer the nail through the holes at a downward angle. Hold the picture higher than the hooks on the wall and slowly slide the picture down. It will rest on the nail that is between the slot of the on both sides of the hangers. You can slide the picture left or right to get it level.
Care of Fine Art PFR
We recommend that you to handle the image with the greatest care so that it can last for generations.
Although a protective varnish has been applied, it is advisable to not touch the surface of the paper with bare hands, please wear cotton gloves. The receptive surface is absorbent and can pick up grease stains. Gently wipe the surface with a clean cotton cloth if it becomes dusty.
Your art is designed to last for generations. Try to avoid hanging the image in direct sun light, extreme temperatures or humidity levels. This can decrease the lightfastness of your image and also cause harm to the frame.
Limited Edition Images
All of our images are of a limited number. The edition size refers to the total number of images that will be printed (includes all sizes and mediums). Once the edition is sold out, the image will never again be printed or offered as another type of commercially available media. We don't print Artist Proofs or any other extra-image gimmicks designed to increase the size of the original edition.