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 or metal-based. 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 can be seen as close as your local museum. The biggest collections are held at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Pigment Ink prints exceed traditional color photographs when it comes to archival permanence.
PFR Pigment Prints
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.
Metal prints are one of the most cutting-edge photo print substrates for displaying your image. The image is not printed onto the surface, but rather has a depth that in effect glows. People that see a metal print for the first time, often think that it is backlit.
Metal Prints differ from pigment prints as the ink of the image is infused into specially coated aluminum sheets. While fine art paper could be considered a more subtle presentation, the metal print image is a more brilliant and impressive print. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed. The colors are extraordinarily vibrant and the depth of the coating gives photos a luminous quality that no paper print can achieve
Metal Print Images will last for generations when displayed indoors and out of direct sunlight. However, they can be hung outdoors since they are water proof.
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.