Large Format Printing
For larger than normal printing, we have a digital wide-format printer. It's capable of printing on media up to 42" wide, with the length only limited by the size of the media roll (usually 50 - 100m).
This means we don't have to crop a larger image to 'fit onto A3 paper' - a practice which can return some pretty unsightly results.
We don't use the cheaper and fairly unstable water based dye ink in our machine, but prefer the more expensive, and much longer lasting pigment ink.
Pigment ink is much more resistant to fading than dye based ink, and will return results which are regularly quoted as being good for the next 80 - 100 years.
Our printer is by HP, and we use always use genuine HP Vivera ink - never a generic replacement. It's not worth the gamble.
It's important that colour is rendered correctly throughout the whole process, so we work with icc profiled and regularly calibrated scanner, monitors and printer.
Types of Printing Media
We use genuine branded media, and can help you decide which is best for you.
On photo paper, we can print up to 42" wide, with either a satin or gloss finish.
We prefer satin ourselves.
We can also print onto canvas, which gives a really smart, contemporary finish to your special photo. The canvas can be supplied rolled or stretched ready to frame. The choice is yours. We only use 100% cotton canvas, not the cheaper polyester/cotton mix variety.
All of our canvasses are varnished by hand, to give the extra protection they need. This is rarely done by the larger, commercial or online print services.
On Fine Art Paper, you have the choice of Hahnemühle German Etching (320gsm) paper, or Photorag (300gsm) paper. These papers are suitable for producing top quality, Limited Edition fine art prints.
We also stock a heavyweight 180gsm Canon poster paper, suitable for producing window posters, and in store display prints. These can be supplied rolled or mounted onto firm card.