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Archival Pigment Prints

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigment inks.  The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing, including traditional silver-halide photographic prints.  With proper care, our pigment prints are projected to last more than 100 years without fading.

 

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.

 

We offer two different pigment printing options; PFR or Canvas.

Tony prints all of our canvas and PFR prints himself.  While labs are available to this work, the quality and consistency of each image is critical and he wants to ensure the best image possible for each client.

PFR Pigment Prints

Platine Fibre Rag (PFR) 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 bring images to life.

 

After printing the images, Tony applies a coating with UV resistant inhibitors and the image is mounted on aluminum to ensure the smoothest possible finish for a stunning visual display.

 

Our images do not require glass since PFR pigment prints are coated with protective UV coatings. Our goal is to maximize your viewing experience and we feel we have achieved this with our offerings.

 

The combination of the archival paper, pigment inks and UV inhibitors in the coating result in images that will remain colorfast and beautiful for over 100 years.

Canvas Pigment Prints

The canvas print has the feel of traditional art. The subtle texture of the canvas can bring images to life and add a three-dimensional feel. This is especially true for aspen trees and animal images with rich details and textures. Canvas prints have a softer almost 'painterly' feel compared to our PFR paper.

 

Made from 100% cotton, the canvas also combines the traditions of artistic canvas with the latest printing technologies. The result is a brilliant image with people often asking "is that a photograph or a painting?"

 

After printing the images, Tony applies a coating with UV resistant inhibitors and the image is mounted to an acid-free rigid substrate to eliminate concerns of stretching or cracking over time. The result is an archival and brilliant presentation.

 

Our images do not require glass since the canvas pigment prints are coated with protective UV coatings. Our goal is to maximize your viewing experience and we feel we have achieved this with our offerings.

The combination of the archival paper, pigment inks and UV inhibitors in the coating result in images that will remain colorfast and beautiful for over 100 years.

Care of Pigment Prints

Pigment Prints on Canvas and PFR can be easily cleaned by gently wiping them with a soft cloth or feather duster. 

Limited Edition Images

All of Tony’s 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.

 

The price of the image does increase after the edition becomes 50% sold out and increases further as the edition approaches being sold out. 

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