C-Prints

Kodak Endura Professional Lustre Paper. We make traditional c-prints for orders shipped to the United States and Canada. C-prints are made using precut photo paper and a chemical process. We print most of our c-prints on Kodak Endura Professional Lustre Paper, which has a smooth surface and a semi-gloss finish. It produces accurate skin tones, vibrant colors, and when used for black and white images simulates the look of silver gelatin paper. Our black and white c-prints also receive a lustre coating, which protects against fingerprints and produces a more traditional semi-gloss black and white surface.

Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Deep Matte Paper. For some framed prints and special editions, we print on Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Deep Matte Paper. Deep Matte renders beautiful skin tones, produces a soft look in black and white images, and has a smooth surface and non-reflective finish.

When mounted or matted with acid-free materials, displayed c-prints should maintain their original look for 100 years. In an archival dark storage environment, c-prints should maintain their original look for 200 years.

Giclée Prints

We make archival giclée prints for orders shipped to Colombia, Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom, as well as special edition print sets. Giclée is a French word that means to spurt or spray and refers to an inkjet printing process.

When mounted or matted with acid-free materials, displayed giclée prints should maintain their original look for 75 years.

Styrene Mounting

Styrene is an archival plastic material that adds a rigid backing to prints you plan to frame. Styrene mounting protects the print from bending or creasing and provides a permanently attached backing board for matting.

Standout Prints

Standout mounts provide an all-in-one solution that does not require matting or framing. After printing the image, the lab mounts the print to a piece of 3/4-inch deep foam and attaches a black plastic edging. These lightweight and reasonably priced displays arrive ready to hang.

Black and white photo of a palm tree covered with parasitic plants.
Standout Print

Acrylic Prints

Acrylic prints are printed on the back of 1/4-inch acrylic and finished with a 1/4-inch backing board. The high gloss acrylic produces vivid colors and lifelike depth.

Pink Roses acrylic print
Acrylic Print

Each acrylic print includes an attached mounting frame and hanging wire; your artwork arrives ready to hang. The acrylic image, backing board, and wooden frame extend the artwork 1 1/2-inches from the wall, creating a floating effect.

Mounting frame and hanging wire
Mounting frame and hanging wire

Further Reading

Care, Handling, and Storage of Photographs: http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/photo.html

Giclee Printing Process – What Artists Need to Know: http://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2016/07/07/giclee-printing-process-what-artists-need-to-know/

Kodak Endura Professional Paper: http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/product/kodak-professional-endura-premier-paper

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Deep Matte Paper: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/photofinishing/paper_lab_products/color_papers_printing_materials/deep_matte/