The most important difference between the two offered print types is their production and used papers: While Photographic Prints are produced at a photo lab by exposing light-sensitive paper, Fine Art Prints are made at a print shop, where high-quality ink is sprayed onto special papers. The resulting prints differ in their colour reproductions as well as their paper's thickness and texture. But one thing they have in common: No matter which one you choose, they are of archival quality, meaning that they have a high resistance to colour fading – standing the test of time!
For my prints I use a semi-matte paper with a bright white papertone and a slightly sheen, satin (not glossy!) finish. They are characterised by very natural colour reproductions, rich details and high contrast. They have smooth colour gradients in shadows and skin tones with deep blacks – creating vivid and lifelike images. If you prefer the classic photographic look or would like to frame the picture with a passepartout, this should be your choice.
→ lighter paper weight
→ silky-matte finish, smooth texture
→ used in combination with passepartouts
→ less delicate, durable surface
For my prints I use super-matte papers, made from natural fibres, such as cotton or alpha cellulose, with a warm white paper tone and a velvety finish. They have vibrant colours, soft blacks and impressive pictorial depth.
If you prefer a super-matte, non-reflectional look or have a thing for thick papers, this should be your choice. All of my Artwork Prints are printed with this method, creating the impression of real paintings.
One important thing to notice: Fine Art Prints do however have a delicate surface and should be handled with extra care.
→ heavier paper weight
→ super-matte finish, cotton texture
→ used for artwork reproduction
→ delicate surface
A passepartout, or picture mat, is an acid free cardboard with a cut-out, framing the underlying picture. It’s meant to protect and preserve as well as to decorate and enhance the appearance of an artwork. It prevents the image from touching the glass and creates more depth as it enlarges the framing size.
For my prints I use pure white museum quality passepartouts with centered cut-outs. To guarantee archival longevity, only acid-free materials are used for the picture mounting.
→ individually assembled by me
→ ready to frame!