Producing archival quality prints for display, décor and collections is personally very rewarding for me. My wet darkroom transformed into digital equipment and inkjet printers over the last decade. I now produce inkjet prints up to 16x20 inches using Epson Ultrachome inks and archival quality papers. Larger archival prints are produced under my supervision by a local professional photographic print shop.
Because of the variety of print sizes and styles of paper, I do not post a price sheet for my fine art prints online. I will gladly send you more details on print sizes, paper styles and prices on request. Please call me at 520-326-3266 or email me at kresanphotography.com.
More details on my fine art prints
I typically ship fine art prints either flat or rolled, depending on print size. They are not mounted nor framed but can be on request. Framed prints ship with a Plexiglas cover.
Mounting — The papers I use are a chemically and dimensionally stable substrate. Acid-free rag board and museum corner mounts or museum tape is best for mounting and matting. Do not use a hot dry mounting press. Heat will immediately destroy the print. Simply mat and frame as you would any other print, keeping the glass away from direct contact with the print surface.
Cleaning — On request, I spray prints with Printshield a protective coating by Premier Art. The coating is recommended by Epson; protects your print from UV radiation; and is water resistant. Dust can be removed with a dry cloth. Rub gently. Although the protective coating is water resistant, do not use a damp or wet cloth to clean a coated or uncoated print. Keep in mind that a Printshield coating does reduce the glossy finish of a print.
Lighting — Despite the color stability of the Epson K3 Ultrachrome inks, direct sunlight is not recommended for lighting the print. In time, the sun — and extremely high humidity — stroys most materials. Display your print in bright ambient light or under a small spot light. I use a Graphiclite professional viewer with a true full spectrum 5000 Kelvin lamp to gauge the color balance of prints.