We offer 2 levels of editions (30 or 500 copies) as well as 3 qualities of printing :
- Pigment Inkjet printed by PICTO (French Lab since 1950)
Accuracy of detail, very high quality inks, and a wide variety of papers: we offer you the best of inkjet photo printing. Very long-lasting pigment inks are printed in very high definition onto the paper of your choice. Your result is a real art print; its longevity and wealth of values will make your photographs sublime.
- C-print on Lambda printed by PICTO (French Lab since 1950)
A perfect blend of historical know-how and modern digital technologies, Picto Black and White photo prints satisfy the most demanding photographers in terms of quality and preservation. Based on the digital photo, we make a print on real silver photo paper. These professional silver photo papers are a reference in the world of photography and among collectors. The Durst Lambda imager uses papers which are covered in silver emulsion. Transfer is performed directly based on a digital file, by exposing the photosensitive support with the aid of a red, green, and blue laser beams. The paper is then developed using a chemical process (RA4 chromogenic or Black & White treatment), washed and dried. This technology guarantees you very high-quality productions and traditional photographic rendering.
- Canvas printed by PICTO (French Lab since 1950)
Turn your photos into a painting! For a “painting” appearance, your images are printed onto canvas and mounted on genuine made-to-measure wood subframes for painters (option). Pigment inkjet printing offers very high definition reproductions, allied with outstanding colors, while producing the delicate touch of a pictorial work. Your photo is printed in very high-quality pigment inkjet onto a canvas-style art paper: Tetenal Canvas. The very long-lasting pigment inks are printed in very high definition. The printed canvas is stretched on a made-to-measure wood subframe (option).
THE COLORS / BLACKS AND WHITES :
First of all, be aware that your screen doesn't faithfully reproduce colors and contrasts. Indeed, few of you calibrate their screens properly and no commercial screen is originaly calibrated, which doesn't allow you to appreciate perfectly the color tones retouched. However, no problem since all the players in the production chain (shooting, retouching, printing ...) have all calibrated their screens and their printers. Thus, we guarantee you a faithful reproduction of the works in spite of an essential element which, in return, will strongly influence the final image: the paper.
THE PAPERS :
In order to help you in the selection of papers proposed, I recommend that you select printing on HAHNEMÜHLE MUSEUM, HAHNEMÜHLE ULTRA SMOOTH or CANSON AQUARELLE fine art paper. I use these textured papers for all of my works presented at exhibitions and all my edits have been calibrated according to these print media.
Then, for budget reasons, my second choice is Satin - Glossy - Metallic RC papers .... It will allow you to take full advantage of the shades of colors, however, blacks and contrasts will not be as deep as paper MUSEUM.
THE FORMATS :
We offer several formats depending on the media you have selected, however please note that photographs are always truncated according to their dimensions. Here is an example of printing in different sizes:
THE LABORATORIE :
The laboratorie that we propose, PICTO, is famous for his professionalism and his finishing. I decided to give priority to PICTO for all the media offered and mainly because of the quality of Hahnemühle and Canson papers.
To honor the orders of prints, I chose to appeal to this quality professional structure, which will bring his expertise to make a high-end print, and to pack and ship it in the best conditions. These structures offer 5 year warranty. In case of difficulty in the shipping or management of an order, the professional concerned will settle any difficulty under my supervision.
THE CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY:
They will be sent to you and signed by my hand upon receipt of validation of your order. This certificate attests that the print is an original artwork that meets the legal criteria, numbered and signed and that it's a part of a limited edition.
Remember that for a work to be considered a "work of art" within the meaning of the tax provisions, the print must be signed and numbered by the author, within a limit of 30 copies per work, all media and formats combined. Therefore, the artistic works for which I have chosen the series of 500 copies are not fiscally "works of art", regardless of their artistic quality elsewhere. The price of works put on sale is therefore directly related to their status within the meaning of the tax law. Certificates of authenticity will be issued for all prints, but only those for works drawn up to 30 copies can open the right to the tax benefits mentioned HERE