Printing & Framing
Fine Wall Art Prints & Frames
Fine Art Prints30" x 20" £150
24" x 20" or smaller £115
Includes packaging, postal delivery, insurance and order tracking to the UK & USA.
A test strip is made upto 30x4 inches on all orders to help prepare the final print and check for colour accuracy.
Custom panoramic sized prints can be quoted upon request.
Paper QualityPaper type plays an important role in the archival quality of the final print. Cheaper papers produce prints with a lower archival lifespan. Select from the 3 best-in-class professional archival photographic papers to ensure the maximum achievable archival lifespan for your print. These are:
- C Type Fuji Crystal archival paper with semi-matt finish.
- C Type Fuji Crystal archival paper with gloss finish.
- C Type Fuji Flex
Preparing Photo files for PrintThe editing studio environment can influence the eyes perception of colour. By having grey and dark coloured walls this avoids strong colour tinting on the editing station. The wallpaper is also neutral grey.
Natural light is eliminated from the room due to its variability in colour temperature in different weather conditions. Diffused artificial bulb lighting with a daylight colour temperature of 6,500 kelvin is used, with no direct lights reflecting on the screen.
To produce colour accurate prints, the editing monitor is calibrated as colours seen on screen can be misleading. Calibration ensures a standard neutral point is used ensuring expectations of colour reproduction are consistent. In order to calibrate the monitor, a spectrophotometer which measures the colour accuracy of the screens output is used.
There are two methods of calibration. Either via the graphics card in the computer or via calibrating the monitor's hardware itself. Hardware calibration produces better results but is only available on high-quality monitors.
Open the i-profiler and run the software using the advanced mode setting. Under the workflow selector in the display section on the left, select profiling. The display and technology type should be left as the default setting. The white point should be set to CIE Illuminant D65, luminance to 120 candelas per square meter and gamma 2.2. Contrast ratio should be left as native and the flair correct and ambient light smart control should be left unchecked.
The next step which is the default profile settings section, all settings should be left as default. Click next and in the default patch set, make sure that in the patch set size, you select large. Now select next and in the default measurement section choose automatic display control where possible. If your monitor does not support it, select adjust brightness, contrast and RGB gains manually. To start the calibration process select start measurement and follow the onscreen wizard. The profile result should be renamed under file name.
Prints should be evaluated using a daylight viewing booth or with simulated D65 daylight illumination lamps. A large proportion of the monitors will give significant shifts in colours and lighting if viewed from different angles. Your screen should also be fitted with a hood to improve the shading and reduce reflections.
Colour accuracyMost high-street labs apply preset colour corrections to all the prints they produce to create the more saturated effect. My Fine Art Printer has print profiles created by their own in-house Colour Scientist. This allows soft proofing images in Photoshop before print.
FramingFraming options (standard, boxed and tray) start from £450.
Frame StylesThe finest sustainable materials and solid woods are used, from luxurious contemporary tray frames in walnut to sumptuous traditional oak frames, with optional mount boards and anti-reflective glass.
Frames are made to measure, by hand, to your exact specifications. Orders take 15 working days to delivery.