Whats the best quality paper to print on?
All of our options are to the highest standard on the market. If you are looking for prints with the sharpest results possible then we would recommend looking at our standard and large photo print sections. If you are wanting bright vivid colours then our fine art prints will give you the best results for this.
Whats the difference between Photographic Prints & Fine Art Prints?
Quite simply, they are two different methods of printing on two different mediums, both of which have different benefits depending on your needs.
Photographic prints are produced on traditional photographic film rather than paper, so these are created using a chemical reaction to get the best quality replication from screen to print. Ideal for accurate natural colours, skin tones and sharp detail, these are an excellent option for high end photographic prints. As these are produced in chemical mini labs, they are printed on a roll so the length is variable, however the width is limited to a maximum of 12" for standard prints and 20" for large format photographic prints.
Fine Art Prints are produced on paper which affords the opportunity for a wider variety of high end options such as "Hahnemühle Photo Rag" for an ultra mat finish. The main difference between this medium and photographic prints is that fine art prints can be produced in a much larger format, up to a maximum width of 40 inches, allowing us to produce impressive sizes such as 60x40" bespoke prints from a roll. With this method, ink is absorbed into the paper giving colours depth and rich vibrancy.
What type of paper and surfaces do you print on?
We offer a quick and efficient professional photo printing service and all of your prints are processed digitally directly from the files we receive through our website. Our standard prints are created using C-type Fujifilm paper with a finish of Lustre, Gloss or Metallic. We have a range of fine art paper types including Giclee Lustre or Gloss and Fine Art Metallic. We also offer a range of Hahnemuhle papers under our fine art print service including Photorag, German Etching and Baryta. Please see our individual product pages for more information on the papers used for each product.
Do you offer custom Canvas prints?
Yes we can accomodate a range of custom canvas wrap sizes. As we use premium gallery stretcher bars, these are typically produced in 2" increments, meaning if we cannot get your exact desired size, we may be able to get something close or in a suitable ratio. Our sizes listed on our canvas page may be possible to combine, even if they are not listed together. To enquire whether your desired custom size is possible and to get a quote, please contact [email protected] with your required measurements.
Can I order custom size photographic prints?
Unfortunately we cannot trim down standard prints to custom sizes, however you are able to design a custom size and trim down prints once you've received your order. To order this you should find the next larger print size that is available. For example, if you require a 9”x9” image you should order a 10”x10” print. You will need to place the image on a canvas in Photoshop that is the same size as the print you are ordering. You should create a 10”x10” canvas and set your image size as 9”x9” to float in the middle of the 10x10" canvas.
Can I order custom size Fine Art Prints?
Yes, all of our fine art prints are processed and trimmed by hand, therefore we can accomodate custom sizes. You will need to order the closest size up from your required print size so this can be trimmed down in production. We advise that you size your file exactly as your require it at 300DPI before adding additional "canvas" in photoshop to make your overall file size the print size you are ordering.
You must ensure your file is sized to the print size you are ordering. For example if your desired final print size is 9x9", you will need to set your canvas size in photoshop to 10x10" which is our next closest size. This will prevent your image from being resized or expanded to fit your chosen ration when uploading. Please then make a note in the order comments requesting your final desired print size so we can action this for you. For example "Please trim off white edge to give a final print size of 9x9 inches"