acid-free, rag-based papers and dye-based inks. Together, these promise colour permanence of up to 75
years or longer. Our preferred paper is a heavy Hahnemuhl paper with a beautiful, lustrous but matt surface
which holds the ink perfectly without any loss of contrast. If gloss prints are required we use Epson's own
highest quality, heavy-weight photo-paper which gives sparkling results.
We feel that colour or monochrome prints made by this method are at least the equal, in terms of quality
and appearance, of prints made by any conventional (ie. wet-darkroom) methods such as C-type, R-type
or Cibachrome. They may also be superior to conventional colour prints in their resistance to fading (which
has always been a problem with colour materials). The newest generation of dye-based inks are claimed to
resist fading for up to 75 years or more - much longer than any other printing method - however, it must be
said that the life of any print is greatly affected by the way it is mounted, presented and stored. Acid-free,
archival mounts and adhesive must be used, and care must be taken at all stages of handling to avoid direct
contamination of any kind. Wall-mounted prints should be subjected only to low light levels, and never to
direct sunlight or other intense lighting such as spotlights.
The appearance of the prints is superb and they are eminently suitable for framing and exhibition in all sorts
of surroundings, whether in domestic or business space. Our preferred size is A3+ (19x13", 48x33cms) but
other sizes can of course be made, to order. (Prints of larger sizes, or on different materials, by quotation.)
The cost per print is £50.00 within the UK, incl. Vat and p&p; outside the UK, the cost per print is $95.00
(E90.00) incl. airmail delivery. Prints are protected by heavyweight postal tubes and are sent by registered
mail. For more details, contact us by phone, fax or email.