There are two options for ordering prints of my photographs. Standard, and Limited Edition Fine Art.
Standard Prints: These prints are offered in a huge variety of sizes and paper types through a top quality print lab. Simply add them to your cart, and they will be automatically drop-shipped to you upon ordering. The lab I use is excellent, however I do not see the prints before they are shipped and as such I cannot provide any quality control or assurances as to whether or not the lab has matched the colors on my calibrated editing display.
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints: I develop and create these prints directly from start to finish. The photos available in this format are specially selected for artwork available in this format. They are signed, numbered and only available for a limited time. I create these using the finest available fine art paper and best-in-class printing equipment. By developing and printing these products myself, I ensure you receive the absolute richest, most accurate, and most detailed prints possible. To keep stocking and maintenance costs from inflating your end-user price, I focus on 3 paper types, and only offer these prints in larger formats appropriate for displaying these images. Due to the custom made-to-order nature of these prints, delivery will take 1-3 weeks depending on the volume of orders.
Information on these paper types is below to help you decide on you order.
Ordering Fine Art Prints
Ordering Limited run Fine Art Prints: All fine art papers are different, and the nature of the paper material and coating will lend different aesthetic styles to the print.
Matte: Matte papers have a non-reflective coating. Being non-reflective, matte prints offer the most consistent viewing experience from all angles. Matte papers will tend to have less contrast than glossy papers, and display a slightly smaller range of colors (color gamut). The specific matte paper that I use is exceptional, and has a color range larger than many lesser-quality semi-gloss or glossy papers. My matte paper also has a slight surface texture which adds a unique depth to the images.
Satin Canvas: Satin, a type of semi-gloss that leans towards the matte end of the rage, use a semi-reflective coating which increases the contrast range of the paper. I offer satin prints as canvas wraps, as this surface lends itself to display without a glass covered frame. When ordering sizes, be aware that the borders of the canvas wrap will use up some of the image size. For example, a 24in width canvas will only have a 20in wide front, as the other 4in are used by the deep edges of the canvas wrapping frame.
Satin (Baryta): A traditional style of photographic paper coating which adds additional brightness and can retain very fine detail, is distinct from modern “semi-gloss” or “luster” coatings, in that it is able to attain the contrast depth and large color gamut of a glossy print, but with a softer and less aggressive level of reflectivity. The downside to Baryta is that the coating, being a harder mineral-based coating, is very easy to scratch and damage. Prints on Baryta can be exceptional, but are most suitable for applications where handling of the print is not likely.
Pricing and Sizing: My limited run prints are priced based upon the cost of materials categorized by the width of the shortest side of the print. The length of the print is determined by the aspect ratio.
I provide 16″, 20″ and 24″ photos through my fine art print service. Below is an image comparing the largest and smallest of these sizes.
You will find larger and smaller prints available through my standard print lab service.
What works well for your space will depend on the intended frame style and whether or not there are other photos on the wall.
16in width photos in a frame with an additional 2-3in mat are considered “standard”. More modern mounting styles without a mat border, such as canvas wraps or hanging bars will look small with a 16in width photo. 24in would be a recommended size for this application.
Another great option to fill larger spaces is a triptych. This allows you to use three prints, either of a single photograph split up or three different photographs of a common theme, to fill a larger space. You could use three 24×36 photographs or canvas wraps to fill a 96×36 space, for example. Be sure to make a note in your order if you intend to do a Triptych. For single a single image triptych, order 3 of the same photo and print size and note that you want it split into a triptych, not 3 standalone photos.
The two primary finishes I offer through my fine art prints are a semi-gloss (a softer baryta style) and textured matte. The canvas option is a satin finish, but with canvas texture. Below are some comparisons of the two finishes. Satin(Baryta) is on the left, matte is on the right. I processed each photo identically with no sharpening to ensure the differences are from the paper as much as possible. These are small prints shown extremely close (like being less than 1 inch from the paper) so don’t use these to predict image sharpness.