Here are some answers to questions you may have.
For most photographs, I select either Fuji Crystal Gloss or Pearl paper to best match the color and tonal characteristics of the image. Pearl paper gives the image a lustrous pearl-like quality, which can subtly, but noticeably, enhance the luminosity of skies and seas in many of my landscapes and seascapes.
In addition to photographic prints, which use a chemical photographic process, I offer many of my images printed on canvas or fine art papers using archival quality inkjet printers. HP Designjet printers produce beautiful gallery-quality color and true black & white output on canvas, fine art and photo paper. HP Vivera and Vivid Photo pigment-based inks offer a wide color range and over 200-year fade resistance.
I typically select from the following fine art media, based on the particular image:
Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308 gsm – This paper has a fine, smooth surface and feel that make it ideal for printing both black and white and color photographs with impressive pictorial depth. This is my paper of choice for my black and white images.
Arches® Aquarelle Rag 310 gsm – This genuine 100% rag, watercolor paper possesses a surface texture and warm white tone. It complies with the highest archival standards and is extremely age resistant. This paper works beautifully with images such my Italy series, or some of my abstracts.
Breathing Color Lyve 19 mil 450 gsm matte canvas – Lyve canvas offers incredible detail, a wide color range and is free of Optical Brighteners yet still bright white. It is archival certified for 100+ years. I use this canvas for my wrapped giclee prints to create art pieces with a textured painterly feel.
Many images are also offered as face-mounted acrylic prints. The image is printed on Fuji Flex Archival material, the smoothest and most reflective photographic material available. The front of the print is then mounted to a sheet of clear acrylic using transparent adhesive and backed with another sheet of black acrylic to create a protective sandwich. The resulting image has an intensely vibrant wet look that is unique to this process. A backing frame is mounted behind the image to provide additional strength and to cause it to “float” away from the mounting surface.
In addition, I have offered some of my pieces printed on an aluminum plate substrate using a flatbed printer. With the right image, this can be a spectacular option, as it allows the metal to show through in the lighter areas of the image.
There are many options, so please contact me if you need more information or want to discuss options.
All other mounted prints are packaged securely in custom fit foam-lined boxes and shipped via UPS or FedEx.
Customers whose shipping address is close to La Jolla will also be offered the option of local delivery for a nominal fee at checkout.