This color and paper sample is printed with the same inks and paper as my limited edition archival photographs. It features twelve small images from my artworks, along with titles. This allows you to see the exact colors and feel the paper before committing to purchase an artwork.
Buying archival fine art photography online for the first time has its challenges. Every device shows colors slightly differently. Although the colors look great on the screen, you wonder how your purchase will look when it arrives.
Words alone, such as, “300gsm, 100% cotton, smooth art paper” are insufficient if you have not experienced fine art paper in your hands. No words or images can replace the physical experience of the final product. That is why I offer this sample for anyone who wants to be certain about the quality of the archival photographs I offer. This is especially helpful for new buyers of archival fine art photography.
I have specifically chosen Breathing Color Pura Smooth fine art paper for a variety of aesthetic and practical reasons. It is independently certified for 100+ years of archival performance. Extensive independent testing by a UKAS accredited laboratory has concluded that it meets archival fine art photography standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and lightfastness.
The ink and paper’s color and detail capabilities are outstanding, allowing me to produce either boldly vibrant hues or soft, smooth gradients, depending on the mood of the image. The paper is also heavy, rigid enough to hold its own weight, and has a smooth natural fiber surface. The surface is smooth, not textured. It is also matte (not glossy.) This is similar in appearance to papers used in traditional printmaking.
Summary of Paper and Ink
- Heavyweight (semi-rigid) paper
- Matte (not glossy)
- Smooth (not textured)
- 100% cotton
- Meets Fine Art Trade Guild standards