I make large format archival ink jet prints in my own printing studio. These are released as strictly limited, short-run, editions. Prints are accompanied by a print certificate that forms the basis of a legal contract. When an edition is sold it will never be released in any other print form apart from those stated on the certificate. Prints come with a replacement guarantee.
Prints are currently made using an Epson 9880 large-format printer, with K3 Ultrachrome pigment inks and Epson Ultra-smooth fine art paper , which is a 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper that does not utilise any fade-prone artificial brighteners. This combination of ink and paper has been tested by the Wilhelm Institute and found to have the following lifespan before noticeable fading and/or change in colour balance.
Framed under normal glass 108 years
Framed under UV filter glass 175 years
Dark storage upwards of 300 years
Of course, the life expectancy of any print will vary according to environmental and atmospheric factors.
For the technically-minded, images offered as prints have usually been captured on 5’x4′ transparency film, drum scanned to 16 bit files in excess of 100MP, and printed at sizes that require zero interpolation of data.
Please contact me if you are interested in buying or exhibiting prints.