Fine art Printing, or Archival Printing, denotes a process where a high resolution image is reproduced individually, with a large format, high quality ink printer, onto archival mediums. The colour vibrancy, duration and near continuous tones of Fine Art Printing are significantly superior to traditional lithography printing. Claiming ‘Fine Art quality’ or ‘Archival quality’ is unregulated, so one should always enquire of the process when this is claimed.
I have spent hundreds of hours perfecting my photography techniques to capture images of our earth and it’s amazing night sky. I then use gentle processing to bring out the captured beauty in the images. I am particularly carefully to try to keep the image looking natural with a minimal saturation of colours. Over saturation often overwhelms normal colours, including the normal sky colours and in my opinion looks very unnatural. The Fine art printing process therefore appealed to me with its particular attention to detail and colour management. My aim is to reproduce images accurately and at the highest quality possible.
Thankfully, I found Phil Tanner at Finer Image in Geelong, Australia. Phil is clearly a perfectionist and as passionate about his work as me. Our first meeting went for 2.5 hours!
Surf Coast Light Wave images are reproduced with Phil’s Fine Art Printing process, utilising the highest quality pigments at 300dpi onto Museum grade Museo Portfolio Rag paper, or Hahnemuhle Monet Canvas.