Pricing and printing types
We offer fine art prints of most of the images seen in our Gallery and Shop section. We have 4 printing types you can choose from:
1. Stretched Canvas is wrapped around a wooden frame with part of the photo visible on the sides of the frame.
18"x12" = $180
45"x30" = $340
2. Rolled Canvas print with extra canvas to allow for later framing.
18"x12" = $98
45"x30" = $199
3. Acrylic Mounted involves applying a photographic print to a transparent Acrylic glass
18"x12" = $209
45"x30" = $577
4. Paper Print is printed on high quality Ilford GALERIE Smooth Pearl paper
18"x12" = $89
45"x30" = $192
* All prices are in Australian dollars
Acrylic Face Mounted Prints
Acrylic face mounts (often referred to as acrylic float frames) involves applying a photographic print to a transparent plastic (‘acrylic glass or Perspex’) so that the print is viewed through the acrylic. Because of the different light penetration and refraction of acrylic glass compared to normal glass, the colours are more brilliant and the image sharper than compared to standard glass in a picture frame.
Fine Art Giclee Prints
Inkjet printing to archival fine art papers is commonly referred to as 'giclée printing' (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’). Inkjet printing creates a print by propelling minute droplets of water-based ink onto paper or other substrates. Giclée prints are highly regarded in museums and galleries throughout the world. Giclee print paper selection is a highly subjective process. The aesthetics of the print and what you feel is important may be different to what appeals to others based on perhaps your own experiences in photography and/or traditional fine art.
The two major groupings are matte papers and photo papers (resin coated). Matte papers are based on either alpha-cellulose (wood fibers) or cotton rag fibre.
Matte or fine art giclée papers provide a more traditional surface and offer a unique, beautiful surface for your prints with superb longevity, detail, resistance to fading and a look and feel factor that screams high quality. However, they are quite expensive, and for at least some printing needs, alpha cellulose papers may be an acceptable alternative. In fact, whenever permanence and/or tactile quality isn’t a necessity for your printing there are papers that will deliver the excellent quality of output for less money than true fine art cotton rag.
Resin coated paper
It traditionally semi-matte through to glossy – what most of us picture when we think of a photographic print. This type of inkjet media consists of a paper base sealed by two layers of polyethylene (the resin) making it water-proof and fairly resistant to scratches and scuffing. One drawback over cotton rag is that, when working with roll media (rather than cut sheets), the resin coated papers hold their 'paper curl' much longer so prints can take weeks to sit flat. However, what makes resin coated papers such a popular choice is their ability deliver an outstanding image quality for a relatively low cost. The variations on the finish type for resin coated papers are still derived from their light sensitive “wet process” counterparts. The main classifications are semi-matte, semi-gloss or luster, and glossy. In terms of inkjet printing, luster is more commonly referred to by names such as semi-gloss, satin and pearl.