Printed by a lambda printer which is regarded as one of the best digital
printers. It uses three lasers ( red, green and blue ) to print digitized images onto traditional photographic
paper at a very high resolution. The process allows a consistent
reproduction of a large run without loss of quality. Traditionally c-type
paper is used for the prints.
Involves printing enlargements from small colour negatives. This is
the most traditional way of photographic printing that has always been done
in photo labs. Printed on c-type ( resin-based ) paper, made by Fuji. The paper
offers excellent colour reproduction and has superior archival properties.
The print can also be printed on Fujiflex which offers an extreme high gloss
The Iris print is a digital ink print with photographic quality that can
be printed on a variety of materials, PVC, fabric and paper.
As a relatively new medium research is still being done into the archival
properties of the Iris Print. The main archival consideration is the combination
inks and the material printed on, interacting over a period of time.
Liquid inks are electronically sprayed onto the surface. The dots are so fine that
they cannot be resolved by the naked eye. The printing can be done on a variety of materials but
some materials are unsuitable. The Giclée Print is one of the most commonly
used Inkjet prints.
One of the finest means of reproducing a photograph in large editions.
Copper plates are acid etched directly from the original silver plate,
the etched areas then hold differing amounts of ink in order to correspond
to the tones of the original print. The image is usually trimmed at the
edges to cut away the indented impression of the plate. With this technique
blacks often appear as delicate charcoals but whites stay brilliant on high quality paper.
Silver Gelatin Print
The Silver Gelatin Print gives rich dark blacks and a crisp whites when
printed on high gloss paper. With very good archival properties these prints
will not fade if cared for.
Similar to silver gelatin prints but utilising iron and platinum instead of
silver salts. Platinum prints have aesthetically high tonal variations
and unrivalled archival properties. This is however an expensive method
because of the price of the platinum used.
An early photographic process invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
in 1839 in France. A polished silver plated copper plate was made sensitive
to light by treating it in an enclosed chamber with iodine vapour. The plate
in its light-tight container was then exposed in a camera and developed over
toxic mercury fumes and cured in a sodium thiosulfate bath. After being
toned with gold chloride, a detailed unique positive image of the subject
This early and dangerous process was discovered in 1848 by
Frederick Scott Archer. A glass plate coated with collodion binding agent
(nitrocellulose, alcohol and ether mixed in a sticky solution with iodines
and bromides) and sensitized in a silver nitrate solution was exposed and
developed before drying. The resulting negative image was cured with hypo or
potassium cyanide. Contact prints were then made on albumen-coated paper.
Richard Leach Maddox discovered the process in England in 1871 where the
collodion was replaced by an emulsion of gelatin from animal material. The
plate remained dry until developed. Modern gelatin celluloid film rolls
resulted from this breakthrough.