Ink jet “fine art prints”, a definition and some useful information

I deem useful to introduce some information on “ink jet fine art prints”.

In digital photography “fine art” printing has a specific meaning, as it defines, also from the technical point of view, precise elements, shared by the market which are unique reference within the photo industry.

“Fine art” printing originate the image from a digital file of the best quality in terms of definition and colour dept in order to obtain images which interpret at its best the shot subject, according to the author’s requirements. The applied methodologies and the materials used assures the reproducibility of the result and durability in time of colours and supports.

For “fine art ink jet” printing the printers used can manage up to 11 different colours, while for b&w prints specific carbon powders solutions are used.

The inks used for “fine art ink jet” printing are designed to remain unchanged for long time even when exposed for long time to light. The supports used for printing are cotton acid free papers, manufactured without acids, with natural or baritated surface, suitable to receive the used inks. When the surface is the natural one the images are totally free of reflections.

Besides papers also canvas , with different textures, can be used having characteristics of durability and ink absorbtion similar to the ones of paper.

For the preservation of fine art prints specific, transparent and matt , acid free materials, are foreseen in order to assure a long lasting preservation of the content.

In the printing process of “ink jet fine art” prints the colour controlling activities are highly developed as the continuous calibration of screens, used to visualize the pictures, of printers, supports and inks are foreseen, in order to allow re-prints coherent with the visualized picture on the screen