Matte paper - A low gloss paper that has zero shine. Lower contrast ratio than pearl or luster. We recommend the matte paper for lamination.
Semi Matte paper - A matte paper with a little more water resistance than standard matte and less susceptible to figure prints and soiling than matte but without any shine or reflection. Mid range contrast ratio.
Luster paper - A low gloss water resistant paper that is perfect for display at trade shows, parties, in house displays and more. The standard for years as a mid range contrast paper that is suitable for portraits as well as nature and wildlife.
Ultra Gloss paper - Very high gloss, looks great for Black & White prints and high contrast prints. Very high contrast ratio.
Fine Art Media
Exhibition Fiber - developed in collaboration with many of the industry's leading professional photographers to ensure it meets their most discerning requirements. Many who have contributed to the development of Exhibition Fiber Paper have commented that it not only reminds them of revered silver halide papers, but also offers greater creative control due to extraordinary D-Max and tonal transition in B&W and the ability to print extraordinary color with the same paper, something that was not possible to do with traditional fiber based papers.
Watercolor paper - A thick, heavyweight paper with a coated matte surface, has the look and feel of fine art paper. Perfect for presenting photographic reproductions and graphic designs on matte textured surfaces, this media offers a different look from resin coated photo papers.
Metallic Paper - An amazing paper that works great for higher contrast images. Can give a 3D effect to the image. We have a pearl and a high gloss.
Canvas - Whether the application is photographic portraiture or fine art reproduction, EPSON Canvas will satisfy even the most demanding professional by providing both the finest image quality as well as a vehicle for enhanced artistic creativity. Made from the highest quality 100% cotton duck fabric, this unique heavyweight, quality canvas utilizes a tight weave that is ideal for photographic and fine art reproductions. With a high resolution coating that is pliable enough to withstand stretching, EPSON Canvas displays a subtle texture for a true artistic look and feel. Combined with incredible color reproduction, a medium gloss finish, and an acid free archival quality base, this canvas is versatile enough for all applications that require the highest image quality and an archival display life.
Canvas......Required Overcoating: As with any Fine Art Canvas this product must be overcoated with a protective spray or liquid laminate.
If you would like us to make your prints the best they can be you can get your images to us in a number of ways.
1- Bring your images into the studio on a camera card, USB stick, CD or DVD
2- Email your images to us at email@example.com
3 - Upload your images to Dropbox and then share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Images may be printed without borders or with white or black borders at no additional charge.
Laminating is a way to add an additional layer of protection to your images so they will resist scratching and once laminated your prints will be able to be cleaned with a damp cloth so you can keep them clean for years to come. The added benefit with laminating and then mounting is that you will not require glass on the print when framed. Not only does this save on framing costs but it also reduces the weight of the framed print.
Unlike other laminating that you have seen for your drivers license and other documents our laminating adds to the look of the image and does not take away.
We offer three types of laminating........
Sand (also known as Pebble) laminate gives a very high class finish and the best wear available (sets your prints apart from the typical lab print). This laminate is recommended for all photographic papers.
Gloss is a VERY high gloss laminate that looks like traditional glass. While it does show a lot of reflections it can also enhance the right image. Usually we use this on black & white or metallic prints if the artist is looking for that high contrast shiny surface - NOT for all prints as it can also take away from the image.
Matte laminate is also the laminate that we use on the back of all our laminating but can be used on the front. Offers a very matte surface that has zero reflections, matte does reduce the contrast and sharpness of images. Mainly used for graphic applications or prints that are being handled in variable lighting conditions.
At Paterson Photography I will help you select the correct laminate to enhance the image that you are having printed. No guessing on the correct paper or laminate just ask and I will be happy to help!
Foam Board Mounting
When a print is mounted it does a couple things to the image. First the image is protected from bending, for larger prints this can save a lot from having prints redone from creasing the print while handling it. Second once mounted and laminated it allows the prints to be displayed in frames without glass. Not only can this save a lot in framing costs but without glass the frames are a lot lighter and the images look much richer.
We use a special black foam board to mount on. What makes it so special is that it has triple the density of the cheaper foams board that others use. This means that if bumped or pushed the foam will not cave in. The weight is close to other boards but the density will amaze you.
Prices listed in the chart above are for our standard media (Matte, Semi Matte, Luster & Gloss).
Canvas, Exhibition Fiber, Fine Art Watercolor & Metallic are double the print price above.
For a limited time our Metallic Paper is on sale for the same price as our standard media!!!