A little insight into the paper used for my prints. My uncompromising spec was for the best quality museum quality, age resistant paper you could get on a roll. The choice of Hahnemühle Photo Rag means my prints portray a great ‘3 Dimensional Lite’ effect from a 2 Dimensional print, the patina and tears come alive which was just what I was aiming to achieve.
When these sleeves were commercially mass produced they were simply to wrap and keep safe a vinyl single, little thought was given the the quality of the printing. Serendipitously, this economy printing, when blown up to this scale and printed professionally on the absorbent paper lends the prints a painted feel. This is particularly the case on the Sixties Parlophone sleeves in my early The Beatles prints.
The texture of the paper and the high absorbency contribute to a very high quality appearance that is a shame to hide behind glass, but to preserve and avoid UV light damage it’s essential.
We always hope you’re thrilled with your prints, and love to see photographs of prints hung in your home or business.
The following description is from the supplying company’s own website. Please contact me directly if you would like any further information, or specification requirements of your own, for example paper and image size.
” Hahnemühle Photo Rag® is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth. Combined with the matt premium inkjet coating, this paper produces outstanding prints that feature brilliant colours, deep blacks, striking contrasts and perfect reproduction of detail. This acid- and lignin-free classic meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance and is specially designed for FineArt applications. Whether it is used for FineArt photography or art reproductions, the ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight makes Photo Rag® one of the most versatile FineArt inkjet papers. “