Paper Types

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Galerie Prints was created to bring you original, actual darkroom-produced –

hand-printed black & white photography made directly from the original negative –

and Premium Colour Photography, produced as C-type photographic prints,

utilising the original transparency where possible.

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Working directly with some of the World’s most renowned and prestigious

Photographic Archives & Collections and photographers,

Galerie Prints has access to a truly vast number of extraordinary

and beautiful Original Photographs.

Printing

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Our Black & White photographs are produced from the original negative wherever possible* ,

in a darkroom by highly skilled technicians and are hand retouched, print by print.

We offer 4 Paper Types for our prints :

C Type prints (for colour) | Archival Pigment Prints  (for black & white or sepia) | Silver Gelatin Resin or Fibre prints (black & white)

see below

Archival Pigment Prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Art paper

The term Archival Pigment print or ‘Giclée’, a neologism coined by French printmaker Jack Duganne, is derived from the French verb ‘gicler’, which literally translates as ‘to spray’ and describes the way that the printer nozzle applies the inks – or pigment inks – to the paper.

These prints are also known as ‘pigment prints’ because of the inks (which contains miniature particles of colour, or pigment, suspended in a neutral carrier liquid) that are laid down by a digital printer. We use ‘Pigment print’ to describe an archival grade inkjet print produced directly to fine art paper.

This art paper is one of Hahnemühle’s genuine artist papers, mould made, 100% acid free paper with an exceptionally smooth surface. Photo Rag is the most popular paper chosen by photographers to create high quality fine art prints. The fine, smooth surface and feel of Photo Rag makes this paper very versatile. It is ideal for printing both black and white and colour photographs and art reproductions with impressive pictorial depth.

                             

Silver Gelatin RC (Resin Coated)  Paper

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 Resin Coated Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe Paper

is a high quality Archival photographic darkroom paper,

with a resin emulsion coating , which gives a modern even finish (see above example)

great clarity with archival longevity.

 Here the fixing and drying processes are machine aided

and the print is then hand-retouched.

Limited Edition Silver Gelatin Fibre Paper

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Beautiful, Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone darkroom Fibre Paper

(museum/exhibition standard traditional photographic paper)

which is fixed and dried by hand, as well as then hand-retouched.

This paper tends to give greater depth and tonality and has a distinctive ‘silky’ textured finish (see above example)

giving very deep blacks, a wide range of midtones and stunning clarity.

All our Fibre prints are a Limited Edition of 300 regardless of print size.

C-Type colour Prints

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Beautiful, Silver Hallide Crystal colour prints,

on light activated Archival Photographic paper.

Our C-type prints are the industry photographic standard, giving

exceptional clarity and vivid colours.

*(on the rare occasions where the original negative is not available, we tell you how it is produced for that particular image).

*(Slim Aarons transparency courtesy of the Getty Archive London, image copyright Stuart Möller)

 

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