About Fine Art Prints
"It's a fusion of art & high-tech & Latham is a Master Photographer."
- Art Critic Larry Jenkins, September 2004
I print all of my fine art canvas & paper prints in my studio on an HP z3200 large format inkjet printer, using only the finest quality inks & media. Strictly limited numbers of each print are released & once an edition is all sold, the image is retired.
I use archival pigment HP Vivera inks which are rated for 250 years permanence (indoors), before any signs of fading or colour shift, by Willhem Research Institute of California. 100% cotton-rag fine art paper, canvas & museum grade varnish are all produced in the U.S. by Breathing Color. Using their archival certified inkjet products ensures the longevity of my prints, for generations to come.
Known as gicle´e prints, these are the preferred method for fine art reproduction by the world's greatest artists, galleries & museums. Reknown for their superior quality & permanence, each print is individually created (versus the mass production of a lithograph on a commercial press).
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Canvas prints are varnished with a U.V. inhibitive coating, which I apply using a hand roller (vs a spray gun), in order to achieve maximum protection. This is a critical process & even after 16 years & coating thousands of canvases, I still reject more than a few. Should anything go wrong, there's no chance of applying another coat. Simply start over & produce another! All prints have to pass my critical eye before they leave my studio.
The pursuit of these scenes involves extensive travelling & there are times when you may come home with little to show for an expensive trip. But I insist on using Phase One equipment & the highest quality materials, to capture & print the best imagery I possibly can. I keep my editions small, yet priced affordably to appeal to a wide audience. So I trust my work is appreciated for its unique qualities & value.
Types Of Fine Art Prints
Unframed paper prints & canvases are sent rolled inside a sturdy postal tube & avoid the higher cost of shipping a finished framed piece. You can then choose the framing style with your local picture framer that best suits your taste & decor. For paper prints, I highly recommend using Art Glass AR70 (or museum acrylic or True Vue glass), if reflections might be an issue.
Canvases can be either stretched over a frame or laminated to a board & framed using a picture frame moulding (no glass is required as the canvas is varnished with a U.V. inhibitive coating). Instructions for heating & stretching unframed canvases are included with the canvas, or can be downloaded here.
Your framer will be able to advise you with all the different options that are available, but please feel free to contact me for advice if you get stuck!
Stretched Canvas is where the canvas is stretched over an inner frame & is finished, ready to hang on your wall. These frames vary in thickness from 19mm, 38mm 50mm & 65mm deep, depending on the size of the canvas & what's best suited for each piece. On this sides I usually print a solid colour, which can be anything such as black, white or sand for example, or even a custom colour to suit your wall.
Image Wrap is a stretched canvas where sufficient image is available to wrap around the sides of the frame, without detracting from the composition. Sometimes there may be enough image to wrap just the left & right sides - which is what you mostly see, then use a solid colour on the top & bottom edges.
Framed Canvas is a stretched canvas mounted in an outer frame (like a tray), available in black, dark brown, white enamel, silver or gold. A wealth of other picture frame mouldings such as vintage, rustic timber & oval frames can be chosen where I laminate the canvas onto board. There's lots of custom choices available, so please enquire for more information & to check availability / lead times.
Framed Paper Prints under glass are available only through my galleries, if I'm able to deliver to you, or if you're able to collect from my studio. The risk of damage when shipping glass is too great, so I only send paper prints unframed, which are rolled inside a sturdy postal tube.
Triptych is where the image split into three equal canvases, which can be hung as three separate pieces or mounted inside an outer frame.
New, Coming Soon...
Fuji Flex are the ultimate photographic prints & exhibit astounding colour brilliance & sharpness. I outsource the printing of these to PCL in Auckland, who are total experts & craft these prints to the highest possible standards. Not only is the print process time consuming & the materials used very expensive, but face-mounting the print to U.V. acrylic is difficult to achieve. These uniquely rare & beautiful prints are priced accordingly, but rest assured their stunning 3-D impact is like nothing else!
The three interior images below are a taste of what's to come & I will be launching this exciting new range late October, when more information will be released...
“Peter was awesome, the print arrived professionally packed & within 4 working days! After an excited trip to the framers, it now hangs proudly in our 'N.Z. Room'. We will definitely be back for more….“