About Fine Art Prints
"It's a fusion of art & high-tech & Latham is a Master Photographer."
- Art Critic Larry Jenkins, September 2004
I've used Phase One medium format equipment since 2007 & I personally print all my fine art giclée canvas & paper prints in my studio, using the finest quality archival inks & media, on an HP z3200 large format inkjet printer. 100% cotton-rag fine art paper, canvas & museum grade varnish are all manufactured in America by Breathing Color & HP Vivera pigment inks were awarded 250 years permanence (indoors - before any signs of fading or colour shift) by Willhem Research Institute in California. Giclée prints are the preferred method for fine art reproduction by the world's greatest artists, galleries & museums, reknown for their superior quality & permanence.
I varnish my canvas prints with a museum grade U.V. inhibitive coating, which I apply using a hand roller to achieve maximum protection (the surface is then able to be wiped clean & as a result, canvas prints require no glass). Despite using the highest quality archival materials, it's advisable to keep any artwork away from direct sunlight (a brightly lit room is fine).
Prints are released in limited editions, individually numbered with a signed certificate of authenticity to enhance their intrinsic appeal. Once an edition is all sold the image is archived, but will not be reprinted again. Editions are modest in size, yet priced to be appreciated by a wide audience for their unique qualities & value.
Fine Art Print Options
Fuji Flex prints are the ultimate photographic prints available with new images released in small, exclusive editions as collector master works. These are meticulously crafted & display incredibly fine sharpness, colour & contrast. Prints are face-mounted under True Vue 99% U.V. conservation clear acrylic & mounted onto Di-Bond for a modern frameless look, complete with a sleek hanging system on the back, so it sits proudly off your wall.
Unframed Canvases are sent rolled inside a sturdy postal tube & avoid the higher cost of shipping a framed piece. Canvases can be stretched over a stretcher frame & a tray type frame added to enhance the impact. Or alternatively, it can be laminated to a board & framed using a picture frame moulding (no glass is required as canvases are varnished with a U.V. inhibitive coating). Instructions for heating & stretching unframed canvases are included with the canvas, or can be downloaded here.
Your picture framer will be able to advise you of all the different framing options that are available & help you choose a style that best suits your tastes & decor. But please feel free to contact me if you need any advice!
Stretched Canvas is where the canvas is stretched over an inner stretcher 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. Depending on the image, there may be enough image to wrap just the left & right sides (which is what you mostly see) & 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. 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.
Triptych is where the image split into three equal canvases, which can be hung as three separate pieces or mounted inside an outer frame.
Unframed Paper Prints are sent rolled inside a sturdy postal tube & avoid the higher cost of shipping a framed piece. There are numerous picture frame mouldings & matt boards available & I recommend you ask your picture framer to show you Art Glass AR70 (or any equivalent such as True Vue glass), which will minimise reflections & enhance the appearance of your print.
Framed Paper Prints are available only through my galleries or if you're able to collect from my studio, as the risk of damage when shipping glass is too great. So I only send paper prints unframed, as described above. Framers I use & highly recommend are Homestead Picture Framers in Auckland & Art & Frame in Christchurch.
“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….“