David McKittrick

Information About Print Materials

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All images are printed using an Epson 2200 printer. This printer is a state-of-the-art inkjet printer that uses pigment-based inks, rather than dye-based inks, to create images that will last up to 108 years with proper care. The printer uses a 7-color ink system with ultra-fine 4-picoliter ink droplets and 2880 x 1440 dpi resolution to achieve a remarkable tonal range and level of image detail. Depending on the requirements of each particular image, prints are made using Moad Entrada Fine Art Paper (matte finish natural or matte finish with brighters) or Epson Radiant White Watercolor Paper (slightly textured surface).

To assure longevity, matted prints are dry mounted onto 100% cotton-fiber museum board that is acid-free and buffered with calcium carbonate and all top mats are acid-free and lignin free.

For best results, keep prints away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. Prints should be framed using conservation glass to ensure maximum image life. Conservation glass has a protective coating on one side that blocks 97 to 99 per cent of harmful UV rays. It is about twice the price of regular glass, but it is essential for protecting prints from light damage. Note that even conservation glass will not prevent fading and damage from direct sunlight. If you purchase unmounted photographs and choose to have them mounted and/or framed yourself, please ensure that press-mounting and hot-mounting methods are not used since this may damage your print.


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