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About workART Paper Types


 

workART - details of the paper types we offer for printing your art

 

 


All our prints are printed on Epson giclee printers using Archival Quality Inks.

You have the choice of 6 different paper types as shown below:


silk matte - 190g


This is our default paper as it achieves good results on both photographic prints and art reproductions.

It produces a matte finish on a smooth, untextured paper that is resistant to crinkling.

If you are going to have your image framed under glass then this is a good budget choice that produces an excellent result.

 


fine art paper 240g (archival textured matte)


This is our premium paper and produces the best results for prints of artworks.

This paper has a textured, matte surface and is perfect for images that do not require gloss.

It is very well suited to reproductions of oil paintings, watercolour paintings and all the works of the Old Masters.


 

photographic lustre 260g (archival)


This is Epson's 'Premium Luster Photo Paper' and is perfect for photographic reproductions with the ever popular lustre effect.

The Photographic Lustre provides vivid and lifelike images due to the highly saturated prints that can be achieved using this paper due to the excellent ink coverage. 

The 260g weight is substantial enough to allow the paper to be used on it's own or framed as per your choice.  This is our recommendation for all giclee reproductions of photographs on the site.


 

canvas (archival)


As the name suggests this is an archival canvas meaning that it is far superior to most of the made up canvas stretcher frames you will find in stores.  The canvas weave gives the texture traditionally associated with canvas and the quality of the canvas ensures that your prints will remain vibrant without fading for many, many years if cared for correctly.

We suggest the use of this paper when printing your own artwork or reproducing anything that was originally produced on canvas.



canvas on stretcher frame (archival)


If you order this paper type you will receive your image printed on archival canvas (as explained above) and then stretched to form a ready to hang canvas.

These stretched canvases are the traditional way of creating and displaying oil or acrylic paintings.

We stretch over a 40 mm synthetic frame that does not warp with time as wood can be prone to do.  The synthetic canvas frames are also extremely strong.

All our stretched canvas frames have the image mirrored on the side of the frame creating a professional and beautiful effect from whatever angle you view the image.

We suggest the use of this type if you want a ready to hang image that isn't framed behing glass.


 

block-mounted print with black edges


We print your chosen image on our silk matte paper and then mount it under vacuum onto 9mm thick superwood.

The edges are coloured black and the back is routed so that the block mounts are ready to hang.

These are an excellent way of displaying photos that are not behing glass and hang flush with the wall.  They offer a very elegant yet cost effective solution to the full framing option.


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