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Black and White Pigment Printing

Black and White Pigment Prints with Gallery Framing for Clive Arrowmith, Lowry at Home exhibition, The Lowry.

Black and White Pigment prints, presented as Perspex Face Mounts, for Socrates

Black and White Pigment prints with Material-Wrapped Window Mats for Tim Taylor.

Black and White Pigment print (left) for Konrad Bartelski


Our Black and White Pigment Printing is archival grade and offers intense shadows and highlights, with crisp detail and contrast. Black and White Pigment prints are available on archival papers in sizes up to 60 inches wide, and just about any length you desire.

Black and White Pigment prints are favoured by galleries for their tonal qualities and archival qualities. New research from the Willhelm Institute suggests prints produced using Epson UltraChrome PRO Inks can have a lifespan of up to 400 years +, depending on a range of factors, including the media used and storage conditions.

New UltraChrome PRO inks include pigment 1.5 denser than previous Epson series inks, and the Epson SureColour P20000 uses 4 levels of black, including an all-new dark grey, for images with superb grey balance.


What is Black and White Pigment Printing?

Black and White Pigment Printing describes black and white prints produced on fine art papers, using a Giclée Fine Art service. The term ‘Giclée’ was coined in the 1990’s and is derived from the French word, ‘gicler’, which literally translates as ‘to squirt’ or ‘spray’ (inspired by the way that the printer nozzle applies the ink pigments to the paper). The terms ‘Giclée Prints’ or ‘pigment prints’ refer to a print made using an inkjet printer as an output device.


Why Should I Choose Black and White Pigment Printing?

Black and White Pigment Printing produces true-tone black and white images, unlike c-type processes this has very little or no colour cast. The Epson Ultrachrome PRO inks we use are specially designed to be used with our high-grade archival papers and produce highly pigmented and light fast Black and White Pigment Prints which have exceptional archival qualities – new research suggests up to 400+ years depending on storage conditions and media used. We stock a wide selection of archival Hahnemühle and Somerset papers, providing a range of effects through different tactility and textures.

4 levels of black improve the black and white tonal qualities with superb grey balance, offering image with a wider tonal range.

Exceptional quality materials twinned with our client-centric approach ensures that we give you the best results every time.


Which Fine Art Papers Do You Print On?

We stock a wide selection of archival Hahnemühle and Somerset papers for Giclée Fine Art printing – each paper provides a different tactility, texture and effect to the final print and the papers are available in varying widths. Please call to confirm we can print your image using the papers below at the size you require. We can also print on a variety of other papers by request.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – German Etching® Matt Fine Art Textured Paper – max width 44″

Hahnemühle’s German Etching® is a white 100% a-cellulose paper – guaranteeing archival standards. The mould-made, heavyweight 310gsm paper features a premium matt inkjet coating, meeting the highest industry standards for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Museum Etching® – max width 44″

Hahnemühle’s Museum Etching® is a white 100% cotton paper – guaranteeing archival standards. This heavyweight 350gsm etching paper features a premium matt inkjet coating, meeting the highest industry standards for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Photo Rag Smooth® – max width 64″

Hahnemühle’s Photo Rag Smooth® is a white 100% cotton paper – guaranteeing archival standards. This heavyweight 308gsm paper features a premium matt inkjet coating, meeting the highest industry standards for density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness.

Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Fine Art Baryta – max width 60″

Hahnemühle’s Fine Art Baryta paper is a white 325gsm 100% a-cellulose paper with a high-gloss finish. The barium inkjet coating ensures this paper is a genuine replacement for traditional Baryta papers from analogue laboratories. Fine Art Baryta meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness.

Canson Platine Paper – Fibre Rag – max width 60″

Canson’s Platine Fibre Rag Paper is a white 100% cotton, heavyweight 310gsm smooth satin paper with high water resistance. Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper and possesses exceptional grey tones, producing exceptional colour and black and white prints. Canson’s Platine Fibre Rag Paper meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness.


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