About Prints-sizes/quality etc

All images featured in my website gallery are available as fine-art photographic prints.
I try to match them as closely as possible to the original photo, at the time taken as that reflects accurately, the mood and condition of the subject and its environs.
However, prints may be ordered as customizable, in that, sizes of the image may be custom ordered, the artists signature may be moved within the picture image,  the matting-surround may be removed or, may be customized to a colour to suit the clients taste and décor.
Prints may be categorized as Unlimited, Limited, or Special Edition (with pricing,  availability, customization subject to  the control by the artist to maintain artistic integrity)
All prints are on acid-free archival museum paper with inks also of archival quality.
Images produced to these standards are tested by Epson and reported to be colour and quality secure without fading for up to 100 years
The artist uses advancedUltra-Chrome Hi-Gloss inks and the highest quality papers predominantly sourced through Epson. Board mounting and full matting and framing are priced separately from prints and subject to cost plus a 20% administration fee.
Jim Thibert works diligently in his art to  produce images with incredible resolution so the clients may enjoy as close-to-being-there feeling when viewing the works.
Many of the HI-Reolution images can be produced for clients at much larger sizes than capable of being printed  by the usual processes. Image of  up to 60 inches by 48 inches (5 feet by 4 feet) are available and mouted on hi quality gator-board (hi density foam core).These are produced for us exclusively by Colorific in Vancouver BC Canada using the LightJet Laser Printer process.

Lightjet Printing

The Lightjet photographic printer, produces high resolution, photographic quality prints directly from your digital files. It uses laser technology (red, green and blue lasers) to expose light sensitive photographic substrates and can print up to 48" wide x 120" long in one piece. Because this process does not use ink, the result is a smooth, crisp and continuous tone image that is free of dot patterns. The lightjet is simply the highest quality photographic process available in the world.
Print substrates:

Common Applications:

Inkjet Printing

Our high quality inkjet printer is great for all types of applications. We have both dye-based inks for short term useage, or pigments UV inks for long-lasting and fine art printing. We have the ability to print up to 5' wide on our inkjet printers and onto a variety of substrates, including:

Common Applications:

Smaller-sized Prints..produced by James A Thibert Studios
Any image on the website is available fro immediate production through the artist up to sizes of 13 inches by 19 inches.These are hi-resolution images produced with Ultra-Chome Hi-Gloss Epson inks on acid-free papers and archival ratings.
Taking Epson's award-winning technology one step further, the Epson Stylus® Photo R1800 quickly creates large, archival quality glossy and matte photos worthy of display. Experience the rich, true-to-life colors and subtle detail that's evident in every image. It's all possible with Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss Inks, plus an industry leading resolution and ink droplet size - the same innovative features that made the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 a resounding success.
This printer's impressive 8-color individual ink system, which incorporates red and blue inks, means you get a wider color gamut for incredibly vivid photos. Its separate matte and photo black ink cartridges are integrated into the system as well, so you get the deepest, darkest blacks on matte paper, and brilliant results on glossy paper automatically. Finally, the unique gloss optimizer makes glossy prints look like they came from a traditional photo lab. And, since the inks are pigment-based, you can be confident the color and detail will remain true for up to 200 years. The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 delivers studio quality results on a wide variety of media and in eight popular borderless sizes - up to 13-inches wide, as well as panoramics up to 44-inches long.
¹Lightfastness rating of 104 years with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper, and 200 years with Epson Watercolor Paper Radiant White, based on accelerated testing of prints displayed indoors, framed under glass. See www.wilhelm-research.com for test details and information on other Epson papers. Actual prints stability will vary according to display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or properly store them.

 


A Note on Print Sizes
For the purpose of clarity for those who are familiar with photographic standards, we use sizes (in inches) of 11 x 14, 16 x 20, 20 x 30, and so on to describe the standard photographic paper sizes on which prints are traditionally made. The actual image size of the print will be somewhat smaller than these industry-standard photo paper sizes for the following reasons:
Proportions: 35mm film has a format ratio of 1:1.5, so a full-frame print on 16 x 20 paper can measure no more than 13.33 x 20. In order to make a print that occupies the entire 16 x 20 sheet, the ends of the frame would be significantly cropped.
Borders: To assist handling and matting, all prints except 12 x 18 R-1800 prints include a small border. Thus, the image size of an 11 x 14 is actually 9 x 13.5 and a 16 x 20 LightJet is actually 13 x 19.5. The image area of 20 x 30 and 32 x 48 prints are indeed actual size, because the sheet of paper is actually slightly larger (24 x 32 and 36 x 50 respectively).
Overmatting: To ensure that the mat window does not reveal any of the white border around the print, the windows are cut very slightly smaller than the image area, obscuring a minimal area of the image along its edges.