Limited edition of 2*
Pigment ink print on fine art archival baryta or matt cotton paper
87 x 58 cm
1/2 : 475,00 euro
2/2 : 625,00 euro
signed, numbered, with certificate
* want something even more exclusive ? Upon request, the edition can be reduced to 1, of a custom size and on a medium of choice. Please use the contact page to tell me what you have in mind, and we'll sort things out !
_ prints come with a white border of about 1,5 cm on each side, which allows for proper handling and facilitates matting and framing; the size mentioned above is a net size that does not include this border;
_ price includes VAT, but do not include postage, packaging, matting or framing;
_ prints are always made on demand; as such a purchase cannot be cancelled once the print has been produced;
_ prints on archival fine art papers up until 58 by 87 cm are printed by myself on a Canon ImageProGraf Pro 2100 printer, using archival Canon Lucia Pro ink
_ disclaimer: as part of the printing process, and to ensure my personal quality standards are met, two AP/PP prints are produced: one on an A4, and one in the format at which the print is advertised above; the A4 may be part of a single edition portfolio box set sold in the context of an exhibition, while the larger size print is typically used for exhibiting, unless an HC print was made specifically for that purpose; of this image, only the two AP/PP prints have been made.
The contrastly, crunchy look basically begs for a paper with a very high D-max, brightness and whiteness. I went for Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige II without a second thought. Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige II consists of an acid and OBA free, internally buffered, ISO 9706 and FSC compliant, mixed alpha-cellulose & cotton white paper base to which a barium sulphate coating is applied, resulting in a high permanence.
And then, I started to experiment. What if I printed this on the almost polar (no pun intended) opposite of the satin baryta, the matt Canson Infinity Rag Photographique? Canson Infinity Rag Photographique is a ISO 9706 compliant, 100 % cotton paper, with a very rich, soft (Canson call it 'sensual', and I can agree) feel, and for a matt paper at least, a fairly high D-max.
As it turned out, rather than the naturalistic, photographic feel of the Prestige, the Rag Photographique unexpectedly rendered the image not as a dreamy, soft-coloured impression of a scene, but as an etch, the luxuriously thick paper on which it's printed suggesting a one of a kind reproduction to be handled with care - and a set of white cotton gloves.
There is no way to choose between both papers, as they offer a very different but to me an equally valid representation of this particular scene, so I decided to offer the image on both paper stocks.