MUSEUM GRADE MATERIALS
We print on four different Hahnemühle Papers, one Moab paper and one Red River Paper. We are very selective about the papers we offer because we believe your work should look its best.
Hahnemühle has been in business for more than 425 years, and with that type of track record, you can’t go wrong. Their papers are cotton based and a true delight to hold in your hands. They are completely different than standard lustre prints most photographers are used to because they last up to 6x times longer, they are thicker and produce a fantastic color gamut.
We offer the following papers from Hahnemühle: Photo Rag, Ultra Smooth, Museum Etching and Pearl. We also offer Deckled Prints, which are printed on Museum Etching paper.
All of our papers are complimented with the use of Epson’s UltraChrome K3 Inks. These inks have a lightfastness rating between 108 – 200 years.
We finish the Museum Etching, Photo Rag and Ultra Smooth papers with Hahnemühle’s Protective Spray to guard your prints from dirt, UV rays, fingerprints and moisture. The spray is transparent and won’t add color shifts or glare to your images. Each print is individually packaged with care to protect against abrasions and scuffing.
We print all sizes up to 24x36 and have framing options as large as 30x40!
If you are looking for a product that stands out, then our Deckled Prints will give you that distinct look that clients can't get on their own. Deckling gives the paper a handmade appearance, which emphasizes the the care and craft of our production process. We offer Deckled Prints either with a border or without a border. We can also mat and frame them for you so that they are ready to hang out of the box.
This fine art matte paper has a subtle texture to it that gives it a very tangible feel. This paper is a great all-around paper. It works for landscapes, details and portrait images. If you want a little bit of texture to your paper, but not so much that it dominates, then this is a great choice! The Photo Rag is 100% cotton and is 308 gsm in thickness.
This fine art matte paper is just as you’d imagine...smooth! The Ultra Smooth is 100% cotton and is 305 gsm thick.
If you are printing images with people, especially close up images of people’s faces, then we suggest this paper. There is hardly any texture at all to this paper, so it’s perfect for images where you want skin to appear smooth.
This fine art matte paper has the most texture of all the papers we offer.
If you love texture then this is the paper for you! It's also the thickest paper we print on at 350 gsm and is 100% cotton!
The Pearl paper is a 320 gsm cotton paper that has an increase in contrast and color saturation when compared to the 3 matte papers we keep in stock. We suggest this paper for photographers that have a modern brand and style that is full of punch and saturation!
Photo Matte is a terrific paper at a lower price point than the Hahnemühle papers. This soft matte paper is extremely smooth and great for boxes and folios. It's most comparable to Hahnemühle's Ultra Smooth paper, but it's slightly thinner.
We also proudly offer Satin paper from Red River. This is a 270 gsm paper with a subtle sheen that has excellent depth and range of colors. It's a very durable paper that will stand up to frequent handling. The satin surface helps minimize glare and reduces fingerprints.
It takes 3-5 business days from the time you upload your images to our servers until we ship them out. After we print your images, the inks must cure for 24 hours. Once cured, we will coat your images with protective spray and that must cure for 24 hours. We will then hand trim your images and ship them out to you. Make sure your clients understand the craft and care that goes into these prints. They take some time to be done properly, but they are worth the wait!
Frames have 3-4 week turnaround for orders within the US and 5-6 weeks for orders to Canada.
To receive consistent color results make sure you have your digital cameras and Photoshop set to sRBG color space. This will match our workflow and provide consistent color every time!
If you are a film shooter, make sure Photoshop is set to sRGB when prepping your files to send to us.
PLACING AN ORDER
To place an order, simply log into your MUSEA account and click on the 'LAB' arrow on the right side of the screen. From there you can place a new order or track your current orders.