Colors and levels seems to be perfect.
Can we assume that the image data, being letting us for printing, was checked on a calibrated monitor and found to be good?
To get the best fine art prints from those files, we convert them with our handcrafted ICC-Profiles descibing the chosen process.
if (print ≠ perfect) then (print = proof)
However, an image printed on paper produces quite different impressions than an image on a glowing screen. We put this in a simple formula: As long as no “WOW” gets over your lips when judging the print, the print is still a proof.
Ultimately, your feelings decides.
How to get your Fine Art Print.
Fine art prints that deserve this name are usually created in close consultation with an experienced operator who helps fine-tune the data. You can upload your “almost” finished data for a preview on our server and have it checked by us.
For good output quality (we use only piezo printers), the image file resolution should not be less than 180 ppi (relative to the printing area). For output sizes up to 1 m² (10.7 ft²): 360 ppi would be great.
We suggest to order a test strip in the final output size. Upon request, we produce a second test strip according to our experience. Printmaking can be done on demand – to your specifications: paper, sheet size, image size, edition.
You don’t have to compromise on quality!
For the assessment of color and sharpness (proof and sample strips on fine-art paper) and optimal size (test prints on poster paper), we have a special offer that keeps the costs of such preliminary work favorable.
Our two master printers Michael and Tahian have about 60 years experience in printmaking. In German there is the saying: “Erfahrung macht den Meister”. Literally translated that means: “experience makes the master” – experience makes perfect.
“When too perfect, lieber Gott böse.”
For Black & White Enthusiasts around the world the Piezography™ process is the non-plus ultra. We use this process with extremely fade-resistant carbon inks (sepia colors) or a neutral set of seven precisely tuned black and gray shades.
In the early years, the quality of the available standard solutions for black and white printing was unsatisfactory. Since 2011, Artificial Image has been printing black and white images with a set of specially produced grey inks. With the Piezography K7 inks (a very common process among US-American FineArt printers, but largely unknown in Europe) another big step forward could be made.
Michael Maria Mueller,
Draft to La Graciosa, Construction of a memory, 2001.
Exposures from different locations on roll film using a Pentacon Six. HighEnd-Scans from negatives, composing in Photoshop, exclusively using the tonal correction and gradation tools. Piezo-Pigmentprints using four shades of gray on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308 g/sqm. 285 x 111 cm / 9.4 x 3.6 ft.