Print Quality

paper

We use Moab Exhibition Luster paper exclusively for our prints. Moab Exhibition Luster is an archival quality with excellent ink retention and color gamut. It retains the best characteristics of both glossy and matte finish.

Glossy Finish

  • Shiny, reflective
  • Lacks texture
  • Shows fingerprints
  • Susceptible to scratching
  • Tends to yellow with age

Matte Finish

  • Smooth finish
  • Non-glare
  • Resists fingerprints
  • Less lustrous color

Luster Finish

  •  Rich color
  • Subtle texturing
  • Resists scratches and fingerprints
  • Reduced glare
  • Preferred by professional photographers

Moab Exhibition Luster paper weight is 300 GSM (grams per square meter). The higher the GSM, the thicker the paper. Here’s a comparison of paper weights.

  • 60-100 GSM: Most household print paper.
  • 110-140 GSM: Most traditional poster papers, flyers.
  • 170-200 GSM: Minimum recommended weight for fine art prints.
  • 210-300 GSM: Premium fine art paper; heavier, with a tactile feel but still flexible.
  • 310-400 GSM: Thicker, card-like paper; greeting cards and wedding invitations.

Printer

Our photographs are printed on Canon Pro-4000 printers using a chromo optimizer, a clear coat applied over the printed surface that creates images with deep black density, preventing bronzing and gloss differential common to in jet printing.

Bronzing in is the display of a metallic luster due to irregular reflection of colors from the printed surface. Gloss differential results when highlights or areas of white in an image leave areas nearly devoid of color. When the printed paper is held at certain angles, those patches may have greater reflectivity and take on a shimmering look. Matching the right paper with the right printer produces an image with elegant texture consistent with traditional dark room

Ink

Canon Lucia inks provide rich coloration with improved image clarity. They use microencapsulated colorants to more tightly place pigments on the Moab Exhibition Luster paper, increasing the density of color and expanding the color gamut. The result is smooth gradients, deeper colors, stunning color reproductions, enhanced dark areas, reduced graininess, improved gloss uniformity, and scratch resistance.

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