Skaftafellsjökull, Iceland

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Single edition print, 1/1

pigment ink print on fine art archival baryta or matt cotton paper
     _ 87 x 58 cm*: 495,00 euro 

     _ matted for a standard 100 x 70 cm frame: + 60,00 euro
     _ fitted behind Diasec TruLife (TM) anti-reflective acrylic: upon request

signed, with certificate
* depending on the resolution of the file, and the intended viewing distance, a larger print size may be possible; please contact me using the contact form or the 'buy this print' button below, to discuss your wishes
_ the print comes 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;
_ a hinged matt is made of a white Daler-Rowney mountboard (back) and a white Canson Ingres Vidalon matt (front) with a white core; both boards are acid-free, and conform to the ISO 9706 standard for permanence; the print is mounted with a T-hinge using archival Abaca Hinging Tape, which is used for the hinge as well;
_ price includes VAT, but does not include postage, packaging, or framing;
_ 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;
_ Diasec TruLife framing is outsourced, as this is a specialised and proprietary framing method;
_ prints are always made on demand; as such a purchase cannot be cancelled once the print has been produced, or in the case of Diasec TruLife framing, once I've placed the order
_ 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 larger size print is typically used for exhibiting, unless an HC print was made specifically for that purpose; the smaller one can be part of my paper portfolio.

The contrasty, 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 see why) 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 gave the image the impression of an etch, the luxuriously thick paper on which it's printed demanding a handling with care - and a set of white cotton gloves.
There is no way I'm able 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 either paper stock.

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