How is it possible for a museum quality print to last 100 years, or even longer, without fading?
PRINTING IS AN ART OF IT'S OWN...
All papers are created equal, right? No! But I never knew the difference until I started digging deeper to learn about the art of fine art printing in order to present my wild horse images the way I've imagined. During this lengthy process, I've learned that the printing process is an art of it own.
THE PAPER, INK AND MASTER PRINTER YOU CHOOSE WILL MAKE A LIFETIME OF DIFFERENCE...
I am fortunate to work with a local master printer who, besides being an incredible photographer himself, works with seasoned art consultants. Every image goes through a rigorous inspection (by two sets of eyes) both pre-printing and post-printing to ensure perfection in the final product. After all, a small speck that isn't visible in camera or on a monitor is magnified when a print is made wall-sized.
Images printed on regular photographic paper may last an estimated three to ten years, or even less, and will fade over time. This is where many buyers go wrong because they don't realize the large differences among paper quality.
Our images are printed on the highest standard fine art papers available in the market to ensure a long life for your investment. Heavy papers of archival quality, acid free, and made out of 100% cotton rag with a matte smooth finish are always our choice. An extremely high color gamut and black density round out our requirements to achieve the best results.
"THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS..." The final touch to all our prints is two coats of Hahnemühle Protective Spray, which protects digital Fine Art prints by reducing the risk of fingerprint marks and scratches. The aerosol spray lays like a fine film on the paper, enhancing the colors of pigment ink also helping prevent fading by protecting against UV light.
An equestrian for most of her life, Maria combines her passion for horses with her art and the desire to bring public awareness to the American wild horses. Maria Marriott Photography is a proud supporter of several non-profit organizations that tirelessly work to ensure the well-being of the American mustangs.