selection of currently available images (new or from the archive)
to buy as original archival quality prints, signed and strictly limited
in number. Some images may also be available as open edition poster
prints and for bespoke print commissions too.
Click an image for specific details but further general information,
including example views of actual prints, and close-ups of the paper
types can be seen here. Thank you
for your interest.
About the prints.
Some images are available as poster prints - very affordable high quality
prints on 130gsm weight coated paper which look great framed behind
glass. They are not archival but this is reflected in the price. Any
ordered directly from myself can be signed if requested.
For prints that will last a lifetime and longer, archival quality prints
are available, strictly limited in number and all signed and numbered.
There are three sizes... a 'standard' size and smaller 'collection'
size, but also a one-off 'original' print which should be regarded
as the master print, at my preferred size on my preferred paper type,
with the longest archive life, of which only one will be made.
The 'standard' prints are printed on the same paper type as the 'original'
prints, sharing the longest archive life. They are smaller than a one-off
original print, and no more than three of these will be made. For those
images where an 'original' print is not listed, this standard size print
should be regarded as a master print.
Image of a signed print (13.5" x 9"), and
also shown displayed in a frame.
The collection prints are more affordably priced (starting at just £10)
for those building a collection of original photographs and are more
numerous in their availablity... although usually no more than 10 of
these signed prints will be created.
Image of a signed print (7.5" x 5"), and
also shown displayed in a frame.
All archival quality prints are sold unmounted and unframed. A Certificate
of Authenticity is included.
Original, Gallery, and Collection prints are professionally printed
by a Hahnemuhle certified studio to exhibition standard on quality archival
paper, using either a C-Type or Giclee process, which are then personally
inspected, numbered and signed using pigment ink to match the longevity
of the printed image.
Info about the archival papers,
printing processes, and life expectancy.
The prints are made using one of two printing processes... either C-Type
or Giclee depending on which paper is used for the print.
The more limited availability larger sized prints are printed using
the giclee process - a sophisticated ink jet print onto acid free Hahnemuhle
Photo Rag paper. These prints have an archive life (before first sign
of any fading) into the hundreds of years in storage - half that if
displayed.This is my preferred printing method, as the paper is heavier
and has no reflective qualities, the blacks are deep and the paper base
tone has a warmer look.
Close view to show the texture of the Hahnemuhle
Photo Rag paper used for giclee prints.
For a more typical photographic look, the smaller 'collection size'
prints are printed using the C-Type (chromogenic) process. This is akin
to the traditional photographic methods in that it uses light sensitive
paper which the image is projected onto, the paper is then developed
and washed. The paper used is Fujifilm Crystal Archive. These prints
are not thought to have so long an archive life as the giclee prints
but should still last a lifetime and more before first signs of fading,
if properly cared for.
Close view to show the texture of the Fujifilm Crystal
Archive paper used for c-type prints.
Both print types are standard processes which can be seen in the best
museums and galleries the world over. Despite the lower archive life
expectancy many of the world's most expensive selling photographs at
auction were chromogenic prints.
© GREIG CLIFFORD.
ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAWS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.