We select every element of our matted giclèe prints for the highest archival quality.
Epson Hot Press Natural paper is made from 100% cotton fiber. Like all pure cotton papers, it is naturally acid and lignin free. This fine art paper is pH buffered for long lasting protection against airborne contaminants. The natural cotton finish has not been treated with chlorine bleach, and it contains no artificial brighteners. The hot press manufacture of this media provides an extremely smooth finish. It is the paper of choice for making giclèe prints of photographs. It’s also a good choice for artists that prefer a neutral surface for their fine art prints. It is optimized for the Epson UltraChrome Ink family to provide rich, deep blacks and an incredibly wide color gamut.
We make our window mats are from Crescent RagMat Museum mat board. These archival mat boards are made from 100% natural cotton that has not been treated with chlorine bleach and contains no artificial brighteners. We offer two styles of window mat. In the standard mat style the window mat overlaps the image by 1/8 inch. We can also leave 1/2 inch of space between the image and the window mat. Many artists title and sign the print in this space.
You can choose either Crescent RagMat Museum mounting board or Crescent Acid-Free Fome-Cor® as a backing board. We will mount your fine art giclèe print to the backing board using hinges along the top made of Neschen Filmoplast P90 tape–a removable acid-free tape.