We select every element of our matted giclèe prints for the highest archival quality.
Somerset has always been the first paper choice among serious artists and printmakers. Ever since the 1700s and the days of handmade paper, Somerset has enjoyed a reputation for quality. That reputation has continued to grow through the years. Now Epson brings you this old-world paper, with an ink jet coating, to meet the quality requirements of the most demanding printmaker. Somerset Velvet for Epson is a 100% cotton, acid-free paper that delivers long-lasting prints when printed with Epson UltraChrome Ink. As the name implies, Somerset Velvet has a softer texture than Epson Hot Press Natural.
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.
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