Archival Prints

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Custom Framing

 

Harmonize the Artwork with the your Style and Space!

 

 

 

Pigment Ink Printing of Rolled Archival Prints

 

Free Shipping

 

We provide free worldwide shipping to all major centers worldwide of all rolled paper prints. 

 

 

Vintage Silver gelatin prints

 

 

Time honoured Silver gelatin black and white prints for your luxury spaces

 

The allure of traditional dark room prints with their rich deep blacks and distinctive organic textures make these vintage prints a pure pleasure to look at.  These are valuable works of art that are becoming more and more sought after in this new age of digital photography. 

 

Established in 1874, the traditional exposure/chemical printing process yields an image with deep blacks, organic texture and a timeless look.

 

Traditional Fibre Paper made of purified wood pulp and is free of impurities harmful to the image, exposed to light and processed in age-old liquid photo chemistry.

Prints are dried on a rack and then flattened in a heat process. 

 

All Silver gelatin prints come Flat Packed and ready-to-frame.

 

Optional Selenium or Sepia toning available on request. The effects of chemical toning make each print unique, midtones, highlights and shadow areas are all effected differently giving your image a depth and beauty that is virtually impossible with a digital processes.

 

According to research done at the Wilhelm Research Institute - USA, Silver Gelatin fibre prints are exceptionally fade resistant and have a display life expetancy of 100+ years 

 

 

Rolled Archival Paper Prints

 

Each print is made with gallery quality archival pigment inks on Fine Art paper, guaranteed to last a lifetime.

 

Rolled prints come carefully packed in a protective carboard tube and are ready-to-frame.

 

Extra wide white borders on fine art paper prints can be provided upon request. These work very well with black and white images.

 

 

Edition prints with white borders are embossed by the artist and contain the hand-written edition number along with a unique serial number on the back. Prints, face mountings, and canvas prints are inscribed with a hand-written unique serial number and image details on the reverse side.

 

Prints can also be framed or mounted with no white border. Those include a digitized signature made from the artist’s original signature, as well as the handwritten unique serial number and edition details on the back of the mounting.

 

We rely on the expertise of our skilled master framing partners to handle the optional framing of our fine art prints.

 

Upon immediate delivery, we highly recommend you send your prints directly to your framer for careful, professional unrolling of the artwork.

 

Rolled works can be easily stretched onto wooden canvas stretcher bars or paper prints framed by a local framer upon arrival.

 

 

Frames and Mountings to Suit Your Style and Space

 

The right frame or mounting is all it takes to harmonize the artwork with the environment. 

 

Our printing partners also offer expert framing services. If you choose to use their services, we will gladly have your print order processed by any of them so that you can have your framing and printing done "in-house" to save you time and money.  Our framing experts bring their own artistry to the project. They will guide you through the framing process and tailor their suggestions to your requirements. Their strong attention to detail allows you to show off your new prints for many years to come.

 

Framing prices and delivery charges are available on request

 

Ready-to-Frame

 

Each printed image comes standard with a narrow white border that is suitable for framing and mounting.

Acrylic Face Mounting

Acrylic Face Mounting is an innovative method to mount the face of the photo to acrylic or iron-free glass with special UV inhibited silicone rendering a high gloss appearance and 3D-like effect enriched with vibrant colours and deep blacks. Mounted on a strurdy 18mm aluminium frame with flush mount hangers behind, the image not only hangs parallel with the wall but also appears to float. 

 

We use fine art paper for the most exceptional rendering of your art. The final product is stable and can withstand temperature and humidity changes. This process is free of bubbles and silvering often found when using double-sided adhesive.

 

DiaMount® to Plexiglass (RSA clients only)

 

Manufactured using 3mm Plexiglass, to which the images are face-mounted. Once the image has rested, it’s then backed by a rigid aluminium composite material (ACM), like Dibond®, encapsulating the print in an airtight sandwich. This process offers you a modern contemporary feel whereby it appears to be floating on a wall. Yet we’re not limited to this finish as it can also be framed, giving you that timeless classic look. Discuss your preferences with our consultants.

 

Diasec® Face Mount Prints to Acrylic

(USA and International clients only)

 

Diasec is a museum approved method of print preservation and presentation.

A fine art print is sandwiched behind an acrylic glazing and another archival substrate. The adhesive used in a real Diasec is a silicon adhesive combined with a proprietary product that ensures a complete and permanent bond. Unlike sticky film based acrylic face mounts that look similar, Diasec is engineered to never separate, peel, or fail. 

 

Diasec Acrylic Print Mounting provides the extra smooth and extra pop visual benefits you will see. This is the premier presentation system for bringing detail, color and tonal range to life in a way that traditional photo framing cannot. For this presentation style we print on Select Giclee Pigment Papers and Fuji Flex polyester photographic material for amazing color and longevity (black and white images also look fantastic on these materials).

 

Face Mounted on lens-grade optically clear 1/4″ acrylic, the edges are sanded to a smooth satin finish or hand polished for a crystal clear look (Polishing not available with giclée papers). The face mount to acrylic plex comes backer-less, or with your choice of backer materials and hanging hardware: an optional metal french cleat style hanging system or stand-offs. Square corners are standard, rounded corners are available.

 

The contemporary look of this photo mounting presentation method is ideal for artwork and images that really pop. An acrylic face mount print will look great against most any wall type.

 

TruLife® Acrylic

(USA and International clients only)

 

The TruLife® Acrylic is an optional extra and provides the added benefit of increased contrast, significantly lower reflections and a surface that is more resistant to scratches.

Custom Framing for Your Prints

We use custom-built frames designed and created by the highest skilled craftsmen. You’ll have a choice between the traditional wood frames for a rustic appearance or aluminum frames designed to fit a modern space.

 

We will consult with customers to guide you through the final stages of the purchase to match the style that you are looking for. These custom frames are designed to suit your budget.

 

Your Artwork Consultancy

 

We understand the role and the value of the art on your walls when it comes to conveying identity, style and values. Our art and framing consultants will consult with you for free in order to help you understand what frames might meet your requirements and budget.

 

Meet Our Expert Printers

I want you to be proud of the prints you display in your space. That is why I only work with the best printing and framing studios that have an internationally recognized reputation for their artistry. I’ve adopted the highest industry standards so that you can have absolute confidence in the quality of the workmanship.

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Fine Art Printing & Professional Image Reproduction

 

We have a long and very good relatioship with this highly professional printing company. Nothing is ever left to chance and the attention to detail, service and quality of their work is nothing short of "exceptional"  We are extremely fortunate to have such an amazing team of experts looking after our fine art prints.

 

Silvertone International was established specifically for the discerning artist and photographer – those demanding the highest standards of image reproduction for books, art catalogues, digital fine art prints (in colour or black & white), B&W film processing and handprints. Drawing on decades of experience, and coupled with the latest digital technology Silvertone can ensure complete control over print detail, colour, contrast, saturation and sharpness. At Silvertone, our personal interest and involvement in each project we undertake are born from an obsession with the photographic process and a love for the printed image. Our objective is always to exceed your expectations, that is why every piece of work is handled with sensitivity and care as we apply our art, to enhance yours.

 

The Silvertone team is lead by the German perfectionist, Andreas Kahlau with more than 40 years experience in the industry.

Contact Me Today

As the artist, I am available to discuss your specific needs or answer any questions about the work that you might have. You will not be talking to an art salesman, but instead speak directly with me, Peter.

 

If you would prefer to speak on the phone, leave your number and the best time to call, and I will call you back. I look forward to talking with you!

 

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