#3 The Production
Pay attention to how the image has been printed and presented, there may be different options available that are reflected in the price. Photographs do not always get printed the same way, there are many different types of photographic paper and methods. For example C-type prints, Giclee prints, Baryta prints, Lambda prints, Endura prints, Panchromatic prints, on Canvas, on Metal and many more.
Each method of printing will have a different appearance in the final product, and different types of paper will have various lifespans. Generally, fibre-based papers will produce higher quality results which is why they are standard for exhibition prints. For works that won’t yellow as time passes, the paper should be acid-free. Take note on whether the final image has a matte, silk or glossy finish and any framing details, as these may vary across works.
More often than not the Photographer will have selected the printing method, size and presentation that best reproduces the image. However, for some pieces there may be different options available for you to select from. Please refer to our Production Guide to help with the specification of these different products and methods. If you are in anyway unsure, please contact us and we will guide you through.