5 Types of Fine Art Printing for Gallery Exhibitions
Fine art printing is a sacred craft, and one that Duggal has been both preserving and advancing for decades. Renowned artists and photographers come to us to produce their breakthrough and solo shows in galleries around the world, choosing from many fine art printing options available, such as:
Archival Photographic Prints
Pioneer of the first dip and dunk film processing and an anchor tenant of New York City’s original Photo District, Duggal is the go-to printer for archival photographic prints. These prints are produced using high-quality archival ink and acid-free fine art paper, usually with an Inkjet or Lightjet printer, scaling to wide format as large as 72” by 120”.
Duggal combines technology and craftsmanship to produce classic giclee prints, also known as canvas prints. Giclees are considered rare and of the highest quality, so it is important that they are executed correctly. Duggal has the resources, expertise and dedication to deliver beautiful, timeless pieces.
Backlit Duratrans Prints
Illuminate your imagery with a Duratrans lightbox. Duratrans is a polyester-based display film that captures photographic detail and optimizes the image for a light source that is typically backlit. Aside from the allure of light, photographers love Duratrans for its color transparency, dimensionality, image clarity, contrast and sharpness.
One of our latest trademarks, Vibrachrome®, answers the call for vibrant and durable printing onto metal. Metal is trending as a medium for art prints because of its unique and lasting aesthetic. A specially coated paper printed on a dye-sublimation press is transferred to a separate press that heats the print against the face of the metal at 400 degrees F. As the water in the ink evaporates, the ink transitions from a solid to gaseous state. After the metal cools, the ink becomes permanent and scratch-resistant, with no lamination needed.
High-Definition Photographic Prints
You have probably heard the term, “HD,” or, “high definition,” in the digital context, but have you seen it applied in photo prints? Standard photo prints might contain 300 dots per inch (DPI). Duggal’s HD C-Prints bring an astounding 6,100 apparent DPI. Made on a Polielettronica printer that was originally used by the U.S. military for printing high-resolution surveillance footage, HD C-prints supercharge the lost art of chromogenic printing.