As a trailblazer in professional fine art printing, ArtisanHD has long been committed to utilizing the best-in-class photographic printers to create breathtaking fine art images with vivid color and unparalleled detail.

For over a decade, professional photographers, artists, institutional art buyers, and graphic designers have entrusted our wet-lab LightJet process to achieve the finest photo prints. While we and our clients appreciated the high-quality, gallery-level prints this process produced, we recognized the need for a more eco-friendly approach.

Wet-labs, though capable of producing beautiful prints, come with environmental downsides that needed to be addressed through more sustainable practices:

  1. Excessive water consumption & energy usage
  2. Generation and release of toxic chemical waste

While optimizing our water and energy usage was feasible, the inherent chemical waste associated with the wet lab LightJet process remained an obstacle in our quest for greener practices.

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Sustainable “Darkrooms” With Superior Results

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In a bold move to pioneer eco-friendly printing practices while upholding our legacy of fine art print quality, ArtisanHD is proudly discontinuing the environmentally unfriendly wet lab LightJet printing process. In its place, we are adopting the latest in dry photo lab print technology: the Canon iPF PRO 6100 printer.

As proud members of EcoVadis, Artisan Colour, and Artisan HD are at the forefront of navigating industry trends while reducing our environmental impact. By transitioning to this modern, clean printing process, we are producing brilliant images with:

  1. Wider color gamut compared to wet lab
  2. Zero toxic chemicals
  3. High-fidelity color reproduction
  4. Sharp, high-resolution
  5. Outstanding image clarity
  6. Improved gloss uniformity

Discerning artists can now create gorgeous prints by partnering with ArtisanHD’s calibrated color management experts – and by leveraging the new Canon PRO-6100, photographers are also demonstrating their commitment to greener practices.

More Sustainable and Better Photo Results With Better Technology

To lead the charge in transitioning from wet-lab to dry-lab photography, we ensured that our commitment to eco-friendly printing would not come at the cost of quality. Whether you’re a professional photographer or an enthusiast, if you’re getting an image professionally printed, you expect museum quality fine art reproductions – and ArtisanHD delivers.

Color accuracy and consistency are paramount for professional artists producing high-quality, archival work. This is more easily achieved with the PRO printer’s active color calibration technology that ensures consistency from one print to the next and from one PRO series device to another.

This high-fidelity printer is capable of large 60″ output and boasts:

  1. 2400 x 1200 DPI
  2. Built around LUCIA PRO 11-color ink system
  3. Improved gloss consistency
  4. Auto-calibration technology to keep every print consistent
  5. Includes Chroma Optimizer – a clear coating that expands the color gamut, enhances deep blacks, and prevents bronzing and gloss differential.

While most of the printing arena works in 4-6 color gamut range, the iPF PRO printer allows ArtisanHD to operate in the 11 color gamut range.

The broad color gamut and high DPI when combined with LUCIA Pro inks (genuine pigmented ink) produce a color expression that is filled with exceptional vibrancy and emotion.

The enhanced detail and range of color is especially evident in distinguishing prints with dark colors. On photographic and fine art papers, the rich black density renders a reproduction capturing depth with nuanced shadow detail for a print that truly becomes a work of art.

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We Support Sustainability In Photography

The beauty of our natural environment is a source of inspiration for many artists, including ArtisanHD Brand Ambassadors, many of whom are professional photographers capturing nature in earth’s most extraordinary surroundings. As like-minded professionals, we are committed to greener practices and taking strides to make Artisan HD a catalyst for reducing environmental impact without sacrificing legacy print quality.

As a member of EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, introducing the Canon iPF PRO 6100 printer is a pioneering step forward in making Artisan’s printing process more eco-friendly by:

  1. Eliminating hazardous chemicals from print production
  2. Reducing waste and lessening our overall carbon footprint

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Artisan HD will continue to create the highest quality one-of-a-kind fine art prints while simultaneously spearheading efforts to adopt greener printing methods. We are confident that you will love the quality of this new printing process along with the many environmental benefits that allow this new technology to prevail over the wet lab Lightjet output.

We are excited to bring our new printer online in April and greatly look forward to seeing the stunning art you create with the latest eco-friendly printing technology offered at Artisan HD!

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