Serious about image quality in custom-printed photos? Start with great photo paper! From Cannon Matte to Austin Jet Silver Paper, find out which museum-quality kind is best for your project.
Matte / Glossy Photo Papers
Starting at $16.41 per sq. ft.
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- Choose Print Type & Mount Type
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ArtisanHD has recently installed a new Canon Colorado Gel-Ink printer. Part of what makes the Canon Colorado so special is the introduction of new ink and finishing technologies.
#1 – The Canon UV gel ink provides a durable, scratch-resistant layer that needs no further protection for most applications.
This ink is also more flexible, providing the ability to stretch without damage when prints need to be folded, creased, wrapped or stretched on a frame.
#2 – The new FLX finish technology, with which you can print your images with a beautiful glossy finish or a luxurious matte finish.
For a matte finish or when using porous media, a brief flash of UV light pins the UV gel droplets in place immediately after jetting, freezing the shape of every drop of ink. This results in a rough surface at the micro-level, providing the characteristic velvety-matte finish.
For instance, with a glossy finish, the droplets get a little more time to settle into a smooth, even layer.
Other benefits of the Canon Colorado Gel Ink Printer include:
- It provides excellent color range and depth
- You get low-odor prints, which is important for indoor usage
- It has 0 drying time which means faster shipping
- It has a considerably low environmental impact
- It provides robust prints on a wide range of media
Not sure if you’d like watercolor paper? Choose 4 types of paper samples for $10 and get $10 back on your next order. Order samples here!
To learn more about the amazing capabilities of the Canon Colorado Gel Ink Printer, download this printable 1-sheet here.
Yes, we run our LightJet printer with the sharpening feature ON. This is the default setting to ensure your custom hd photo prints and wall art are printed at the highest quality possible. For more information on LightJet and the prints created from it, check out this LightJet FAQ.
However, if you would rather that we not use this feature, we can easily turn it off upon request. Please contact the ArtisanHD customer service department to specify this request with our LightJet printer and to complete your order. We want to ensure your order is completed exactly as you envision it!
The term LightJet is often used to describe a digitally-made chromogenic print. Unexposed silver-halide (AgX) photographic paper is temporarily fixed on an internal drum. Three digitally controlled lasers simultaneously expose the photo-sensitive emulsion on the paper medium (or back-lit transparency medium) with red, green and blue laser light. The amount of light from each laser varies to provide specific color and density values for each pixel imaged to the lightjet print.
A Lesson in Light Leads to a Stunning LightJet Print
The light path includes a spinning, surface-coated mirror mounted on an air bearing that travels along the axis of the internal drum. It reflects the laser light at 90 degrees, allowing for a dimensionally consistent round imaging dot across the entire area of the photographic paper. The purpose of this round imaging dot is to maintain edge to edge sharpness on the final print. The lightjet print is then processed using traditional photochemical means. After this process, the photographic print is handled just as any other photo print.
Effortlessly determine prices for different products, sizes, and options using the calculator below—no need to upload a photo.
Ready to order? Click on the “Upload Your Photo” button below, and proceed to checkout.
Aspect Ratio Note:
We want to ensure your experience is seamless and transparent. Please be aware that our Price Calculator provides you with estimated costs based on the width and height you enter here. The actual print size may vary due to the aspect ratio of the image you upload.
Understanding Aspect Ratio:
Aspect ratio is the proportional relationship between an image's width and height. Think of it as the "shape" of your image. For instance, a common aspect ratio for HD content is 16:9, meaning the width is 16 units for every 9 units of height.
Rest assured, we make adjustments to your image according to the aspect ratio to ensure a high-quality print. These adjustments are made with precision and care to deliver the best possible result.
A Minor Difference:
Any variation in print size due to aspect ratio is typically small and should not lead to confusion or frustration. We want you to have a great quality print that matches your expectations.
Thank you for choosing us for your fine art printing needs!