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Fine Art Printing

Fine Art Printing


The greatest gift is an exquisitely printed fine art photograph. Amazing moments captured forever and preserved on beautiful long-lasting paper bring joy to the recipient. Today many fine art reproduction options for photography and art are available through advances in printing technology. Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing, a leader in the use of state-of-the-art digital technology for printing, is located in Bridgehampton, New York, but their reputation for quality workmanship is widely acknowledged from coast to coast. 

The professional printing technicians at Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing are specialists and will transform your photography into beautiful works of art. You can depend on Hampton Photo Arts’ experience and knowledge of the industry. They have over twenty years of experience working with professional photographers and artists. They will expertly reproduce your beautiful photographs on your choice of a selection of high-quality papers, silk and canvas.

Giclee prints, frequently referred to as archival prints, are museum-quality prints created with advanced digital technology using jet-spray inks. These beautiful prints are exquisite in appearance and are estimated to last up to two hundred years before any noticeable changes in color integrity develop. Hampton Photo Arts can provide you with the highest-quality giclee prints on a variety of superb papers. They will happy to provide you with samples of the quality papers they use. Call in your request to 631.537.7373 and paper samples will be provided.

Canvas Prints have become extremely popular in the last decade for several reasons. They offer a touch of elegance to a room and can be hung with or without framing and be equally as beautiful. The artist or photographer can choose from two styles of canvas prints.

For artwork to be framed, the museum wrap is the most popular. The museum wrap places the full piece of art or photography in the viewable area. None of the art is on the section of canvas stretched around the frame. This is the perfect choice anytime critical portions of your work are near the edges of the image.

If the artwork or photograph will not be framed, the gallery wrap allows a portion of the artwork to be visible on the sides of the canvas. Plan to lose about an inch of the viewing area when viewing from the front. This is a very popular style, especially when there is very little detail around the edges of the artwork.

The print technicians at Hampton Photo Arts have only one goal in mind and that is to reproduce your photographs and artwork using the highest-quality paper and inks on state-of-the-art digital printing equipment. Professional artists and photographers demand the very highest-quality printing services that reproduce their artwork with the most accurate colors and clarity possible. The large number of professionals using the printing services of Hampton Photo Arts is testimony to the quality of their printing services and the professionalism of their technicians. All of Hampton Photo Arts’ customers receive the same quality of service as their professional clients receive.

All of your photographs, regardless of size, will be treated with the same professional service that has distinguished Hampton Photo Arts in the art and photography industry for over twenty years. They can provide you with all standard sizes up to 40" x 60" on glossy, matte, watercolor, pastel, fine art, kraft, high white cotton and simple bond papers. Silk and canvas are available as well.

Memorable occasions, such as weddings, births, graduations, religious ceremonies and family reunions, are best preserved with high-quality photo prints. Hampton Photo Arts is the printer who can give you quality prints, from photo album sizes to the beautiful canvas and giclee prints that hang on the wall and over the mantle. Trust your memories to Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing and you will have beautiful prints to pass on for generations.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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