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Fine Printing

Photography by Rick Gold
Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing located in Bridgehampton, New York, offers fine art, or giclee, printing services. With over 20 years of experience, the Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing staff creates beautiful, expert-level prints and continually strives to exceed even the highest customer expectations. Glowing reviews of Hampton Photo Arts, on websites such as, reflect this commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Fine Art/Giclee Printing Giclee printing involves using a high-quality, professional ink-jet printer to create fine art prints from a digital image or source.

An ink-jet printer works by spraying different colored pigments onto photo or art paper in order to create an identical copy of the original photo or artwork. Hampton Photo Arts offers giclee printing services for photos, two-dimensional artwork and digital art. Customers can select between a vast array of paper options for their giclee prints, including glossy photo paper, matte photo paper, watercolor paper, pastel paper, high white cotton fine art paper, kraft paper and simple bond paper. Clients may also opt to receive their prints on silk or canvas. Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing creates prints up to a size of 40-inches by 60-inches.

Using only the finest inks, papers and equipment, Hampton Photo Arts ensures that each and every print they produce is top-quality with vivid color and detail. This company believes that fine art prints of beloved photos and artwork should remain beautiful and vivid for future generations to enjoy; therefore, Hampton Photo Arts uses Fuji Crystal Archive paper. This fine paper keeps prints from fading or even dulling over the years.

Customer Satisfaction

Hampton Photo Arts continually strives to satisfy and impress each and every customer that uses these fine art printing services. This commitment to service shows in various consumer reviews online. On, reviewers rave about the staff members of Hampton Photo Arts. These reviewers cite friendly services, extensive knowledge, attention to detail and beautiful print results as responsible for their stellar experience with this fine art printing company.

As archival hobbies, such as scrap-booking, continue to increase in popularity; the demand for fine art printing services grows dramatically. While various businesses provide printing services, very few of them offer the experience, art knowledge, printing expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction that Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing promises.

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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