Specialising in artwork reproduction, Canson® Infinity Certified Print Lab Ian Hill Fine Art Printing is an Australian expert at advising the different artists who frequent his establishment.
He knows not to rush a single stage in the process and accompanies the individuals who place their trust and expectations in his knowledge:
“As a specialist in artwork reproduction photography, I know how important the choice of printing paper is in obtaining the best feel for matching prints to original artworks. I work directly with artists, from the photography of their work to post-production and edition printing here in my studio in Malmsbury, Victoria. Accurate studio lighting and camera calibrations in post-production are vital in obtaining correct colour files ready for printing.”
With years of experience behind him, Ian knows that artists need to feel a paper in their hands in order to choose the right one for them. It’s also why he’s not surprised when the ARCHES® BFK Rives® White is almost always the chosen paper for artwork reproductions in his Canson® Infinity Certified Print Lab Ian Hill Fine Art Printing:
“Customers are shown samples from the range of Canson® paper I stock when having prints made of their work, yet they always select ARCHES® BFK Rives® White as their paper of choice. Artists who work on paper love the feel of BFK Rives® in their hands, and the subtle texture and base colour give a good representation of the qualities present in the papers they use for their artwork.”
” ARCHES® BFK Rives® is also excellent for reproducing paintings on canvas, where its colour reproduction and tonal range provide the perfect basis for creating vibrant, accurate prints on a large scale. Customers appreciate my eye for detail and highly developed skills in colour correction when reproducing their artwork, all essential features that a member of the Certified Print Lab programme must have.”
Not too long ago, Ian Hill Fine Art Printing worked with the artist Barb Hodgens to print a collection of her work. The slightly warm-toned white paper worked brilliantly with her art:
“Melbourne artist Barb Hodgens recently had a series of watercolours photographed to produce a series of 16 limited edition prints. The prints utilise ARCHES® BFK Rives® White to reproduce the bright colours and vibrancy of her artwork whilst retaining the feel of the originals.”