About Our Printing Process
What type of paper is the photograph printed on?
All prints are Digital Pigment prints on museum-quality acid-free papers such as Museum Etching, Canson Rag and Arches Velin. These papers are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades 200 years old. The choice of paper is suggested by the Photographer according to his or her preferences.
The Mapamundy Factory aims to achieve accuracy between the photographs you see online and your final print. However we cannot be responsible for minimal differences deriving from reproduction techniques that may exist between the presented image and the print. Computer screens may differ and the colour and contrasts of the image on the screen may not look exactly like what you receive. This is because different types of monitors are calibrated differently. Also, any prints with a soft focus or texture work (grain, spots, etc.) were created that way for artistic purposes.
What is the printing process used?
All prints are Digital Pigment Prints using the latest top of the line technology, archival high dynamic inks and 200 years old life paper.
Why do the edition quantities change depending on the print size?
The smaller print sizes are produced in larger editions to make them more widely accessible and that makes then quite affordable. Each photograph is available in one to three formats, depending of the artist choice. The large-scale print size is produced in a small limited edition (3-10) making them more valuable because of the limited number available.
Are the prints signed by the Photographer?
No, the photograph is not signed, instead the Photographer signs a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) which accompanies each print. The COA protects the security and genuineness of your limited edition print.
Is the image size the same as the paper size?
No. Our prints are on differnet paper sizes and we don’t alter the image size and proportions to fit the paper. Each print has a minimum 0.5 inch white border. Artists are the one making the decision on the final print size according to their work vision.