This is what separates
us from most other sellers of old map prints. We utilize
the Giclee printing process, which is known for its brilliant color
range and depth and its ability to capture the finest details of
an image. The giclee method involves a process of spraying tiny
droplets of ink onto archival paper to produce a deeply saturated
rich quality print that captures the actual look and feel of the
original. Giclees are superior to traditional printing methods
in several ways: The colors are brighter, last longer and are so
high resolution that they are virtually a continuous tone rather
than tiny dots. .
Finest Archival Cotton Rag paper
100% cotton rag, acid free, 19 mil (thick)
archival print paper with a velvet textured, white color. The printed
side of this paper has been specially coated to offer excellent image
sharpness and optimal color gradation. The coating also offers a
very high level of water resistance. This paper is designed specifically
to meet the needs of digital photographic output, photographic reproduction
and presentational prints for display requirements, and it is used
in printing fine art editions costing up to thousands of dollars per
piece. It is the closest thing to the texture of the original map.
Stretched or Rolled
We can print your map on high quality soft canvas for a textured
look. If you don't order your canvas prints framed, they
come rolled up and shipped in a tube. We can stretch the
canvas print on
stretcher bars if you wish, either side-stapled or back-stapled. Call
us at 800-304-5029 for
prices. If you order the print rolled, you will have to deal with
either framing or stretching your self.
Matte paper used in Academic prints is
double the thickness (10.3 mil) of normal poster paper. It provides
a print with good color because we use the giclee method, but
it is not the quality of cotton rag paper and will not retain the
vibrant colors and detail as long.
Conservation framing methods
Our conservation framing standards include
preservation mounting and acid-free backings to protect your
valuable artwork. The solid
wood frames are museum quality, hand assembled to fit each print
and individually inspected for quality assurance.
Custom matting choices
Each custom mat is cut from high-quality archival
matting. Either one or two mats are available in a variety of colors.
The default cover for your framed print
is glass, but we can also cover in non-glare glass, plexiglass
and non-glare plexiglass. Please be aware that the non-glare
covers diminish the ability to see the detail of these maps if you
are not very close to it.