About Fine Art & Finishing Prints


Fine Art Photography

Definition of Fine Art

Artistic photography is often referred to as “fine art photography”. Fine Art is a style of image capture used by artists to express themselves. Photographic artworks created in this way are often mediums with well-defined techniques and styles that constitute creative expression.

Art is about preserving the aesthetics of the artist’s vision. In the realm of nature, how can one preserve aesthetics without any of one’s own input? That is what making fine art is all about. The effort of giving our nature, seen through a lens, its own vision creates fine art. That is the distinction between what is fine art photography and what is not. Photographers are often successful in their endeavours because they know how to capture those fleeting moments and make them seem eternal.

Is photography an art form?

Some people believe photography is an art form, while others believe it is a stile. The debate on whether photography is an art or a stile has been going on for years, with no clear answer.

There are two different types of photography: non-fiction and fine art. The former is typically meant to capture what is happening around you, while capturing things as they are in real life. It is a capturing of reality.

Fine art is all about the artist’s vision. Fine art photographs go beyond the basic photographic representation. These photographers use artistic elements to create a work of art. They consider factors such as lines and space. Fine art should convey the photographer’s emotions.

Fine Art Prints

There are many different media on which artists create their artworks. Some of the most common types of art are paintings, drawings and sculptures. However, another type of art is becoming increasingly popular, fine art prints.

Fine art prints have gained popularity since the advent of inkjet printers. These prints are not intended for commercial purposes at all. They are a creative expression of a photographer-artist’s creative vision. The fine art prints are always signed, likewise they may also be limited in number.

alu-Dibond: timeless design and great durability

quality for every motif

Photographs as a print on alu-Dibond come across as particularly pure and authentic thanks to the omission of a cover glass. The 3 mm thick alu-Dibond composite material consists of three layers: two platinum-white coated aluminium sheets enclose a core of black polyethylene. The side of the sheets is also black. The stabilising base plate has a low own weight and is therefore also suitable for large-format photos. Laminated with a thin and robust film, your photo on alu-Dibond as a photo print is finished without blisters and effectively protected.

The right paper for photo prints on alu-Dibond

The photo print is exposed and classically developed using state-of-the-art laser technology. The print lab gives a 75-year guarantee on the brilliance of these genuine photo prints on Fuji Crystal DP II. This paper is suitable for works of all kinds. With beautiful colour brilliance and clear contrasts.

Sealing your photos on alu-Dibond: durable thanks to UV-protective film

The high-quality protective film is so thin and transparent that it does not affect the impression of your photo. The lamination serves as protection against external influences such as UV rays or dirt and guarantees the long durability of the finish on alu-Dibond.

Mounting systems for your photos on alu-Dibond

The hanging system is selected in accordance with the format and included in the price:

Aluminium rails, all-round running

for a horizontal edge length of 26-50 cm: two-piece, for greater edge length: all-round.

Suspension hooks

Small formats up to 25 cm in length

Fine Art Prints on Hahnemühle

Hahnemühle Photo Rag

Hahnemühle Photo Rag has a very matt surface with a fine, restrained texture, making it very versatile in use. It is suitable for completely reflection-free reproduction of both colour and black-and-white photos.

Premium quality with a fine white edge

Your high-quality photo print gets a special accent with a white border: manufactured with an eye primarily on the decorative, just like a classic photographer, your Fine Art premium print is framed with an additional white border that makes it exceptionally elevated. Moreover, it also has a practical use: with its help you can fit your photos into passe-partouts more easily. The prints always have a 1 cm white margin to guarantee clean cut edges. This edge is added on the outside, so the photo retains its exact size. A 30 x 20 cm photo will thus have an additional 1 cm border, making it 32 x 22 cm.