Ian Hylands Fine Art Prints
A collection of Ian’s best work is now available for print. While the selection shown here has been personally curated by Ian, any of Ian’s images that you may have seen in print or online may be ordered as prints.
The Printing Process
All of the prints available here are printed on the latest and best photographic paper available, using either a OCE Lightjet or a Durst Lambda printer. This is very similar to traditional photographic printing, with the exception that the digital image is exposed using RGB laser light instead of light passing through film. Compared to an inkjet which prints tiny dots to create an image the Lambda and Lightjet are continuous tone printers creating a far superior image. The papers used have an expected lifespan of more than 75 years, surpassing all previous papers in both color and longevity.
Color Images – LightJet print on Fuji Crystal Archive Papers
Fuji Crystal Archive is Fujicolor’s leading photo paper for gallery prints. This photo paper has an extremely broad color range and is colorfast for 75 years plus. It is available with a matte, glossy, or silky finish. The matte surface is conservative and very natural-looking, drawing the viewer into the image, which is completely reflection-free. The glossy finish on the other hand is very striking, giving your photo added vibrancy and depth. A silky, matte surface gives your photo print an almost material effect, which works magnificently with professional portraits or wedding photographs, for example.
B&W Images – LightJet print on Ilford B&W Paper
The Ilford B/W paper was designed for the combination of modern laser exposure and traditional silver halide development. Exposed using the renowned LightJet exposure system by Océ, which brings out the finest details with clarity. During the subsequent development, the polyethylene image base is rinsed for an extra long time to make it more durable. The silver in the material prevents the image from fading even after it is displayed for a long time, so that you can enjoy your gallery-grade work for years to come.
Metallic Prints – LightJet print on Kodak Metallic Paper
The high gloss surface and metallic look of the Kodak Metallic paper produces photos with extraordinary optical depth and strength of expression. The special laminate gives white and metallic objects a glossy effect and augments their luminosity. It is not only the unique appearance of Kodak Metallic that’s impressive – its lifespan of over 100 years makes it an absolute must-have for photographers, gallery owners, and collectors.
Mounted Prints – Prints mounted on Dibond
Ian personally prefers mounting on aluminum over traditional framing and offers large format prints mounted on aluminum panels with an integrated hanging system. Images are printed on Fuji Crystal DP II or Kodak Metallic papers using a Durst Lambda or OCE LightJet printer and then mounted to Dibond. This high end material consists of two thin aluminum layers and a black polyethylene core and is light, stiff and highly stable. The integrated mounting system makes it easy to mount your photos on a wall for a clean contemporary gallery look. After mounting to the Dibond prints then have a ultra thin protective laminate put over them.