Definition of Terms 2018-02-22T16:31:29+00:00

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Large digital files are printed with an Océ Lightjet 500 XL (Extra Large) wide format photo printer capable of yielding photographic quality (continuous tone) images on various paper and film materials from several data formats up to 72” x 120” (6’ x 10’).  The Lightjet 500 XL prints digital files to light sensitive photographic media using a system of red, green and blue precision laser beams and a mirror assembly to create a continuous tone photographic print. The paper is then developed through a “wet process’ chemistry to produce prints that both look and feel like traditional photographic prints. Lightjet prints are unsurpassed for razor sharp detail and brilliant colour accuracy to achieve the ultimate in image fidelity. Lightjet prints share the characteristics of Kodak ENDURA archival papers recognized as one of the most stable products in the industry. Research has proven them to last 100+ years without noticeable fading when exhibited under normal viewing conditions.

Kodak Professional Endura Premier ultra paper is a high contrast product that delivers maximum impact with blacker blacks and whiter whites of the traditional silver halide prints. The enhanced colour saturation delivers big, bold colour for maximum viewing effect. It is a favourite among professional photographers.

Acrylite ultra-violet filtering is a tin laminate that is applied to the surface of the print to offer museum-quality protection while at the same time giving beautiful clarity of the finest photo frame viewing but without the heaviness or breakability of glass. it makes the finished product lighter, more resistant to impact, and easier to ship. It offers the highest protection from the irreversible of ultra-violet damage. It protects from both natural and artificial light. It can’t scratch off!

An exhibition canvas is an acid free heavyweight non-reflective surface with a wide colour gamut. The canvas base is enhanced with plastic polymers that provide high tensile strength and flexibility without cracking.

E-Dibond has been the industry’s leading composite material for more than 15 years. It is composed of two pre-painted sheets of .012” of aluminum that sandwich a polyethylene core. It’s thickness depends on the size of the print. E-Dibond is extremely rigid, durable, light-weight and archival. It works well with very large prints. It is approximately 1/2 the weight of aluminum. By fusing an aluminum channel to the back of the mounted work the print is further stabilized and can be easily attached to a supplied gravity bar for wall mount presentation.

Ultramount is the show-stopper of mounting boards. It performs with all the surface quality and rigidity of higher priced foam boards and is available in a variety of plain and adhesive surfaces. Original Ultramount is a favourite for mounted digital graphics and is often used in-store decor and exhibits. It is a heavy duty board with 18-point poly-coated paper liners perfect for laminating, dry-mounting, cold mounting, screen printing, paints or vinyl. Ultramount panels are lightweight but durable and will not warp or bow like other foam boards. It is available in 3/16” and 1/2” thickness.