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Platine Fibre Rag – My First Exhibition Print…

by on Jul.07, 2016, under Life, Photography

Exciting times.. I’ve just completed my first exhibition print for our Entropy exhibition in September on glorious Platine Fibre Rag!

Milk Factory

Milk Factory

NIKON D750 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 6400

Some months ago I attended a fine art printing workshop run by the legendary Les Walkling and Kayell here in Sydney.

One of the things that this workshop did afford me, was the opportunity to try out test prints of many of my images on a huge array of papers. I was able to try a range of surface types from textured matte, smooth matte through to semi gloss. I was also able to try paper types from warm to cool toned.

As a result, for my exhibition print’s I’ve decided to use a paper from the Canson Infinity range. Due to my test printing I liked a number of different papers for various image types. The Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag best suited my particular exhibition pieces for this year.

Platine Fibre Rag as the name implies, is a rag fibre based paper manufactured to the highest archival standards. It contains no optical brighteners (these are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images).

At 310gsm the paper is quite thick. It has a lovely heavy tactile feeling and a smooth satin finish. The paper is designed to be used with Photo Black ink.

What is next… well my first test print is one of a number of larger pieces – a 95cm long panorama. It’s the largest I’ve ever printed myself, however watching it come out of the printer was a joy :). I’ve taken it to have it mounted for the exhibition as a test to see if the final result is going to be what I want. I’ll report back when I have it back.

If you’re in Sydney between Wed 7th to Sun 18th September this year please do come and visit us. Entropy will be exhibiting at the Art Space on the Concourse in Chatswood.

And the image above… it was taken over the weekend on a trip with a few of my fellow exhibitors out to a relatively remote area a few hours drive west of Sydney. It’s a teaser of what’s to come :)…

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