We use an exclusive black and white inkjet system with pigmented carbon-based ink. The Piezography® Professional which offers new possibilities for the black and white print. No color is added to create our grey and black shades. We use exclusively black ink, combines in two ink sets, warm and cold blacks. The result is a very width and detailed modulation of the grey shades with a very strong density of black (dMax) thanks to a new Ultra HD matte black ink .
This high-quality monochrome digital printing system allows us to create one million possible combinations of different tones and to blend or split-tone with the black warm and black cool inks. It includes a newly invented gloss optimizer, that surrounds each pigment particle. There is no gloss differential between the white of the paper and the printed image.
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We have tested and experimented a lot. Today we print on all kinds of paper. From the world’s thinnest paper of 1.6 gr/m2 from Japan to the handmade art paper of 500 gr/m2, beautiful Japanese awagami washi , historical Arches Velin BFK Rives, best archival cotton rag and unique baryta glossy paper.
We also print the classic digital fine-art printing inkjet papers such as Canson Infinity Baryta, Hahnemühle FineArt, Moab Entrada Rag, Museo Silver Rag.
We are constantly looking for new, rare and exceptional papers, made by craftsmen with precious know-how, some of which are living Japanese national treasures (国宝 (kokuhō), as we at blackprint believe that the character and history of a paper brings a unique identity to the printed work of an artist and photographer.
Each paper is tested and calibrated by our studio to understand what its fibre structure brings to the grain of the photo print and what intensity of grey and black value it provides. This also allows you to bring us the paper of your choice to our blackprint studio too.
We offer an exclusive safety glass process, where the Piezography® print and the safety glass bond thermic. We use HY-TECH-GLASS non-reflective, extra-white glass and extra-clear glass, which show the paper and print in a very accurate visual manner without a distortion nor a reflection.
The print is put into a glass sandwich with two plies of glass (minimum 2mm each) and an interlayer inbetween. This object then goes in vacuum into a special oven during minimum 5 hours, in contrast to the plexiglass version, where the print is glued.
During this process the heated interlayer turns transparent and links the paper to the glass, turning them into one piece. The interlayer increases the power of resistance and firmness of the glass and blocks the UV-light transmission.
At last the corners of the glass get polished. The photograph object then can be suspended or positioned on the floor with a special mount.
Discover an overview of our blackprint editions made with this glass lamination technique.