- What Is Fine Art Poster Printing?
- Informative YouTube Videos
- Fine Art Papers from Germany
- How Big Should You Print?
- Fine Art Poster Printing for Increased Profit
- Other Awesome Saal Digital Ideas
- Recommended Photography Gear
- Museum Etching: a natural white cotton art paper with an inkjet coating specially optimized for FineArt printing.
- FineArt Baryta: particularly suited for B/W photography due to its high color density, sharpness, and rich gradations of gray.
- Photo Rag®: 100% cotton surface of the paper creates an extra matte and soft character.
- Bamboo Natural Line: world’s first FineArt inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo fibers for a natural look and environmentally friendly paper production.
- Hemp Natural Line: made of 60% hemp fiber, free of acids and lignin.
Your photos deserve the best printing possible so that your fine work and talent don’t get short-changed because the enlargements aren’t as good as they should be. Our friends at Saal Digital have a fine art poster printing method that will please you and showcase your art to the best degree.
You’ll find it interesting to see what fine art poster printing is and how it differs from other poster printing operations. You’ll also be introduced to other types and finishes of fine art printing that Saal Digital offers.
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What Is Fine Art Poster Printing?
Fine art poster printing is as different from regular poster prints as advanced photography is from casual snapshots. Both are large photo displays, but fine art poster printing goes several steps beyond with higher quality papers and a photographic printing process.
Saal Digital has two levels of poster printing: Classic and Premium. Their Classic poster printing is already head and shoulders above what you probably ordered at one time from an online poster printing company. The Premium takes high-quality several steps further.
Classic poster prints are made using a photographic process and are printed on the superb Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II photographic papers in 3 different finishes, Glossy, Matte, and Silk Portrait.
Premium poster prints are made with a special Colour Printing process on Hahnemühle papers from Germany. More on Hahnemühle in a moment.
Informative YouTube Videos
On the Saal Digital YouTube channel, you can find numerous informative videos explaining different aspects of ordering photo products from their website, including the one below about Hahnemühle Museum Etching:
Fine Art Papers from Germany
Hahnemühle papers from Germany are among the best fine art papers for photography. The papers are so special that Hahnemühle only allows certified studios to use them. Saal Digital is one of the largest printers using these fine papers.
Note this excerpt from the Hahnemühle website concerning the certification process and what it takes to stay an authorized studio:
“All Certified Studios are checked, trained, and certified by Hahnemühle experts according to the strictest criteria. Among many criteria, the print studios must be able to advise on the strengths and variety of Hahnemühle’s FineArt portfolio and have implemented a complete Colour Management system either with custom ICC-Profiles or the ICC-Profiles created by Hahnemühle. Their knowledge and abilities must guarantee a professional and first-rate printing experience.”
German firms are well known for excellence and, in photographic circles, have set most of the standards for quality in photography for over 100 years. Here is a breakdown of the Hahnemühle papers and finishes used by Saal Digital:
How Big Should You Print?
How big do you want to go? Starting at 10x15”, Saal Digital can print panoramas as fine art posters, printing up to 70x180” or regular aspect ratio images up to 70x105”. That’s about 6 by 9 and 6 by 15 feet.
Feet! That’s huge. If your image file can stand that level of enlargement, the fine art poster printing process can make it look fantastic.
Fine Art Poster Printing for Increased Profit
Sign into Saal Digital’s Professional Zone for added benefits, including favorable pricing for resellers and extra tools for uploading and image enhancement. While Fine Art is never at the bottom of the pricing scale, having extra help from such a high-quality printing service is a definite plus for a pro’s bottom line.
Other Awesome Saal Digital Ideas
Saal Digital does much more than fine art poster printing. Whatever you want from your image, they can make it happen. From photo gift ideas such as puzzles and coffee mugs to huge metal and acrylic prints, check out what you can do.