Paper/Substrate Material - Rita Eva Spier Photography

There are several different substrate materials offered for each print. Here is a breakdown and small description of each type used.


Paper

Kodak ENDURA Lustre “E”

Lustre is a professional-grade photo paper. Its slight gloss and subtle, often pearl-like, texture make it the premier paper option. Lustre paper has deeper color saturation and higher contrast than matte and is materially "thicker," or heavier, than consumer paper with none of the glare associated with glossy prints!


Kodak ENDURA Glossy “F” Professional photo paper with a glossy finish.

Coated paper with a very smooth, shiny, reflective surface. Glossy finishes have a high-contrast appearance and look slick to the touch when not under glass. This finish has an excellent dynamic range and color—slightly more "pop" than the matte paper, though less noticeable once framed. Photos will have a shiny finish, colors will be vibrant, and images will be crisp and sharp.


Kodak ENDURA Metallic  paper.

For those who want their photos to be conversation pieces. Features a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates images with exceptional visual interest and depth. Huge "Wow" factor.


Fine Art

Giclée Prints

Made with high-quality archival inks on fine art papers using a high-resolution large format inkjet printer. The premium inks produce images with smooth tones and rich colors, making these prints ideal for extraordinary presentations. Available in 2 paper surfaces: Watercolor and Canvas.

Watercolor Giclée 

Heavy, 310g paper with a subtle texture. This acid-free paper is 100% cotton fiber and is finished with a water-based protective spray. Due to the stunning colors and matte finish, your printed photos will take on the look of a masterpiece painting. No OBAs, Bright White, Acid Free.

Canvas Giclée 

The Giclée process enables us to print directly onto museum-quality canvas material, so prints will not separate over time. Protective spray coating is applied to the surface of each print to help prevent scratches and other damage.


Canvas

Canvas prints are available in three different mounting options: Canvas Wrap, Canvas Stretch/Staple, and Canvas Board.

Traditional Canvas Wrap

Prints are a stylish, low-cost alternative to traditional framing. The print is wrapped around a stretcher frame so that 1 1/2" of the photo's edges are visible on the sides of the frame. They're delivered display-ready with hanging hardware attached.

Canvas Stretch/Staple

Mounting is a unique way to display your images like a fine art canvas. The print is stretched to the edge of a 3/4" thick wooden frame, and stapled around the edges, leaving the full image on the front. Perfect for framing.

Canvas Board

Prints are mounted onto sturdy Gator Foamboard, a very rigid foamboard and lightweight backing with a white finish.


Metal

Magical Luminescence MetalPrints™  represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.


Acrylic/Metal

Acrylic Metal is a sleek and modern mounting option for a stunning metal print. The 1/4" acrylic face enhances and protects the underlying print and is mounted with 4 stainless steel posts.


Natural Wood

Natural Finish Wood Striking print with a warm and natural feel influenced by the color and texture of the certified sustainable maple wood.*

*The grain and wood texture will show through the lighter areas of the print.


Thank you for your business. I hope these descriptions help you choose the best material for your print!