There are many advantages to coating your inkjet prints. Firstly, coatings provide protection from fingerprints, atmospheric pollutants, UV light, moisture, and help provide resistance to scuff marks on prints made with pigment inks.
Further, Wilhelm Imaging, the only real authorities on the issue, indicate that coatings can seriously increase the longevity of your prints, especially a concern with dye based inkjet printers .Another reason to coat prints is to reduce bronzing and gloss differential - in most cases, coating your prints will eliminate all but the most severe problems.
Hahnemuhle Protective Spray is the classic inkjet print coating, suitable for all papers/canvases, except super high gloss papers. It is a very thin coating and essentially invisible.
Hahnemuhle Varnishes are specifically for canvas prints and come in three different coatings, allowing you to choose the type of finish – matte, satin or gloss. These coatings are thicker and visible.
- Jocie C -
Just wanted to say thank you as I received the prints last week by mail, and again was very impressed with the quality of work that Cameron has produced. Thank you Cameron for being so patient & professional with your service & skills.
This has been a new, interesting, & sometimes "scary" project for me. I did not know if I should or could make the investment to engage with your company. I'm VERY pleased that I chose Image Science. My current exhibition in Malvern is going really well, people like the work - the originals you scanned have sold! And now I can market & share my work in different ways!