Our Printing Process

photoNewYork combines craftsmanship, traditional photographic values and cutting-edge technology to ensure the very best fine-art prints. Our printing processes adhere to the same standards as renowned galleries and museums worldwide. 

What kind of photographic paper?

In order to gain the look and feel of silver-gelatin paper, photoNewYork prints each photograph with Fine Art Pearl fiber-based paper.

Pearl paper contains a very special component: pearly mica crystals. Based on the natural mica, they are covered with a thin layer of metal oxides, for example, titanium dioxide. Through an interplay of transparency, refraction, coating and multiple reflections, one can discern silver-white and metallic reflection effects. These lend pictures such an intense warmth and depth; they become a true sensation for the eye.

What kind of photographic ink?

To achieve superior results in black and white or color, the printers use an advanced screening algorithm and a newly enhanced 8-color ink technology that produce a final print of uncompromising quality.

The result:

With superlative paper and premium quality UV-resistant pigmented ink, photoNewYork prints are rated at the highest archival life expectancy of more than 100 years. The paper’s weight (285 grams per square meter) greatly lessens any rolling or curling. 

Why are images smaller than the paper?

Please Note: Photo sizes reflect the size of the paper the photograph is printed on. Consequently, the photo image is SMALLER than the paper size. This is standard in the photography business. 

Borders are actually necessary to preserve the photograph from degradation over time and to protect the image during handling for matting and framing purposes.

Below is the approximate sizes of photos. This can change based on the shape of photo and other factors, so these are approximate:

11x14 print: 9 x12 image
16x20 print: 14 x 18 image
20x24 print: 18 x 20 image