What exactly are fine art prints?
Fine art prints are premium-quality photographic images generated using high-performance printers, archive-quality, pH-neutral, and light-fast archival inks. Our choices: the Epson Stylus Pro 9900, Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308, and Ultrachrome HDR.
For framed works and prints without frame, we use Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308 100% cotton paper, and for face mounting we use Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper.
But while technology is important, it is nothing without the know-how of the people behind the prints. Grizzly Montréal partners with digital print shop Alix & Gagné Inc, the specialists Montreal’s photographers have turned to for decades.
Rare, exclusive, certified authentic artworks.
The value of a work of art is partly a function of its rarity. For that reason, the photos in our catalogue are available in limited editions of no more than 30 prints. Once an edition is sold out, that photograph will never be available for purchase again.
Each print in a given edition is numbered and signed by the photographer, who grants us the exclusive right to print and sell the photo. When you purchase a photo from us, you can be sure that it will not be available anywhere else. Note, however, that photographers retain the right to print three artist’s proofs of each of their works for personal use, such as in an exhibit, as well as to publish their photos in books, magazines, on the Web and so on.
Come with a certificate of authenticity
Lastly, all works sold by Grizzly Montréal come with a certificate of authenticity, a document containing security features to protect against forgery, including a customized watermark and fluorescent fibres integrated into the paper. Signed by the photographer, the certificate identifies the photo (title, date) and the edition (print format, number of the print, date of printing, as well as paper, ink and printer data). The certificate includes a numbered security hologram, a duplicate of which is affixed to the back of the photograph. Furthermore, Grizzly Montréal registers each photograph’s certificate of authenticity with paper manufacturer Hahnemühle, thereby further officializing the registration.
Put your print enhanced
with our specially designed frames
This type of framing shows the work in its entirety, including margins on which include the signature of the author, the title of the work and numbering. It also helps to appreciate the remarkable quality of the photo paper on which it was printed.
The print is stuck permanently on Foamcore the same size as the photograph in order to raise it slightly. A cardboard mat, acid free, positioned at the back of the set, enables the integration of the draw in a custom built wood, slightly larger than the photo. The space between the frame and perforated the photograph is 20 mm (3 / 4”).
The edge of the frame is a contemporary square profile available in five finishes: white, black, blond wood, dark wood and aluminum and has a width of about 40 mm (1”1 / 2).
This assembly is completed by a glass of 2 mm thickness giving to the print an extra protection and a prolonged survival. For larger sizes to 30″ x 42″ (76 x 107 cm), we opt for a glass of clear acrylic 3 mm thick, for reasons of weight and safety due to the large size of the print.
Face mounting is a truly unique and contemporary way to present fine art photography, it ensures rich color brilliance and intensity unobtainable by any other framing method.
Works are mounted under a high gloss acrylate, which ensures a protective finish over your piece, enhances color, depth, contrast and saturation. This particular method provides a frameless display, drawing attention solely to the artwork it contains rather than the frame itself.
Ensuring protection against air pollution, UV radiation and premature aging, face mounting preserves and protects your print and raises the bar in terms of elite fine art exhibition quality.
Rear molding is in natural pine for less than 89 cm (35″) sizes and in natural aluminum for greater than 89 cm (35″).