The Prints

Ryan’s prints are created through a variety of mediums which are dependent on the type of display. He uses the highest quality equipment and products to provide his dedicated patrons with only the most excellent in photography investments.

The brilliant…the Modern

For face-mounted photographs, Ryan outsources the printing process to a professional lab in Nashville. This company is a leading expert in these highly specialized printing processes. Ryan trusts them completely to craft his prints. Each face-mount is meticulously inspected by Ryan before he signs and numbers them.

The beautiful…the Traditional

For traditional photographs, he uses an Epson 9890. His staff can print up to 44 inches on the small side. Photographs are printed only on Epson and Canson papers, which are among the highest quality papers available to enhance the brilliance captured in Ryan’s work. When choosing a medium for prints, it is important to use a paper that compliments the image being displayed. The Wilhelm Institute estimates that these prints have a life of 75 years when displayed under the proper conditions.

Tips to get the most out of your investment


Mounting

At Ryan’s studio they use variety of methods to mount images. Ryan uses Gudy 831, an archival quality double sided mounting adhesive, to mount all photographs over 20x30. This product requires no heat in the application ensuring no damage to the print in the application process. This method is best for large prints and ensures that the print will remain flat over time. The other method, used on 16x24’s, is called a Japanese T-hinge. This method uses a water soluble glue and rice paper. This is perfect for smaller images where the weight of the photograph will not cause waviness over time. Consult your framing professional for their recommendations on how to best mount your photograph to protect your investment and your enjoyment.

Framing

Have your new investment professionally framed. Professional framing protects the print by supporting the image and discouraging waviness. When speaking with your framing professional, insist on using (at a minimum) Anti-Reflective glass. This glass prevents 77 percent of the UV light from penetrating the image causing damage. This glass also minimizes shadows and will be the best way to view your piece. To prevent 99 percent of UV light from penetrating the image, insist on using Museum Grade glass. Though expensive, it is crystal clear and absolutely ensures the longevity of your investment.

Placing

When placing your image, try to position it out of direct sunlight. By not allowing light to penetrate you will ensure your print does not fade prematurely.