Caring for your prints

From K Goes To The Cinema

About my prints

All my prints are giclée prints, printed on high-quality Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm paper by Klein Imaging in Manchester. The colours are incredibly rich and vibrant, thanks to the glicée printing method with Lucia Ex Pigment inks by Canon – long-life archival UV-safe pigmented inks.

The quality of my prints is museum quality and they last for decades, over 70 years, without the colours fading – if treated with care, my prints will truly last you a lifetime! I have chosen the beautiful 100% cotton, acid-free Photo Rag Bright White Hahnemühle paper because it is the ideal choice for reproducing high contrast images, like my movie illustrations, with a smooth surface that handles fine detail, whilst the white finish handles saturated images and punchy colours effectively.

Print care

In order to care for your prints in the best way, there are a few tips to follow.

When you receive them...
  • Make sure you unpack them delicately, keeping blades away from the prints, and remove all traces of tape.
  • Handle the prints by their edges, making sure no creases are created and the paper doesn't bend.
  • Make sure your new prints don't get in contact with moisture, dust or dirt.
  • Before framing your prints, let them breathe for a few days in order for the ink to set properly.

When you frame them...
It's important to choose the best frame type for your prints. All K Goes To The Cinema prints are in a square format at 12×12″ (30x30cm) – this means you can either get a 12x12" frame or a bigger frame with mount – I would recommend a 14x14" or a 16x16" frame with mount. You can bring your prints directly to a framer or buy a frame yourself, based on your preferences.

If you are not sure of what type of frame to get, here are some examples of frames that would work with my prints*:

*I haven't tried them all, this is to give you a general idea of what you can find online & offline

If you want to ask anything about caring for your prints and/or framing, do get in touch with me at
kgoestothecinema@gmail.com