Getty Images Gallery offers quality darkroom prints in a selection of prices and substrates. Black-and-white silver gelatin prints are produced by hand from vintage negatives in Getty Images’ in-house darkroom while color prints are produced in cooperation with leading London print labs. Limited edition prints are hand-stamped and numbered; all artworks are carefully packed and shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Gallery offers a full suite of bespoke services including research, custom curation, and framing. Prints are offered in an array of traditional and modern substrates, including:
Black & White Fibre Prints
The traditional process for fine art photography, silver gelatin fibre prints are exhibition quality archival prints hand printed and processed in Getty Images’ in-house darkroom from original negatives. Also known as baryta, fibre prints offer full tonal range, exquisite depth and superb contrast. All fibre prints are sold in limited editions of 300.
Black & White Resin Prints
Resin coated silver gelatin prints are exposed by hand and machine processed. Resin prints can be produced quicker and at lower cost than fibre prints while maintaining a wide range of tonality. Their plastic emulsion surface coating is durable and curl resistant. Resin prints are the preferred choice for large scale or public facing projects.
Colour C-Type Prints
C-type prints are notable for their continuous tone and vibrant colours. The first widely used colour print process, modern c-type prints are printed from high resolution digital files produced from drum-scanned negatives or transparencies. C-type prints use dye-based photographic papers and should not be confused with inkjet, or giclée prints.
A modern technique, the face of a Perspex print is adhered directly to a piece of acrylic (also known as plexiglass, Perspex or Lucite) with a clear, pH neutral adhesive. The verso is mounted to an aluminum composite backed with a wood or metal cleat. The mounted prints are well protected and are notable for their deep and brilliant colours. Face mounting is considered a permanent process; prints cannot be safely separated from the acrylic surface once mounted.
Another relatively new and modern technique, Chromalux prints feature sublimated dye applied directly to a specially coated metal surface backed for easy installation. Chromalux prints are incredibly lightweight, vibrant, and resistant to water, colour fading and fire. They offer an ideal solution for installations outdoors, above fireplaces or near water sources.
Prints are offered in a range of sizes from 8×10” (20x25cm) to 40×60” (102x152cm) along with a variety of custom framing options. Contact the Gallery for further information regarding sizing and availability.