Bellezza Fine Art Designs
                                                       

 

We use only the highest quality materials and workmanship.

All images we sell are printed using the latest technology in giclée printing - a 44 inch HP Z3100 pigment ink printer. The inks used in this printer are UV and water restistant and are rated to last at least 200 years before any fading occurs.  When printing we always set our printer to the maxium quality setting which applies the greatest amount of ink.

Canvas Prints
For canvas prints we use Breathing Colors Chromata White which is a high quality canvas with a smooth matte finish. A professional protective coating of Glamour II is rolled onto the printed canvas to provide additional UV protection and water resistance as well as protection from scratches.  After the coating dries for several days, the canvas is then tightly stretched over professional stretcher bars and attached with staples on the back.  If the canvas is being framed in a wood frame, we insert protective strips of specialty tape where the canvas touches the frame to protect it from abrasion and from any chemicals that might be in the wood.  Professional hanging hardware is then added.

Photo Paper
When printing on traditional photo paper, we use a variety of the highest quality satin papers from Red River Paper. We mat using professional archival tapes and mounting corners. We use thick acid-free foam backing board to help protect the image from bends. When mounting, we attach the image to the backing board so that the mat board can be removed and changed without damaging the artwork.

Fine Art Paper
We also offer printing on 100% cotton rag fine art paper. This paper is similar to what is used for watercolor paints. We use Hahnemühle Textured and Smooth varieties depending on the desired surface texture.   We spray the printed fine art paper with a protective spray, but also offer the optional additional protection of rolling on the same Glamour II coating that we use for our canvas prints. (Fine art paper protected in such a manner can be framed without glass.) The fine art prints are then matted using the same techniques as described above for photo paper.

If you have any questions about the materials or workmanship, please don't hesitate to contact us.