How to Collect Art

We take pride in offering limited edition, signed, superior quality custom prints of fine art photography. Our master printmakers and team of experts are recognised leaders in the industry in Asia. Asian Eye uses only fibre based Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Beryta or Awagami Washi papers to help ensure a longer lifespan of your fine art print. Asian Eye prints using primarily Canon and Epson printers. While some of our artists also hand-print their works of art using experimental and traditional darkroom techniques. Print sizes vary according to the original format that the image was shot in. Some prints are also available in fibre based Ilford papers used by traditional darkroom masters.

Asian Eye’s images are available in the following sizes:

8 x 10 inches
11 x 14 inches
16 x 20 inches
30 x 40 inches

What is Giclée printing?
The word Giclée (“g-clay”), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”, Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve an inkjet print of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability. Giclée printing offers both a softness and richness of colour, and represents the artist’s original work in the closest possible way.The image is colour corrected to attain the closest possible match to the original work if required. The process involves squirting or spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink onto high quality art paper or canvas.

How Long Will My Photographic Print Last?
There are many factors which cause image degradation and which contribute to the lifespan of a print, in silver halide based Colour C Type papers and Inkjet materials.

Degradation of the dyes caused by heat
Degradation of the dyes caused by light
Yellowing of the minimum densities (DMin) due to light or heat
Degradation of the Resin base

These same four degradation mechanisms also apply to Inkjet materials. The following further factors also have a bearing on lifespan:

Ambient moisture (relative humidity)
Atmospheric pollutants
Direct water contact

What Is Baryta Paper?
Baryta is a special barium sulphate coating that is traditionally applied to a fibre photographic paper base prior to coating with the emulsion layers. The technical benefits of the Baryta layer include greater detail and definition, extended tonal range and excellent archival properties. In addition, Baryta coated fibre papers have a unique look and feel which have become the standard for fine art photographers worldwide. Also known as fibre based, this paper has the photographic emulsion coated directly onto the fibres of the paper so, in processing, chemistry soaks into the paper making it much slower to process, wash and dry. Asian Eye has chosen fibre based papers for their archival permanence and for producing the most beautiful fine art and exhibition prints.

What is an edition?
An edition is a limited print run of a work of art. The limited number of editions is the number of artworks that the artist is willing to sell. In the case of photography, it is usual for a photographer to release an image in various sizes, each in its own edition. Once an image has sold out, it will not be released for sale again in that size.

What is a signed or authenticated print?
Each photographic print is signed by the artist on Certificates of Authenticity by Hahnemuhle. These become part of a Hologram system that further protects your artwork through certain security features, including deckle edged mould made paper with watermark, UV security fibres, a hologram system with unique serial numbers, Certificates of Authenticity are affixed on the back of the photographic prints. The labels detail the following information: Artists, Title, Size, Edition Number, Print Date and Signature of the Artist.

How often will Asian Eye release new art work?
Asian Eye endeavours to promote the latest work of its artists and network of partner galleries and photography collectives. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest news from Asian Eye.