Many artists still prefer the original B&W hand printing route and as part of our Hand Printing Service a Master Printer will produce the finest traditional print straight from your photographic negative. The negative is held within an enlarger for light to be projected through onto light-sensitive photographic paper. The printer will make several tests initially, before making your final print. They may use techniques like cropping, burning and dodging to frame your image correctly and get detail into the highlights and shadows. Once the photographic paper has been exposed, prints are hand processed in photographic chemicals, then washed and toned to archival standards. Hand prints can be matched and reproduced consistently, however, due to the technique, each one is technically unique. Our maximum Hand Print size is 20 x 24 inches.