Black & White Prints
Digital Black & White Silver gelatin papers
Black & White Fibre BasedHARMAN GALERIE FB DIGITAL is a real Baryta/Fibre based silver gelatin photographic paper based upon traditional B&W silver halide technology. It has panchromatic sensitivity optimised for tricolour laser enlargers such as Durst Lambda and Océ Lightjet. GALERIE FB DIGITAL has excellent D-Max, sharpness and surface finish that will give superb continuous tone black and white images or text from digital files prepared from either black and white or colour film negatives or positives, prints and digital originals.
Black & White Resin CoatedWe use ILFORD RC papers for our resin coated digital prints as we do for our hand printing; but with this service, we can print your digital images on a much larger scale. ILFORD Multigrade IV RC Deluxe paper is a premium quality black and white resin-coated paper with a bright base tint. We think it’s great for contact prints and test printing before a more expensive fibre-based paper. Plenty of our clients like to use this for experimentation as well. It offers a cool to neutral tone.
What is a genuine black and white print?We are the only photographic print lab in the UK where you can get genuine black and white photo prints online from digital files. We can give you a photographic print on real black and white photographic paper; that means no colour casts on your images, which you normally get when printing on a C Type paper. All our black and white Lambda prints are produced on genuine ILFORD black and white silver gelatin photographic paper, which is a real Baryta / Fibre based paper. With ‘resin coated’ papers, the prints have a consistent and neutral image tone and the paper offers fine tonal benefits including strong blacks and subtle highlight detail.
Black and White vs C Type PrintsC Type, black and white and Giclée prints are three very different printing processes, one is a digital photographic print, one is a 'true' black and white print and the other is an inkjet print. Choosing the right paper for your image is very important.
Black and white hand photographic printsA master printer will produce the finest traditional print from your photographic negative. Handprints are made in an enlarger, which holds your negative for light to be projected through onto your choice of light-sensitive photographic paper. Black and white photo papers are commonly known as Silver Gelatin or Bromide darkroom papers. 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.
Digital black and white silver gelatin prints are a Premier service only on both Bespoke and Self-service. If required the Bespoke service also includes an initial test print. The turnaround for each print or adjustment is three working days for prints from digital files.
The turnaround time for traditional Silver Gelatin darkroom prints from negatives is one week.
Other types of fine art and photographic printing
C-type Photo PrintingDigital C Type photographic prints produced on our Lambda or Lightjet photographic printers have the archival and tonal benefits of traditional photographic papers, with the advantages of digital photo printing.
Fine Art Giclée PrintingOur Giclée print studio brings together more than 30 years experience in traditional photographic printing, with the technological advancements of inkjet technologies.
Black & White Photo PrintingMetro worked in close collaboration with Harman Technology to achieve a solution to the problem of printing vintage archives digitally, rather than by hand.
Duratrans PrintingOne of the great features of our new Superwide Lightjet XL500 is the ability to produce mural size photographic Duratrans at a level of quality unmatched by anything else out there.
Direct to Media PrintingDirect to media printing is exactly that; we print your image directly to a substrate of your choice. Be it paper, card, aluminium, Perspex, canvas, wood, slate...
Vinyl PrintingVinyl Phototex is chosen for it’s high quality Giclée finish as well as its ease of application to wall or mounting material due to it’s self-adhesive properties.
Complement your pictures with expert hand made picture framing
Similar to tray frames but a more slimline offering. Works are often reverse Perspex float mounted with only a minimal gap between the work and the moulding.
The tray frame is perfect for photographic prints that have been dry mounted and don’t necessarily require glazing. The print is set back slightly below the face of the frame to prevent damage. Tray frames are a good way to display large prints without the cost of specialist glazing. Your print is mounted to Dibond […]
This is a stylish take on the box frame, with your print mounted inside the box, rather than fitted edge to edge. Your print is mounted to 2mm Aluminium to create a sleek borderless surround for your print. There is a gap between the work and the moulding creating a ‘floating’ effect.
Box frames create a space between the print and the glazing, so there is no contact with the glass. Using Waterwhite float glass, your print is mounted first to Foamboard or a similar substrate before being set into a box moulding with a fillet spacer. The fillet keeps the glass and print separate, so the […]
The black option has a deep, black satin finish, which is perfect for showing off strong photographic prints.Available in: narrow: (15mm) and wide: (20mm) Turn around time: By negotiation
Sizes up to 40 x 30 inches Natural oak wood is perfect for setting off warm tones and compliments most photographic prints. Available in: narrow: (15mm) and wide: (20mm) Turn around time: By negotiation For larger sizes and a wider range of framing options, please visit our bespoke framing service at Metro Imaging.
We have thousands of frame mouldings available to complement your chosen frame style
We have an extensive range of Framing Glass available. The most exciting advances have been in the Specialist Glass area. As well as protection from UV damage there are a number of ranges of glass that have been treated to become almost invisible. As standard we use Water White Float glass in 2mm and 3mm […]