C-type Photo Printing
Digital C-Type photo papers
Fuji Crystal Archive PaperAvailable in Classic Matt or Gloss up to 50 inches. Print time: Under 40x30 inches one working day, over 40x30 inches, two working days. Fuji Crystal Archive paper uses optimised Silver Halide Crystals for laser exposure. Producing excellent prints from laser printers, this paper is considered to be the industry standard for fine art printing
Kodak Professional Ultra Endura PaperLightjet paper available in Classic Matt or Gloss for over 50 inches to 120 inches Print time: two working days. An all-round winner for colour printing as it’s possible to print directly onto it from both film and digital media. Endura is a resin coated paper and gives us extraordinarily rich colours with great flesh tones, as well as the most intense blacks.
Fujicolour Crystal Archive Professional Velvet Paper (Dead Matt)Print time: three working days If you want a dead matt print on a true photographic C Type paper, then Fuji's new 'velvet' is for you. This paper has a wonderfully creamy texture, which is perfect for both black and white and colour images.
Kodak Professional Endura Premier Metallic PaperPrint time: Under 40x30 inches one working day, over 40x30 inches, two working days. This paper has a distinctive glossy finish and metallic appearance that works well with both colour and black and white images, by providing a visually different aspect to your work.
Fujiflex Crystal Archive Paper or 'Supergloss'.Fujiflex is a reflective silver halide colour printing paper on a super high gloss PET base for professional use at the highest level, designed exclusively for digital output on large-format laser printers, such as our Lightjet or optimum high quality images.
Why choose a C Type printC-type prints are ideal for personal and exhibition printing as they are the perfect 'all rounder' paper type, giving good colour rendition as well as clear black and white prints. All our C-type prints are produced on laser printers, giving optimum results for your images for colour accuracy, light fastness and archival quality.
What is a C Type printA digital C-type is a photographic print that has been exposed using digital technology, rather than traditional analogue (otherwise known as ‘darkroom’) techniques. Digital C-types are created by exposing the paper using lasers or LEDs rather than a bulb, like in a darkroom. The second part of the traditional process is much the same however: the paper is processed in a photographic developer, followed by bleach fix before being washed to remove the processing chemicals.
C-type vs. Giclée inkjet printingC-type prints and Giclée prints are two very different printing processes, one is a digital photographic print and the other is an inkjet print. A digital C-type is a traditional photographic print, made from a digital file rather than a negative. Many customers think that a ‘digital print’ has to be a Giclée print but this is not so. A Giclée print is quite different, using no chemistry or light sensitivity.
Turnaround timesStandard C-type Print time: Under 40 x 30 inches from 4 hours, over 40 x 30 inches, up to two working days. Velvet prints can be ready in 24 hours and are available up to 40" x 30" on Self Service and up to 120 x 72 inches on our Bespoke Service. Deluxe C-type (self service only) Print time: one working day *Specialist C-types (Metallic) 3 working days.
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 […]