Papers / Canvas / Printing Descriptions

Jim Gmeiner Photographer


I am proud to be the printer of my works with my 44" HP Z3200 large format Designjet printer and archival pigment inks. This allows my meticulous attention to the quality of my printed images including vibrance, color reproduction, resolution and print longevity. The print media I use has been personally chosen because of the consistent quality and image reproduction. Canvas works are hand sprayed with UV protective coating that is a Wilhelm Certified product

Because I meticulously edit my images, I am able to consciously enlarge or reduce the size to meet your space requirements and to maintain the original image proportions.

All images are printed individually. They are not copied or scanned. Depending on image size Signed Limited Editions are offered.

For specialty printing on metallic papers with polished acrylic face mounting or mounting on specific substrates, please contact me directly at or at 970-846-9143. I utilize a printing service that I have personally selected because of their high quality printing.

Post Print Processes

On chosen works of my mixed media and abstracts printed on canvas, I take a further step to apply acrylic pigments and gels by hand. This technique is suited for specific images such as ”Surrounded by Gold "and "Winter’s Catch”. They are displayed in my home studio and occasionally in a gallery setting. Please contact me directly at or at 970-846-9143.

Print Media

Matte Canvas:  a bright white, smooth canvas with a uniform textured surface and matte finish. The finish is ideal for fine art and photographic reproduction and is water resistant. I spray the canvas with 3-4 coats of a Wilhelm Certified protectant, creating a fine art finish that is UV and water protective.

Metallic Canvas: pearlescent metallic canvas that gives images a metallic effect white very sharp detail and color reproduction.

Lustre paper: specially designed for wide format printing of graphic arts and photo applications. The finish is a pleasing soft satin.

Silvergloss like paper: a brilliant white fiber-based paper designed specifically for digital fiber-prints, fine art and photographic reproduction, black and white photography, photo restoration and wedding and portrait photography. The final finished surface is similar to the luster paper, but more of a textured surface appearance that gives it a fine art feel.

Fine Art Watercolor paper: a beautiful, textured, traditional fine art watercolor paper.  The special matte coating is designed for high quality inkjet digital fine art and photographic reproduction.

Vibrance Metallic: a unique photo paper that is the only metallic paper on the market today that can be compared to the Kodak metallic process. It is a true metallic paper. Images will pop and appear exceptionally clear and crisp. You will have the ability to see metallic from every viewing angle.

Canson Platine Fiber Rag: a heavy paper, 310gm; lustre type finish with a fine art feel; slight textured surface with a warm feel.

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Metallic: a heavy paper, 340gm; silvery-shimmering surface with bold colors, deep blacks with perfect reproduction of color and detail.

Brushed Silver Acrylic Mount: images are printed on metallic paper and mounted on the back side of a polished acrylic sheet. The acrylic sheet is then mounted on a polished silver sheet with a 2" border of a brushed silver appearance. The silver sheet has a box frame attached, the same as the acrylic mount, that is ready for framing.

Acrylic Mount: images are printed on metallic paper and mounted on the back side of a polished acrylic sheet. A framing box is resessed to present the image approximately 1 1/8" from the displaying surface. The image will be ready for framing.

Image Substrate Mounting

Mounting to Substrates: upon request, images can be mounted on metal, acrylic/plexiglass, foamcore or gatorboard. Hardware is attached for hanging. For specific mounts a French cleat is utilized.  Please contact me and I can send an image that demonstrates an image mounted on the different substrates.

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