A good mono print

Getting all of my images printed ready for exhibition has lead to me learning far more about papers and printing than I ever thought I’d need to know. For example, I have a couple of black and white prints so for an experiment I decided to get the same image printed both at the uni and by Metro print. I wasn’t sure how much of a difference to expect and was really surprised at how much of a difference there was!
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The one on the left is a black and white print on matte paper done at the uni. The one on the right is done on Metro’s black and white resin coated paper. The image from uni is clearly picking up more blues and this has led to me deciding to get my other mono prints redone at Metro.

Now I realise this may sound like I’m having a bit of a dig at the uni print bureau, and I’m really not. I think they do a fantastic job and I am and always have been very happy with their service and the work they do. It would seem though that the mono from Metro is just that bit better for my needs this time.