Since the start of 2017, the profession of photographic printer has become recognised as an artistic occupation by the Institut National des Métiers d’Art. On this occasion, explore behind the scenes of the YellowKorner laboratory.
UNIQUE IMAGE QUALITY
YellowKorner above all represents unique expertise for high-quality images that showcase the artistic work of each photographer. In the heart of its laboratory and under the supervision of the artist, YellowKorner produces non-digital prints on traditional paper, a technique used by the most prestigious exhibitions; thus enabling a superior quality photograph to be obtained while preserving the moment and atmosphere captured by the photographer. The rendering, sharpness and contrast are optimal, in both colour and black and white, and YellowKorner provides the utmost care for the quality of its finishes.
The Art Printer advises prepares and produces or supervises the production of prints until a satisfactory proof has been obtained: enlargement, contrast control, etc.
A perfect combination of digital modern technologies and traditional non-digital photographic printing, this photography technique enables a photograph to be obtained via a photochemical process.
Our latest generation Chromira 5x50 photographic imagers expose real photographic paper using LED, pixel by pixel.
Since photographic papers are by definition sensitive to light, loading and unloading therefore takes place in a dark room.
This phase consists of developing the exposed photographic paper through an RA4 chemical procedure.
This phase is followed by the fixing of the image, washing, and then drying.
Procedure use to provide a solid support for an art photograph.
Dibond consists of a layer of polyethylene sandwiched between 2 fine aluminium sheets, rendering it both solid and lightweight.
Cut and assembled by hand, the presence of the Shadow-gap frame enhances the photograph while remaining discreet and allows a visual barrier to be created between the photograph and its support.
This framing technique consists of leaving a gap between the photo and the frame to enable the visual to float.
Pasting a photographic print onto a plate of Acrylic glass enables it to be protected while reinforcing the colours and contrasts and thus providing greater depth.
The lamination room is designed to limit the presence of dust as much as possible.
It is equipped with hygrometry control and a system of ionisation of air, in order to limit the risks of dust and foreign body deposits as much as possible during tricky mounting operations.