All of my artwork is printed with a Durst photographic printer on FujiColor Crystal Archive paper, which produces the finest images in terms of vibrancy and permanence.


The Durst Photographic Digital Printer is an evolution in imaging to unsurpassed large-format quality: Straight from a digital file, the Durst Photographic Digital Printer can print any creation directly onto photographic media. The Durst Photographic Digital Printer combines the advantages of classical silver halide photography with the potential of the latest laser and digital technology, without an intermediate film stage - and without the compromises of CMYK output. This new technology offers superior color saturation and fidelity, better image quality, and more details than other alternatives. It also provides a number of advantages over conventional enlargements, including improved image quality with no image distortion and no loss of image sharpness and perfect edge to edge sharpness and evenness. The Durst Photographic Digital Printer operates with a full 36-bit RGB color space (68 billion colors) to ensure excellent control over the light source and to produce faithful color reproductions.

Example of matting and framing your purchased artwork.


FujiColor Crystal Archive Paper is a color paper incorporating Fujifilm's latest coupler, base, and tone-control technologies to deliver superb colors and pure whites with exceptional color image stability and sharpness for high-quality prints of lasting beauty.

Main Features

1. 60+ Years Lifespan

Here's how the major brands of photographic paper last. This chart depicts the amount of time under normal household display required to produce 30% fading of the least stable colour dye.

Manufacturer & Type of Paper

Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Kodak Ektacolor Edge 8
Kodak Ektacolor Edge 7
Kodak DuraLife Paper
Kodak Ektacolor Portra III
Professional Konica Color QA Type A7
Agfacolor Paper Type 11
Ilford Ilfochrome (Reversal)
Kodak Premium Ink Jet Paper
Predicted display life

60+ years
22 years
18 years
18 years
18 years
14 years
13 years
29 years
6 months

Fading also occurs under dark storage conditions, such as photo albums, and again, Fuji Crystal Archive Paper lasts many times longer than the second leading brand. Fuji paper is not predicted to crack, discolour, or yellow for over 100 years when properly stored.

2. Outstanding color stability

Thanks to advanced dye technology, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper demonstrates exceptional resistance both to color fading and staining, whether stored under illumination or in darkness.

3. Pure whites, clean highlights

The markedly improved white base used in Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper delivers superb white chromaticity. Pure whites and bright, clean highlights create a dramatic sense of clarity and dimensionality.

4. Brilliant color reproduction

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper utilizes Fujifilm's proprietary Advanced V-Coupler technology to offer outstanding reproduction of the entire color spectrum. Especially notable are the new papers' profound reds, clear yellows, and beautiful skin tones.

5. Excellent reciprocity characteristics

Due to its wide exposure latitude, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper boasts highly uniform sensitivity and gradation, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.


Advanced V-Coupler (AVC) technology The color dyes used in Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper employs specially developed coupler molecules structurally designed for maximum dye stability. Combined with Fujifilm's own color image stabilizing technology, the result is print longevity that sets a new standard for RA-4 compatible materials.

Advanced High-Performance Base (AHPB) technology Fujifilm's High-Performance Base technology utilizes high-density, fine, white grains of titanium oxide to minimize halation caused by irregular light reflections on the inner layers of the paper. Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper further improves on this technology with the addition of a new optical brightener for strikingly improved whiteness.

Highlight Tone Control (HTC) technology Another new composite technology, HTC combines Fujifilm's latest base- reflection control techniques with Advanced Dual-Mode Photoelectron Controlling Crystal (AD-PCC) technology. AD-PCC provides two benefits: more efficient accumulation of photoelectrons on the silver halide crystal surfaces, and precise tailoring of photographic characteristics in both low- and high-density areas. The overall result: highlights of unparalleled clarity.


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