Tim Layton offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage through the wild horses of Missouri. Through the eyes of Layton, guests can renew their relationship with wildlife and nature - hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring the wild horses and the land they need to thrive will remain for future generations.
Our Wild Horse B&W Designer Series prints are gallery quality giclée prints made from black and white film negatives using pH neutral cotton rag paper and archival pigment inks for an archival rating that is likely to exceed 400 years.
We offer our Designer Series gallery quality prints at wholesale prices because I want artwork to be affordable. We also offer exquisite handmade Platinum and Silver Gelatin Fine Art collectible artwork for the discerning collector.
The choice of paper is critical to the overall aesthetics of the artwork, but also for its archival permanence. Consumer-grade papers are typically made using alpha-cellulose (wood pulp). But over time, the pH changes and the resulting acidity causes the paper fibers to turn yellow and eventually break down. The print becomes so fragile, it can no longer be handled without falling apart. The best quality papers are made from pH neutral cotton fibers, referred to as "rag" or "cotton rag" and this is why we have standardized on using Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper.
The Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper has a 100% cotton base with a very finely textured gloss surface finish that is very similar to our silver gelatin fine art gallery prints. This paper also contains barium sulfate to further enhance the density, color gamut, color gradation, and sharpness while maintaining the feel and quality of a traditional darkroom paper. The paper is also archival with no optical brightening agents (OBA) along with being acid-free and calcium carbonate buffered. Hahnemühle has been making fine papers since the 15th century and we are proud to create our finest artwork on their paper.
By using archival-based pigment based inks with the Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, we are able to produce extremely high quality and archival artwork that can last for hundreds of years.
According to comprehensive tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (WIR), the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory, our Designer Series fine art prints has permanence ratings that likely exceed 400 years. This is all possible because of our choice of Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper and the Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks that we use to make the prints.