The watercolour prints have the look and texture of a hand painted watercolour and indeed the detail of each element of the final picture is carefully hand crafted into the composition using digital brushes to simulate a watercolour style.
The fine art watercolour paper has a soft lightly textured surface and is archival so will not yellow or fade under normal conditions.
Watercolours are supplied as the paper print only ie without mount or frame. Framing to choice of colour and style can then be completed locally to really set off the watercolour and fit in with your decor.
The size of the print is determined by the quality of the original image and the artistic composition without the constraint of pre-specified fixed sizes.
Use of fine art quality papers and inks ensures that colours printed will remain true for many years.
Cheaper alternatives can soon yellow or fade.
Watercolour papers used include Somerset Velvet, Pura Velvet and equivalents.
Somerset Enhanced Velvet from St Cuthbert's Mill is a professional fine art acid-free matte paper with an invisible coating for printing. It is medium weight (255g/m2) with a soft, lightly textured surface and is traditionally mould made from 100% cotton to high archival standards with low OBA (OBAs are optical brightening agents which can lead to premature colour changes). The paper will last for hundreds of years and won't discolour or fall apart.
Pura Velvet from Breathing Color is a slightly heavier paper at 310g/m2. It is a high-white OBA-free velvet fine art paper coated for printing. Also mould made from 100% cotton, it is archival certified for 100+ years.