Jamesnkr wrote:So that's not a copy and not produced by a photographic process.....
I repeat my question. What's the point in hanging a photographic copy; did you seriously recommend that? If somebody came in with the Mona Lisa would you recommend the same process?
I must not be making myself clear, the original photographs will be scanned, tweaked and then printed on a digital photographic printer. The photographic paper is light sensitive and passes through a chemical process the same as it did back in the days of darkrooms. The paper we use has an archival rating of 100 years.
Most photographic labs use a hybrid system where the input is digital and the print is produced on a standard photographic paper. Although for good or bad the trend is moving towards total digital printing involving inks rather than chemicals. As an aside when my printer was originally purchased 10 years ago it cost me $165000, about the price of a reasonable family home back then.