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Coating protects from UV and scratches

Glamour II

  • Works well with Canvas, SmoothPhotoCloth, and Fine art paper
  • Matte or gloss
  • Offers good protection from physical damage

Print Shield

  • The only coating for Luster and Metallic photo papers
  • Has little effect on the surface texture and reflectivity of the paper

Both coatings provide protection from

  • UV light
  • Moisture and humidity
  • Abrasion
  • Air-born contaminants

Glamour II Giclée Veneer

We apply this coating to prints on our Canvas, SmoothPhotoCloth, and Fine art paper at no extra charge. Glamour™ II has been developed by Breathing Color to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints. It is a non-yellowing, water-based, perfectly clear varnish that enhances the color of pigmented inks on matte media and increases resistance to UV light that causes image fading. It will also protect your expensive prints against moisture and abrasion. You can find more information on this product at Breathingcolor.com.

Matte or gloss

We can coat with either matte or gloss Glamour II. We recommend a gloss coating so your print will have the deepest blacks and brightest colors. The matte shows no reflections from lights and windows, but there will be less contrast and dull colors lacking brilliance. The gloss does show glare and reflections but less than that from glass or photo papers. The gloss works especially well if you have mainly overhead lighting and no windows or if you mostly view your print at night. Please specify your preference on the options page when placing your order.

View examples

PremierArt Print Shield

Free samples

We provide 3x3-inch free samples with a test image of all of our media choices and the different coatings. These may be shipped with your first order, or you can request that we send them in advance.

PremierArt Print Shield is a lacquer-based spray designed specifically for all ink jet prints. It offers protection from light, water, moisture, airborne contaminants, and fingerprints. Testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research indicated significant increases in print permanence ratings. We use this on our Luster photo paper, Metallic photo paper, and, only if requested, on our Fine art paper and Canvas. The Print Shield has little effect on the surface properties of the paper: The Luster paper remains glossy with deep blacks and bright colors. The Fine art paper and Canvas retain their matte look and retain their feel and texture, with deeper blacks and brighter colors compared to the matte Glamour II. Most choose Glamour II for Canvas and Fine art paper because of the better protection against physical damage that can happen without glass cover.

Photos of prints and Customer feedback

"We were very happy with the prints! We are now looking through our digital image collection to see what else we might want to have printed. Thanks."... Vadim Olen

Gallery wrap canvas with gloss coating

This giclée reproduction has lots of bright colors and blacks and so it looks great with the Glamour II gloss coating, especially if displayed with overhead lighting.

Reproduction of painting by Kelly Gentry

Gallery wrap canvas with matte coating

The Glamour II matte coating on this digital painting will show well in typical home lighting.

Digital painting by Robin Waters


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