Platinum printing is a vintage process invented in the 19th Century. This printing method is one of the very first photographic printing processes. Platinum metal, in liquid form, is used as the emulsion to create a print with an expanded tonal range from the deepest blacks to the brightest whites. This incredible tonal range creates amazing and unmatchable detail in both the shadow and highlight areas. This is what gives the Platinum print a three-dimensional quality, which makes it unique when compared to other printing processes.
Platinum prints are considered one of a kind since each is individually created by hand. The differences in coating, temperature and humidity are just a few of the variables that characterize each print.
Platinum prints are very unique and rare and only found in the fine art photography genre. These prints are considered the most archival of all photographic processes.