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Southport Pier and its shadow

Southport Pier and its shadow

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Southport Pier and its shadow 

Southport Pier opened on the 2nd August 1860; it was the first pleasure pier, built for promenading and the first iron pier in the British Isles. The designer was James-later Sir James-Brunlees and W & J Galloway of Manchester were the Contractors. Despite only having horses to haul the building materials on to the beach and the builders having to work from rafts at high tide the pier was built in under a year. The pier was saved from demolition in 1998 by just one vote, but in 2002 after a major £7.2 million pound restoration the pier reopened thanks to monies raised by the Heritage lottery fund and local donations.   

Our images are printed using premium K3 print technology on Hahnemühle Fine Art Torchon matt photographic paper. The special feature of the light white paper (285 g/m²) is its material: 100% alpha-cellulose defines the characteristically coarse texture. It gives your image a timeless, true-to-the-original charisma with a 3D effect. The hand-made style paper is highly water resistant and the use of premium K3 Epson prints ensures luminous colours and deep blacks for at least 100 years. 

Textile print on stretcher frame – a fabric print using modern technology 

Your image will be printed on fabric in razor-sharp quality and with brilliant colours and with its subtly textured surface; it transforms any photo into a unique gallery work that is full of life. During the thermal sublimation process, the colours are completely evaporated into the material. The resolution of up to 720 dpi and the enlarged CMYK colour spectrum allows accurate colour reproduction with clear contours. We only use textiles that are free of harmful substances and that have been awarded the internationally recognised Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Your image is mounted on the solid wood stretcher frame in its true form using only, high quality stretcher frames made of solid wood. The spruce wood comes from German suppliers and is sourced from sustainable forests. To give the stretcher frames permanent protection from losing shape, we triple reinforce the corners under the textile print using metal braces. When mounting on the stretcher frame we avoid using wedges – the frame is so stable that you won't need to loosen or tighten it at a later stage and it will arrive ready to hang.  

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