4×4 Prints

The Persnickety 4×4 Photographic Print is perfect for pocket pages. They slide right into plastic sleeves (as shown from We R Memory Keepers), but what’s the difference between the 4×4 Photographic Print and the 4×4 Press Print?



The photographic process is not ink based. We use chemicals, stabilizer, and developer, as if your photo was a film negative. This results in a crisp, clear and most importantly- archival photo. The photographic process reads the image’s sRGB color profile and embeds the image into the paper (we call it magic!). Fuji silver halide 4×4 photographic prints are not as thick as the 4×4 press print, but it shouldn’t matter once they’re tucked away behind the sleeve.

The 4×4 Photographic Print is available full bleed (image fills edge to edge) or we offer a free white or black border upgrade.



The 4×4 Press Print automatically includes a white border.

Press Print

The 4×4 Press Print is available on matte, art, pearl and linen 300gsm papers. Press Prints use a CMYK color profile , which result in a more “flat” or “retro” looking image. The textures in press papers will also effect the color of the photo as seen here. Press Prints are perfect for cards, calendars, and photos that will be used on a wall display, banner, or somewhere that they’ll be touched and handled. Press Prints can be used in pocket albums for scrapbooking, but we prefer the photographic process as they will last longer and provide richer colors. If you’re concerned with color, photographic will always win.



Read more about the 2 different developing processes:


We hope this helps you understand the difference between these 2 print products. As always, email us with any additional questions!

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April 3, 2015
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