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Expect nothing less than excellence from Balsdon’s workshop, where a deep respect for craftsmanship permeates every level of the artistic journey.

Always Look Twice features a curated collection by artist and photographer John Balsdon. Our large format prints immerse you in every detail of John’s camera system for a sharp and fine-detailed viewing experience. We maintain 100% quality with no upscaling, preserving the authenticity of the original work.

Our prints are produced using state-of-the-art C-Type photographic printing technology, ensuring exceptional quality and outstanding attention to detail. With the capability to create prints up to an impressive 3 metres, our collectables allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the artwork.

To preserve the integrity of each piece, the surface can be protected with museum glass; safeguarding it against UV light and maintaining its pristine condition for years to come.

Collector Grade Prints


Archival Paper

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Print Fulfillment

Our collectors photographic prints are crafted by Paul our master printer using Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Maxima. Specially designed for fine art and museum display, high-end output results. The perfect match for customers with the ultimate quality demand and the pursuit of distinctive visual appearance. Created with the desires and expectations of demanding professional photographers this is our choice to bring you the maximum quality.

Prints & Sizes


  • Optimised silver halide crystals for laser exposure, yet optically compatible.
  • Its high maximum density results in great shadow details and beautiful deep blacks.
  • Exceptional colour gamut increase of min. 10%
  • Specially developed for the gallery & museum market and their high-end prints.


Our collector’s range of prints has a maximum short side of 1220mm, which will deliver generally a long side of around 1600mm. Most full-size prints are 1.2m x 1.6m

We can print custom sizes up to the maximum, so please get in touch for more information on smaller sizes


The print finishing team at AL2 offers archival mounting services on a large selection of available substrates which allow us to help you achieve your chosen style and visual objectives.

Our most popular service for a smooth sleek finish is 2mm Aluminium or the lighter weight 3mm Dibond.

2mm aluminium is first precision cut by guillotine for a perfectly straight edge before the print is applied. The substrate is weightier than Dibond (Alupanel) (3mm), but has a more attractive silver edge. We can also cut aluminium to a specific shape.

When weight is an issue because of framing or transportation 3mm Dibond (Alupanel) an aluminium composite is a good alternative to aluminium. Weighing less than half than its aluminium equivalents, this material is composed of a dark plastic core with a thin layer of aluminium coated on each side. This archival mounting solution is perfect for very large pieces where weight is a major consideration.


We provide a wide range of framing services to suit your requirements, such as:

  • Bespoke framing service
  • Glass replacement
  • Speciality glass
  • Box framing


The Always look twice team can offer a delivery and installation service. If you require delivery and installation please talk to us early in your order process so we can give you the perfect advice for print finishing especially if you are going to have your print installed in an area with high daylight levels.