PRODUCT & SHIPPING INFORMATION

Images can be purchased as artwork in a selection of sizes in 3 formats:

               = Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

               = Canvas Prints

               = Box Frame Prints

As you explore the galleries, click on Price List to see information on products and sizes available, and the prices. Here is a bit more detail.

LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINTS...

All photographs are professionally Giclée printed on premium fine art papers, to ensure the highest quality and longevity. The Giclée process uses fade-resistant pigment inks and accredited acid-free archival papers, which means your image will last for more than 80 years under normal home display conditions. Ideally, fine art prints should be displayed away from direct sunlight, and framed behind glass, with a window mount to stop the print coming in contact with the glass.

I use Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth paper for printing, which is a heavyweight (305gsm) art paper with a fibrous finish that is similar to watercolour paper. The Ultra smooth surface is matt rather than glossy, which means you get rich colours and fine detail at the same time as a lovely natural, painterly feel. Each size print is limited to an edition of 150. Paper sizes are:    

   

Each image will be printed as large as possible on the particular paper size, leaving a 1inch (2.5cm) approx white border to allow for mounting and framing. Paper sizes have been carefully chosen so that no cropping of the image is necessary, and when a window mount is added (you need a decent 3inch (7.5cm) surround to be aesthetically pleasing at these sizes), the end result fits into a standard (European) frame size.         

For example, a 24x16inch (61.0x40.6cm) print will typically have the image printed at 21x14inch (53.4x35.6cm) as most of my rectangular photographs have a 3:2 aspect ratio. A window mount of 3 inch (7.5cm) on the shorter sides and 3.5inch (8.9cm) on the longer sides takes you to 28x20inch (70x50cm) a standard off-the-shelf frame size.

 

 

Prints are sold unmounted and unframed for ease of shipping, but these can be provided for UK customers on request. Contact me for details and prices.

All prints are personally signed and numbered on the back, on the reverse of the lower white border.

 

CANVAS PRINTS...

Photographs are also offered as beautiful ready to hang wall art, in the form of a modern, stylish canvas gallery wrap. Here, the images are printed directly onto 100% cotton canvas with a 12 colour UV pigment ink process to ensure rich colours that will last and last. The canvas is then wrapped around museum quality 1.5inch (38mm) artists’ stretcher bars, made from European kiln dried knotless pine, which is extremely hardwearing and does not warp. Each bar features a rounded back edge, which is designed to ensure that the canvas is always kept a full 0.5inch (13mm) above the stretcher bar so that there are no ghost impressions on the canvas. The stretcher bars incorporate wedges, which are placed in each corner at the back, to enable the canvas to be very tightly stretched over the frame initially. The wedges can be re-tapped if necessary to ensure complete tautness over time.

The image itself is wrapped around the sides of the frame to create a 3D effect. In order not to ‘lose’ important elements of the image, which might lie near the edges, the photographs are individually (and painstakingly!) extended as necessary, to take account of the extra side material needed. In a very few cases it might be necessary to have a mirror image of the outer margin of the picture as the side view. In both cases, the front face of your canvas will be as close as possible to what you see on the website. Canvases are sent with care instructions and an easy to fit hanging kit.

Sizes are:

               24x16inch (61.0x40.6cm) 

               30x20inch (76.2x50.8cm)

               36x24inch (91.4x61.0cm)

               20x20inch (50.8x50.8cm)

               30x30inch(76.2x76.2cm)

               36x36inch (91.4x91.4cm)

 

 

BOX FRAME PRINTS...

A new venture is a contemporary and elegant artwork in the form of a Box Frame Print. Here the image is printed on traditional photographic paper with a satin surface. This digital photographic printing process on professional Fuji paper gives wonderful gradation of tones and excellent colour stability and life expectancy. The print is then given a matt 'anti-scratch' protective seal, mounted on MDF and set in a deep 2inch (50mm) wood box frame, to be just level with the top of the moulding. You get a 3D, off-the-wall display (as with a canvas) with a finished frame look. Choose from 3 colours for your frame – White Wash (where you can see the wood grain through the white), Black, and Natural Bare Ash.

The prints come complete with fitting, ready to hang. Sizes are:

               18x12inch (45.7x30.5cm)

               24x16inch (61.0x40.6cm)

               30x20inch (76.2x50.8cm)

               16x16inch (40.6x40.6cm)

               20x20inch (50.8x50.8cm)

               24x24inch (61.0x61.0cm)

 

 

SHIPPING...

Packaging and delivery costs are calculated by weight at the time of ordering.

Fine Art Prints are sent in postal tubes by 1st Class Royal Mail or Small Packet Airmail. Example costs: As at April 2012, for the UK you could buy up to 3 prints for £5.70 shipping; For Europe, 1 print would cost £6.80 (16inch or 40cm sided) or £8.90 (over 16inch or 40cm); Beyond Europe, 1 print would cost £9.30 (16inch or 40cm) or £13.90 (over 16inch or 40cm).

Canvas and Box Frame Prints are sent by courier (Fedex or InterLink Express). Example costs: As at April 2012, one canvas (any size) would cost £11 to the UK, £18 to EU, £32 to the rest of Europe, £28 to US & Canada, and £55 to the rest of the world. Box frame prints are a bit heavier, and example costs would be £12 for UK, £35 for EU/Europe, and unfortunately nearly three times this for the rest of the world.

Prints and canvases are made to order and will be fulfilled within 2-3 weeks for UK and Europe, and 3-4 weeks for the rest of the world.