SIZE - 30x42cm A3
The standard prints are printed professionally on 350gm art paper and come rolled, ready to frame (they can fit a standard size).
Our framing work is done by our local talented framer, using either a BLACK or WHITE 22mm frame and hand cut white textured mount. We use Gallery Standard Plexi Acrylic which has 99% clarity and is used by Top Galleries - our framer frames for designers like Paul Smith.
You can have the option to:
1 Choose to have the PRINT ONLY or to have the print FRAMED
Our prints are Giclee Prints onto Heavyweight Archival Art Card (see our FAQ's for an overview of what this means), please also refer to our Delivery / Returns section for personalised and framed items.
How long is delivery, and how do you send the print?
Print only is in our standard delivery timeframe. Personalised / Framed / Bespoke items are made to order and so can take from 14-28 days depending on demand.
Prints are sent wrapped in art cello and then rolled and placed in a coloured premium gift tube. These are placed in a plastic mailer bag for shipping. Framed items are sent via courier and someone must be there to sign for the items. If you are not and you miss repeated attempts, you will be liable for reshipping costs.
How are the prints framed?
Our local framer is second to none. He frames for the likes of Paul Smith (who ship to him every week) as well as top London Galleries. We are so proud that he has taken on our work and the finish is lovely. He uses top grade smooth finish matt painted wood frames (22-40mm depending on the frame) which is cut, glued and fixed in house. The white core black and snow white thick mounts are cut by hand to fit each piece. They are then finished with top grade acrylic - which has 99% clarity, without the health and safety and breakage problems of glass. It actually costs us more! They are pre strapped ready to hang. This process takes in itself can take up to 10 days due to the work log we now have and the handi work involved.
What is a giclee print?
The word "giclée" was created by Jack Duganne, a print maker, he wanted a name for the new type of prints they were producing on a large format high resolution ink-jet printer they had adapted for fine art printing. In the past few years, the word “giclée,” as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, archival inks with multiple colour levels which increase the apparent resolution and color integrity. Basically they are the best digital prints you can buy, and are used in fine art 'reproduction prints'. Machines need at least an 8 colour mix to achieve this and we do NOT use simple desktop printers.
What is an archival paper?
It is a specially coated art card, which produces the best finish with the inks. We generally use either a silk or matt card depending on the "ping" of colour intensity which we require. They are papers which do not yellow with age.
Why do you sometimes leave an edge / border round the print?
On some of our bespoke prints we leave a 5mm edge around the print for handling of the print and also to avoid over saturation of the inks on the card. This can easily be trimmed off by your framer or covered with mounting board. We also tend to leave short prints as larger A3 prints for you to crop as desired.
Returns / Cancellation
Any made to order personalised / bespoke / framed items are non refundable, simply due to their nature. If you wish to cancel before shipment we reserve the right to take an artworking and costs fee.
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