Fine Art Prints
All fine art prints are produced in-house. They are printed on Fotospeed Archival Papers and printed with Wide Gamut Pigment Ink, which provide the best colour quality, control, stability and lightfastness on the market. A selection of lustre and matt papers are kept in stock and images are printed on the media which provide the best result for the individual image. Custom made colour icc profiles are used to ensure the highest level of control of colour reproduction. All papers and inks used are approved by The Fine Art Trade Guild.
We have recently invested in the latest wide format Canon Image Prograf PRO-4000 and print all orders in house, other than canvas prints at this time. We wil begin producing our own canvasses in the Spring of 2017.
Mounted Fine Art Prints
Mounted prints are mounted using high quality mounting board and with a black core, to really give that extra touch of class. They are backed and supplied in a plastic sleeve for protection in transit. I have chosen to supply all our mounted prints in standard sizes, (A4, A3 etc) so you can easily source a ready made frame or have it framed by a local professional.
Images are printed at the highest resolution using a custom profile for both canvas and paper to achieve accurate colour and neutral black & whites. We recalibrate our screens and printers regularly to ensure optimum accuracy.
Canvas Quality and Longevity
Our canvas is certified ‘Archival Quality’ by the ‘Fine Art Trade Guild’. It is superior in its exceptional colour reproduction. It does not contain whitening agents like cheaper canvases, so the image remains consistent over time.Canvases with whitening agents will eventually discolour.
We use a Museum Grade Matte Giclee Veneer that further enhances the print quality and offers protection from scuffs and moisture. It also eliminates cracking. Cheaper produced canvases can start cracking on the edges quite quickly
Frames (Stretcher Bars)
The stretcher bars are made of solid pine from sustainable forests. Cheap canvas suppliers usually use very lightweight fir wood bars that are not built to last. My bars are still light enough for canvases to hang easily on standard picture hooks but have a much more solid and robust feel.
Images are prepared for printing individually on order and uploaded to the lab. Some images have plenty of room compositionally just to be printed and wrapped, leaving the subject on the front face of the canvas, others require some photoshop work to clone some extra space around the edges. This is normally indistinguishable and in on the sides, top and bottom of the canvas in any case.
Due to considerable shipping costs and the fragile nature of canvas prints and to ensure that your order arrives in perfect condition, orders for Canvas Prints outside the UK will be shipped rolled and packed into a large tube. You will need to get a local framer or art supplier to stretch it onto stretcher bars (not included). This is a standard procedure and not expensive.
A4 - 8x12 inches
A3 - 12x18 inches
A2 - 16x24 inches
A1 - 24x36 inches
A0 - 36x48 inches
If your selected image is a panoramic or square ratio, it will be printed as large as it will fit onto your selected size without cropping any of the image off the paper or canvas. ie. a Square image ordered as an A4 print or canvas will be printed at 8x8 inches.
UK shipping is FREE of charge on all UK orders for Fine Art Prints and Canvas Prints.
Shipping on overseas orders will be charged at cost separately. It is not practical for me to pack and weigh one of each product and work out postage costs to every country. If shipping charges are similar to the UK postage charge no additional fee will be charged, but in cases where the shipping cost is significantly more I will charge the difference of UK postage and the cost of shipping to the destination at cost price and send a request for payment via PayPal.
We aim to ship Fine Art Prints within 24 hours on business days if possible, but please call or email if you're in a hurry so we can advise you of current turnaround.
Canvas Prints are made to order and the normal turnaround is between 5-6 days. Delivery is by next day courier, usually UPS.
If you require a print or canvas in a shorter timeframe please let me know in the comments box when you place your order, or via the contact page and I will do everything I can to accommodate where possible.
Please note that although I strive to ship as soon as I can, I have no control of the actual delivery time once it is in the hands of the post office or courier.
You may have seen some of my drone images on my social media channels. Currently this is something I am experimenting with on a low resolution model to learn how to fly, see if I am interested enough to persue further and for a bit of fun. I am not licenced by the CAA and not able to offer any of those images for sale or commercial use. If I decide to persue this and obtain a licence, I'll update the site with all the information.