About the Photographer
I offer a two week 100% money back guarantee on all prints. If you are not completely satisfied with the print, I will refund you fully (without any questions) for any print returned in new condition within two weeks of purchase. As I recognize that you have not seen the finished print prior to your purchase, I offer this unconditional, time-limited guarantee because I truly do want you to be pleased with your purchase. Your only expense would be the return shipping costs.
I will replace at no charge any print that has been damaged in transit.
Lifetime Fade-Free Guarantee:
These are museum-grade prints printed on archival-quality Ultra Premium Luster (or Fine-Art Velvet) papers, and I use state-of-the-art pigmented inks. Pigments are what have been used to create timeless Fine Art for centuries, including oil paintings, and pigmented inks are what I use to create my Fine Art prints. After the printed image has been created, I use archival materials and mounting techniques in every step of the display process. As such, the prints I offer are guaranteed to last and will not show any fading whatsoever for more than a century. I will replace at no charge any prints which have faded under normal display conditions throughout the lifetime of the original owner.
All images are printed on either Epson Ultra Premium Luster or Epson Fine Art Velvet papers, both of which are 100% acid-free, museum-grade display mediums. All images are printed using an Epson SureColor P800 Large Format Inkjet Printer, using advanced MicroPiezo AMC™ precision print heads and Epson UltraChrome® HDR pigmented inks. All images are rated to last more than 100 years which is well beyond the lifetime of the original buyer. These assertions in regards to image permanence are fully-backed by the lab testings of both Aardenburg Imaging & Archives as well as Wilhelm Imaging Research. You can choose to order your prints matted and backed, or you can buy the prints fully-matted, backed, and framed. Naturally, these options are priced differently, according to the duration of preparation time, packing and shipping times/cost, as well as the nature and quantity of materials needed. These prices are as follows:
MATTED & BACKED IMAGES:
~ No Frame ~
Ordering images that are matted and backed (with no frame) is the most popular way in which to order. (I do not sell just “the image only,” because proper matting and backing, using only the highest standards, is vital to the longevity of your ordered image). Therefore, I personally mat and back each of my images using only the finest archival-standard industry techniques. Each image is first printed and hand-signed with both Provenance and Copyright information stamped on the back, in accordance with archival standards. The properly-prepared image is then mounted with acid-free linen archival materials to a museum-quality, acid-free archival matting board, which is itself hinged with acid-free linen tape to the appropriate archival-quality mat. I then hand-sign the front of the mat itself just under the photo (toward the right), with a hand-written description of the image provided on the mat just under the photo (toward the left). I use a gold-colored archival pen for this purpose with acid-free, permanent, pigmented ink. My own recommendation is that you order your image matted and backed, but to do the actual framing yourself at home (or through a professional local to you). Ordering without the frame will save you money and will reduce the risk of damage in-transit because of not dealing with the issue of glass. If you decide to have me frame the image as well after this, here are my prices:
Matted, Backed, and Framed
Again, for the final framing, I recommend using a framer near you. Your local framer not only can offer you many more options than I can, but he will probably save you money as well. Framing at home allows you to the choose the frame-color and style that best fit your tastes as well as that best match the colors of your home interior and furnishings. However, if you prefer that I handle the framing, the frames I use are professional heavy duty matte black aluminum with all-metal connectors. The glass I use is Tru Vue Premium with 45% UV blocking, 90% light transmission. The light reflection less than 8%.
Please keep in mind that each image will have a border around it (½- to 2-inches wide depending on print size) so that the print size will be slightly smaller than the listed image size. This is the industry standard, simply because a border is required to effectively mount the photograph to the backing board. By default, all prints are stamped on the back with Provenance Information (Title, Location and Date, Printer used, Paper used, as well as Ink used), with Copyright Information likewise provided by stamp, after which I hand-sign the back of the print for authenticity. Again, after the image is properly-prepared, I then mount it and hand-sign the mat itself on the front, just under the image-opening (with or without a frame). (Personalized inscriptions or messages are also possible.)
The mat colors I use are either white or black, by default, and the image sizes I use are standard for the industry. For custom image sizes, and/or custom mat colors, please inquire. Preparation time is between one and two weeks. Faster express orders are possible, though additional charges will apply. The paper type I print on is either Epson Ultra Premium Luster or Epson Fine Art Velvet, but the selected paper type can also be customized, spanning a wide range of materials such as Watercolor Paper, Canvas, Glossy or Semi-Glossy papers. Moreover, the ink colors themselves can be adjusted to a wide range of tones, such as Black & White or Sepia, as examples. The prices on custom orders will depend on the details. If you have custom printing requirements, or if you have entirely different needs for your images (such as for books, promotional use, digital licensing, etc.), then my pricing will likewise be assessed on a usage basis. For specific needs such as these, or if you have any questions at all, please email me so I can make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.
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