Fine Art Prints - FAQ

1. What is a fine-art print?


Fine art printing refers to professional photographs being printed on very high-quality paper (archival paper) using archival ink (pigment inks). The choice of archival paper and ink provides a high permanence to the prints and longetivity. The printers used for fine art printing are high end machines usually with 8 or 12 ink colourants and therefore have a very large colour gamut. The papers used are acid-free papers that ensure unlike non-archival papers they do not become yellow, brittle & crack with time.




2. Do these prints have white borders around them?


Yes. Each print is made with a wide paper border. This is to serve the following purposes 1. For the photographer to sign 2. To provide space for framers to handle the print 3. Ensure safety during transportation and handling The paper size is the physical size of the sheet. The print area will be decided by the aspect ratio (width-height). The space around the printed area will thus be dependent on the picture's aspect ration. This detail should be available under each image's PRINT INFO section.




3. How do you ship the prints? How are they packaged?


We ship prints through Blue Dart (or) FEDEX depending on the destination. Prints of sizes A4 (or) US letter are packed inside covers shipped within a mailer box. Larger sizes are rolled with a sheet and packaged within circular tubes that are robust enough to withstand all transportation needs.




4. What are limited edition, open edition prints?


LIMITED EDITION - These prints are signed, numbered and available in only a limited quantity. Limited edition prints are limited to numbers of either 10 or 25 only, across all their respective available sizes. All limited edition prints are printed only on archival papers - Fine Art Media Glossy (Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285) (or) Fine Art Media Matt (Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Bright White). OPEN EDITION - These prints have no limit in their print quantities. The photographer's signature is reproduced beneath the image area and they are not hand-signed or numbered. These prints are produced on high quality luster papers - like the Hahnemühle Photo Luster 260/290.




5. Do you ship with frames?


No. Frames and mattes are more a personal choice and shipping them would also attract significant charges. However we can help assist with any queries or provide recommendations on frames.