Print FAQs

Frequently asked questions about fine art prints / wall art

What’s the difference between Open and Ltd editions?

A limited edition print is restricted to a certain number of prints.  I offer just 25 prints of limited edition images.  The limited editions are usually the only way to get an image in a larger size.  Once the edition sells out that’s it – no more prints will be made.  This means that You and just 24 other people own that piece.  Limited edition prints are signed and the number in the edition shown (e.g. 5 of 25).  See available limited edition prints.

An open edition simply means there is no limit on the number of prints that will be made of that particular image in that size.  I don’t currently offer open editions.

What is Fine Art Paper or Giclee?

Fine Art paper is an high quality, heavy weight, acid free paper. This avoid problems such as yellowing paper and spotting over time.  The paper I use for prints has a beautiful matt and slightly textured surface that elimates shine and reflection from the image. It does cost a little more than standard photographic papers but the quality of the result far exceeds the small extra cost.

All my photographic art whether limited or open edition is printed on Hahnemühle fine art papers.

What is a matted print?

Matted and wrapped print

Matted and wrapped print

A mat is a simple white overlay that creates a border around the print. This serves to protect the image from knocks as well as creating a clearly defined edge to the image.

A matted image is ready to drop into a frame of your choice and sizes are carefully selected to be in line with most frequently available shop bought frames. The mat also serves to stop the print from touching the glass in a frame.

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Canvas

close up of a canvas print showing the texture

Texture of a canvas print

Canvas prints are made by a carefully selected specialist printer that offers canvas that lasts 100 years without fading. Printed onto bright 400gsm cotton, hand-stretched on heavy-duty 4cm-deep stretchers. Ready to hang. The surface is textured giving a beautiful aesthetic without shine or glare.

These are not suitable for high moisture areas such as a kitchen or bathroom.

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Framed Prints

I currently only frame prints for sale at art fairs or in galleries.  I have prints framed by a trusted local framer using archival materials to ensure that the carefully produced print is protected as much as possible.

If you are interested in having a print framed but are unsure how or where then please get in touch and I will be happy to arrange a quote from my trusted framing service to the same specifications I use.

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The Grip by Kirsteen Titchener as wall art in a home

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