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How to buy?

I have set up an Etsy shop, which provides a very easy way to buy my work. Please read my Shop Policies which explain most things. Feel free to email me with any questions or enquiries.

Free post & packaging – for a limited period!

I am offering free postage and packaging for a limited time on all print orders through my Etsy shop! Greetings cards are now available, with minimal postage costs.

What is a giclée print?

Giclée (zhee-klay) is a French word meaning a spray or a spurt of liquid. In the past few years, the word ‘giclée’, as a fine art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant, pigment based archival inks, produced using a professional 8-colour to 12-colour inkjet printer. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclée printing process provides incredibly detailed prints, with better color accuracy than other means of reproduction for both the fine art and photographic markets. The quality of the giclée print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes, whilst being very stable, and they are now more commonly found in museums, art galleries and photographic galleries. Source www.gicleeprint.net

My giclée prints are very high quality. I use an Epson 3880 printer, Epson K3 Ultrachrome archival pigment inks and archival paper. If framed behind glass and carefully handled, Epson state inks should be light fast for at least 100 years.

Framing

For standard frames in the UK, Habitat / Ikea have frames for most of the print sizes I produce. Habitat frames are still available to order online. For the square prints Ikea have 50 x 50cm frames. The 40 x 40cm and 30 x 30cm frames you can get from G Store in Brighton’s Churchill Centre (other stores located in Crawley and Colchester). I like to paint them white. These square sizes can also be ordered through online frame suppliers – just be mindful of the quality. Obviously it would be lovely to have them custom made if budget allows, but your local framers should be able to cut you a mount, even if you don’t buy the frame from them. Note that frame sizes are measuring the glass (which is also the mount size), not including the width of the actual wood (or whatever it’s made from). When I supply mounts, they are machine cut, 100% accurate and are archival quality for my limited edition prints.