Prints - information
The photographs in my Gallery are printed as exquisitely detailed Archival quality Giclee prints using Fotospeed 315gsm CottonRag Fine Art paper & Ultra 4K Pigment inks.
These true Fine Art prints are designed to last for 75+ years and aimed to ensure the conservation of the photograph for years to come.
The word Giclée (pronounced "G-clay"), is a genuine fine art digital printing process combining archival-grade pigment based inks with highest quality archival quality paper - to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability. Giclée prints are capable of producing an extremely wide tonal range and colour gamut.
The Giclée printing process involves spraying microscopic dots of pigment-based ink onto high quality art pure ‘cotton rag’ paper or canvas.
The Fotospeed fibrous paper used in my mounted prints, with its very fine texture, produces a luxurious, glare-free image with a classy, often painterly ambiance - making it perfect for the detailed nuances of landscape and nature photographs. It is a printing process that has real gravitas.
The same process of Giclee printing is used on my extremely high quality Archive Grade canvas prints too. Canvas prints are made on 100% cotton canvas, using Ultra 4K Pigment Inks - pulled over real wooden stretcher bars - rather than plywood or fibreboard (which warp in time) that is used on mass produced 'canvas prints' sold in home decor stores.
Phil's prints are all signed on the border below the image (and Limited Edition prints numbered) to prove authenticity. Each comes with a card giving details of the images location/ history /geology, etc
The Giclee prints each come supplied with a front 'window mount' and a 'back-mount', made from archival grade mount board as standard, so they are ready to fit into a frame.
** The sizes quoted for each photo on my website are the actual image sizes. I add mounts that give a 2 inch border to each side.. 2" to left, right, top, base....
a 12 x 8 print size = 16 x 12 when mounted
an 18 x 12 print such as 'Summerhill Force' is 22 x 16 mounted
a 16 x 12 such as 'Thrift and Trefoil' becomes 20 x 16 mounted
I recommend getting a frame made from a reputable picture framer, as they will use real wood and decent glass to protect the photograph. Cheap 'off the peg' frames from budget stores can damage the print in the long term, due to varnishes & glues used in their construction.
** Affordable & bespoke solid oak frames, to complete the mounted prints, are available to local customers by request (includes free delivery within 10 mile radius of Totnes)
Care of your Print
*As with all printed media, the Giclee prints and Canvases will last much longer if they are displayed in your home / office / business if they are positioned out of strong, direct sunlight
Phil delivers his mounted prints by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery and the prices quoted for delivery do not make any profit, large parcels are however not cheap to send.
* If you wish to have a cheaper print & delivery option, then by request, you could purchase an unmounted Giclee print of your chosen image(s) which could be sent in a postal tube - please get in contact by email if you are interested in that option for a quote.
'Moor to Sea' Solo Exhibition, Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes - in December 2012
Stockists of my landscape and coastal photography:
Large selection of my Dartmoor and coastal photographs – including many framed prints.
Rachel, who runs the gallery, can make excellent quality bespoke frames to fit any of the mounted prints if you wish too.
Artworks (South Brent)
A selection of my Dartmoor & Coastal mounted prints in a gallery on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.