FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS AND WALL MURALS

Photographic Prints

Enlightened Images exclusively offers premier museum-grade, exibition quality Photographic Prints and Wall Murals. Proudly showcasing stunning moments of natural beauty, each image is printed to my critical artist’s specifications. All images may be ordered as a stand alone print (Print Only) for clients that wish to do their own mounting, matting, or framing. This option is also designed to accomodate Interior Designers and Art Consultant requirements. Depending on the size of the photograph, a print may also be ordered with a signed Matte, Framed, or with a borderless Wall Mural Mounting options.

A note on sizes: Prices are based on the size of the photographic paper, as measured by the longest dimension of the print. The exact finished print size – we call “Live Image Area” will be slightly smaller than the listed paper size, to accommodate both the full frame printing of the image, and if applicable, the overlap of the Window Matte over the edge of the photo. For example, a finished 16″x 20″ print may actually measure 13.5″x 19.5″ when printed on the photographic paper; this allows for a 1/4 inch border on each side of the longest dimension. If a Window Matte is ordered, an additional 1/8th to 1/4 inch is overlapped by the inside edge of the matte.

Print Size

Photographic Prints range in size from 5″x 7″ up to 48×72″.

Smaller Prints, including the 5×7″, 6×9″, and the 11×14″ are perfectly sized for personal gift giving, or as corporate gifts for our clients wishing to show a special level of appreciation and gratitude to their clients or employees.

Larger Prints and Wall Murals are available in many sizes ranging from 16″x 20″ to 48″x 72″. These prints are perfect for home, or office where you are looking for one or several images to visually ‘hold’ the space, be it a living room wall, an entryway, executive office, or corporate boardroom. Also great for offices looking to provide a unique client meeting or employee workspace environment. We offer Matting and Framinng on Prints up to 16×20″ in size. Larger prints designed for framing are generally shipped plain with a small border to accomodate the framing process. Large prints should be framed by a professional to avoid any damage to the print that can occur due to mis-handling. Wall Murals are printed without a border (borderless), and are professionally mounted to a durable backing material.

Prints can be ordered in a variety of output processes:

  • Traditional Exhibit-Grade Photographic Paper Print with a non-glossy Luster surface.
  • Fine Art Exhibition Quality Photographic Giclee – 100+ year Archival Pigment Ink Print
  • Canvas Print – made with high-quality archival inks on real canvas for a more ‘painterly’ look with wrapped edges.
  • Metallic Print – A fabulous and durable process printed on Aluminum with a non-glossy Satin surface. Can be ordered with an optional Shadowbox frame.
  • BY REQUEST – Acrylic Prints; beautiful prints mounted under acrylic for a wonderful modern appearance with vivid colors.

Mattes & Mounting

Prints ranging from 5×7″ to 11×14″ in size may be ordered with an optional window and backing matte. The matte will add a white border on all sides of the print.(See examples on this page.) All window mattes are white, museum-quality, archival buffered rag board with acid-free components, and are signed in pencil on the front side, just below the lower right corner of the image.

Paper prints can also be optionally dry-mounted on Gatorboard or Sintra backing materials.

Canvas prints are generally sold as wrap prints secured to a wooden frame, just like classic artwork. However, a client can request just a plain canvas print if they would like to do their own framing,

Wall Mural Prints

All Wall Mural prints can be mounted and affixed to a variety of materials. These materials include the very light “gatorfoam” which hangs by velcro, and the very sturdy “Sentra” or the harder and heavier masonite, both of which commonly uses a recessed frame, making the picture seemingly “stand off” the wall. Metallic Prints can also be made to stand off the wall using a Float Mount, or can be ordered with a more traditional style frame around the edge.

Metal Prints include a backing hanger for both hanging and rigidity. Especially on larger prints over 40″, it is strongly recommended to get additional framing support and rigidity by opting for a backing frame. Options include a Gallery Frame, Floating Edge Fame, Shadowbox, or European-style frame around the border of metal prints are available at an extra cost.

Framing Options

Standard Black Metallic Frames are available for 6×9″ and 11×14″ prints. Framing options require the print be mounted in one of our signed, archival Window Mattes. These are traditional matte black finish metallic frames with clear 1/8″ plexiglass. We will generally not ship prints framed with glass due to the extreme likelyhood of breakage and resulting damage to the print. Framing of larger prints is an option that is available as a custom order. To request a quote on framing of larger prints, please contact me.

* The last two columns represent the most popular gift sizes.

Traditional Photo Prints – Sizes & Prices
Item / Size  5″x 7″  6″x 9″ 11″x 14″
Live Image Area 5″ x 7.5″ 6″ x 9″ 9″ x 13.5″
Finished Size
(w/ Matte or Frame)
 8″x 10″  9″x 12″ 16″x 20″
Print Cost $ 29.95 $ 39.95 $ 99.95
w/ signed Window Matte $ 49.95 $ 69.95 $ 149.95
Matted & Framed*      n/a $ 99.95 $ 199.95
Larger Photographic Print Prices
Item / Size 16″x 20″ 20″x 24″ 20″x 30″ 24″x 36″
Approx. Live Image Area 13″x 19.5″ 16″x 23.5″ 19.5″x 29.5″ 22.75″x 34″
Traditional Photo Print $ 175.00 $ 249.95 $ 399.95 $ 499.95
Fine Art Canvas Wrap $ 249.95 $ 349.95 $ 499.95 $ 649.95
Metallic Print w/
Float Mount
$ 299.95 $ 399.95 $ 599.95 $ 749.95
Photographic Wall Mural Print Sizes & Prices
Item / Size 30″x 40″ 36″x 50″ 40″x 60″ 48″x 72″
Approx. Live Image Area 25.5″x 39″ 31″x 48″ 39″x 59″ 47″x 71″
Traditional Photo Print $ 750 $ 1,000 $ 1,295 $ 1,600
Trad. Photo Print with
Sintra or Masonite Mount
w/ Recessed Frame; add:
$ 250 $ 325 $ 400 $ 500
Fine Art Canvas Wrap $ 1,000 $ 1,325 $ 1,650 n/a
Metallic Print w/
Float Mount
$ 1,150 $1,500 $ 1,750 n/a

Discounts & Specials

Discounts are offered for the purchase of multiple prints. Discounts will vary based on the size and number of prints ordered. For specific information regarding print discounts, please contact me.

I have a standing special for either the 5×7″ or 6×9″ print sizes that is Buy Three, Get One Free. That offer is good for all options, including the plain prints, matted prints, or matted & framed prints. However, all prints must be ordered with the same options.

I also offer occasional Special Print Offers and Sales. To find out about these, or follow me on Facebook. (See links below) Note: Some special offers are made exclusively to Newsletter Subscribers.

*** Industry Discounts are also available to Art Galleries, Art Consultants and Dealers, and Interior Designers. Please inquire for details.

SPECIAL NOTES:

*Please note when ordering metal prints: Due to the nature of the manufacturing process, very minor, tiny imperfections in the metal print surface can occur. These are barely noticeable and don’t detract from the wonderful overall appearance of the print. The lab I use is an expert in making metal prints. In fact, that’s all they do. As such, they make every effort to make sure any minor imperfections are as inconspicuous as possible. But because this is just part of the printing process, remakes are not possible due to minor imperfections in the product’s surface.  This does not apply to any visually significant dents, dings, scratches, or other significant manufacturing errors.

 

Please note on the delivery of your prints:

Handle the plain paper-based prints carefully as they can get bent fairly easily. If you are concerned, consider taking them to a framer. I suggest leaving them in the delivery packaging to make sure they stay flat and let the framer do all the handling. This is not such an issue with smaller prints as it is with larger prints, but it can still happen, so care in handling is advised. If you happen to have a pair of white cotton gloves, it will help avoid the transfer of any grease or oil fingerprints onto the paper. If you don’t have these, you can usually find them in art supply stores.

When handling framed prints, be sure to hold them evenly by two sides and not just grabbing one side of the frame. It’s rare, but shipping prints can have the possibility of loosening a screw that secures the frame, and lifting by one side could pop the frame open. Framed prints use plexiglass to ensure against breakage in shipping, but they can scratch. It is recommended that you don’t use glass cleaner on plexiglass. Cleaning should be as simple as an occasional dusting done with a soft cloth. Metal Prints can be cleaned using a clean cloth, or even a liquid glass cleaner if needed.

When hanging photos, try to avoid areas that get lots of direct or bright reflected sunlight, and it’s best with framed paper prints to avoid places of extra high humidity like bathrooms or next to a stove.

If you have any questions about your print, or in preparing for a purchase, please let me know.

 

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