Purchasing Prints

Print information
Every photograph is available to purchase as an exhibition quality archival print in two sizes. Studio prints are printed on A3 size paper and are issued in an unnumbered open edition. Gallery prints are printed on A2 size paper and are issued in a numbered limited edition of 30 prints.

All prints are printed personally by Simon then signed, titled and dated on the front. All photographs are printed to order and shipped within 1 to 5 days of receipt of payment.

Print prices and sizes
Studio: £100 printed on A3 size paper (short edge is approx 28cm)
Gallery: £250 printed on A2 size paper (short edge is approx 53cm)

Paper details
All photographs are printed on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk fine art baryta 310gsm paper.

ILFORD GALERIE GOLD FIBRE SILK has a baryta (barium sulphate) coated layer underneath the ink receiving layer equivalent to the structure of a traditional fibre photographic paper base. The media offers enhanced definition, extended tonal range, and excellent archival properties. Coated fibre papers have a unique look and feel, which has become a standard among art photographers worldwide over the course of more than a century.

Print longevity
In terms of rendering, archiving, consistency, light stability and paper quality digital printing is now easily on a par with ‘silver’ printing. Simon prints with an Epson PRO 3880 A2 Fine-Art Ultrachrome K3 pigment-based printer at 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi. Estimated display life is 85-110 years (check out Wilhelm Imaging Research for more technical information) before any noticeable change. For best longevity prints should be overmatted and mounted under glass. They should not be displayed in direct sunlight.

Conditions of use and storage
Use and store ideally at a relative humidity of 35 to 65% and a temperature of 10 to 30°C (50° to 86°F).
Use care in handling printed material, as the surface is susceptible to abrasion.
Store papers in archive quality envelopes, folders, and boxes.
Use only archive grade tapes and glues for mounting and framing.

    Payment & Postage

Ordering and Payment
Please email me with the image id (SAR001) and the size (Studio or Gallery) that you require. When I have received the order I will send you a PayPal invoice for the full amount including P&P. Once I have received payment your order will be sent within 7 days.

Prints
Prints are unmounted and are flat packed in heavy duty card or rolled into heavy duty tubes for dispatch.
Postage and packaging rates are…

UK – £5.00
Europe – £9.00
Rest of the World – £13.00

Returns
Due to the nature of the items I sell, all sales are final.

Loss / Damage
I send all but very large orders using the Royal Mail. Very rarely items are damaged or lost, in which case the package is insured and I can re-send or refund, but only under the following conditions.

Any non-arrival of items must be reported by email within 21 – 60 calendar days of the original order being placed.

Any damage to an item must be reported by email immediately upon receipt of the order. To process a claim for damage I will need photographs of the damaged packaging and goods, and may need you to ship both back to me. Please keep all damaged goods and packaging until I have spoken with Royal Mail.