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AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINT SELECTION

 

All artistic and creative edits are done by The Artist

 

ORDERING YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

Simply browse either the Fine Art Print Section or the Fine art photography gift store and use the drop-down menus to place your order.  The Gift Store offers a variety of choices whereas the Fine Art Section offers a print option only.  Follow the shopping cart icon to secure payment. 

A  25% discount is offered for each additional print ordered.

 

SHIPPING YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

All Fine Art Wildlife Prints are unmounted and unframed.  The print will be packaged securely in a cardboard sleeve and carefully wrapped in tissue paper.  Shipping a framed artwork is very expensive and risks being damaged, I therefore, do not offer this option.  Framing is also a very personal choice and should be matched to the color and decor of your chosen location. Pricing on all African Fine Art Wildlife Prints includes worldwide shipping to major cities - Please drop note HERE - link to request Shipping prices to Outlying Areas.

 

HANDLING YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

I strongly advise that you take your sealed print straight to the framers in order to avoid excessive handling and the risk of damaging the artwork.  Should you choose to open the print yourself please follow the instructions below to safely uncurl your Fine Art print.  All you need are one or two books, the tube, and the tissue paper your print was shipped in. 

  1. Ensure your hands are clean and dry.

  2. Pull off the cap at one end of the tube.

  3. Tip the tube over so the print slides out naturally.  Do not grab, pull or pinch the print trying to extract it.  This may cause bending or creasing of the edges of the print.

  4. Take the cylinder mailing tube and set it down to one side. 

  5. Keeping a layer of tissue paper in place, lay the print face down on a clean flat surface.  You can secure it with a book on the one end.

  6. Firmly and carefully roll the covered print around the tube.

  7. Hold the rolled print for approximately 30 seconds in the rolled position.

  8. Unroll the print and remove the tissue paper – the print will be flattened.

 

SIZES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

My prints are sold in 3 standard sizes. A0,  A1, and A2.  If you have anything specific in mind I am more than happy to assist where possible,  please drop note HERE 

 

DELIVERY OF YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

You can expect delivery within 4 weeks of purchase to all International Destinations and 2 weeks within South Africa.  This allows for the printing and delivery of your African Fine Art Wildlife Print. 

 

CHOICE OF PAPER FOR YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

All images are printed by Professional Fine Art Printers on a choice of  3 different Giclee papers and one Acrylic Black & White Ilford Fibre Based Paper.  Below is a description of each paper.  The drop-down box next to each print will advise the paper best suited to the print you have ordered.  For canvas prints please see the online shop.  The papers I have chosen for my African Fine Art Wildlife Prints give far superior results with reference to deep blacks, color saturation, and detail.

 

Giclee Archival Paper

 

Felix Schoeller True Fibre Matt

 

This smooth matt paper is made from alpha cellulose from the Felix Schoeller range.  It has a warm undertone and provides pin-sharp details with vivid colors.  It is suitable for both color and black and white images. 

Weight - 200 g/m²

Texture - Smooth

Tone - Warm tone

Finish- Matt

Max Print Size - 1100 x 3200 mm

 

Acrylic 

Hahnemühle Photo Rag

 

This premium archival art paper is made from 100% cotton and offers an ultra-smooth surface texture.  Hahnemühle offers archival standards regarding density, color range, color graduation, and image sharpness while preserving the touch and feel of genuine art paper.  Applications include black and white and color photography as well as a range of fine art reproductions.

Weight - 308 g/m²

Texture - Smooth

Tone - Off white

Finish - Matt

 

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta

 

Modeled on traditional fiber-based material, this 100% cotton paper has a slight surface texture and a gloss finish.  This premium paper is ideal for traditional photographic printing as the gloss finish ensures extra vivid colors and rich blacks.

Weight - 315 g/m²

Texture - Slight

Tone - Bright white

Finish - Gloss

Max Print Size - 1500 x 3200 mm

Black & White Ilford Fibre-Based

 

Ilford Galleria Fibre-Based is a traditional,  graded,  black and white photographic paper.  Digital images are exposed onto this light-sensitive paper before being hand-processed, washed and heat pressed. This process offers rich blacks, brilliant whites, and excellent tonal presentation making it the perfect choice for black and white archival prints in museums, collections, and exhibitions.

Weight - 300 gsm

Texture - Smooth

Tone - Warm tone

Finish- Gloss

Max Print Size - 1200 x 1350 mm

 

FRAMING ADVICE FOR YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

Seek advice from a professional framer. If your Fine Art Print is going to hang near a window or very bright space, a non-reflective glass would be a better option as normal glass would cause unwanted reflections.  Bear in mind that non-reflective glass could detract from the color and detail of the print.  Ask your framer if you can inspect the print with the non-reflective glass before making your choice.

 

The best frame color is the one that suits and enhances the photo. 

 

Black picture frames are the most popular to display black and white prints as they provide a simple but bold contrast to your print.  Not only are they perfect for rustic and worn-in interiors they also suit sleek and modern designs.  In fact, a black and white print in a black frame will match nearly any space.

 

Black and white photos displayed in Wheat-colored wood also fit a variety of design styles and work particularly well if you already have wooden accessories and furniture within the space.  The continuity of wooden pieces will make the room feel complete.

 

Gold metal frames work extremely well in rooms of neutral color palettes and make the perfect accessory, adding a taste of color to a simple and calming color palette.

 

White picture frames are a great choice if you are looking for a light and airy feel.  They highlight the photo and work well in simple interior designs that don’t need a dramatic wall piece. 

 

A charcoal grey frame is almost universally appealing and works best with contrasting colors such as white and bright grey.  For a cool color palette, match with blues,  purples, whites, and some greens.  However, it also works well with warm colors, such as pink, yellow, or orange. 

 

Either your frame or the matting board (if you choose to have one) should compliment another color in the room.  This could be from a piece of furniture, cushions, or curtains.

 

Whenever you are placing multiple pieces on a wall, there is one important rule; one item needs to stay consistent to pull the look together.  The frames should all be the same color, same size, or the same frame.

 

LOOKING AFTER YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

Fine art prints can be damaged by a number of  factors, including:

 

Light - Exposing your prints to direct sunlight and even strong artificial light from bulbs can cause color fading. 

 

Extreme fluctuating temperatures - extreme temperature fluctuations can cause expansion and contraction of the paper fibers and make the print surface uneven. 

 

Humidity - high humidity can cause mildew, molding and foxing (brown spots). On the other hand, too low humidity will dry out the paper and make it brittle.  Extreme fluctuations can also cause the print to buckle. 

 

Poor Handling - incorrect treatment of the paper while handling can lead to creases and bends that are difficult to remove.  Dirty hands and/or oils on the fingers can scuff the surface and leave residues. Never ever wipe a piece of dirt from the print surface with your finger, use a blower brush. Get your African Fine Art Wildlife Print framed as quickly as possible and always place the acid-free tissue paper, that comes with your print, on top of it to avoid damage until it is framed.

 

Mounting - Acidic mat board and other framing materials can transfer their acidity to the paper which can cause mat burn over time. The paper may also become brittle and even disintegrate.  Mounting and framing with the correct materials is very important. 

 

PAYING FOR YOUR AFRICAN FINE ART WILDLIFE PRINTS

 

Payment can either be done via PayPal or direct bank transfer.  If you prefer to do a bank transfer please drop note HERE - link and I will send you all the necessary details.  Payment is upfront only and an invoice can be issued if required.

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