Once you place your order, I will email you and verify the specific print that you want. Select the size of print you want from our standard sizes that allow you to use off-the-shelf frames.
Your purchase is for the print only and you will supply your desired mat and frame. In the section below, I share the standard mat and frame sizes to help you plan ahead.
The base print is typically placed in a mat and frame in the following standard sizes:
- 5x7 print in 8x10 mat/frame
- 8x10 print in 11x14 mat/frame
- 11x14 print in 16x20 mat/frame
- 16x20 print in 20x24 mat/frame
- 17x22 print in 22x28 mat/frame
- 24"x36" print in 28x40 mat/frame
Your new artwork will arrive safely because I use professional packing and shipping materials. The smaller 5x7 to 11x14 prints are sent to you in a flat mailer and the larger prints are rolled and shipped via an artwork shipping tube.
We charge a very nominal shipping and handling fee of only $15 per print to any address in the USA. I don't currently offer international shipping at this time.
Your artwork is guaranteed to look like the day you purchased it for your entire life. Please see the information below to help make sure your artwork will look beautiful for life.
KEY INFORMATION FOR MY ART BUYERS & COLLECTORS
There are two key factors concerning image stability and archival permanence of fine art prints on any type of substrate: certified archival materials, and display conditions.
CERTIFIED ARCHIVAL MATERIALS
I use the world's finest 100% certified archival materials to create my artwork and I follow the archival standards for producing museum-quality artwork.
The second and one of the largest influencers of how long any type of photographic art will last are the storage and display conditions (i.e., temperature, humidity, light and handling), and that is why I include a section on this information along with my recommendations in a section below.
For maximum permanence, I suggest having a professional frame shop dry mount your archival pigment ink fine art print following the proper heating and pressure guidelines of the mounting tissue. Long-term tests indicate dry-mounted prints fare better than prints that are hinge or corner mounted because the dry mount tissue acts as a barrier to pollutants that can be absorbed by the mounting board and then transferred to the print. Finally, by using an Acrylite Gallery UV Filtering OP-3 acrylic sheet as your glass, you have used all of the proper materials to protect your artwork from damaging UV light and enjoy it for a lifetime. Be sure to review my Display & Care Guidelines section below for additional details at https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/archival-pigment-ink-collectors-guide
TOOLS, MATERIALS, & WORKFLOW
I use a state-of-the-art Epson SureColor large-format fine art archival printer that uses Epson's flagship UltraChrome PRO12 archival pigment inks. By using this system along with certified archival papers, materials, and an archival workflow, I produce museum-quality archival artwork that I guarantee for life. I personally create each print myself and no part of my workflow is outsourced to a third party so you can be assured that every detail is carefully monitored and executed with precision for you.
According to Henry Wilhelm, director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, which is the world's leading independent print permanence testing laboratory, Epson's SureColor printers using the Epson 12 color UltraChrome PRO12 archival pigment inks are capable of producing museum-quality archival prints lasting 200+ years for color and 400+ years for black and white. The projections are based on the quality of the archival materials used and display/storage conditions.
THE BOTTOM LINE FOR MY ART BUYERS
When you buy one of my archival pigment fine art ink prints and want to hang it on your wall in your home or office, I guarantee the artwork to look like the day you purchased it for the rest of your life so long as you follow my handling and care guidelines.
I take every known and reasonable care during the artwork creation process to ensure the long-term archival performance of my artwork. Once the art leaves my studio, the environment in which it is displayed and/or stored becomes the more important determinant of the artwork's permanence.
Choose between 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 17x22, 24x36 fine art print sizes.
Gallery QualityI use the world's finest 100% certified archival materials to create my artwork and I follow the archival standards for producing museum-quality artwork.
- Choose between 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 17x22, 24x36 fine art print sizes.
- Gallery QualityI use the world's finest 100% certified archival materials to create my artwork and I follow the archival standards for producing museum-quality artwork.