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Print Process

We use accredited and approved Fine-Art Printers in the UK. All our images are printed using archival quality, Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers, inks and papers on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315gsm

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Print Care

Framing
When framing your print use a good quality glass specifically designed for protecting fine art and photographic images. We also recommend using an acid-free archival mat to prevent the print and glass from touching.
Cleaning
The print should be dusted with a clean, soft rag, to prevent dust buildup. Never use cleaning products or water as this may permanently damage the print.
Do not blow on your print as you may inadvertently deposit water droplets that can mark your print.
Handling
Natural skin oils or other contaminants can easily transfer to the print. As a preventative measure, we recommend washing your hands before touching a photograph. If possible wear clean, white cotton gloves that are lint free and designed for handling the art.

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Privacy Policy

Your privacy, and the privacy of all users of “www.robertmichaelwilson.com” and customers of Robert Michael Wilson Photography is of the highest priority. For a full copy of our privacy policy please contact us. Our privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding what information we gather from you, how it may be used by us and how it is protected. Robert Michael Wilson Photography reserves the right, at its sole discretion to make modifications, alterations or updates to their Privacy Policy at any time. All payments are secure and encrypted using specialists partners like Paypal & Stripe.

What is a Giclée print?

The word Giclée (zhee-klay) comes from the French word gicler meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray”. The term is now generally accepted to describe high quality art and photographic inkjet printing, on fine art and photo papers, using archival pigment inks. Giclée printing is perfect for fine art reproduction, photography, digital art and illustration.

What are the advantages of archival pigment prints?

The first advantage is the archival permanence of Giclée prints. According to Wilhelm Imaging Research, pigment prints offer significantly better colour fastness depending on inkset and paper type.

The second advantage is dynamic range and colour gamut (range of colours). If your work features vibrant, saturated colours, our prints will allow you to reproduce colours that are usually out of gamut in traditional C-type and digital C-type prints.

Do you offer framed prints?

No we do not. Shipping prints framed under glass is both expensive and risky, so we leave framing to the customer, particularly given the personal nature of choosing from the numerous frame, glass and mount combinations.

What exactly is a limited edition print?

It is a print of which only a specific number are made. After the edition has sold out, no further prints of that work will be made. An edition is usually dictated to by print dimension too, so there can be for example, 3 editions of an image, where each edition is of a specific print dimension.

What is a blind stamp?

A blind stamp is a colourless impression, that is embossed without ink onto a print

What is the turnaround time for my order?

We aim to have your print back from the printers so that we can sign and date the print before shipping at back out to you for you to receive within 10 working days.

Additional care information

We recommend that you treat your Giclée prints the same as any original piece of art so here are a few tips to ensure your prints last for many years to come:

  • Never allow liquids of any kind to come in contact with a print
  • Avoid touching the print surface
  • Only acid-free, archival materials should come in contact with the front/back of the print
  • Never allow prints to rub against one another in transit or storage. Always use archival plastic sleeves or acid-free tissue paper between prints
  • Framing under glass or acrylic provides the greatest protection against fading from UV light and ozone
  • Avoid direct or extremely bright indirect sunlight. Don’t display or store prints outdoors. Don’t display or store prints where they are exposed to chemicals, paints, varnishes or oils containing solvents. Keep your unprotected prints (before framing) away from sources of ozone, such as monitors and TVs, air purifiers or other sources of high voltage electricity
  • Avoid excessive temperature and humidity extremes
  • Avoid pinning/hanging/attaching unprotected (not framed) prints on the wall. Chemicals in wall paint, especially solvents, might damage the print (yellowing)