Print FAQs

Frequently asked questions about fine art prints / wall art

What is Fine Art Paper or Giclee?

Fine Art paper is an high quality, heavy weight, acid free paper. This avoid problems such as yellowing paper and spotting over time.  The paper I choose for prints has a beautiful matt and slightly textured surface that elimates shine and reflection from the image.

All my photographic art is printed on Hahnemühle fine art papers. You can learn more about the paper on the Hahnemühle website.

What is a Matted Print?

Matted and wrapped print

Matted and wrapped print

A mat is a simple white overlay that creates a border around the print. This serves to protect the image from knocks as well as creating a clearly defined edge to the image.

A matted image is ready to drop into a frame of your choice The mat also serves to stop the print from touching the glass in a frame.

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Framed Prints

Currently I only offer my floral collection to buy online already framed as these can be shipped safely.

The Missing Series is framed behind glass and therefore only available to purchase at either Exhibitions or at Art Fairs (see event listings here).

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What is a Mounted Print?

My floral collection is offered as a 16″ mounted and framed print.  This piece is a photograph on fine art paper mounted onto a 5mm backing for rigidity and then protected with a giclee seal. Finally the mounted print is framed by my trusted professional framer using archival materials.

What’s the difference between Open and Ltd editions?

A limited edition print is restricted to a certain number of prints.  I offer just 25 prints of limited edition images.  The limited editions are usually the only way to get an image in a larger size.  Once the edition sells out that’s it – no more prints will be made.  This means that You and just 24 other people own that piece.  Limited edition prints are signed and the number in the edition shown (e.g. 5 of 25).  See available limited edition prints.

An open edition simply means there is no limit on the number of prints that will be made of that particular image in that size.  I don’t currently offer open editions.

The Grip by Kirsteen Titchener as wall art in a home

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