Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Q1

What is a giclée paper print? 

A giclée paper print is created from a digital file (300 dpi) and printed on acid free paper with fine art ink (which prevents the print from deteriorating over time).

Paper prints can be open edition prints or limited edition prints. Open edition prints have no limit to how many prints will be made. Limited edition prints are signed, titled and numbered. Limited edition paper prints will be available in two different sizes and in a limited amount.

Q2

Do I need to frame a paper print? How do I frame a paper print?
How much does framing cost?

I recommend framing a paper print as the frame will protect the print over time. Most of the paper prints in my shop are non-standard sizes. This means that standard, ready-made frames and mats will not fit the prints. Framing prices have a wide range, please see the examples below to get an idea of the prices. Here are some options:

 

1) The easiest, yet priciest, framing option is to take your print to a local art or framing store for a custom frame (for example, Michaels or OPUS). No assembly required, everything is done for you!

2) The second priciest option is to order a custom frame and mat online. This option includes frames made out of wood and glass. I suggest Custom Frames Canada and Custom Mat. Assembly will be required if you are ordering a larger frame.

  • Framing Example - 16" x 32" Print: The starting price for a 20" x 36" sized custom frame for a 16" x 32" paper print from Custom Frames Canada and Custom Mat is approximately $200 ($100 for the frame, $50 for the glass and $40 for the mat).

  • Framing Example - 8" x 16" Print:The starting price for a 12" x 20" sized custom frame for a 8" x 16" paper print from Custom Frames Canada and Custom Mat is approximately $100 ($60 for the frame, $20 for the glass and $20 for the mat).

 

3) The most economical option is to buy a standard sized, ready-made frame and order a custom mat (the easiest option would be to order online from Custom Mat or you could go in-store to OPUS). This option includes frames made out of fibreboard and polystyrene.

  • Framing Example - 16" x 32" Print:The starting price for a standard sized (24" x 36"), ready-made frame and a custom mat for a 16" x 32" print is approximately $65 ($25 for an IKEA frame and $40 for the custom mat).

  • Framing Example - 8" x 16" Print:The starting price for a standard sized (16" x 20"), ready-made frame and a custom mat is approximately $40 ($15 for an IKEA frame and $20 for the custom mat).

Q3

What is a stretched canvas print? Do I need to frame a stretched canvas print?

A stretched canvas print is created from a digital file (300 dpi), printed on canvas and stretched over wooden stretcher bars. Stretched print canvases will look very similar to the original painting but will lack paint texture (the surface of the print will be flat). Leaving a stretched canvas print unframed is a popular choice, but there are framing options. 

 

As with framing a paper print, the best way to frame a stretched canvas print is to take it to a local art or framing store (for example, Michaels or OPUS). 

Q4

Can I order a print of a painting if it isn't on the "shop" page? 

Email the artist on the "Connect" page to confirm whether or not a print is available and to decide on a specific

size. 

Q5

If I live near Squamish (BC), or am visiting, could I pick up a print or painting directly from the artist? 

Yes. Email the artist on the "Connect" page to order a print and set up a time/date to pick up the print or painting.