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FAQ

Questions about Art Prints

Why do I need a border?
Do you print without a border?
What are the paper sizes?
What is the difference between the paper choices?
What printer & ink do you use?


Why do I need a border?

If you are framing with a window mat, it is much easier to position and fasten the print behind the mat if there is a little extra margin to work with.  An window for an 8x10" print is sized at 7.5 x 9.5", leaving very little room for error if the print is cut to 8x10" exactly.

With a border there is more room for you to attach the tape behind the mat. The framing job will be less fiddley and there will be no danger that your print will end up falling through the hole. Your framer will thank you too!

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Do you print without a border?

For exact sized images printed edge to edge, please contact me. I can order them cut to size for you.

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What are the paper sizes?

Satin Gloss Photo Paper Sizes

  • 8 x 10 inches for images up to 7 x 9 inches
  • 10 x 13 inches for images up to 8 x 10 inches
  • 11 x 14 inches for images up to 9 x 12 inches
  • 8 x 8 inches for images up to 6 x 6 inches
  • 10 x 10 inches for images up to 8 x 8 inches

Matte Archival Watercolor Giclée Paper Sizes : Add 1 inch border to the image size

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What is the difference between the paper choices?

Galleria Fresco art prints come on a choice of two printing techniques on two high quality papers.

Satin Gloss Photo prints have more of a glossy photographic feel with a subtle satin sheen, using Kodak Endura Professional Photographic Paper.

Matte Archival Watercolor prints have a matte finish with the feel of a heavy weight watercolor paper, using Somerset Velvet, acid free 100% cotton rag paper.

Both papers offer vivid color reproduction and capture the rich details of the original oil painting.

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What printer & ink do you use?

Satin Gloss Photo prints are Chromogenic Prints, or C-Prints and are produced like a traditional photograph. The paper is light sensitive and the image is produced by light and then a chemical process.

Matte Archival Watercolor prints are printed using Epson Ultrachrome HDR pigment inks on Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printers for a lifetime of glorious lasting color. 

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