Fine Print Presentation Information
This page contains Overmatting and Print Presentation details, together with some FAQ's in relation to Limited Edition Archival Pigment Ink Prints.
Presentation Specifications for Limited Edition Archival Pigment Ink Prints
FAQ's in relation to Limited Edition Archival Pigment Ink Prints
Why are Oversized Edition prints only available as "loose prints"?
Oversized Edition prints are supplied as "loose prints", only – meaning that they are supplied without any matting or overmatting. Each Oversized Edition print will be originally printed on an oversized sheet of 100% rag content fine art paper. The resulting print is then signed and numbered, rolled and placed in a sturdy (6" dia.) mailing tube, and shipped via Federal Express.
The reason that Oversized Edition prints are offered as loose prints, only, is because of the exorbitant costs associated with overmatting, crating, insuring, and ultimately, shipping of any flat artwork that exhibits substantial size dimensions – as the Oversized Edition prints do. For example, a 20"x50" (image size) panorama format Oversize Edition print would normally be overmatted to 30"x60". An overmatted print of that size (which would then need to remain flat) would require construction of a wooden shipping crate sized to approximately 3 ft. x 5.5 ft. in order to adequately package and protect such a large flat artwork for safe shipping and handling. By rolling the loose prints and shipping them in a mailing tube, shipping and handling costs are kept to a minimum. And, because any oversized artwork will, by its very nature, require that artwork be framed in order to be properly displayed on a wall, professional framers are better able to supply custom overmatting as an integral part of their normal framing procedures.
Are there any guidelines or instructions for overmatting the Oversized Edition Prints?
Yes. There is a downloadable PDF file titled: Overmatting Guide for Oversized Editions that can be found on the Downloads page. That PDF provides detailed instructions for overmatting the 20"x28" (normal aspect ratio) and 20"x50" (panorama aspect ratio) Oversized Edition prints.
How are the Pigment Ink Edition Prints actually printed?
Huntington Witherill Limited Edition Archival Pigment Ink Prints are currently produced using a Canon IPF6400 large format printer, OEM 12-color Lucia EX pigment based inks, and 100% rag content fine art papers. All work is completed exclusively by the photographer.
How many prints are available in each individual edition?
Specific edition numbers – meaning the total number of available prints for any specifically editioned image – will be indicated within the print descriptions located on each of the individual image "Add to Cart" pages. (see example, below).