FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You probably have many questions about my fine art and how to order art prints. In this section I'll try to answer most of them. If you have a question that's not answered in this section feel free to contact me using the contact page, thanks.
HOW DO YOU ORDER ART PRINTS
To order my art please click on one of the galleries, then select each of the art prints you wish to purchase. Next, scroll down on the page of the art you're purchasing and find the type of art you need. Then, click on the drop down menu and select the size you need. Once you've selected the art prints you desire click on the shopping cart to check out and finish your purchase via Stripe or Paypal. The site is safe and secure and kept up to date with the latest technologies.
HOW DO YOU PAY FOR ART PRINTS
When you check out with the shopping cart you have the choice of Stripe or Paypal. Stripe is used with more traditional transactions including most credit cards.
WHAT TYPES OF ART ARE OFFERED
LUMACHROME TRUE LIFE ANTI - GLARE ACRYLIC PRINTS
Lumachrome is the ultimate in acrylic art print technology. Lumachrome prints are found in the finest galleries in art destinations worldwide. Lumachrome prints surpass FujiFlex bringing unbelievable resolution, clarity, and vibrancy adding an incredible 3D image quality to your art that can appear backlit and holographic. Details appear to emerge in 3D from the depths of the image with the Lumachrome process thanks to the transparency layer that is infused with iridium particles and is encapsulated in a layer suspended between the white poly surface and acrylic.
- Brilliant colors lasting over 120 years
- Superior gamut vs traditional FujiFlex prints
- Incredible 3D depth and dimensionality
- Unsurpassed detail and ability to hold highlights
- Superior shadow luminosity and detail
- Radiant glowing response under LED lighting of 3000-3200 Color Rendering Index (CRI) (See lighting notes)
DYE-SUBLIMATION METAL ART
Dye Sublimation - Luminous art that shines above the rest. Dye Sublumination is a process that combines fine art printing, high tech materials, and intense heat to produce a vibrant art print fused to the surface of the aluminum sheet. The finished process is timeless (as well as modern) and lightweight for an easy hang. Dye sub art prints work very well in humid, indoor environments. With proper care metal art prints can last over 100 years.
DO I OFFER LIMITED EDITION ART
Yes, each piece of my fine art is offered at a limited edition of one hundred. Each separate art print is offered in various sizes until ninety prints have sold. Then the last ten are only sold in sizes of 30 x 45 and larger until they're all sold out. The price of the last ten will increase and the final ten prints will be sold numbered 10 - 1. When an art print is close to selling out, I will release the information in my News section. Limited edition art increases the value of the art you purchase. I personally guarantee that I will not produce any more prints once each limited edition is sold out.
DO I PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) FOR MY ART
I will provide a letter of authenticity for each fine art piece which will be sent separately to you when an art piece is purchased. This will show proof of the art purchased and increase the value of your fine art.
ARE ARTISTS PROOFS AVAILABLE
Yes, artists proofs are available at a slightly higher cost. Artists proofs are only sold as Lumichrome Trulife Acrylic in sizes of 30 x 45, 40 x 60 and larger. These art prints are unique and special because they're each personally signed on the back by me and sold after the regular edition is sold out. Only 10 will be available numbered from 10 to 1, example 10/1 AP. Prices will be 30 x 45 $2500, 40 x 60 $3500 and 48 x 72 $6000.
ARE VOLUME DISCOUNTS OFFERED
Yes, volume discounts are offered for purchases of multiple fine art prints. For two art prints you'll receive a 5% discount, for three art prints you'll receive a 10% discount and for four or more you'll receive a 15% discount.
DO I OFFER CUSTOM ART PRINTS
Yes, I can upsize select art prints to larger print sizes as custom prints. It depends on each art print but it’s possible to enlarge some of them up to 120 inches horizontally. Most of the panorama's and some of the others can be greatly enlarged. If you have a special sized fine art request please send an email using my contact page.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A FINE PRINT SIZE FOR YOUR HOME
You can choose the right art print size by measuring the area you're planning to use and determining which size fits the best. You'll want the print to fill in most of the area allowing some space around the print. I have provided samples of how different sized art prints would look above a 7 foot couch.
HOW CAN YOU HANG YOUR ARTWORK
It would be best to hire a professional to hang your art however the smaller art prints can be done by yourself. I would suggest having someone help when you hang up larger art prints.Small art prints are pretty simple to hang up using the provided hardware.
HOW DO I PROPERLY LIGHT MY ARTWORK
Proper lighting is essential to view your artwork at its finest. Specific LED lights with a Color Rendering Index (CRD) of 3000k to 3200k can render the best lighting. Other types of lighting will slowly cause the fading of your fine art print. The right lighting will bring out the fine details, highlights and vibrant colors of your art. Perfect lighting enables your art prints to have a special backlit glow and the 3D effect enabling you to see the enchanting glow of my sunrise or sunsets and watch
the stars dancing across the dark skies of my night art!
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY ART PRINTS
The art prints should be stored or displayed in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment. Avoid direct sunlight because direct sunlight will cause prints to fade. LED lights are highly recommended. Any other light source will slowly cause fading of your print.
HOW DO I CLEAN ACRYLIC AND METAL ART PRINTS
Lumachrome TruLife Antiglare Acrylic Art Prints: Windex works best. Any kind of non-ammonia glass cleaner and non-abrasive microfiber cloth.
Metal (Dye-sub) Prints: For smudges and fingerprints use a clean, non-abrasive microfiber cloth to wipe off the print. For any other type of cleaning use Non-ammonia glass cleaner or water can be used without harming the surface. Do not use cleaners containing ammonia, abrasives, or corrosive chemicals.
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING
Shipping is free for all orders in the US except Alaska and Hawaii. Larger sized prints 72" and higher will have additional costs associated with shipping due to the larger sized shipping crates. In addition, international shipping requires added costs. Please contact me for larger sized or international shipping quotes.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOUR FINE ART DELIVERY
Shipping times may vary. Depending on the size of your art print and where it’s being shipped please allow a minimum of four weeks for the delivery. If an Art print is damaged from the shipment please notify me within the first 48 hours so I can quickly send a replacement to you.
IS THERE A WARRANTY OFFERED FOR MY FINE ART PRINTS
I produce the finest art at the highest standards but if you're not satisfied for whatever reason please contact me immediately so I can solve your problem. If I can't resolve your problem I do allow Art prints to be returned within 30 days of delivery. However, you will be responsible for the return shipping fee along with a 25% restocking fee.
If your art print is damaged in any way from shipping it will be replaced as soon as possible. You will need to report the damaged art print to me within 48 hours of delivery and I will need pictures sent to me of any damage incurred during shipping.