Print and Frame Information
Photographs are printed on matte Hahnemühle Photo Rag fine art cotton paper with premium Lucia Ex Pigment inks using a fully ICC colour calibrated photographic workflow (from scene, to monitors, to printers, to paper profile). This ensures that the highest quality prints and archival levels are achieved. Occasionally, for certain black and white photographs, a lustre finish Hahnemühle alpha-cellulose fine art paper may be used; as this can produce deeper blacks and slightly more refined shadow detail.
All prints include a 3cm wide white border on all sides, except for 8cm at the bottom to allow for the photographs limited edition numbering and artist blind stamp.
Prints are professionally mounted with a certified archive-proof 35mm wide gallery passe-partout, made of museum cardboard, which is acid-free, free of woody fibres and extremely light-resistant. The mounts include a bevelled edge and are set flush against the fine art print. There is a 1cm white margin between the edge of the print and passe-partout edge.
Mounted prints are then framed with a classic and elegant straight lined 28mm high quality solid wood profile, the colour of which is selected to suite each photograph (either black, dark brown, grey or white).
Museum glass is used within the frames, which is anti-reflective, completely transparent, and provides greater protection to prints from UV radiation. The result is enhanced print colours and brightness, in addition to near reflection free viewing and maximum clarity for stunning print presentation.
All traditional frames are provided with integral hanging systems so that they are ready to hang once received.
In general, framed print dimensions are 13.6cm and 15.6cm larger (in total) than the selected print size, along the longest and shortest print length, respectively; and are approximately 4.2cm in depth.
Holographic Certificate of Authenticity
Each print (framed or unframed) is provided with a Hahnemühle certificate of authenticity to provide proof that the photograph is a genuine original of Tom Allewell and printed at a printing laboratory and to a standard approved by Tom Allewell. This is to reduce the risk of forgery and to maintain the future artworks value. Please keep this certificate safe along with your product purchase receipt.
The Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity is designed to protect the security and genuineness of your limited edition art work on Hahnemühle paper.
Each certificate is made of premium deckle edged mould made paper with a Hahnemühle watermark and fluorescent security fibres. A serialized numbered hologram is added to the certificate, with a second, identically numbered hologram, also applied to the reverse side of the artwork.
The combination of certificate and hologram assures that each Certificate of Authenticity relates to one particular piece of art.
Product Handling / Hanging
Prints purchased alone are sent rolled and wrapped in protective paper in a strong cardboard tube. Please ensure you take care to remove the protective paper and unravel the print, leaving prints on a flat surface to recover their form.
Given that prints are pigment prints, they have no protective surface cover layer. As such, please take great care to avoid placing anything on the printed surface in case of damage. Responsibility for any print damage incurred in this way is that of the purchaser.
When hanging framed prints, please ensure appropriate fixings are used to bear the frame load, which will be dependent upon the wall type to which it will be hung (either solid or partition). Seek advice if unsure. Responsibility for any damage incurred through the incorrect hanging of the art work is that of the purchaser.
Print Care & Presentation Advice
To preserve the colour fastness (longevity) of your print and also to view it in the best light, it is recommended that it be hung away from direct sunlight and heat sources such as fire places and radiators. To dust your framed images, use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth (a microfiber, for example). Be careful not to put pressure on frame glass surfaces when wiping clean.
Actual Fine Art Print Versus Website Colour
A fully ICC colour calibrated photographic workflow is used for each photograph, from scene, to monitors, to printers, to paper profile, to ensure the finished print is as truer representation as possible of the original exposure. Please note however, that colour and contrast variations on a viewer’s un-calibrated monitor may result in minor differences in the finished physical print from that original viewed by the purchaser.