Un-matted Prints, Matted
Prints, & Framing:
All photographs on this website
are offered either as matted or unmatted prints. Framed prints
are NOT offered because of the glass contained in the frame.
I have learned from experience that it is not practical to ship
these fragile pieces. However, if a framed piece is what you
want, contact me by email, and we can work something out.
are printed on the very finest Epson photographic paper, using Epson
archival inks. Except for prints offered as panoramas, most
sizes offered are stock sizes (5X7, 8X10, 11X14) which can be easily
matted and framed using stock mats and frames right off the shelf.
Only the largest non-panoramic print size (13X18) is a non-stock
size. And because of the odd sizing of my panoramic prints,
you will probably need to purchase custom matting and framing for
I can mail most
prints to you in a flat protective envelope, or rolled and inserted
into a protective mailing tube designed for this purpose.
However, the largest prints (13X18, 11X22, 11X30) are usually printed
on fine art watercolor paper. I like to print on this paper
because the results obtained are quite remarkable, but the prints
must remain flat when they are shipped. It is usually most
expedient to ship these large, flat pieces using UPS Ground.
Second Day delivery and Express Next Day delivery options are also
available for items shipped either by U.S. Mail, or by UPS.
(You will see more detailed information about shipping under "Terms
and Conditions" in the shopping basket.)
You also have the
option of purchasing prints that are matted and ready to frame.
I mat my photographs using Crescentâ
acid-free decorative matboard, then I seal them in a clear
poly bag for protection. The mat colors of choice for double-matting
are a white outer mat with either a black or gold inner mat lining.
Smaller photos are single-matted with a white or black mat (I find
that black mats are especially effective with black and white prints).
I have chosen these simple mat designs in order to provide an aesthetically
pleasing display of each photograph. I have taken great care to
use simple but elegant mat designs that look great, but that do
not detract from the beauty of the art. All larger matted and/or
framed prints are backed with a heavy piece of acid-free foam core.
The smaller photographs (5X7, 8X10, and 11X14) are matted to stock
sizes (8X10, 11X14, and 16X20) which are easily framed using stock
frame sizes right off the shelf. Except for the smallest matted
prints, which can be mailed in an envelope, all larger sizes are
shipped flat using UPS Ground. As with prints only, Second
Day delivery and Express Next Day delivery options are also available
for items shipped either by U.S. Mail, or by UPS.
Some of the photographs
in this portfolio are offered as limited edition printings, and
sales are limited to a maximum of 250 prints. All limited
edition prints are systematically numbered, and each print comes
with a certificate of authenticity.