Print Prices and Information

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Last update: May 2020, but still good (19 May 2021).

I have prints available for most of my artwork.

I make my prints with an Epson P800 Surecolor printer, and I have some left over from my Epson 2200. The ink these printers use is archival, and the photo paper is acid-free. If the prints are kept dry and out of direct sunlight, they will last at least eighty years.

My prints are all limited editions, and are numbered in series of either 50 or 150. Each print will be signed and numbered.

All prints are matted, and the measurements below represent the mat size, not the image size. The image size will vary from title to title, but will be of a size appropriate to the matting.

The mats are designed to work with standard American frame sizes.

All matted prints are in protective plastic art bags.

Not all sizes are available for all artwork. For example, if the original art is only 5x7 inches, I don't typically make the print images larger than that. However, I am willing to make them larger upon request, as long as you understand that the image will be somewhat blurry.

Print Prices in US Dollars

All prices include shipping in the United States. Prints will be shipped via USPS Priority. I am willing to ship to international destinations, but I will need to calculate such prices individually.

5x7 inches for $15

8x10 inches for $30

11x14 inches for $45

16x20 inches for $60

Here are examples of each print size, with a can of soup as a point of reference.

Print size ref 5x7 inches
Size-Ref-8x10 inches
Size-Ref-11x14 inches
Size-Ref-16x20 inches

Original Artwork

Many of my original artworks are for sale. Prices will be mentioned in the Artist Description for individual images. If the art has already been sold, I will indicate that this is so.

Original art will be matted, usually in two layers, sometimes in three layers. It will not be framed, as this makes a huge difference in the shipping price. I also have found that most people prefer to choose their own frames.

Prices for originals do not automatically include shipping. Packaging for original art tends to be larger and heavier, and must be constructed especially for each piece, then priced at the post office.

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Honor-ra's avatar

A question about the mattes. Are they archival? I live in a area that can have some pretty strong smoke effects and all of my stuff with archival matting and conservation glass has come through fine. The two that I didn't know about archival matting are ok but not the best they could be.

rachaelm5's avatar

The matboard is archival - I use Crescent matboard for nearly everything, and it is described by the manufacturer like this: "the cream core is made of unprinted, reclaimed wood pulp fibers and, along with the backing paper, is buffered and acid free". The backing can be hit or miss, as I use mat scraps, Elmer's foam board, or chipboard (like you'd find on the back of a drawing pad). The adhesive tape that touch the photo paper and attaches it to the matboard are considered archival and acid-free.

I check my older print stock from time to time, and I have only seen a very small bit of yellowing around the areas of the fibre and masking tape that holds the mat together, even on items that are 20 years old. I store my matted prints in my basement, which I keep cool and dry year-round.

I have not accounted for all environmental factors, though. I had not though about what effect smoke might have on any artwork, and as such, I couldn't say if any of the materials I use - matboard, backing, adhesives, or the print paper itself - would absorb such elements. It's better-protected in a plastic art bag or in a frame than it would be without it, but I am not sure what specific differences this might make on the longevity of the prints under adverse or strongly adverse conditions.

Honor-ra's avatar

According to my personal evidence and asking at the local art museum. As long as all framing and mounting are archival acid free including backing materials, you can get a pretty good run of the 8o-100 years after that it is only aided by robust climate control of a vault. Of course that is the best storage option but then you can't show stuff off. And until I can get works framed I usually just store them in a acid free box with the wrap still on. *mutters need more wall space* Bookshelves and art are not compatible space sharers *sigh*

rachaelm5's avatar
LOL - I understand the bookshelves vs art space problem. Almost have to rotate things seasonally, or figure out weird new configurations for bookshelves in order to free up wall space...