Print and presentation options

Print technology and longevity

Our print studio

Our print studio

Paper and canvas prints are original digital inkjet prints, produced using high-quality paper or canvas and archival pigment inks in an 8- or 10-colour large format printer. Gloss or metallic prints for face mounting are produced using C-type paper; see Face mounting, below.

With proper care, our inkjet prints will last for decades without noticeable change. Traditional framing, behind glass with acid-free materials, will protect the inks and paper from atmospheric contaminants, as will face mounting and the protective varnish used to finish canvas prints. Prints should always be displayed out of direct sunlight or other sources of strong UV radiation. However, as we have no control over the conditions under which prints will be displayed, and as all dyes change over time, no absolute guarantee against changes can be given. Dry mounting prints prior to framing is optional but recommended to ensure your prints remain flat and free from ripples, especially in humid climates.

A note on colour

While every effort is made to show the images on this site accurately, and produce prints that are as faithful as possible to the digital files, the colours in prints can vary from those files. Computer screens are light sources, made up of red, green and blue pixels (RGB), resulting in vibrant, saturated colours. Prints are made using inks or dyes consisting of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), and are viewed by reflected, rather than transmitted, light. The CMYK process can only reproduce a range of colours that is smaller than RGB, so some small variations are inevitable.

Matte paper prints for traditional framing

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Panoramic print

All images of unframed, framed, face mounted and canvas prints on this site are digital composites and are intended for visual representations of appearance only.

Please note: your print will not have the copyright watermarks visible in these representations, which are for internet security only.

Matte paper panoramic prints are available in two grades: Standard and Premium.

Standard prints are produced using high quality paper and archival inks, and with proper care will last for two or three decades without noticeable change. Standard prints are unsigned.

Premium prints are made using heavyweight 100% cotton rag fine art paper and archival inks, ensuring a print life, with proper care, of well over a century. Premium prints are individually titled and signed by the photographer.

Prints are made with a generous border to facilitate handling, and for a gallery-quality finish when framed.

Our stock sizes for panoramic prints are:

Panoramic print sizes

For panoramic prints, the height of each print varies with the height of the image. Please refer to the individual image pages for specific print and image heights, and the maximum prints size available. Custom sizes are available on request; please contact us. As special order items, custom sized prints cost the same as the next stock size up.

Traditional framing

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Panoramic print, framed

Traditional frames are a black painted wooden profile, with a white mat and plain glass, and are supplied ready to hang. Sizes are:

The height of each frame varies with the height of the image. As a guide, refer to the individual image pages for specific image heights, and add the following amounts to calculate the height of your chosen framed print:

Frame sizes are external dimensions; all sizes are nominal. Add an additional 10mm to the finished frame height for Premium prints.

Other frame colours and/or finishes, non-reflective or museum glass, acrylic, and custom framing can be arranged on request, quoted on an individual basis; please contact us to enquire.

Framing is normally only available for customers in Hong Kong, as shipping framed prints internationally is rarely cost-effective. However, we are happy to supply a quote for shipping on request. Please contact us with your enquiry. We offer unframed prints for overseas customers, so the framing can be carried out by your local supplier.

Face mounting

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Panoramic print, face mounted

Face mounting offers a clean, contemporary display option.

Your print is mounted to a sheet of 4mm acrylic using special optically clear adhesive, and backed with a 4mm aluminium dibond sheet for perfect flatness. No frame, no borders; your print just floats in space in front of your wall.

Face mounting includes an aluminium framework on the rear of the print to provide complete rigidity and make hanging easy. A wooden hanging block to attach to your wall is included.

Prints for face mounting are made on C-type gloss paper; for additional visual impact, metallic gloss paper is also available – particularly effective for landscape or night-time images. C-type prints are developed with traditional chemicals, and while not as stable as inkjet prints, will still last for many years.

Panoramic prints of single images are face mounted with no border. Single images need to be cropped slightly to allow for the borderless finish. Prints consisting of multiple images have a thin white border for best visual effect.

Our stock sizes for face mounted prints are:

Print sizes for face mounting

The height of each print varies with the height of the image. Please refer to the individual image pages for specific image heights, and the maximum prints size available. Custom sizes are available on request; please contact us. As special order items, custom sized prints cost the same as the next stock size up.

The face mounting process is priced by the square cm, so the cost for each panoramic print is different. Please refer to the individual image pages for prices of face mounting specific images.

Face mounting is normally only available for customers in Hong Kong, as shipping finished facemounted prints internationally is rarely cost-effective. However, we are happy to supply a quote for shipping on request. Please contact us with your enquiry. We offer unmounted prints for overseas customers, so the face mounting can be carried out by your local supplier.

Canvas prints

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Panoramic canvas print, gallery wrapped

Canvas prints provide an economical option for presentation, particularly for larger print sizes.

Heavyweight 100% cotton white canvas is finished with a water-based flexible varnish in your choice of Gloss, Satin or Matte to provide UV protection and water resistance, giving your prints longevity of many years.

Canvas prints are produced with a 3in (76mm) white border, to allow for gallery wrapping onto a stretcher frame.

Our stock sizes for canvas prints are:

Canvas print sizes

The height of each canvas print varies with the height of the image. Please refer to the individual image pages for specific image heights, and the maximum prints size available. Custom sizes are available on request; please contact us. As special order items, custom sized prints cost the same as the next stock size up.

A gallery wrap finish on a wooden stretcher frame completes your print at a fraction of the cost of traditional framing. Stretchers are quality pine, 1.5in (38mm) thick, braced to prevent warping or twisting, and are supplied ready to hang. Stretchers are available for prints up to 120in (3 meters) wide.

The stretching process is normally only available for customers in Hong Kong, as shipping finished stretched prints internationally is rarely cost-effective. However, we are happy to supply a quote for shipping on request. Please contact us with your enquiry. We offer unframed canvas prints for overseas customers, so the stretching process can be carried out by your local supplier.

Delivery

Unframed prints are usually produced and despatched within a couple of days, but can take a week during busy periods. Please allow two weeks before despatch if framing, face mounting or canvas stretching is also required.

Delivery charges include protective packaging, registration for tracking, insurance, and postage or freight charges.

Hong Kong orders
Delivery of framed, mounted or stretched canvas prints in the Hong Kong SAR is only available by courier. Unframed prints can be delivered in Hong Kong either by courier, or (rolled in a tube only) by mail. There are two locations (Discovery Bay and Wan Chai) where you can elect to collect your prints at no charge. Installation can be arranged for a reasonable fee; please enquire.

International orders
Unframed prints prints for overseas destinations are supplied rolled in rigid, protective packaging for you to get framed or mounted by your local supplier. They can be despatched either by Hongkong Post air mail or by air freight via DHL. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery to overseas destinations by mail. International air freight is quicker – usually about a week – but more expensive. Depending on your location, you may also have to pay import duty or VAT.

Shipping framed, mounted or stretched prints internationally is rarely cost-effective, but contact us if you would like a quote.