Production, delivery, and guarantee

All prints are produced at professional print labs specifically chosen for their quality. To keep costs down, prints are shipped directly from the printer to you. I use one print lab in Canada and another in the USA. These are used as follows:

  • For shipping to a location outside of Canada, choose “USD” as your currency when shopping and your orders will be printed in the US and shipped to any location worldwide.

  • For shipping to a location in Canada, choose “CAD” as your currency when shopping and your orders will be printed in Canada and shipped within Canada. Note that it is possible to order from the USA store and ship to Canada if you choose “USD” as your currency. One reason to do this is that the choice of mediums is slightly different. For example, the Vivid Metal prints are only available through the US print lab. The equivalent of a metal print from the Canadian print lab is the Plexi Face Mount which is printed on metal paper and bonded to a plexiglass sheet. These are ultimately better as the finish is smoother but they are more expensive.

Please note that due to the myriad ways in which images can be viewed on this site, the colors in the printed image may not precisely match what you see on your device. Apart from this, the images you see are printed as-is, without a signature or logo.

If you have any concerns about the final product, please contact me within fourteen days of receiving your purchase and I’ll do my very best to work with you and the print lab so that you’re satisfied with your print.

Placing an order

Ordering is straightforward but there may be various options available depending on which print lab you are ordering from. Please read further below to find out about the options. Make sure you select “CAD” as your currency if you’re shipping to Canada and “USD” for shipping to all other countries. You can also select “USD” and ship to Canada if you specifically want to order something from the US print lab.

Ignore any questions or notes about cropping that you may see during the checkout process. If you have a particular image in mind that you don’t see here or if you need any other help placing an order, please contact me.


Formats

In terms of image proportions, you’ll find three different formats for the images on this site:

  • Horizontal images are wider than they are taller and are ideal for larger wall spaces. These are usually 3:2 aspect ratio. They tend to be more expansive in nature with a strong sense of environment in the image. These images can work well at smaller sizes but they are absolutely stunning in large sizes.

  • Vertical images are taller than they are wider and are ideal for narrow wall spaces. These are usually 2:3 aspect ratio. These images are often either intimate portraits or unusual scenes such as those that show reflections in water. Vertical images are often best presented in smaller sizes.

  • Square images tend to be intimate portraits and often show a special connection between the photographer and the subject. This format is becoming more and more popular due to its increased use in online media. In a small size, square prints are ideal for intimate spaces. In a large size, they can be very dramatic and will draw plenty of attention in a larger space with their intense focus on the subject.


Mediums from Canadian print lab

Prints produced in Canada are available in four mediums, each chosen for its unique and special qualities. There are two mediums that require further mounting and framing, and two mediums that come ready to hang.

Note that not all mediums are available in all sizes. If you don’t see a particular size or medium that you’re after, please feel free to contact me and I’ll happily work with you to figure out a solution.

Prints that require mounting or framing

  • Giclée Prints are inkjet prints on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper. This is a heavier, alpha-cellulose-based, archival-quality paper coated with barium sulphate (a natural mineral similar to clay) that gives it a high-gloss finish. These prints have the look and feel of a traditional analogue medium while meeting the most exacting standards for age resistance. This medium works well for all types of images and the prints have a beautiful, classic look and texture to them.

  • Metallic Paper Prints are printed on Kodak Professional Endura Premier Metallic paper using a thermal dye sublimation process. They have a distinctive and dramatic appearance due to the metallic surface. If you’ve never seen images printed on this medium you will be floored when you first see one. They have an unmatched depth and vibrancy and work especially well for images with lots of color, depth, and contrast.

Ready-to-hang prints

  • Canvas Wrap prints have a refreshing look about them that can work well with more traditional decors. They are printed on archival-quality Hahnemühle Metallic Canvas using a Giclée inkjet method. The canvas is then stretched and stapled onto a stretcher bar frame and finished with a paper backing, a mounting hook, and bumpers to protect your wall. The side of the frame will have a mirror image of the border around the front of the print.

  • Plexi Face Mount images are the ultimate way to present an image. They have a clean, contemporary style that works well for modern decors. The image is printed on metallic paper and this alone delivers an incredible presentation. The special part comes when the print is fused to a smooth, clear, 6mm-thick plexiglass sheet which further boosts sharpness and saturation and protects the image from scratches and dirt. The bonding of the image to the glass minimises unwanted reflections. The print is finished with a 3mm-thick Sintra (PVC) back and an attached bar for hanging.


Mediums from USA print lab

Prints produced in the USA are available in four mediums, each chosen for its unique and special qualities. There are two mediums that require further mounting and framing, and two mediums that come ready to hang.

Note that not all mediums are available in all sizes. If you don’t see a particular size or medium that you’re after, please feel free to contact me and I’ll happily work with you to figure out a solution.

Prints that require mounting or framing

  • Metallic Paper Prints are printed on Kodak Professional Endura Premier Metallic paper using a thermal dye sublimation process. They have a distinctive and dramatic appearance due to the metallic surface. If you’ve never seen images printed on this medium you will be floored when you first see one. They have an unmatched depth and vibrancy and work especially well for images with lots of color, depth, and contrast.

  • Fine Art Prints are printed using an inkjet process on a paper that is similar in look and feel to watercolor paper. This paper has a matte finish. These prints have a classic look to them.

Note that you can have your print mounted on a 3/6” foam core board to give it extra support. Edit the item in your cart to add this option. This makes it easier to frame and it’s important to note that you should still frame prints mounted on foam core. In fact they will eventually warp if not framed.

Ready-to-hang prints

  • Canvas Wrap prints have a refreshing look about them that can work well with more traditional decors. The canvas has a “pearl” base to it that gives the print a vibrant and vivid finish. The canvas is wrapped around a 1.5” wooden stretcher frame.

  • Vivid Metal prints are the ultimate in definition and clarity and well suited to modern decors. The image is printed onto a metal sheet using a dye sublimation process. The metal is prepared with a white base which gives the image a fresh, bright appearance. Note that the metal surface undergoes a series of coating procedures prior to printing. There are minor variations and imperfections on the surface of the metal. The print lab makes every effort to reduce their visibility but these should be accepted as an organic characteristic of this medium. A float mount is standard for offsetting the image from the wall. For sizes smaller than 11x14 it is possible to order a small metal easel instead of the float mount. Edit the item in your cart to change this option.