Thanks very much if you are considering purchasing any of my images! I sell my work through GeoGalleries. Orders are sent to a Hahnemühle-certified art reproduction and photo printing company to produce and ship final products that meet the standards set by demanding photographers such as myself.
While I've selected some popular print products for my work on that site, I am happy to offer other print dimensions or media choices to meet your specific display needs. A variety of textures, backing materials, framing and hanging options are available. Please contact me using the form on the "About Me" page if you would like to discuss other options or volume purchases.
My images are very high resolution, so quite large print sizes are feasible. However, in addition to wall space considerations, it is usually best to choose a print size based on the typical distance from which the print will be viewed. A rule of thumb is to choose a size such that the viewing distance is 1 to 1.5 times the diagonal measurement of the print. For example, a 20" x 30" print may be best appreciated by the viewer from a distance of 36" to 54" (3' to 4.5'). Obviously, this is a subjective consideration but it may help you with your sizing decision.
Note that with the exception of panoramas and a few other selected images, I've used the standard 35mm "3:2" format (the length of the long side of the image is 1.5 times the length of the short side). This means that while the full image will be visible in, for example, a 30 " x 20" print, some of the edges will be lost when printed in other commercially available sizes (for instance, 20" x 20" square format). If you have a need for a specific dimension, I will be happy to try to crop the image to fit the dimension you require and will send you a sample of the image so you can decide if you like it.
Metal, canvas, acrylic and archival quality paper prints will all produce superb results, and the choice is really one of personal taste, decor and the cost of materials.
Metal Print Details
With metal prints, the image is sublimated onto the surface of rigid aluminum panels to provide an exceptionally durable print with a modern look.
Metal surface options are typically a white base (to maximize color and contrast) or a silver base (provides a more metallic look to maximize luminescence effect to emphasize image density and contrast). Glossy or glare-free surfaces are available for both base types.
Metal prints are usually fitted with a wall mounting to stiffen the metal sheet and lift it from the surface of the wall by about 1", which provides a "floating" effect. Without the wall mounting, the metal sheet can be placed inside a frame. Smaller sizes (up to 12" x 18") can also fitted with a table-top easel back.
With canvas prints, the image is applied to museum quality canvas using archival-grade ink. The canvas is then stretched over a frame and covered with a backer to create a box-like structure that is typically 3/4 to 1.5 inches thick. The canvas frame can then be embedded in an outer frame (which is the classical means of displaying historical artwork in museums) or hung directly on the wall (what you often see in modern art galleries).
If an external frame is to be used, the image on the canvas is generally extended only to the front edge of the frame. If no external frame is used, the image on the canvas is often wrapped around around the outside of the frame and extended to the wall (a "gallery" wrap).
Canvas finishes are available in metallic (excellent for black and white photography), gloss and matte.
Fine Art Paper Details
With fine art paper prints, the image is applied using archival-grade ink to heavy (310-320 gm), gallery-grade photographic paper (for example, Hahnemühle). A variety of paper finishes (matte, gloss, textured, etc.) are available.
The paper can be delivered in a roll form (for self-mounting and framing), or can be mounted by the printer on rigid backing (Artboard, Gator Board) in a variety of thicknesses for framing.
The print can be extended to the edge of the paper ("borderless"), or a white border can be be provided (1/2", 1", or 2").
Acrylic Print Details
Acrylic prints start with a print made on Fine Art Paper (satin luster or metallic pearl), which is then face mounted to the back of a 1/4” acrylic panels with a polished edge.
The acrylic panel can be ordered with a polished shine or no glare finish, and a backing (paper or Dibond aluminum sheet). Hardware is provided to mount the Acrylic panel to the wall and to elevate it slightly to provide a "floating" effect.
Other Printing Options
Prints can be customized in other ways and applied to other types of media (wood, ceramic, etc). If there are any options that I haven't mentioned, just let me know!