Our ‘original’ prints, are created with care, stamped and signed by Martin, and delivered to your door rolled, ready for framing. These can be as large as 24 x 36 inch prints, or longer in the case of panorama photographs. We use only top quality Breathing Color matte, gloss and metallic fine art media.
As author of the Craft & Vision ebook Making the Print – Printing Techniques For the Digital Photographer (A Masterclass) Martin literally wrote the book on printing, so we are confident that the quality of our prints will meet and hopefully exceed your expectations.
Our original fine art prints are proofed and printed with utmost care by Martin with an imagePROGRAF iPF6350 large format printer using Canon pigment inks. We use archival fine art papers from Breathing Color for our matte and gloss finish prints, certified for 100+ years. The Metallic finish available is rated for 50 years.
If you intend to frame your print under plexiglass or glass, we recommend a matte finish, as this reduces reflection, and the glass also adds a certain amount of gloss look to the print. Our gloss papers are a beautiful Baryta finish as opposed to a full-on gloss paper, so reflection is not a big problem. We also use an incredible Metallic gloss paper with a depth similar to looking at a slide on a light table. This really suits black and white images, as well as images with lots of dark areas and large swaths of color.
Prints are rolled and shipped in a sturdy card tubes to ensure that prints arrive without damage. We also wrap a sheet of paper around the rolled print, to prevent the print from opening up to fill the tube. This makes it very easy to remove the print. Each print also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, to prove that it’s an original Martin Bailey print, and also containing details on the photograph as well as production information, such as the paper, printer and inks used. For more information on packaging, see our video in this post.
All shipments to countries outside of Japan are by EMS. Domestic postage (inside Japan) is by Kuroneko (Yamato Unyu). Your shipment will be insured in case of damage. We have not had any problems so far, but should your package be damaged on arrival, please contact us as soon as possible.
For insurance claims outside of Japan, you will be required to contact your local post office to initiate a claim. In Japan, we will work with Kuroneko directly. Either way, if your print is damaged in transit, you will get a replacement free of charge.
In general, your prints will be created on demand and shipped within 72 hours of placing your order. Because they are all created personally by Martin though, if you happen to place your order while Martin is away on assignment, it could take us longer to fulfill your order. If your order is time critical, please either mail us to check on delivery, or allow plenty of time.
We currently offer the following standard sizes. Note that for some panorama images, there may be a larger top and bottom border. The Image Cell sizes given below are the maximum sizes that the image will be printed on the sheet, but due to varying aspect ratios may be slightly less on the long or short sides. Basically the image will be printed to fit inside the image cell.
If you require print or border sizes not listed here, select the required paper size and enter the top, bottom and side border sizes you require in the comment field when you check out, or contact us to let us know. We can work to your needs.
|Print Size (Inch)||Print Size (mm)||Image Cell (mm)||Border Dimensions|
|8.5 x 11||215.9 x 279.4||172.7 x 236.3||top 15.1 mm, sides 21.6 mm, bottom 28.1 mm|
|12 x 17||304.8 x 431.8||243.9 x 370.6||top 21.3 mm, sides 30.5 mm, bottom 39.6 mm|
|13 x 19||329 x 483||263.2 x 417.2||top 23 mm, sides 32.9 mm, bottom 42.8 mm|
|17 x 24||431.8 x 609.6||345.4 x 523.2||top 30.2 mm, sides 43.2 mm, bottom 56.1 mm|
|24 x 36||609 x 914||508 x 792.4|| top 35.6 mm, sides 61 mm, bottom 66 mm|
(slightly narrower top and bottom borders)
NOTE: We are currently in the process of installing a larger printer, but it will take a while to update the print products to allow order for larger prints. If you want a size larger than the above, please contact us and we’ll prioritize updating your selection print(s).
The images used throughout our shopping cart are based on 13×19″ print dimensions, as below.
The stamp used is 15 x 15mm, so for larger prints the relationship between the print and the stamp size varies. Here’s an example of a signed and stamped 24 x 36 inch print.
Wide aspect images can be created as very wide panoramic prints, such as this 24 x 48 inch print, in this case with border sizes of 42.7mm on the top, 61mm sides and a 79.2 bottom border. You’ll usually find the additional panoramic size in the Size pull-down on product page, but if you don’t see this for a panoramic image, drop us a line including the image title and we’ll get it added for you.
If you have any questions or special requirements at all, just let us know. We’ll make it happen!