Fine Art Print Information

Original Fine Art Prints Created by Martin

Our ‘original’ prints are created with care, stamped and signed by Martin, and delivered to your door rolled, ready for framing. Our standard sizes range from 13 x 19 inch to a massive 44 x 62 inches. In the case of panorama photographs, we can go even longer. We use only top quality Breathing Color matte, gloss, and metallic fine art media.

As an experienced printer and author of the Craft & Vision best-selling 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.

Buying Prints

Shopping Cart Button

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You can currently buy our original fine art prints from our Portfolio galleries by clicking on the shopping cart icon in the viewer. If you don’t see the shopping cart icon, click the tab in the middle of the bottom edge of the image, or press down arrow on your keyboard to show the filmstrip, and click the cart icon indicated in green on the screenshot to the right.

Once you click the shopping cart icon, a size and price list will appear to the right of the photograph for you to make your selection by changing the number of prints you’d like for any specific size or finish. Once you have made your selection, press the Update Cart button on the bottom right of the window. You can place as many prints as you’d like in your shopping cart before proceeding to payment to complete your order.

If you see a photo anywhere on this web site that you’d like to buy as a print or for commercial or editorial use, please right click it and copy the image link to your clipboard, and then contact us with details of your request.

Materials

Our original fine art prints are proofed and printed with utmost care by Martin with a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 large format printer using Canon Lucia Pro pigment inks and Chroma Optimizer for a finish on our gloss and metallic prints similar to traditional silver-halide photographic prints. Note that Chroma Optimizer is not used or required on matte fine art media. We use archival fine art papers from Breathing Color for our matte finish prints, certified for 100+ years. The Gloss and Metallic finishes available are rated for around 50 years, so they are great to enjoy as art prints, though they are not archival.

Selecting a Finish

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.

Packaging

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.

MBP Fine Art Print in Tube

Postage & Insurance

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, but should you be unsuccessful we will follow up in Japan too. For domestic purchases (within Japan) we will work with Kuroneko directly. Either way, if your print is damaged in transit, you will get a replacement free of charge.

Delivery Times

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 contact us beforehand to check on delivery times or allow plenty of time.

Print & Border Sizes

We currently offer the following 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. The image will be printed to fit inside the image cell.

If you require print or border sizes not listed here, please contact us and we will work to your needs.

Print Size (Inch) Print Size (mm) Image Cell (mm) Border Dimensions (mm)
13 x 19 329 x 483  263.2 x 417.2 top 23, sides 32.9, bottom 42.8
18 x 24 457.2 x 609.6  365.8 x 518.2  top 32, sides 45.7, bottom 59.4
24 x 36 609.6 x 914.4 524.3 x 829.1  top 34.14, sides 42.67, bottom 51.21
30 x 44 762 x 1117.6  655.3 x 1010.9  top 42.67, sides 53.34, bottom 64.01
44 x 62 1117.6 x 1574.8  961.1 x 1418.3  top 62.59, sides 78.23, bottom 93.88

 

Here is a mockup of the borders that you’ll see on a 13 x 19 inch print.

 

Journey Begins

 

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.

 

Gentoo Point - Antarctica

 

Panorama Prints

Wide aspect images can be created as very wide panoramic prints, like the one in the below photograph. In this case with border sizes of 42.7mm on the top, 61mm sides and a 79.2 bottom border. If you would prefer panoramic image borders or you would prefer a longer print instead of the standard page sizes stated, please do drop us a line including the image title and we’ll work to your needs.

 

Martin with 2 x 4 Foot Print on Optica One

Martin with 2 x 4 Foot Print on Optica One

 

Commercial Use?

If you would like to use any of the images on this site for commercial use, please look for the image in the Portfolio section, search for the image on OFFSET, or contact us and we’ll send you a link to buy a license from.

Questions?

If you have any questions or special requirements at all, just let us know. We’ll make it happen!

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Photographer’s Friend was born of Martin’s desire to quickly find Depth of Field ranges and Hyperfocal Distance in the field,¬†and at the same time, calculate multi-filter Neutral Density shutter speeds without changing apps. If you don’t have a timer in your camera or cable release, the ND calculator has one built in, and alerts can be enabled to display even after you’ve close the app!

There is detailed help and links to relevant information right there in the app, and Photographer’s Friend runs on any sized screen iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and works perfectly in the iPad Split Screen mode, making it an invaluable tool for studying or writing about photography on your iPad. It truly is a Photographer’s Friend!

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