ArmyOfCatsPrints

Designer Art, Prints, & Posters by Graham Pilling

Leeds, United Kingdom | 804 Sales

ArmyOfCatsPrints

Designer Art, Prints, & Posters by Graham Pilling

Leeds, United Kingdom 804 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(121)

Announcement   ** IMPORTANT Last posting dates of 2018 **
Post is always busy this time of year, so in order to give things the best chance of arriving in time for the holidays, my last posting date for overseas orders will be Fri 14th Dec, and for UK orders it will be Weds 19th.

Orders after that will be held back and shipped in the New Year when I've popped back out of my brief hibernation!

You can see Royal Mail's recommended last posting dates here: https://www.royalmail.com/christmas/last-posting-dates/

Thanks so much for your support and custom this year!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2018

** IMPORTANT Last posting dates of 2018 **
Post is always busy this time of year, so in order to give things the best chance of arriving in time for the holidays, my last posting date for overseas orders will be Fri 14th Dec, and for UK orders it will be Weds 19th.

Orders after that will be held back and shipped in the New Year when I've popped back out of my brief hibernation!

You can see Royal Mail's recommended last posting dates here: https://www.royalmail.com/christmas/last-posting-dates/

Thanks so much for your support and custom this year!

Graham Pilling

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About

Hi there, my name is Graham Pilling, and Army of Cats is the studio name for my creative output of graphic design, illustration and print making.

The majority of the work you will see here in my Etsy Emporium is screen printed - and what a beautiful medium it is!

In a world of soulless digital reproductions created with the click of a button, screen printed (or silkscreened) art truly stands out. It's almost like there's a little bit of magic in the ink - you can see it in the vibrant colours and feel it in the honest, hand crafted nature of the process.

My work often references my love of the outdoors and of hills, trees and landscapes. Sometimes I explore ideas which I find funny or thoughtful. Other times I will be working to create art which documents other people's talents - such as music and film posters.

My print and poster work has kept me busy travelling, and I've exhibited and sold work internationally: from London, to Hamburg, to Barcelona, and even as far as Austin, Texas.

I genuinely love creating original, printed artifacts and am delighted to share them with you - thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you like.

Shop members

  • Graham Pilling

    Owner, Designer, Head Honcho, Chief Coffee Drinker, Cat Wrangler

Shop policies

Last updated on August 25, 2015
Hi there - thanks for taking the time to look at my shop policies. If you have any questions at all, please drop me a line.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I have yet to hear from an irreversibly unhappy AoC/Shop customer! However, in the unlikely event that your poster or print arrives damaged, I would be happy to discuss how we can rectify the situation to your satisfaction - please contact me post haste!
Payment
Please make payment via PayPal at the time of ordering. Please note you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make a transaction.

If you would prefer to pay by alternative means, such as Pound Sterling cheque, please drop me a line and we'll work something out.
Shipping
* POSTAL FREQUENCY: I generally ship once a week and will let you know by email when your order has been dispatched. If you have a particular time you need the item to arrive by (such as in the case of a birthday gift) please let me know in the order comments.

While I always do my best to send out orders as quickly as I can, Sometimes an order might be sent the *following* week. Please bear in mind when ordering!

- Orders in the UK are sent out First Class Royal Mail (please double check your address at the time of payment).

- International Orders are sent using a standard Airmail service. Delivery is normally around 2 weeks from dispatch but can sometimes take longer - while I hope your order reaches you speedily, I also thank you for your patience in case it is delayed!

This standard airmail service does not offer tracking, so I cannot be held responsible for orders that are lost in transit. So far I've been fortunate that all my orders have arrived safely to their destinations, but if you would find reassurance in having a tracked shipment, let me know and we'll work something out.

TAXES/CUSTOMS FEES: International customers are responsible for any and/or all Customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries, should they be assessed.

* PACKAGING: posters are bagged in large eco-friendly plastic bags and rolled up inside sturdy cardboard tubes - this means if the tube gets damp during transit your order will remain safe and dry inside.

Multiple poster orders are sometimes shipped flat and reinforced with cardboard, and smaller items are shipped in plastic postal bags or smaller packets.

Wherever possible I try to recycle and reuse packaging materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
THE NATURE OF SCREENPRINTED ART:

The 'hand made' nature of silkscreen printing means that every print is a unique piece of art, right down to its tiny imperfections. However, I never include mis-prints in an edition, nor do I ship any prints which I do not think are up to the standard of the rest of the run or which I would not be happy to display on my own wall.

All of my prints are printed on good-standard card or art paper, usually around 240/300gsm in weight. Some posters with heavy print coverage may have a slight 'warping' to the substrate where a lot of ink has absorbed in - this can be fixed by flattening (see below) and should not even be noticable once framed/hung.

Posters will sometimes stay rolled after they have been shipped. Never attempt to flatten out a poster by rolling it back on itself as this will result in damage and creasing. The best way to flatten a poster is simply to lay it out flat, arched side up, and use some heavy books to keep it in place. After a couple of days the poster should flatten out naturally and be ready to hang or frame.

Screenprinted art is not indestructable and requires your care! Prints can fade or be damaged if kept in moist environments or if exposed to too much direct sunlight. In order to enjoy your art for many years, I recommend posters be professionally framed to archival standards, or kept in an airtight plan-chest only to be opened and looked at on special occasions.

When framing a poster, it is always advisable to use a mount or mat -- which is the card border around the edge, between the print and the frame. This keeps the print away from the surface of the glass. Prints framed directly against the glass run the risk of sticking to it after prolonged periods of time.

The vast majority of people who purchase my work end up very happy with their new art purchases (which, in turn, sincerely makes me very happy) but every now and again someone is unhappy because they thought they were purchasing something other than what I describe my work to be.

I go out of my way to try and make clients and customers happy, but in an effort to avoid grievances before they happen, for the avoidance of any doubt: my work is printed by hand and is therefore flawed. Usually quite imperceptibly so, but flawed nonetheless.

If the idea of tiny ink spots, marks, or smudges which are part of a hand-made process bother you then purchase at your own risk or not at all!

I have a huge appreciation for the screenprinted medium and own countless prints by lots of amazing artists and designers, many of which are far from pristine but which are loved nonetheless. If you can get behind that, they you'll get on with screenprinted art just fine. That's the spirit!
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can see Etsy's Privacy Policy here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/legal/privacy

1. Personal information I collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Legal bases to collect, use, and share personal information

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Personal information and Third Parties

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. How long personal information is held

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Personal information outside of Europe

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

-Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
-Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
-Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
-Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Graham Pilling, am the data controller of your personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at gdpilling [!at] gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Graham Pilling, 28 Claremont Street, Leeds, LS12 3EE.