Buy Maps & Antique Art of Scotland; giclée art prints

Edinburgh, United Kingdom | 375 Sales


Buy Maps & Antique Art of Scotland; giclée art prints

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 375 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   I produce gorgeous fine art prints on the very best, archival, fine art paper available. I specialise in historical map prints. Made with delight to last generations.


Last updated on Jan 17, 2019

I produce gorgeous fine art prints on the very best, archival, fine art paper available. I specialise in historical map prints. Made with delight to last generations.


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Since last update- I've moved! It was a big one too. I am now located in Galicia. Still making historical map prints of my old hometown, Leith. Worldwide shipping, 2 production days of all maps. Now from Spain.
Gorgeous map of Scottish Clans, buy with three options; Giclée, Poster Paper or Photocopy only from Alden Fine Print, Edinburgh.
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Antique, retro and vintage map prints. From Scotland.

I believe I can offer a truly unique approach to printing; I care about the detail of each individual image produced, I take time to proof images to collaborate with artists to 'get it right'. I aim to delight my customers with tenacious high standards, I am a stickler for perfection and really enjoy working with like-minded artists.

With my company "Alden Fine Print & Co." I prefer to work on large limited edition runs, rather than individual prints due to the amount of time involved in proofing fine art work. However, Etsy allows me to offer a straightforward service to a broader audience and I'm delighted to provide the same 'gallery quality' prints to you.

The combination of pigment ink and acid free matt papers are lightfast for a minimum of 100 years under glass.

Introduced to Etsy and inspired by its wonderful users, community and quality I'm excited to offer a wider audience the finest prints available,

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  • Callum

    Owner, Printer

    With ten years experience working in the world of printing, I now focus entirely on producing specialist art prints. With my company "Alden Fine Print & Co." I create the most delicious limited editions, I'm proud my work will will last generations.

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Last updated on Jan 3, 2019
Frequently asked questions
🔎 What does 'Giclée' or 'Museum Quality' mean?

'Giclée' is a loosely used term which often describes printing at a high resolution with accurate colour. The term is not maintained by any international body and you should be aware that not all giclée prints are created equal!

I use the term 'Giclée' along with 'museum quality' in promotion and on my website, as it is widely understood and requested by artists when they want high quality prints.

The technical term for what I produce is Archival Pigment Print.

So 'Giclée' or 'Museum Quality' = Archival Pigment Print; which is a long lasting print made with ink that won't deteriorate and paper than doesn't discolour... for a minimum of 60 years.

📜 What is 'Archival' paper?

'Archival' paper refers to paper that has little or no acid content. This material will hold pigment colour for a LONG time, unlike photo paper which tends to fade or deteriorate.

'Archival' papers hold pigment inks and clarity for a minimum of 60 years. That means what you're buying is an investment, not a short-lived piece of 'wall art'.

My 'Giclée' prints are made on Epson, 320gsm "Cold Press", matt, textured, heavyweight card. This is a cotton based acid free paper, which guarantees 'Archival' standards expected by galleries and museums.

This is one of the most highly regarded fine art papers used by professional artists and museums. I know you will love your 'Giclée' print, and delight in it for years.

💧 What is 'Pigment Ink'?

Pigmented ink is made from particles of pigment suspended in liquid, when printed the pigment settles into the tiny fibers that make up fine art paper. As the ink drys, the pigment particles get stuck in the fibers.

Pigment is very long lasting, in a museum archive (out of UV light) pigment ink can last 400 years without any noticeable change.

Epson guarantees archival standards for a minimum of 100 years with the inkset I currently use. This is based on a framed print behind glass out of 'direct sunlight'.

My aim is to create true likenesses of an original work, a likeness that will not diminish or fade over time, pigment inks offer the only way to truly achieve this.

🔎 Your vintage prints look 'dirty' do you restore them?

These giclée prints are made from digitised originals (scanned at high resolution). Many of the atlases and town plans were originally folded. I DO NOT remove these fold marks, minor scuffs or torn parchment. I think these details add to the 'vintage' look and feel of the reproduction.

There are companies online who offer antique maps which have been 'restored', I can't say I'm a fan of this style.

It should be noted that the colours displayed online are an approximation and won't match the print when you hold it in your hands. This is due to the mismatch between colours that can be displayed on a computer screen and those that can be reproduced on paper.

✂️ Can I order a 'Custom Size' print or add a margin?

You may request to add a blank margin to be the final print size. Allowing for a professional framer to create a mount for your poster, please contact me to arrange this as I DO NOT include any margin for mounting as standard.

I would be very happy to create a 'Custom Size' print for you. Please contact me to discuss options before ordering.

⏳ What is 'Processing Time'

Each order is custom made. 'Processing Time' refers to the time it takes me to print your order, dry the print and package for delivery.

Standard processing time is 2-3 working days, postage is then made.

See: "What are the delivery / shipping options?" below for descriptions of the various delivery services I use.

📦 What are the Delivery / Shipping options?

You must upgrade to First Class Tracked or Courier Shipping option to enable tracking of your item during delivery. It is not too late - contact me if you did not upgrade during checkout.

Our Courier Shipping option is the absolute best, fastest and most reliable shipping service offered. It is highly recommended. Almost 99% of items dispatched with Courier Shipping are received within 1-2 working days.

Courier Shipping includes worldwide tracking.

🗻 Do these prints come framed?

Your print will NOT be delivered framed. I do not offering framing, nor can I offer a mount. The image shown in my listing is for illustration only.

If you're based in the UK I can recommend a wonderful Edinburgh based company called "Frame Works" who manufacture the most wonderful archival frames, for museum quality they really are the people to talk to.

Alternatively, in the UK "John Lewis" offer ISO A-size photo frames of good quality.

For a less expensive, off-the-shelf option; Amazon stock frames to suit the majority of my prints. ie. just search for "A1" or "A2" photo frames.

And this is a really great design also:

🚀 Do you offer a priority / expedited print service?

Yes, I can offer expedited printing. If require your print urgently I can arrange to expedite the processing time.

I can, if pre-arranged, print and dispatch within 24 hours of payment.

Ideal for a last minute birthday gift!

Please contact me before purchasing to confirm additional costs for this upgraded service.

Upgraded service is available worldwide, next-day priority delivery with FedEx is often the best option.