ArchivalArtPrint

Long-lasting accurate reproductions of vintage artworks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 46 Sales

ArchivalArtPrint

Long-lasting accurate reproductions of vintage artworks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 46 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

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Callum

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Announcement   With ArchivalArtPrint I concentrate primarily on producing prints of fabulous vintage artworks and posters on archival material that will last a lifetime.

Custom Orders are always welcome, each and every item can be customised for a special occasion; wedding, birthday or present. Just get in touch to discuss, or take a look at the options in my other shop: http://customisedartprint.etsy.com

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2017

With ArchivalArtPrint I concentrate primarily on producing prints of fabulous vintage artworks and posters on archival material that will last a lifetime.

Custom Orders are always welcome, each and every item can be customised for a special occasion; wedding, birthday or present. Just get in touch to discuss, or take a look at the options in my other shop: http://customisedartprint.etsy.com

Callum

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5 out of 5 stars
(6)
dimabekker

dimabekker on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent quality prints, excellent paper! Shipped the next day after ordering. Great vendor - provided a replacement shipment when the original was delayed in international mail.

Carly Deering

Carly Deering on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Superb service- I wanted something bespoke and I got such friendly, helpful and excellent help- the prints arrived super quick and I'm thrilled with them: great quality, beautiful prints. Huge thanks!

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Updates

The entire Nasa / JPL Space Tourism poster set is available as giclée prints!
detail on Hammershøi's "Interior with Young Woman from Behind" reproduced on Hahnemuehle PhotoRag
Lithographically printed NASA expoplanet posters, in sharp detail here...
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About

My company 'Alden Fine Print & Co.' offers an art-centric giclée printing service, exquisite 'signature quality' limited editions and photographic prints that last a life-time. I produce the most gorgeous fine art prints at the highest resolution and on the best archival, acid free fine art papers available.

My primary Etsy shop can be found at: http://aldenfineprint.etsy.com

I've opened this shop to specifically sell reproductions of vintage artworks which I delight in creating.

Shop members

  • Callum

    Owner, Printer

    With ten years experience working in the world of print, I now focus on producing archival pigment prints for artists at my company "Alden Fine Print & Co." I'm delighted to offer fine art prints of Art and Vintage Posters with this shop.

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  • Alden Fine Print

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Alden Fine Print is a one man fine art print company that produces the highest quality art prints on the best acid free art paper available using pigment ink, creating what is know as Giclée. They produce all of ArchivalArtPrint's Giclée Prints.

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Last updated on May 18, 2017
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 and galleries. However 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 does 'Litho' or 'Lithography' mean?

'Litho' printing is the most common, high-volume, commercial printing technology, also known as Offset Lithography. The image is burned onto a metal plate using a laser, which is then loaded onto the printing press. This image is then transferred (or offset) onto a rubber blanket and then onto the printing surface – be it paper, card or plastics.

Its a a modern reincarnation of Gutenberg's printing press. Age old technology.

📜 What is 'Fine Art' or 'Archival' paper?

Available on items referred to as 'Giclée'; 'Fine Art' paper has a natural construction, photo papers are not 'Fine Art' (often full of chemical 'brighteners') disintegrate over a short time... think of a washed out sepia photos.

Our 'Fine Art' papers hold original printed colour 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'.

I tend to print on Hahnemühle, 300gsm Matt FineArt – smooth or textured† heavyweight card, its 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 print.

💧 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 60 years with the inkset and paper combination used. 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 oldest works 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 deliver.

Standard processing time is 1-3 working days, postage is then made with Royal Mail within the UK (or passed to other ground-based service for the rest of the world). For bulk purchases Worldwide Courier can be arranged, please contact me before purchasing to discuss additional costs.

🚚 What are the Delivery / Shipping Options?

Only options titled 'Guaranteed' are so. International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

UK
• ​Standard; Signed for 2nd Class (2-3 working days)
Upgrade:
• ​1st Class (1-2 working days)
• Special Delivery (Guaranteed Next Working Day by 9AM)
• Special Delivery (Guaranteed Next Working Day by 1PM)

International
• Standard; ​Royal Mail Int'l Tracked & Signed (5-7 Days)
Upgrade:
• ​Parcelforce Worldwide globalexpress (1-2 Days)
• FedEx (Guaranteed Next-Day, contact me to discuss)

Customs delays CAN occur: It is not unheard of for an item to remain in customs for days, even weeks. Contact me if you are concerned, after 28 days an item can be considered lost.

🗻 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" http://framework-edinburgh.co.uk 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" size photo frames, they have them in various colours and finishes.

† Specific availability of 'Fine Art' papers:

When producing 'Giclée' prints I always print on Hahnemühle Matt FineArt – smooth or textured paper stock. Regarded as the best archival paper available.

However it should be noted I do use different variations of their stock: ie. Photo Rag (I'll print on either a Bright White / Ultra Smooth / Natural finish) depending on the image I am reproducing. I also occasionally reproduce work on textured Hahnemühle stocks if the image I'm printing lends itself to that paper.

If you are keen to order on matching Hahnemühle material (for example you're placing an order for several items at the same time) I don't mind doing this.

Please understand this may lead to a longer processing time.