Buy Maps & Antique Art of Scotland; giclée art prints

Glenelg, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2016

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Buy Maps & Antique Art of Scotland; giclée art prints

Glenelg, United Kingdom | 1,007 Sales

Announcement    Delivery of framed prints to international customers are delayed by up to 5 working days. Deliveries to Canada can be delayed up to 10 working days with standard, free postage. I highly recommend the Express Courier upgrade, available at checkout.


Last updated on Nov 22, 2020

Delivery of framed prints to international customers are delayed by up to 5 working days. Deliveries to Canada can be delayed up to 10 working days with standard, free postage. I highly recommend the Express Courier upgrade, available at checkout.


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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 Jun 29, 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 Hahnemühle PhotoRag 200gsm, 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 are the Delivery / Shipping options?

Your print is made-to-order, so shipping takes place once your print is complete. This can take 1-2 working days.

With "Standard Shipping", which is the default, free delivery method offered, it could take up to 5 working days to receive your order domestically.

Select "Upgrade Shipping" for first-class dispatch. Expect delivery within 3 working days.

Select "Express Shipping" and your print could arrive within 2 working days.

The "Overnight Courier Shipping" upgrade aims to deliver next-working-day. This is not guaranteed, but most items are received within 2-3 working days with this upgrade, that's including 'processing time'!

Please contact me should you require a delivery by a specific date. Delivery estimates are not guaranteed.

🗻 Do these prints come framed?

You can select from a number of solid wooden frames for each print size available. Or select 'Unframed' and you will receive your historical map print rolled and secured in a tube.

Frames are either stained Black or White. Alternatively a Natural wood finish is available.

All frames use perspex glass for ease of delivery worldwide. Contact me should you require standard glass or non-reflective glass. Prices vary.

IMPORTANT: framed prints can take a further 3 working days to produce. It could take a full working week to produce a framed print ready for dispatch.

🚀 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.