Printing/Framing

High quality printing and picture framing is now available for photographers, other artists and the general public from our studio address below

Unit B1, Maws Craft Centre, Jackfield, Telford, TF8 7LS. Phone 01952 885676.

Gallery opening times are:

Wednesday-Monday 10.30am – 4.30pm (Closed Tuesdays)

I have been printing and framing my own photographs, works by many different artists and everything brought in by the general public for over 12 years. Having framed well in excess of 5000 items and 90% of my own work I feel that I am qualified to use this expertise to help you by finishing your work to the highest standard but at a very competetive price.

As a artist/photographer you spend many painstaking hours producing high quality images and prints and I always feel it a real shame that many choices for framing are either too expensive or compromise the quality of the work by not offering the standards that a bespoke frame has. Off the peg frames from famous Swedish retailers or hobby stores are not custom fit for your work which often means ill fitting mounts, poor proportion and balance and scruffy finishing at the back. More critically these frames are often not glued, mounts are not conservation standard and they can come with ill fitting acrylic glazing which not only feels cheap, undermining the quality of your work, but also attracts dust due to its static nature and can yellow quickly as it ages.

All of my frames will be custom made to fit your artwork, glued for added strength. Mounts are all white core, acid neutral and fine art conservation standard. All images are glazed with 2mm float glass or high quality acrylic ( to enable posting and keep weight down) which I will have cut and cleaned before sealing, taping and backing your work. In other words you will have to do nothing beyond sending me the prints.

Returning your work. Sending parcels containing glass is fraught with difficulty and can not be covered by insurance so if you want work posting out it will have to be glazed with acrylic . I am centrally placed ( just off the M54 motorway near Telford) to come and deliver your exhibition prints but, assuming the order is for enough frames, I would be happy to deliver to you ( or to arrange a meet up) up to 100 miles away and even further if you happen to live North as I will combine my drop off with some of my own personal photography.

If you are a local artist please come in and talk to me about contract framing. There are no limitations as to what you can choose to frame in ( moulding, mount card, size, shape etc. I will come up with the very best price for you assuming that there will be a certain volume of work.

AVAILABLE NOW.  Complete Exhibition Print-Mount-Frame option. I have been printing my own gallery and exhibition prints for fourteen years using Epson printers and Epson Inks. In Oban we offered a proofing printing and publishing service for many of the local artists using Epson 7600, 4880 and 9880 wide format printers. I am delighted to announce that I have recently reinvested in the latest Canon equipment. Currently I can print to frame images up to  24×36 inches and wider on gloss, satin and fine art matt papers. Essentially a one stop shop for high quality output without the bespoke framing prices found on the high street. Of course you are welcome to bring in your own prints or those produced for you elsewhere for us to mount, frame and finish.

Turnaround times.

As I am first a foremost a landscape photographer I would like to advise that typical turnaround times for printing are two weeks and for a complete print-mount-frame service three to four weeks. Work will often be completed much faster but as I am regularly away making my own images I would prefer to offer sensible lead times to avoid any disappointment.

Please contact us to discuss your needs. email@richardchildsphotography.co.uk    01952 885676

 

 

Printing

Prints are produced on a fully calibrated, state of the art Canon Prograf printer using Lucia inks which are lightfast for in excess of 100 years. Using a superb range of Fotospeed Gloss, Lustre and Fine Art Matte Papers for which the printer is profiled I can produce dynamic prints of the highest exhibition standard.  You can opt to have your print mounted and framed to complete the package too. Prices listed below are for single images in any given size. Discounts will be applied for multiple prints and ongoing printing work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5×4 Sheet Film processing.

Transparency and colour negative only. Just £1.00 per sheet ( only available for my workshop clients both existing and previous). All slides will be returned sleeved. Postage charged at cost.

5×4 Process and Scan

Your film processed and 16bit scans made at 2400dpi. Just £4 with no cloning of dust or £9 with ten minutes of dust cloning at 67% ( available for my workshop clients both existing and previous). All slides will be returned sleeved ( postage charged at cost), files transferred electronically. NB, scans are made using my Epson V750pro and Epson scan which is exactly what I use for my own workflow and has proven to produce files good to print up to 30×38 inches.

Mounts ( cut to order) come complete with cream core backs. All white core conservation standard. Critically all mounts cut with a ‘drop’ ( wider base margin) to provide correct balance to an image ( let me know if you don’t require this).

Single up t0 A4 image size       £1.50 each

Double/Deep bevel up to A4   £3.00 each

Single up to A3 image size      £3.00 each

Double/Deep bevel A3            £6.00 each

Single up to A2 image size     £6.00 each

Double/Deep bevel A2           £12.00 each

Single up to A1 image size     £12.50 each

Double/Deep Bevel A1          £25.00 each

Framing

I try to source the very best mouldings and materials to frame with. I have two main suppliers for the wood lengths ( moulding) used for frames and two more for all the mountcard ( matte card) and finishings etc required to complete the work to an exhibition standard. Your print will be mounted using archival quality card, acid neutral tapes. Glazed with your choice of 2mm float glass, 2.5mm clear acrylic* or 2mm non reflective glass* ( not recommended with a bevel cut mount). The images are backed with Art Cor aqua water repellant board. For an extra fee your prints can be permanently bonded to fastmount backings to guarantee a flat finish*

* Please enquire for prices for these services

Great care is taken with closing up the frame with painstaking glass cleaning and dust removal, full taping and application of all hangings including rubber dome bumpers at the bottom of each frame

 

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