Information on Print Sizes, Framing sizes, Canvas Wraps, and Photo Blocks

Dye Sublimation Prints on Aluminum

Dye sublimation prints are rapidly becoming the trend in photography printing. Images are first printed with a special ink/dye printer on transfer paper. These images are then placed in a very hot heat press with a treated piece of aluminum. The ink vaporizes and transfers to the aluminum where it then returns to its original state. Its a technical process that produces incredible images with stunning depth, color saturation and contrast.

In large sizes they create quite a statement and are particularly well suited to modern and contemporary decor. Produced in conjunction with a local photo lab, our dye sub prints are available in a variety of sizes and three finishes – matte, semi-gloss and gloss.

Dye Sublimation Print Sizes:

9″ x 13.5″

16″ x 24″

24″ x 36″

32″ x 48″

Any image in our collection can be produced in this style. We can also produce custom sizes, email us for a quote.

Unframed Photographs:

Photographic prints are made in-house by Alexander Nesbitt on his large format printers. All print sizes 8×10 and larger are printed in limited editions and signed and numbered by the artist. The 5×7’s and a few 8×10’s are signed but not numbered. The Photographic prints are editions of 50 with a few set at 10, 25 and 250.

All photographic prints are sold with a white archival mat. Framing is available on all print sizes.

Framing Styles:

Our standard frame is a matte black metal Nielsen frame which has a 1/2″ face and 1.25″ depth.  Wood framing is available – choose between walnut, cherry, maple, or black finishes. Wood frames have a square profile that is 3/4″ face and 1″ deep”.  More intricate framing is available at an additional charge. Ask us for styles and pricing information if you have something in mind! We have an tight collection of moldings that suit the images we carry.

Photo Print Sizes: Keep in mind that conventional sizes like 8″x10″ do not actually fit the proportions of photographs. So we use the conventional names but check the table below for the OUTSIDE Frame/Mat dimension for the framing size.

Standard Size  :  Actual image size  :  OUTSIDE Frame/Mat Size

5″ x 7″ :  4.125″ x 6.25″ : 8″ x 10″    (vertical images same as horizontal)

8″ x 10″  :  7″ x 9.75″ : 11″ x 14″       (vertical images 8″x10″ : 8″ x 10.75″ : 12″ x 16″)

11″ x 14″  :  9.25″ x 14″ : 16″ x 20″   (vertical images 11″x14″ : 9.25″ x 14″ : 15″ x 20″)

13″ x 20″  :  13″ x 19.5″ : 20″ x 26″  (vertical images 13″x20″ : 13″ x 19.5″ : 19″ x 26″)

16″ x 24″  :  16″ x 24″ : 25″ x 32″      (vertical images 16″x24″ : 16″ x 24″ : 23″ x 32)

Photo Blocks:

Photo blocks are 5.25″ x 8″ and made from the finest 3/4″ inch think baltic birch plywood. This is a very fine plywood with 13 layers. The images are then coated making them safe to touch and water resistant.  More information on photoblocks click here: PHOTOBLOCKS

Prints on Canvas as “Gallery Wraps”:

All of the photography can be printed on canvas and stretched in the “gallery wrap” format – this means no framing is needed.  Photos are printed directly on the canvas with our in-house large format printers. The prints are then professionally sprayed with a coat of UV protecting acrylic coating making them water resistant and fade proof. The canvas is then stretched by hand around 2.5″ wood stretchers.  These handmade stretchers make our gallery wraps noticeably thinker on the sides and create a very dramatic presentation on your wall.  If you’re worried that wrapping the image around a wood frame means that you will lose part of the picture, strike that thought! The photographer recreates the edges of the images to make it seamlessly wrap around the side while maintaining the original compostition on the front.

Our hands-on in-house process provides unsurpassed quality. (Yes, it really is better than what you can get from big online photo retailers!)

Canvas Gallery Wrap Print Sizes:

17.5″ x 26″

24″ x 36″

32″ x  48″

36″ x 56″


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