Frequently Asked Questions
The Printing of Photography
All of Susan’s images are professionally printed by companies that have high tech state-of-the-art printers. Much research has been done and is ongoing to find the right printer for the correct job. All prints are archival in quality and handled properly that will last many generations.
What is a giclée print?
A giclée print is usually created using a professional 8-color to 12-color ink-jet printers and rivals the traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes. All giclée prints are not alike. A talented and skilled Printmaster is needed to produce a fine art print that is vibrant and rich in color and detail. All inks used in the process are archival making the print resistant to fading for up to 100 years. Giclée prints are commonly found in museums and art/photographic galleries. We have done much research and testing to find a printer that meets our high standards. You can be confident your fine art print is of the best quality from the initial image capture to print output and will stand the test of time providing generations of viewing enjoyment and discussion.
The Numbers on the the Bottom of Photographic Prints
The numbers found on the bottom of a photographic print signify which number the image is, and how many such images are in the entire edition. For example, 10/15 means that this is image number 10 out of a total edition of 15 images. Most of my additions are no larger than 20.
Are other sizes available for your prints?
Many prints may be printed in diverse sizes, and on unique mediums. Please send us an email with your request.
What is an Artist’s Proof?
An artist’s proof is the first trial images made by an artist. With each proof, the artist can make changes and make other proofs, until she is satisfied with the results. Then the edition is made. Instead of numbers on the bottoms of these images, the artist will write the words “artist proof”.
What are my Purchasing Options?
This website, SusanMcAnany.com is her official website and store, for the most flexible printing and sizing options purchasing photographic prints from this website is the way to go. Payment methods include Paypal or by credit card. Checks are only accepted from known established licensed galleries and studios. There are numerous secondary market listings for her works online such as Etsy and Saatchi Art to name a few, with brick and stick galleries throughout the United States.
Who prints your images & how long will they last?
All images are professionally printed by companies that have high tech state of the art printers. Much research has been done and is ongoing to find the right printer for the right job. All prints are archival and handled properly will last many generations.
How long does it take to get a fine art print?
Most images are custom printed per your order. Once professionally lab printed, I receive the image for inspection and signature. At this time, the print is carefully packed and shipped to you in the fastest, safest manner available. Receipt by buyer generally takes around 10-14 days. If you need a print quicker, please contact me for faster shipping, however additional shipping charges will apply.
How do you ship?
Images are shipped either by US Mail, Fedex or UPS. If you have a preference please let us know. Most prints are shipped rolled within a very secure packaging tube unless they are canvas or aluminum media.
Do you ship international?
I have and I do. Unfortunately, shipping in a safe and secure way is getting expensive so there will be an additional shipping charge of $30 for any international shipments. Upon receipt of your order, I will send you an email and confirm your order and the additional shipping fee.
Cancellation/Terms of Sale
If you need to cancel your order, you may do so within three (3) day on any Fine Art Print from the order date. There is a $15.00 non refundable processing fee per print. All prints are custom made and inspected prior to shipment, so returns are not an option. All sales are final.
Are there any restrictions on my use of Susan McAnany’s Photography?
Yes. While Susan McAnany Photography offers great freedoms and a wide ranges of uses, we do not allow the duplication, redistribution of our photos, prints, or downloads or allow the use of our photos, prints or images within products that are mass distributed in any type of archive format. Fine art prints, images and downloads may not be scanned and printed or used in any electronic format or placed/printed on secondary objects (cups, mugs, t-shirts, etc.) without expressed permission of Susan M. McAnany.
If you have any other questions, please contact us.
Revised January 26, 2017