Frequently Asked Question

General

Returns

Returns are accepted with full refunds.  We strive to make the create the prints as close as possible to the image displayed on your monitor.  We understand that due to variances in monitors you might receive a print that is not what you expected and might wish to return it. If this is the case contact us via email (michael@flashproart.com) and we can send you instructions for returning the art print.  At which time we will issue a refund.  

Are The Prints Borderless

The size posted is the actual image size.  Unless otherwise stated the images are created on larger paper making borders.  This allows for matting and framing the print. i.e.:
  • Actual image size 5"x7" is printed on 5½"x8½" paper
  • Actual image size is 6"x9" printed on 8½"x11" paper
  • Actual image size is 8"x12" printed on 9½"x13" paper
  • Actual image size is 9"x12" printed on 9½"x13" paper

Why Use The Giclèe Process

Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints

What Is a 'Giclèe' Print

Giclee (pronounced Gee’clay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. However, it is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer.  In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.  Images are generated from high resolution digital images and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy and archival qualities than other means of reproduction. Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers.  These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. To be truly considered a giclée, a print should: •Begin with a high quality digital file, either from professionally scanned film, digital capture or computer created art that has been color worked and profiled for the intended output. •Be printed using state-of-the-art inkjet printers which have been calibrated in a closed-loop color management system. •Be printed with archival pigmented inks, specifically formulated for the substrate. •Be printed on an archival watercolor paper or canvas. •Be printed by a master printer, who has demonstrated thorough understanding of color theory and imaging software and who has the experience and artistic talent to interpret and replicate your artistic vision.

What Is Meant By 'Archival'

Archival refers to the longevity of the print.  A print or work of art is considered archival if will hold it's properties (not fade or degrade) for over 100 years. At Flashpro Art we use pigmented inks designed to strict manufacturers standards.  All prints are sprayed with a protective Krylon coating to guard against harmful UV light.  This coating also protects against cracking.  Our prints are created to last for 200 years plus.

Payment

What Type Of Payment Is Accepted

We accept credit card payments via PayPal.  Upon completion of your checkout, you will be directed to the PayPal payment option.  You do not have to be member of PayPal to use this service.

Shipping

How Are The Prints Packaged

Prints up to and including 8"x12" are shipped in flat between cardboard protectors.  Prints larger than 8"x12" are shipped rolled in a mailing tube.

How Long Until I Receive My Order

Prints are typically created within 2 days after order is received.  They are then packaged and sent out via USPS Priority Mail which will take about 3 days.

What Shipping Service Do You Use

We use the United States Postal Service.

Do you ship Internationally?

Yes.  There is a $10.00 flat rate for international shipping.