All of Giclée Studios frames are custom-made in Australia, we offer two different framing options:
Our Standard Framing is a great option where you need price and speed of delivery prioritised. These frames are custom-made in Australia, the Oak frame is made from Tasmanian Oak and our Black and White frames are MDF and framed with glass which is then securely packaged for delivery to you - this is our quickest turn around frame option with custom printing, framing and shipping to you in 7-10 days.
Standard Framing is available from A4 up to 91cm x 61cm, larger than that will need the additional bracing and care of our Premium Framing option.
Our Premium Framing is our museum-grade frame option with all frame colours custom-made in Australia from Tasmanian Oak, our Black and White frames are hand-painted and finished with museum-grade perspex glazing and spacers to protect and set the print back for a box frame, gallery-quality finish.
Our Premium Frame pricing reflects the visible, elevated quality of this framing option and could be hung as easily in an interior-designed home or office as it could a fine-art gallery.
Our Premium Framing option is available from A4 up to 120cm x 160cm, however we can cater to custom-sized and larger scale prints on request. Just get in touch with one of our friendly team members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're pleased to announce we will be offering full-service framing for all our prints in the coming months, this service will be available to add onto your order at check-out with the flexibility of frame colour choice.
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In the meantime, below is a comprehensive summary of the different framing elements and is a guide to to help you choose the best option for you and your needs. If you need any help choosing framers or framing options, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com, along with your order number - we’re more than happy to help!
If you've bought any of our 'easy-frame' universal print options (any A4 to A1 sized print), you can have this professionally framed, or you can frame this yourself using a store bought frame.
The most important thing to remember is to ensure you have clean, dry hands before handling your print so as not to damage or mark your beautiful new print.
Keep the print in the tissue paper to protect it and then carefully unroll the prints, putting these under a couple of heavy books to help flatten them out. You can leave these there to flatten for a couple of hours or up to 24-48 hours.
Then depending on which store bought frame you go with (IKEA, Country Road etc), framing your new print yourself should just be a matter of simply taking out the back of the frame, slipping your beautiful new print into the frame and securing it at the back with the backboard.
Take care to minimise your direct handling of the print and be gentle when inserting this into the frame so as not to damage or crease your print when framing.
**WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR PRINT**
We strongly recommend not opening your mailing tube when you receive it so as not to damage or mark your print. To avoid natural oils on the skin deteriorating the archival cotton rag or unwanted creases or damage while unrolling your print, we suggest leaving this to a professional framer who can show you the print before framing.
One thing to keep in mind, framing is not just framing, when obtaining quotes for your frame it is important to understand that all frames are made by hand and you pay for the quality that you're getting. Below are some of the different components that will affect the price and quality of your newly framed Giclée Studios print.
Dry mounting is the process used to adhere prints or artwork to a rigid backing (substrate) before they can be framed. Choosing the right substrate to mount your new Giclée print on will influence how long your print will remain looking its best. The more rigid the substrate, the better your print will cope with any temperature or humidity fluctuations.
Dibond (Aluminium Composite Panel)
The gold standard for dry mounting, Dibond® or commonly known as Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) combines two 0.3 mm aluminium surface layers that sandwich a polyethylene core. This premium option is the choice of professional photographers and museums. Generally the most expensive, however offers the most stability and durability over a long period of time.
Gator Board or KAPA®mount (Aluminium Lined Foamed Core Board)
A very close second yet slightly more cost effective is KAPA®mount, an aluminium lined foam core board that has excellent warp resistance when compared to standard paper lined foam core. Used by professional artists and
photographers and is considered an exhibition grade framing around the word, the aluminium lining will ensure your print stays flat for many years to come.
Foam Core Board
Foam core is the cheapest and the most common option suggested by framers and can come in multiple widths (5mm and 10mm being the most common). We recommend avoiding light-weight foam core for any prints larger than 60cm x 80cm as prints larger than this are more likely to warp over time. Foam core is a great option for smaller prints, we'd highly recommend using a denser foam core for larger prints to ensure your prints maintains its integrity over time. If you're unsure, please don't hesitate to contact us for support.
Tru Vue® Glass
The best option when selecting glass for your frame, Tru Vue® manufactures this non-reflective glass that will allow your print to be seen from all angles in all light conditions without interference. Used by premium framers and museums, we highly recommend investing in Tru Vue® glass when selecting glazing for your frame.
Standard glass is the cheapest and will generally be 3mm thick. This is a suitable option for cheaper framing and in the right light conditions will allow your print to be seen perfectly from most angles.
Arylic offers a similar optic to standard glass, however it is actually the more expensive option. The advantage of acrylic is that it is easily transported as it won’t break and damage your print. The disadvantage of some acrylic qualities is that it can show some slight signs of warping on certain angles when used for prints over 60cm x 80cm in size unless it is museum grade acrylic.
FRAME DESIGN AND COLOUR
Frame colour is always personal and depends on the surrounding space where your print will be hung. We’re happy to offer our thoughts on which frame colours would suit each print, but when looking at your space we recommend matching the frame in with similar or neutral colours to the colours in your space.
There are 2 main types of moulding (main frame profile), Custom or stock moulding. Premium framers generally make their own moulding that sets them apart, when doing this they have complete control of the quality, finish and colour of the frame. Most quality framers will hand paint and stain their timber to get the perfect finish to suit your needs.
Stock moulding profiles are often much cheaper and generally a very smooth or artificial timber look with cheaper look and feel to them. In some cases this is perfect for the look you are looking for, that’s fine but be aware that
these types of frames may not last as well over time, especially if they are at a larger size.
SPACER VS. GLASS MOUNTED
We strongly, strongly recommend getting a frame that includes a spacer.
A spacer is a thin strip that sits between the glass of your frame and the dry mounted print, it gives the print some breathing room so it’s not pressed up against the glass and also helps to protect your print.
Cheap framing quotes will most likely not have a spacer included, this method is called Glass mounting. It’s much faster, easier and cheaper for framers to use this method and we recommend avoiding this where possible and insisting with your framer that they use spacers between the glass and print. If they can’t do it, we suggest finding another framer.
When asked what colour space you would like, this is out rule of thumb;
Prints with a white border – White spacer.
Full bleed print (printed right to the edge, no border) – Match the spacer colour to the colour of the frame.
That is a very comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to get your new print framed and ready to hang in its new home! If you need any further information, advice or even recommendations for framers in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always love seeing our prints in their new homes, so please tag us in your social media or email us a photo of your print once it’s framed. We would love to see it!
Thankyou again for your support,
The Giclée Studios Team xx
All of our prints are rolled in tissue paper and bubble wrap and packaged in a secure recyclable mailing tube to avoid any damage in transit. We proudly use 100% carbon neutral shipping partners to deliver your prints to you wherever you are in the world.
Please allow 2-3 days processing time on all orders and up to one week for printing, we aim to have your print to you within two weeks of order placement, but generally we are able to deliver to you faster than this.
We offer a flat rate of $10.00 standard shipping Australia wide or $20.00 Express Shipping.
All International orders will be sent by air with tracking, please be aware that there may be some delays due to COVID-19 affecting some deliveries. However, we will keep you updated constantly throughout the delivery process.
International shipping is via DHL and includes insurance and tracking, with pricing dependent on the size of print, calculated at check-out.
Whilst Giclée Studios endeavours to print and dispatch orders for our customers as soon as possible, there may be some delays with transit during this time which unfortunately are out of our control. At present we haven't' experienced any delays, however, this may change without notice. We will ensure you are kept up to date with your print delivery along with tracking and are always available on email at email@example.com should you ever need to get in contact regarding your order status.
Duties & Taxes
Please be aware that any items shipped internationally may incur additional fees and duties levied by customs. As the recipient of the item, you are responsible to pay any of the taxes and duties levied by the country you are shipping to. Your package will not be released from customs until these payments are made. Giclée Studios is unable to advise how much these duties may/will cost, please ensure you aware of the cost of these fees before you make your purchase.
WHAT MAKES GICLÉE STUDIOS DIFFERENT?
Coming from backgrounds in fashion, homewares and art, when photographing our subjects we view them through a different lens and believe this gives our collection a unique and original perspective.
Having spent time travelling the world from Mexico to Palm Springs, Miami, Arizona, New York, LA, Australia and New Zealand, we are pleased to offer a curated a range of original, archival photography prints.
We pride ourselves in delivering not only high-quality and unique print content, but also in using only the latest technology printers, print using giclée fine-art pigment inks and museum-grade archival paper.
All of our prints come unframed, however we can recommend high-quality framers in each state or city to frame your print and can facilitate the framing and shipping within Australia on special request, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS A GICLÉE PRINT?
Giclée printing is a French term meaning ‘to spray’ and refers to the highest quality, fine-art printing technique. We use giclée printing for all of our unframed photography prints and photograph using professional, high-level resolution cameras.
Giclée prints are age resistant and are the industry standard worldwide used in museums and galleries for fine art photography and art reproduction.
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER DO YOU USE?
We print on premium, museum grade 305gsm smooth, cotton rag archival paper with a matte finish, and use archival, pigment based inks to ensure the finest quality, age-resistant art prints available.
WHAT TYPE OF PRINTER DO YOU USE?
All of our works are printed in Melbourne, Australia. We use the newest technology Canon Prograf 12 colour (RGB) professional inkjet machine, specifically designed for fine art giclée printing and is calibrated by one of the leading industry colour professionals.
WHAT PRINT RESOLUTION DO YOU USE?
To be able to have such high quality prints, we use high level resolution cameras for all of our photography - a standard digital camera achieves a resolution of 72 DPI (dots per inch), our image resolution is 300 DPI (dots per inch). The greater number of colours per inch allows us to have the highest quality photos and enables us to print with incredible colour, clarity and detail.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We have curated a range of original photographs that have been captured exclusively by Giclée Studios and are available to buy at different size options and orientations to suit your home, office or business. All of our prints are printed in Melbourne, Australia and once printed are carefully rolled in tissue paper and bubble wrap and mailed in a mailing tube to your designated address.
As all of our prints come unframed, we can recommend external framers to frame your artwork for an additional cost and recommend not opening or taking your print out of the tube, but leaving that for the framer to handle so as not to damage or dirty your print prior to framing.
If you’re not sure what size or design will suit your space, we’re able to mock up some options for you - just email us at email@example.com.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
From order confirmation we need a maximum of three days processing time and aim to have your print printed and dispatched within one week of receiving your order.
All our prints are all made to order and printed in Melbourne, we don’t hold stock in our studio so you can be sure you’re getting the highest-quality print.
WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING TERMS?
All of our prints are rolled in tissue paper and bubble wrap and packaged in a secure mailing tube to avoid any damage in transit. We proudly use 100% carbon neutral shipping partners to deliver your prints to you wherever you are in the world.
Domestic: Please allow 2-3 days processing time on all orders and up to one week for printing, we aim to have your print to you within two weeks of order placement, but generally we are able to deliver to you faster than this.
We offer a flat rate of $15.00 for standard tracked shipping with Australia Post and $25.00 for express shipping Australia-wide.
International: All International orders will be sent by air with tracking and insurance, please be aware that there may be some delays due to COVID-19 affecting some deliveries. However we will keep you updated regularly throughout the delivery process.
DO YOU OFFER FRAMING?
We’re currently not offering framing through our website, however we do work with high-quality framers Australia wide and are able to help facilitate framing and shipping to you on request.
Internationally it is more economical to frame in your own country and we can recommend framers in your city of residence.
Please email us to discuss framing advice and framing options at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARING FOR YOUR PRINT
We strongly advise not opening your mailing tube yourself upon receipt to avoid damage or marking your print and having your new artwork framed by a professional. Whilst giclée printing is age-resistant it is not resistant to damage or marking from handling if handled incorrectly.
For more information, advice or framer recommendations please contact us at email@example.com.
DO YOU OFFER RETURNS OR EXCHANGES?
Please choose carefully, as all of our prints are custom made-to-order, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges for change of mind or placing an incorrect order. Please ask us any questions prior to placing your order, we are more than happy to help you in choosing the perfect print for your needs.
Giclée Studios take special care in packaging all of our prints in tissue paper, bubble wrap and sending these in a cardboard mailing tube or reinforced envelopes to ensure safe transit from our studio to you, however in the unfortunate circumstance that an item arrives to you damaged or incorrect please notify us immediately with photos of both the packaging and print and once reviewed we will help in arranging a replacement for you.
We will offer a refund or store credit if your print is delivered to you appearing vastly different from how it is described in the listing on our website according to the Australian Consumer & Competition Act requirements (ACCC).
Please email the relevant photo(s) through to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after receiving any damaged or incorrect prints so that we are able to resolve the issue for you as soon as possible.
All returns (due only to damage or incorrect item being sent to you) that we have authorised as a return, will have a prepaid returns label sent so the item can be returned back to us.
Please note, if your return does not meet our Returns Policy it shall be returned to you & you will be liable for the return postage cost. This includes any goods returned to us without pre-authorisation and return approval.
Please note: E-Gift cards do not have an expiry date, and are non-refundable once purchased.