Yes! Unlike a flimsy rolled-up poster or delicate unmounted print, our Fine Art Prints are back-mounted with a lightweight 1/4-inch acid-free (white) foamboard that ensures greater durability and longevity. All Fine Art Print pricing includes this backmounting (regardless of size selected).
Backmounting with foamboard prevents the print from sagging in a frame and also helps to prevent any curling, creasing, or wrinkling. The backmount runs edge to edge. For example, if you order an 11x14 print, the backmount is 11x14.
The foamboard backmount makes it easy to insert our Fine Art Prints into frames.
Our Fine Art Prints are printed on Torchon by Hahnemühle fine art watercolor paper. We selected this paper for its true, rich tones and high-quality finish. Torchon is a pure cellulose paper with watercolor paper qualities and distinct (slightly) textured surface. The paper is acid-free, pH neutral, and 100% cotton.
We use archival pigment inks for brilliance, vibrance and print longevity.
The print has a matte (non-gloss) appearance with excellent color gradation to showcase the nuances of the image tones.
Torchon fine art watercolor paper, made by Hahnemühle, is a pure cellulose watercolor paper that renders absolutely gorgeous, but does not innately come with surface durability protection.
Although the Torchon surface is more resistant to scratches than other types of fine art paper, please always handle your print with care. Please do not over-handle your Fine Art Print or place your print where it can come in contact with liquids. Frame your print (with glass overlay) to ensure your investment is well protected.
Our Fine Art Prints have no border. (For example, there is no white border surrounding the image that would therefore diminish the image size.) This means the photographic image covers the entire surface measurement of the print. (If you order a 30x40 print, the photographic image is 30x40, edge to edge.)
You are always welcome to custom frame your Fine Art Print with a gorgeous white mat surround. If you are electing to have your framer add a mat to your print, we kindly recommend a white 8-ply museum mat for a fine-art finish.
Protect your Fine Art Print investment from harsh, direct sunlight to ensure your print can be enjoyed for generations.
If you wish to hang your new print in a sunny area, ask your professional framer about UV-Filter ArtGlass 99, which blocks 99% of UV rays.
Unfortunately, yes. This is an unprecedented time. Currently, due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, we are experiencing print production delays of up to an extra week or more. (Our printing facilities are currently working at partial capacity.) Although regular print production time is 3-4 business days for Fine Art Prints (plus ground shipping time), please allow for an additional 10 business days of print production time in case of Covid-related printing delays. Our printing company is so lovely, and is doing everything they can to keep our spirits up with prompt, quality printing.
Although we can't currently guarantee shipping times, you will receive an order confirmation and your tracking information once the print has left the shipping facilities.
Shipping within the contiguous United States does not seem to be delayed by more than 1-2 days longer than usual (once the item does ship from the printing facility in Minnesota). International shipping is unfortunately seeing major delays, as some countries are holding shipments at their borders due to health concerns.
Delivery times (particularly internationally) are currently a bit unpredictable, ranging from normal delivery times, to an extra day or two, to a couple weeks longer than usual. We trust that our friends in the shipping industry are doing everything they can during this inordinately difficult time.
Fine Art Prints are shipped Ground at a flat rate of $15.00 to the continental United States. Fine Art Prints shipped over seas are sent Ground at a flat rate of $37.00.
If you place an order of multiple prints (in one order to one address), the flat rate applies. Orders made separately, even to the same address, will each require the flat rate shipping fee.
If, on rare occasion, the order is held up in customs, Sara Donaldson Productions, Inc. is not responsible for customs fees.
Yes, we ship all over the world. Flat-rate shipping costs will apply and will be added at checkout ($37.00 international). We run discounts and promotions all year, so be sure to get on the exclusive mailing list for future deals. If, on rare occasion, the order is held up in customs, Sara Donaldson Productions, Inc. is not responsible for customs fees.
It depends on where you are. Orders processed and delivered to the contiguous United States will take up to 10 business days to arrive via FedEx Ground shipping. Overseas/international deliveries can take anywhere from 10-18 days. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email.
Please see also the Covid-19 FAQ section for important Covid-related shipping and production delays.
We use FedEx for most of our US Fine Art Print orders. For international orders, the delivery method may vary.
If you would like to rush your shipping, please contact email@example.com to make arrangements prior to making your order so that we can provide you with a cost estimate.
Don't fret! We do not include pricing or invoices within our shipped orders. We also love adding special goodies to our orders and are happy to include a custom note: Please simply email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after you complete your order with the message you would like us to include on a custom-printed note. Please include "Custom Note" and your order number in the subject line. (Please do not wait to email us about a special note. Orders go into production within 2 hours: adding notes to the order once it is in production is unfortunately not feasible.)
We are delighted to offer customized sizing for special projects. We have printed our artwork on triptychs as wide as 18 feet! Tell us more about your space and customized needs in an email to email@example.com.
Absolutely. For special projects, we have printed our images on beautiful acrylic, fine art canvas and other substrates. We have even printed our images on high-end soundproofing fabric for large commercial office spaces! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect about your project ideas and customized needs.
Discounts and Wholesale
If you are a designer or retail shop, please send an email to email@example.com to connect about wholesale opportunities and special discount options.
To inquire about corporate quantity discounts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be happy to connect with you about commissioning a custom print. Please email email@example.com.
Measurements and Currency
All print measurements are listed and printed in inches.
Our prices are listed in U.S. dollar. Our company is based in the United States.
We appreciate everyone who supports, loves and respects our images and artwork. All images on this site are protected by United States Federal Copyright Law (USC Title 17) and international copyright laws. Images on this site are shown so that you are informed of available prints and artwork only. Images from this site may not be used in any way without written consent by Sara Donaldson of Sara Donaldson Productions, Inc. Unauthorized use of images from this site includes but is not limited to: using images, saving images, or taking “screenshots” of images for personal or professional use (such as for your website, your social media page, your blog, your business, your printed material, your computer desktop, your phone, or other device); printing an image (such as creating your own print, using the image as a background on printed materials, etc.); editing an image in any way (such as altering the color, adding a social media filter, adding a quote over the image, changing an image to black and white, etc.); or selling or distributing an image for profit in any way (including in an altered state). We will always pursue unauthorized use of Sara Donaldson’s images to the fullest extent of the law.
For the avoidance of doubt, images on this site may be pinned to Pinterest so long as the alt text (written description) included with the image is not altered and the link-back remains intact (the pinned image on Pinterest links back to this site).
To honor the process of creating our works of art and protect the integrity of our products, we do not license our images for others to print. Thank you so much for your understanding and support.
Payment Issues and Fraud Prevention
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