Does my photography work comes with a certificate of authenticity?
Yes. Every fine art photography print acquired from us will be accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity, detailing the print title, photographer and edition number. We strongly advise you to keep the certificate in a safe place. All fine art photography is editioned, signed and/or embossed by the photographer or Estate.
Can I see a catalogue of prints from a previous Proud show?
Yes you can and if you can not find a particular print you remember seeing at one of our exhibitions, it does not mean that we do not have it or are unable to source it. Please do contact us and we will locate it for you.
Can I choose a specific edition number?
Ordinarily we will supply the next print number available in the edition. However, if you would like to have a specific number, please do contact us and we will inform you if it is available.
Can I order a print in a custom size format?
If you are keen to purchase a print in a particular size, not specified on our website, then please do contact us and we will endeavor to accommodate your requirements in liaison with the photographer or estate. Fine art photography prints are occasionally made to order and delivery usually takes a few weeks.
Can I purchase my print framed?
We do offer framing services but avoid sending framed artwork via courier due to the inevitable risk of damage. If you are able to collect your print from our gallery space, then we would be very happy to have it framed for you. Framing & delivery services are subject to additional fees.
How should I frame, display and care for my print?
We recommend that you have your piece framed with an archival mount, avoiding dry mounting where possible and choosing AV-reflective glass preferably. The work should not be displayed in areas exposed to natural light and should be away from extreme temperatures and damp conditions.
Are Gift Vouchers available?
Proud Galleries offers exclusive Gift Vouchers. Available in denominations of £100 and for use across our website and shows, our vouchers are sent via email and make a unique and memorable gift.
What is an Archival Giclée print?
A method of printmaking used to produce high quality images from a digital source by ink-jet printing. The ink is sprayed onto a wide range of media in millions of colours utilising continuous tone technology. This method is associated with prints that use fade-resistant ‘archival’ inks.
What is a Silver Gelatin print?
Also known as a dark room print, this is the most common type of black-and-white photograph produced. Photosensitive silver salts are suspended and dispersed in the gelatin, which acts as a stabilizer for the chemicals. The image taken from the negative is then embedded in the gelatin coating on fibre-based paper as the chemicals react to the varied concentration and brilliance of the light.
What is a Bromide print?
A standard, high contrast black-and-white photographic paper print, with the blacks and whites being very sharp. The image is produced by a chemical change in the surface of the paper when it comes into contact with the bromide. The image sharpness is produced because the paper’s surface is not fibre-based.
What is a C-type print?
The print material consists of at least three layers of emulsions, in which the photographic chemicals are kept stable. Each layer contains light-sensitive silver salts designed to be sensitive to a different colours (red, green or blue). Chemicals are added during printing which forms the appropriate colours in each layer, which combined together form an accurate reproduction of the colour image.
Wha is an Inkjet print?
A high-quality print created by various sized droplets of ink propelled in file detail onto paper. The inkjet print is produced from a digital image file as opposed to a negative. A fine art print produced on this medium should use archival paper of a fine quality and ink appropriate to the quality of the image. An increasingly popular fine art medium, inkjet prints allow a greater spectrum of colour reproduction.
What is a Digital Archival print?
A digital print where the chemicals are handled carefully with the intent of increasing the image’s longevity. This includes handling and treating the photographic materials in a way that lessens their deterioration from ageing and from chemical reactions with other materials.