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Frequently Asked Questions
 
Canvas Print rolled up:
This is a giclee print on canvas ready to be stretch and framed. They are coated with a clear UV coating for extra protection to give you a high quality long lasting print. They are shipped rolled up in  a tube.
 
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Gallery Wrap Print:
This is a gallery wrap with the image around the edge. It is a giclee print on canvas, stretched on wood stretchers. They are coated with a clear UV coating for extra protection to give you a high quality long lasting print. They are wired and ready to hang. All printing, stretching, UV coating and framing is done in our shop to ensure you receive the highest quality possible.
 

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Canvas print stretched black edge ready to hang:
This is a Gallery Wrap with a black edge. It is a giclee print stretched on wood stretchers. They are coated with a clear UV coating for extra protection to give you a high quality long lasting print. They a have a metal hanger and are ready to hang. This print option is a small open edition print that is ready to hang with or without framing. All printing, stretching, UV coating and framing is done in our shop to ensure you receive the highest quality possible. 

 

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Canvas Print mounted on foam board.
This is a giclee print on canvas mounted on archival foam board. They are coated with a UV coating for extra protection to give you a high quality long life print.  They are a hand signed open edition print ready to insert in a frame. We can frame them for you. Frame choices will be added to the website shortly. In the meantime give us a call for framing. All printing, UV coating, mounting and framing is done in our shop to ensure you receive the highest quality possible.

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Limited Edition Prints:

Almost all of our Giclee prints are Signed and numbered limited edition prints. Most of the giclee print edition sizes are 250. The older offset litho prints are larger editions. Open edition prints are hand signed but not numbed. Many artist no long sign or number their prints. We do because we feel it adds a touch of extra value.

 

CUSTOM SIZE:

 

Call us if you need a custom size Giclee print.  The custom size prints will not increase the total number of prints printed, therefore the editions are still limited. 717-723-8099

 

Framing:
If you have been to our galley you know we provide custom framing services. Framing choices will be added to our website soon. In the meantime, just give us a call to work out framing. 

 

RETURN POLICY:

I want all my customers to love their Julia Swartz original paintings and prints!  If  for any reason you are not satisfied, we will accept the return of your purchase within 15 days of the day your purchase arrived. You will be refunded the full amount of your purchase minus the shipping charge.  Pack the painting or print in the package as it was received, insure for the purchase price and ship it back. Contact us prior to returning for authorizing and a RMA #.  717-723-8099 or e-mail art@juliaswartz.com.  Please include your phone number and reason for return in your e-mail. 

SECURE ONLINE ORDERING:

Your orders are placed over a secure server. That means your credit information is encrypted (scrambled and unreadable) as it is transmitted over the internet.   We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover.

SHIPPING INFORMATION IN THE USA:

Art is shipped via US Postal Service, FedEx or UPS, whichever is most cost effective.   If you need any special shipping services, please contact us. 717-723-8099   

PRIVACY:

All personal information about you is kept strictly confidential and will not be made available to other companies.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: 

The copyright symbol you see across the prints on my website are not on the actual print that you will receive.

The copyright to all the images on this site belongs to Julia Swartz. These images are for purposes of illustration and are published to promote the art of Julia Swartz & Swartz Associates LLC.  No reproduction, matting, or framing may be made using any Swartz image contained herein.  They may not be used, in whole or part, for any other product or on any website for any reason. To do so violates Julia Swartz's copyright, and trade dress rights. If you have any information on products that are substantially similar to any in the Julia Swartz collection, please contact us. art@juliaswartz.com 717-723-8099

 

OFFSET LITHOGRAPH PRINT:

We have used Giclee printing exclusively for the last 20 + years. We do have a few early print editions that are offset lithography. Our Litho prints are a reproduction of an original painting using the traditional lithography method, also commonly referred to as offset printing.  All our litho prints are printed on acid free stock using color fast or fad resistant inks.  The color fast inks are special inks that are much more resistant to fading than most inks used in offset printing.  All art should be in direct sunlight.  Even very bright rooms or florescent lights can cause prints to fade prematurely. Proper framing can significantly reduce the effect of light on the art.  How long will a print last without noticeable fading?  It is hard to know because of all the variables involved.  However, we do use acid free paper and color fast inks which will give you many years of enjoyment with no noticeable fading.  All Litho prints have a minimum of a one inch paper border unless otherwise noted.  

GICLEE PRINT OR DIGITAL PRINTS:

Giclee prints or digital prints are the latest technology in printing art work and is currently the best choice of reproduction art.  The quality, or resolution known as dots per inch of Giclee prints, is better than offset litho prints.  That means when you look at the printing quality under magnification, you will see that the dot pattern is finer, or more dots per inch on Giclee prints then on Litho prints.  This may not be an issue since no one looks at a print under magnification, but it does say something about the high quality of Giclee reproduction.  The big technology advances recently with Giclee prints, has been the introduction of archival inks and new papers..  Early Giclee prints used dye based inks but the new archival inks are pigment based.  In general, pigment based inks are much less susceptible to fading than dye based inks.   The net effect is a very good looking, long lasting, fade resistant print.  In fact, independent testing facilities exist, such as Wilhelm Imaging Research, to test the longevity of the various inks and medias used in Giclee printing to verify their relative longevity.  Wilhelm Imaging Research testing results state the ink and paper combination we use should last more than 75 years before any noticeable fading occurs when displayed in normal interior lighting and with proper framing under glass.  At any rate, Giclee prints with archival inks should last longer than you or I, and maybe longer then our grandchildren before any noticeable fading occurs.  For canvas prints they say 35 to 50 years before any noticeable fading occurs. Since canvas prints are not under glass, we coat our canvas prints with a coating containing UV inhibitors which will enhance the longevity considerably. All Giclee prints have a minimum of a one inch border unless otherwise noted.  

 


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