quality of your limited edition print...
directly related to the quality of the materials you supply
greatest determinant of the success of a limited edition is the quality
of the input materials used on the project. You can get better results
by planning your order efficiently from the start and providing us with
first-rate input materials at the outset. Artpix Studio accepts;
originals, digital files or transparencies.
Original artwork smaller than 12”x 17” will be scanned directly and
does not require a transparency. Larger originals need to be
photographed professionally to produce a high resolution digital
capture, or a transparency. This can be done by your local photographer
or by using Artpix Studios’ professional photo services.
Of course, having the original artwork, ensures the best possible
reproduction, but this choice is not always an option and is not
necessary. If you do decide to send your original art, please be aware
that the customer is responsible for the shipping cost to and from
Please supply a clearly labeled CD containing your digital file. The
image should be 300 DPI at the size you want your image to be. ( ex.16”x
20”@300 DPI). Very Important: How you re-size an image, for size and
resolution, has everything to do with the quality of your final print.
In some cases, it is better to let us re-size your image for you, this
way we can be sure your digital file retains all of the resolution it
originally had. Please contact cus. service for more information. Also,
it is beneficial to supply us with a color visual, (laser copy, photo,
matchprint etc.), something we can use to match color. This is not a
necessity, but definitely recommended. The more information sent up
front, the faster/smoother the process will go.
Transparencies- Transparencies come in a
variety of sizes. Artpix Studio prefers the 4”x 5”size, but will accept
all sizes from 35mm to 8”x 10”. Please be aware if you supply us with a
35mm or 2 1/4”x2 1/4”square, we do not recommend reproducing larger
than a 14” print. If your image size is going to be larger than 14” and
you only have a small slide, please contact customer service. Also, be
sure to view your transparency on a light box at the photographers, or
your digital file as a print out, to be sure you are satisfied with the
color. Artpix Studio will be matching the color of your image to the
transparency or print out you supply (unless other material is supplied
Borders ~ Artpix Studio will center your image on the paper or canvas of your
choice with a border all around. All prints will have a border. Borders
usually range from a 1" to a 3" border. Mini Prints range from 1/4” to
1.75” border. The size of the border will be determined by the size of
the image ordered. Max Image size depends on media chosen. Contact
customer service for information.
No Minimums ~ There are no minimum quantity requirements for orders. Customers can
order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or any number of prints they need. This provides
total flexibility and enables you to publish a variety of images. Keep
in mind, having a number of different images for sale increases an
artist or publisher’s chance for success.
Proofing ~ Artpix Studio’s standard proofing policy is to send you a 9” proof
for your review prior to printing your edition. The smaller proof saves
customers’ money and will show the exact color on the exact paper, that
the final prints will have. The proof(s) will be sent to you within 4-10
days of receiving your order (an add’l. 2-5 days if using our professional photography -Traditional-service).
If a transparency provided by the customer does not accurately reflect
the original, or if a digital file is of poor quality& add’l. work
must be done, extra costs may be incurred.
~ The production steps necessary to make your limited edition include:
Scanning the transparency or original, implementing color refinements,
cleaning any minor imperfections in the transparency/digital file, and
providing you with a color proof using the same inks and paper that will
be used for your full-size edition. These production steps incur a
one-time charge and are not necessary when reordering additional prints.
Pricing ~ To determine which price category your desired print size falls into, you must add the print’s height and width.
For example, if you would like your print to be 16” x 20”, this is 36 combined inches (16 + 20).
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Extensive color or retouching work
If required, is $25 per quarter hour.
Your order is shipped 2-3 day USPS Priority Mail,
unless you request expedited shipment. Artpix Studio uses a heavy
weight, sturdy tube for large prints. Orders for smaller prints are
shipped flat. Because we want to protect your order, every shipment is
insured. For shipments outside of the United States or overnight, please
call customer service at 1-631-862-2808.
Order By Mail
Please send the order, payment (in U.S. Currency)
and transparencies, originals or digital files etc. of the work that you
would like to reproduce to: Artpix Studio, PO Box 2190, St. James, NY 11780.
Normal delivery time for orders including scanning, color work and
proofing is approximately 2-3 weeks upon receiving your transparency,
original or CD and an additional 2-3 days if using our photography
service. If sending your order via Federal Express or UPS, please
contact customer service for street address.
Artpix Studio can supply your limited edition to
you on a print-on-demand basis. You can keep reordering a particular
print as many times as you need and as often. After 1 year - it is
recommended for you to have Artpix Studio archive your image(s) -past
and future- for a nominal one-time storage fee of $49. This is not a
per image fee or annual fee, but a one-time fee. There is no limit on
the number of images stored. Once this fee is paid, Artpix Studio will
create a personal file for that client. ALL images that are submitted
for reproductions in the future, will be stored in their personal file.
(This file will have a double back up). Also, by paying this fee, it
will guarantee that you will not have to pay for re-proofing or color
changes due to decisions within Artpix Studio to change equipment, inks
etc. If Artpix Studio does make changes, you will receive a
color-corrected proof at no charge (at the time of your re-order).
Reorders will be delivered to you in 1- 2 weeks of receiving your order.
You can reorder by phone, fax, mail or E-mail.
Note: Scanning, color adjustments and color proofing are not
necessary when reordering. In addition, it is not necessary to resubmit
transparencies or CD’s when reordering.
Order By Phone: 1-631-862-2808
Call us Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM (Eastern Standard Time).
Normal delivery for reorders is within 2 weeks. For faster service
please have the following information ready: •Title of the image(s)
•Quantity of each image •Size of each image •Credit card number and
Order By Fax: 1-631-862-2809
To place a reorder, fax: 1- 631-862-2809, Monday through
Sunday, 24 hours a day. Please include the shipping address, daytime
phone number and an expiration date for credit card orders. Normal
delivery for reorders is within 1-2 weeks of receiving your order.
E-Mail Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
To place a reorder 24 hours a day, email us . Please include
the shipping address, daytime phone number and an expiration date for
credit card orders. Normal delivery for reorders is within 1-2 weeks of
receiving your order. Artpix Studio will send you a response by email
when orders are received.
Your Satisfaction Is Important To Us
Our business revolves around you - the customer.
We want you to be completely satisfied with our service. If you are
not pleased with your final proof, we will refund the cost of your
limited edition prints. However, scanning, color work and proofing are
non-refundable, due to the custom work involved.
Need Help? Call Customer Service
If you have any questions, please give us a call and one
of our representatives will be happy to help you. Call 631-862-2808
Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM EST.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Professional Photography Services
For our customer’s convenience and to maximize quality, Artpix Studio
offers Professional Photography Services. While we accept
transparencies/Digital files, from your own local photographer without
your original artwork, we encourage you to consider this service as a
viable option. We appreciate the high standards and consistency of our
photographer’s work and when we compare the limited edition prints
directly to your original it enables us to more precisely capture the
desired color. If you decide to use this service, you have a choice of
having it photographed digitally or with traditional film.
Digitally- You will receive a CD
containing 2 files. 1 high resolution capture and 1 small jpeg (low
res.) file, suitable for websites, e-mailing etc. along with your
limited edition prints.
Traditional film -(recommended
only for over-sized editions), you will receive two 4” x 5”
transparencies shot at different exposures along with your limited
edition prints. If you decide to take advantage of this service, please
include an additional $99.
Print Protectant (Varnish)
Premier Art™ Print Shield is a protective
spray designed specifically for Giclée Prints. It is a lacquer-based
spray with a matt finish and offers protection against UV light, water,
moisture, airborne contaminants and fingerprints, while maintaining the
original look. Premier Art™ Print Shield, has been tested by “Wilheim
Imaging Research”, which has indicated significant increases in print
permanence ratings. It is the only protective spray that Artpix Studio
recommends. The cost is $24.50 a can.
Eco Print Shield
Eco print Shield is an Environmentally friendly,
water-based protective coating, with a gloss finish. It is specifically
engineered for Epson Prints, and is approved by “Wilheim Imaging
Research” to be used with certified Epson medias. It Seals the print and
protects water resistant ink jet media from moisture, humidity,
atmospheric contaminants, abrasion and fingerprints.It has also been
proven to increase light fastness. This product must be rolled or
brushed on. Artpix Studio will seal your prints using this product, for
an additional charge.(Price is determined by the size of your print-see price chart.)
Credibility With Certificates of Authenticity
Presenting certificates of authenticity along with your limited
edition prints assures customers of the legitimacy of their purchase
and enhances the perceived value of the edition. The certificate
that the artist signs, verifies that the edition size is accurate
and that only the finest paper and inks were used to create the
reproduction. Each certificate also contains useful information
for your customers regarding proper care of their limited edition
print. Certificates are 8 1/2” x 11” and are printed
on quality parchment paper.