Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a print?
A print is a graphic image that has been duplicated one or
more times. There are various techniques used to create a
print, such as serigraphy (or silk screening), lithography,
etching, and offset printing. Prints, especially limited
editions, are considered fine art and can be highly valued. Back To Top
What is the difference between a wall poster, a fine art poster,
and a fine art print?
Generally the difference is in the level of quality. Wall posters
are typically printed in large volume on less expensive paper,
fine-art posters are printed on high-quality paper, and fine-art
prints are printed with careful attention to true color reproduction
on high-quality paper. Back To Top
What is an original?
An original work is considered to be an
authentic example of the works of an artist, rather than a
reproduction or imitation. Back To Top
What is a reproduction?
A reproduction is a copy or facsimile of an original work.
The end product of a reproduction is significantly faithful
in its resemblance to the form and elements of the original. Back To Top
What is moulding?
Moulding is the wood or metal material used for framing a print
or poster. At Art.com, we use the finest quality mouldings,
just as you would find in traditional fine framing stores. Back To Top
What is foam board?
Foam board is a lightweight, stiff backing mounted or affixed
to a print or poster prior to framing. The heat and pressure
of our dry-mount press activates the adhesive coating on
the foam board forming a smooth, permanent bond with the
print. Back To Top
What is matting?
Matting is a stiff paper, fabric or suede border around a print
or poster. Our matting is buffered to an alkaline pH (to
prevent acid damage to the print) and provides consistent
colors, clean creamy bevels, and smooth cuts. Back To Top
What is acrylic glazing?
Acrylic glazing is a pane or sheet of
plastic composite often used in place of glass where safety
and weight are a concern. Acrylic is much more impact-resistant
than conventional glass and half the weight. At Art.com we
use acrylic glazing for framed items with a size of 20" x 24" or
larger. Back To Top
What is a canvas transfer?
A canvas transfer is a print or poster image that has been
transferred and fixed to a canvas surface. The result is
a piece of printed art that has the appearance of an original
canvas painting without the high cost usually associated
with original artwork. Our selection of canvas transfers
are available stretched onto a wooden frame, ready to hang. Back To Top
What kind of glass do you use?
We use glass or acrylic on our framed products. We offer eight
glazing options, including standard glass, non-glare glass,
standard UV glass, non-glare UV glass, and standard acrylic,
non-glare acrylic, standard UV acrylic, and non-glare UV
acrylic. Back To Top
What is a laminated print?
A laminated print is a print that is enclosed between two clear
protective films. The films provide protection against fading,
fingerprints and other contaminates. Back To Top
What is a wood mounted print?
A wood mounted print is a print that has
been mounted to a rigid 3/8" thick wood fiber board and
then laminated with a UV filtering film. The lamination film
provides protection against fading, fingerprints and other
contaminates. The edges of the board are beveled and then colored
black. Back To Top
Do You Sell Art On Your Website?
No. Please read our How
It Works page for more details on what we do. Back