All About Backcountry Gallery Prints
Print Delivery Expectations
This is the number one concern everyone has – how long before my print shows up in the mail?
The answer – it depends.
Each and every print that’s sent out is hand printed and signed by yours truly. I like to personally inspect each and every one so I know it’s the absolute best it can possibly be when it arrives at your door.
One one hand that’s cool for you – you know you’ll always be getting the best quality prints possible. On the other hand, I do tend to travel quite a bit to get more images to make into prints. So, if I’m out of town, well, you’ll have to wait till I get back before I can print your order and ship.
Now, if I’m in town, I tend to print about once a week. However, to be on the safe side, generally allow 1-3 weeks. The only time of year it may take longer is autumn – I tend to be out for 3-4 weeks.
If you need your prints in a rush or just wonder how long it’s currently taking to get prints shipped, feel free to drop me a line via our Contact Form. (It’s checked by a staff member when I’m unable to.)
The question that tends to come right on the heels of the one above is, “How good is the print quality?”
Short answer – it’s phenomenal.
Long Answer – I use a commercial grade printer (the kind you’d find in a photo lab) with inks and paper rated to last in excess of 100 years without fading (when framed under glass). All prints are on a premium quality luster surface paper with excellent shadow, highlight and mid tone characteristics.
I’ve tried a variety of professional level photo labs and the results are always the same – my prints look better and have a better tonal range then the prints I get from the pro labs.
Additionally, since the print is made in-house, I completely control the final output with NO compromises. When I send you a print, I send out the best possible print I can.
So, at this point you may be wondering if I guarantee the prints. You bet.
My prints are guaranteed to not to fade or deteriorate for as long as you own them – provided they are mounted using archival materials, under glass, and are kept out of direct sunlight. The best way to insure this is to purchase your print framed – I always use the best materials from mount board to matting.
Unfortunately, I cannot warrant against accidental damage on your part (ex – if you scratch or tear the print, if you get it wet, if you spill coffee on it, if you jump on it with dirty boots, etc).
While we are happy to sell you a print, we highly recommend you consider getting the complete, ready to hang package by choosing a frame option. We use an attractive black frame with a white mat, all professionally assembled by a high quality local frame shop. All matting and mounting materials are 100% archival and will help your print last for years to come. Here is a sample:
We also use high quality UV resistant plexi instead of glass. It’s much lighter, just as safe for your print, and has the added bonus of allowing 10% more light transmission, maintaining the clarity and vibrance of the original photograph better than glass.
Additionally, it’s much safer than glass - should the artwork fall it won’t shatter.
Please note that the print you receive will likely NOT be a perfect match for what you see on your monitor. Sure, it’ll probably be close, but unless you use a calibration device to adjust your monitor every week, it may not be a precise match.
See, every monitor displays slightly different. Some are brighter, some are darker, some are a little too blue, some are a little to red – you get it.
The good news is that a website is a poor substitute for an actual print. Even my calibrated monitors pale in comparison to the actual print.
So, when you unwrap that print for the first time, chances are you’ll be blown away at how much better it looks in person
I want you to LOVE your prints!
I want you to be proud to show them off to family and friends. If for any reason a print does not meet your expectations, simply return it in original condition within 30 days for a full refund.