print faq

photovisuals

Buyers and photographers demand prints of the highest available quality and, after extensive testing, the print-on-demand service provided by Fotomoto was selected to satisfy this need. Fotomoto is partnered with premium professional photo labs worldwide, and prints may be securely ordered — using SSL connections — directly from this website:

  • Fine Art Prints. PhotoVisuals provide museum-quality Fine Art Giclée Prints using archival ink in eight colours for exceptionally high quality and a wide colour spectrum.
  • Print Sizes. As the aspect ratio of images does not meet the set sizing (height and width) of paper manufacturers, prints are offered with heights of 16" and 20". In this, Fotomoto's shopping cart displays the print sizes which match your chosen image (this roughly equates to 16” x 28.7”, and 20” x 35.9").
  • Supply. Prints are supplied unmounted, unframed and include borders in their size for ease of subsequent mounting & framing.
  • Print Papers. There is a choice of three papers available: Smooth, Textured and Photo. This is best explained within Fotomoto's shopping cart, at their (lower) Learn More link.
  • Pricing. The price of Fine Art Prints is $249 for 16" and $295 for 20" (Fotomoto's shopping cart shows equivalent currencies).
  • Payments, S&H etc. This is securely handled by Fotomoto. Nobody at PhotoVisuals can ever see any of your personal information or details of a transaction (we simply receive notification that a print order has been made).
  • Delivery. Depending on your order, this can vary. It may be less, but please allow approximately ten business days from the date of placing your order.

Please note:

  • Free eCards. You will see that when you open images in the Gallery there is an eCard link. Opening this gives you the option of sending that image (with your own personalised greeting) as an e-mail to friends and business associates.
  • Web versus Print. The digital images you see on this website are not the same as prints. When you view an image here, you see it in transmitted light and when you view a print, it is seen in reflected light. Although being unable to guarantee a 'match' (assuming you are using a correctly balanced monitor) you will discover that the finished print exceeds its web image.
  • FYI Framing. This is a huge area which PhotoVisuals does not handle. Please bear in mind our prints are for display, and (if you choose) matting & framing can greatly add to the overall finished size. All artwork requires a good 'viewing distance' and for this we advise, "three times the width of the print". There are disagreements here, but you should be able to take in the full print without having to scan it. Applying a '3x' factor means that a print should be viewed at a distance no closer than either 9 feet (20" print) and 7.5 feet (16" print) although . . . we have been told we are wrong.
  • E & O.E.
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