Each original image is created by Mike Shipman and printed on archival, museum-quality materials for long life, and digitally printed with a 1.5" - 2" white border on all sides around the image, depending upon the image size. The title, print creation date (month/year), and artist signature are in pencil on the white border of the print. The creation date is not the creation date of the original image, but the creation date of that particular print. All prints are un-numbered, open-editions unless specified. The signature is in the white border on the front, not on the image, and on the reverse. Every print is prepared by me and inspected for quality prior to shipping. Images are generally printed full frame, which typically results in a wider or taller image than "standard". For example, 8x12 instead of 8x10. Photographs are available in signed and dated open editions or signed, dated, and numbered limited editions of 25 or fewer, as indicated.
WoodPrints are specially selected fine art photographic images from my photo library. Printed directly onto 3/4" birch plywood (or other wood will be indicated), the natural, warm, earthy tones of the wood compliment and enhance the photograph. The different patterns in the wood grain, combined with variations in surface texture and color, make each WoodPrint unique. A matte or gloss finish helps protect the image and stained edges add contrast. The back is also stained for a consistent appearance. The WoodPrint mounts to the wall on a wire with standard picture hanging hardware. The WoodPrint sits flat 1" from the wall, adding dimension to the installation.
Prints are shipped Fedex 2Day, insured and ready for matting and framing. Shipping rates are determined by the size and weight of your total order. Turnaround for print orders is 1 - 4 weeks. An accurate ship date estimate will be given to you following your order confirmation. Expedited orders may be available.