This page contains general information on our high quality press products, shipping information, special order information, and print information on the photographic art print program.
All press products will feature the photography of Scott A. Kilgore. Most of these images will also be available as signed and numbered photographic prints from 6 x 18 inches to as large as 30 x 90 inches.
Our bookmarks are printed on high gloss cover stock, and laminated with a durable 3 mil plastic lamination on both sides for a high quality long lasting bookmark. We want customers to purchase our bookmarks, again and again, because they last so long, and look so good.
Bookmarks feature a high quality color photograph by the artist on the front, and usually feature information on the back in black with a grayscale graphic on the back unique and complementary to the image on the front. All designs are by Scott A. Kilgore. Since many of the birds and other animals we feature are , or have been endangered, conservation information about the subject will usually be presented.
Bookmark standard sizes are 2 x 7 inches and 2.25 x 7 inches.
The Special Order Bookmark Page contains styles that have been mastered but have not been press printed yet.
OTHER PRESS PRODUCTS
While we are not offering in stock calendars, postcards, note cards, posters, and other press products, we can design and provide them on a custom order basis. If you need a company brochure, business cards or other graphics, we can design and print them for you.
Free shipping is included on all orders over $10.00 within the contiguous 48 United States. There may be a shipping surcharge on orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Currently, we do not ship outside of the United States and Canada.
Shipping is via USPS or Fed Ex Ground service. Please allow 1 -2 weeks for processing and shipment of in stock products. Naturally, we travel a lot to get these images, so shipment can be delayed at certain times of the year.
Non-stock items usually require proof and test runs. You should allow up to 4-6 weeks for normal delivery. Additional design services may add more time to your order.
ART PRINT PROGRAM
MASTERING AND NUMBERING PROCESS
We use a unique and very special process for numbering prints in each series. Our prints are not only hand signed and numbered (12x18 inch +); they are also numbered within each print. Each print has a caption near the edge or border of the print that may be shown or covered in framing. Mastered into the caption is the unique serial number of the print. This process requires a new master for each print, and each print must be printed separately and individually. This process ensures that there are never any duplicates of serial numbers. Since each print is printed individually, there can be slight differences in each print. This process makes each print essentially an original.
Any editing or minor modifications to the image are included in the serial number sequence. After printing each print is hand signed and numbered.
All 12 x 18 inch prints of an image have their own serial number series. If a print is made as an 11 x14, the serial number would be included consecutively in the series. (An 11x14 is unlikely since many of the 12 x 18 inch prints are intended for matting as 11 x 14, 12 x 16, or 12 x 18 inches. 20" and wider prints have their own series. As an example, if an image is produced as a 24 x30 inch print and as a 30 x 40 inch print both prints are in the same serial number sequence with different numbers.
12 x18 inch and larger prints are only produced as needed, usually as ordered or distributed to our galleries. Only one or two prints are kept in stock of each issued work. The maximum number of any image is a total of 999 prints in a series. We do not issue 2nd editions. There will be only one edition of any print series. Once a print is gone, it is gone and will not be re-issued it that size.
6 x 18 inch prints are not limited. They are signed, but are not serial numbered. They are printed in small runs of 6-12 prints to keep costs low. They are the same quality as our archival photographic prints, but are not individually mastered. This keeps costs down, yet these 6 x 18 prints are the quality you would receive as a high quality signed print from other fine artists.
All prints in the art print program are true silver halide archival photographic prints printed on digital photographic printers. We do not print any inkjet or Giclée (which are really inkjets) prints due to the poor durability and uncertain life of the materials.
The Kodak Endura Professional and Fuji Crystal Archive papers we use have a long established reputation for long life and durability. Print life in normal room light away from UV exceeds 100 years with under 20% fading. In a book or drawer, these prints have a rated life of 200 to as long as 400 years. Due to the fact that photographic printing is a wet printing process, these archival prints are water and humidity resistant.
Inkjet prints are not humidity and water resistant. The variety of inks and coatings (applied afterward to protect the ink) in the inkjet (Giclée) process are so varied that print life is much harder to determine. Any change in the coating will alter the print life, usually making it more resistant to humidity, but can react with the ink or paper over time. Printing on canvas or other non-standard textured materials dramatically shortens the life or the print. Since our object is to produce the highest quality prints for our customers, we do not use these water-borne ink droplet processes at this time, or any time soon. Since technology can change, all processes and materials are evaluated regularly.
"MUSEUM CARDS" ©
Some prints include our exclusive Museum Cards ©. These informative cards have a thumbnail picture of the print, information about the subject, and are serial numbered along with the print. These photographic prints measure 5 x 7 inches, and are printed to the same standards as our archival prints. These cards are intended to to be framed and displayed with the artwork, as is done in a museum. There is no extra charge for the Museum Cards © when they are provided. Our Museum Cards © are added as a courtesy. Note that not all subjects are issued with Museum Cards © and they do not come with 6 x 18 inch prints.
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