Frequently Asked Questions
Canvas or Print
We print all our canvases and prints ourselves in the gallery itself. Everything we print is fully colour calibrated to ensure the highest quality and complete consistency.
Our prints are all signed copies, printed on thick matt photographic paper, ready to be framed in your own choice of frame. Sizes listed online are approximate sizes and your framer should build a frame with their own measurements. Prints come rolled up in a tube. Be warned if you open the tube it is not always easy to roll prints back up without damaging them.
One of the huge advantages of our hand-stretched canvases is that they have an inbuilt wooden frame. This means there is no need for expensive traditional picture framing, no reflection from glass and they are a fraction of the weight. As they are so light, they are easy to hang and p&p is only £10 for customers on the UK Mainland for most canvases.
Stretching the canvas is done in the gallery by hand and requires a great deal of skill. After the canvas is printed and placed face down on the workbench, a kiln-dried pine frame is assembled to the exact size required and placed on top. The canvas is then stretched around this and stapled on the back. A hanger is attached and the canvas is ready to be hung.
Print Your Pictures
Many people ask if we print can print their photographs too. Of course! We can print on matt photographic paper or on canvas. To enquire please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any special requirements please ask.
Handmade and Local
Making everything as locally as possible means we are in control of the quality, we avoid excessive postage costs and we provide local employment. This means you get a better higher quality, better value print or canvas made in Applecross.
Postage and Packaging
Prints are rolled up in a tube and cost £5 p&p via Royal Mail First Class Signed For to the UK.
Canvases are bubble wrapped and then packed in cardboard and sent via courier. We offer £10 p&p on any number of Small, Medium or Large canvases to the UK Mainland. In order to be able to offer this price we drop all our parcels at the depot in Inverness which means it may take slightly longer to deliver than usual. Most parcels are delivered the same week but some can take up to 2.5 weeks to arrive.
Please contact us if you require urgent delivery, a quote for XLarge canvases or anything outside the UK Mainland.
Jack often runs photographic workshops and courses from the gallery. These vary from private 1:1 tuition tailored to your requirements to 6 day all-inclusive workshop with up to 3 participants. Please contact us for more details.