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Fine Art Print Sales

Most of the nature and wildlife photographs on this site are available for sale as individual fine art archival pigment prints. Each is hand-made to order using archival pigment inks and papers. And the prints possess far more beauty and detail than you can see on your monitor. These signed prints would make a very personal gift for a friend or family member.

For a limited time I'm now running an experiment and is selling jpeg files that you can print yourself. Read about that offer here.

Size

I sell prints in one of four different paper sizes at the following prices:

SizeDimensionPrice
A4210 * 297 mmUSD $55
A3297 * 420 mmUSD $65
A3+328 * 483 mmUSD $75
A2420 * 594 mmUSD $95

This is the size of the paper the image is printed on. The size of the image itself on the print will vary, depending on the format of the image itself, and all images will have a border at each edge of at least 20mm to make it easy to mat. Depending on the image, some images will not be be available in the largest print sizes. The available sizes is indicated on each image.

Price

I believe that every artist has a responsibility to fund their own work and art, but I try to maintain as low a price as possible to allow as many as possible to enjoy my images. There is no point in creating artwork that "real people" can't afford to own.

You will find the price of each image and available sizes below the image with the buy button. You can order prints securely by credit or debit card using PayPal. Your credit card and PayPal will handle any currency conversion and you don't even need a PayPal account. Images are only offered in the sizes where I can still ensure the highest print quality, and depends on the camera, lens and technique used for the specific photograph.

The price is the cost of the print. In addition a fee of $20 is added to handle the cost of packaging and shipping to anywhere in the world. This is a flat fee that is the same regardless of how many prints that are ordered, so you will save on shipping cost by buying several prints at once. Unless courier delivery is requested (at extra charge, email me and I'll set it up) registered airmail will be used. Prints are shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. To keep the cost of a print as low as possible prints are not matted. You will be free to choose your own matte at a local framer. Matted prints are considerably more difficult to ship, but I can make them on request. Prints are signed and dated below the image area on the right side.

About limited editions

My fine-art prints are offered in open edition only, I don't offer limited editions at an inflated price as I feel that the practice of limited editions is somewhat obsolete because of continuing improvements in printing technologies and my personal improvement as a print maker.

I would like to offer the very best photograph I am capable of making today rather than sell a print from an edition of prints made years ago. My prints are all individually made to order and each print is individually printed, dated, and signed. I prepare each print with great care, and the limitations of my time make my prints naturally few and precious. You can read more about my views on open and limited editions and my provenance in my essay "About Print Editions".

Guarantee of satisfaction

I want you to enjoy your artwork for years to come and to have wonderful memories associated with it. So to ensure that, I will give you the following guarantees:

Thirty days, 100% money back guarantee

The compressed images on this website cannot do justice to the fine detail and rich colors of my fine-art prints. I am confident that you will be pleased with the quality of my prints, and I offer a "no questions asked" return policy to help assure you. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, simply return the print within thirty days and I'll give you back all your money, plus the charges for the return shipping. I can't save you from the hassle of returning the work, but I'll make sure it didn't cost you any money.

No arguments, no hassles, no hidden clauses. Judging artwork by an on-line image is a chancy business, even when the images are very good, and I don't want anyone to feel dissatisfied. That's why I give you the guarantee that there is no monetary risk for you to buy a print from me.

Lifetime Fade-free warranty

All my work is printed using fade-free fine art archival papers and inks. All my artwork comes with my Fade Free Warranty designed to protect your investment: if your artwork was to fade I will replace it at no charge for as long as you own it. No questions asked, just return the artwork to me and I will ship you a new piece right away.

Most combination of the paper and inks I use are rated at well over 200 years from Wilhelm Imaging Research. So even your great, great grandchildren could still be enjoying the prints you buy.

I print, inspect and sign each photo myself

Each print is individually printed, dated, and signed.

You are receiving a print that both lives up to my highest quality standards and one that truly represents my creative vision & intent. A guarantee not to be overlooked, as many photographers choose not to print their own photos, instead relying on others to interpret their work. Countless hours have been spent perfecting each and every print I create.

Your package is insured

I want you to receive your artwork in perfect condition. To this end I take all the necessary precautions so that your photograph is not damaged during shipping. But if for some reason your package was damaged during shipping, you are covered by my exclusive free replacement warranty. Just email me and return the damaged item, and I will ship you a brand new piece at no extra charge.

Satisfaction

I want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase and enjoy displaying my artwork in your home or office. If this is not the case just return the artwork to me and I will refund your money.

Shipping

I ship worldwide.

Shipping is done with registered airmail and shipping time is 2-3 days inside Norway, 3-5 days to Europe and up to 11 days for the rest of the world. Orders will be sent within a few days after i receive the order unless I'm away or traveling. You will receive a confirmation email after I get your order.

My prices increase regularly

My expenses when making my prints is increasing at the same rate as everything else, and I therefore have to increase my prices regularly to cover my expenses.

This pricing structure also guarantees that your investment increases in value proportionally. And it means that the best time to buy is now. All orders placed after a price increase are billed at the new prices. I do reserve the right to change my prices at any time without notice.

How to order and pay

Ordering a print is simple. Simply use the add to cart button indicating what size you want when you look at the image to pay with PayPal. When I get you order I will mail out your finished and signed print within a few days. I use PayPal and can therefore accept various payment options.

You will receive a confirmation email after your order is received by me. I will not share customer information with third parties.

Payments By PayPal

Returns

To return a print, first contact me for the go-ahead. Email is fine for this. I would like to know why you're returning it, but you're not obligated to give me any reason. I want to know when to expect the package, and that you know I'm in town to get it.

Ship the print back to me sturdily packaged, and insured for the full amount you paid for it. The print has to come back to me completely undamaged, or you don't get your money back until the carrier pays up on the insurance.

When I get the print and determine it's in pristine condition, I'll send you your money with PayPal for the amount you paid me, plus the charges for the return shipping. I can't save you from the hassle of returning the work, but I'll make sure it didn't cost you any money.

This guarantee applies to artwork purchased directly from me. This guarantee does not apply to pieces that were custom signed/dedicated, nor to pieces which were altered, modified, re-framed or re-matted by third parties. This guarantee applies to the original owner.

Licensing

Stock Photographs, Licensing and Publishing Projects; I welcome all inquiries regarding using my images for publishing projects.

Contact

Send me an email at if you have any questions or comments about this website, my essays, want to buy a print, discuss terms for noncommercial redistribution or licensing for commercial use or publication, I would love to hear from you.

Ronny A. Nilsen
Norway

What You Get

The following applies to all prints:

Caring For Your Prints

below is some tips on what you can do to preserve your prints the best way to ensure that they have a long life.

Storage

  1. Elevate stored prints so that air can circulate freely underneath and around them. Use shelving; do not rest on floor.
  2. Separate multiple unframed prints with acid free tissue.
  3. Wood shelving is preferred, as metal shelves can cause condensation.

Handling

  1. Have clean hands, or even better: use gloves, as natural body oils can do permanent damage to the paper.
  2. Use two hands to lift the paper, thereby avoiding damage to the edges.
  3. Avoid touching or dragging anything across the image area. Thumbprints and surface scratches cannot be repaired.
  4. Do not use pressure sensitive tapes on the paper.

Heat

  1. Avoid hanging or storing prints or paintings near a radiator or other heat source.
  2. Open fireplaces should be avoided as well, since the combination of heat, soot and smoke can do extensive damage in a very short period.

Humidity

  1. High humidity is a threat to paper and prints, the chief danger being mold. According to museum curators, 50% humidity represents the ideal condition in which to keep fine works of art on paper
  2. Framing without a mount between print and glass invites condensation. An acid free mat will serve as a proper mount.
  3. Avoid hanging or storing prints in damp basements or cellars.

Light

All light fades works of art on paper. Fading is not reversible.

  1. How much light is the optimum? Units of lighting measurement are called foot-candles, and according to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the optimum is five foot-candles, which is roughly the equivalent of a 150-watt bulb, approximately four to five feet away from the piece that is being illuminated.
  2. Avoid reflecting light, as it has ultra-violet rays that can be very harmful to inks and paper.
  3. Fluorescent lights are probably the most potent source of ultra-violet rays. If hanging your print in a room with fluorescent light, use Plexiglas when framing the artwork. Plexiglas is the best filter for ultra-violet rays and will give your print the longest life expectancy.

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