The papers are acid-free, museum quality for highest age resistance and manufactured specifically for fine art prints. Each print is available in the paper/cotton rag best suited to that print, but we have allowed as much flexibility as possible to give you the choice that suits best. We believe the natural white (rather than bright white) complements the images and suits most decors and framing. We have given you three stock options, the Hot Press Natural, the Cold Press Natural and the German Etching, to showcase the finest detail and rich, vibrant colours.
The rag & paper are very similar in appearance, with the main difference being that the Cold & Hot Press are slightly more creamier in colour. All three have a matt finish.
The rag (Cold Press) has 100% cotton fibre base, it feels and looks like paper. It is slightly creamier and has a more uniform texture than the German Etching.
The German Etching has a more organic looking texture and the colour is a natural white.
We also offer the Hot Press, this has all of the attributes of the Cold Press but has a smooth finish.
Each print is printed on our papers with long lasting pigment based inks. The prints are printed with genuine, high-quality, lightfast aqueous-based pigment inks, which are fade and light resistant for 80-120 years indoors.
The size listed is the size of the image, the prints are produced with a additional 3cm-6cm unprinted border, depending on size to allow the buyer to have them framed with of without a matt by their local framer.
Each print is colour proofed by the Michelle to ensure the closest possible match to the original painting, then signed, at the base and numbered & dated by her.
All of Michelle's prints are limited edition. This means that each edition of prints reproduced from a painting have a set number that can ever be made. Each of the limited edition prints are individually signed, dated and numbered by Michelle. The more limited the edition, the more increased price of the print, as this reflects the value of it being a finite piece of art.
Yes, as long as it fits our requirements and the print quality is preserved at the size that you want.
The best place to browse Michelle's prints in person in Auckland is the Parnell Gallery. The Parnell Gallery has an extensive collection of Michelle's prints and can order in the print that you want quickly. The Parnell Gallery also offers framing and can help you choose the perfect piece for your space.
Michelle has a selection of prints in the Gallery De Novo in Dunedin and they can order in what you want quickly. They also offer framing and advice on what will suit your space.
Michelle has a large selection of prints in the Red Gallery. There are also a selection of petite prints in the Suter Gallery. Each gallery has a different selection of her prints, so make sure to check out both.
Yes, you are welcome to purchase the prints here. You can purchase using any of the following options, Apple Pay, PayPal, Credit Card and Lay-by. If you would like to pay via online banking please contact us.
Handle your print only by the edges and leave it in the protective sleeve if possible until it is framed. The oil from your fingers can affect the PH of the paper and reduce the archival qualities. Fingerprints on dark areas will show up as sheen.
Avoid bending your print - a crease will be permanent.
Keep your print away from moisture, condensation and humidity. Although our inks are water resistant, water can still cause damage. A water drop on the print will be permanently visible even when dry.
It is good to unpack your new print and lay it flat if possible. If you leave your print in the roll for an extended amount of time it may develop a strong curl and would then need to be placed on a clean, flat surface and gently weighted for a couple of days. Providing you keep your print free of dust, moisture and direct sunlight, it will last for many years.
This premium media has been designed for museum quality fine art work. It is manufactured from 100% cotton that is acid, lignin and chlorine free with ph buffering for superb durability and print stability. Produced in a cold-press method for a soft finish. It has a natural white surface that does not contain any optical brightners and delivers beautiful tonal transitions. It is particularly suited to fine art. For enhanced versatility the finish and coating has been applied to both sides.
Hahnemühle German Etching is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, complete with an inkjet coating designed especially for fine art reproductions. The white art paper made from 100% alpha cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. The unique surface texture adds a very special touch to images, showcasing them in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth. The premium matt inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep black and optimum contrasts. German Etching is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most exacting requirements in terms of age resistance. This heavyweight paper is one of the most popular papersfor art reproductions thanks to its characteristic tactile feel and surface texture
This premium media has been designed for museum quality fine art work. It is manufactured from 100% cotton that is acid, lignin and chlorine free with ph buffering for superb durability and print stability. Produced in cylinder-mould for an ultra-smooth finish. It has a natural white surface that does not contain any optical brightners and delivers beautiful tonal transitions with a wide colour gamut. It is particularly suited to fine art. For enhanced versatility the finish and coating has been applied to both sides.
We can arrange packaging, shipping and insurance via Pack & Send from Nelson if you would like us to arrange framing for your large artwork. This varies depending on location. Or you are welcome to pick it up from the framer in Nelson. We can also ship your print to you in a tube and you can arrange to have it framed with your local framer.
The sizes of the prints are designed to work with the majority of framers in New Zealand. The limitations are the oversized glass and matt sizes which are generally around 1500mm wide. We are now offering the larger prints in options that suit various frame, glass and matt choices. For example, Silence at Sundown has two large size options 1300 x 650mm and 1400 x 700mm. The 1300 x 650mm size can be framed with a traditional matt or no matt. The larger 1400 x 700mm size would not leave enough room to framed with a matt but can be framed with no matt.