Pigment printing is a method of archival fine art printing using an inkjet printer and archival pigment inks. Commonly referred to as Giclee printing. The level of detail & colour surpasses any other form of digital printing.
The limited print editions refer to the total number of prints that will ever be done of that one image. For example an edition of 150 prints may come in three different sizes but there will only ever be 150 of that particular image every printed. All of the prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist at the base of the image.
+ What papers are the prints printed on?
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.
+ What are the differences between papers?
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.
+ What inks are used?
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.
+ What is the size of the print?
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.
+ Who creates this art?
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 by her.
+ What is a Limited Edition art print?
All of Michelle's prints are limited edition. This means that each edition of prints from a painting have a set number that can ever be produced. Each of the limited edition prints is 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.
+ What if I want a custom size print, can I do this?
Yes, as long as it fits our requirements and the print quality is preserved at the size that you want.
+ How can I purchase the prints in the North Island?
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 what you want fairly quickly. The Parnell Gallery also offers framing.
+ How can I purchase the prints in the South Island?
Michelle has a selection of prints in the Gallery De Novo in Dunedin and they can order what you want fairly quickly. They also offer framing.
+ How can I purchase the prints in the Nelson region?
Michelle has prints in the Red Gallery & the Suter Gallery. Each place has a different selection of her prints, so make sure to check out both. Luke & Amy at Nelson City Framers can frame any prints for you.
+ How can I purchase the prints online?
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.
+ Can I use internet banking?
Yes, please contact us to arrange.
+ How do I handle my new print?
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.
+ How delicate is my print?
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.
+ How do I display/store my print?
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.