Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

December 21, 2011

About Buying Prints

Filed under: — Frank Burnside @ 8:16 pm

I occasionally hear from well-meaning folks that I should sell my pictures, and less occasionally, “How can I buy one?” I’m happy to oblige, but I have my standards. There are several forms an image can take – the print, the digital image, and “other stuff,” which includes everything from coffee mugs to fridge magnets and the like.

My work is available at Art on Main Gallery, Pittston, PA, and Jane Leslie & Co., 186 United Penn Plaza, Kingston, PA 18704 (570) 714-9955.


Direct purchase:

I care very much about the quality of my prints. I can make “fine art” prints up to 13″ x 19″ to my satisfaction, and much larger prints in various forms (exotic papers, canvas, gallery wrap, etc.) with a local printer who does very nice work. Other than gallery wrap, the prints must be framed by you, because I don’t know where you want to hang it or what your expectations, preferences about matting, frame style, etc., might be – and it’s simpler that way.

So here are my prices for unframed archival prints, each of which will have sufficient white space around the edges to allow for matting:

Printed by me:

  • 4″ x 6″ – $5.00
  • 6″ x 9″ – $10.00
  • 8″ x 12″ – $25.00
  • 12″ x 18″ – $45.00

Printed under my supervision

  • 14″ x 21″ – $50.00
  • 16″ x 24″ – $70.00
  • 20″ x 30″ – $110.00

For off-size or larger prints or gallery wraps*, please contact me at burnside@epix.net.

These prices do not include delivery, and postage will be charged if I cannot hand-deliver, which I am happy to do if you are reasonably local.

You may note that all of these sizes have an aspect ratio of 2:3, which is full frame for how I shoot. “Off-sizes” can certainly be arranged, provided the image does not significantly suffer from cropping. So if you must have an 8×10 or 16 x 20, I can usually accommodate.

* Gallery wraps are printed on canvas, which is stretched over a frame, so that the image effectively wraps around the side of the frame. No part of the full image is lost, as the part that make up the sides of the frame are reflections of the 1 – 1-1/2″ of the perimeter of the actual image – It’s a nice effect, partially for large prints.

Digital images:

Digital images are for use on web sites, screen-savers and the like. Because high resolution is not necessarily required, delivery is simple – usually by email – and my costs are a few minutes of my time. They are therefore free, subject to either a link back to my web site or, at the very least, a credit to www.burnsidephotographic.com.

Other Stuff:

You can put a digital image on just about anything these days – greeting cards, coffee mugs, fridge magnets, tee-shirts, tote bags, iPad covers. Contact me and we’ll figure it out.

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