Buyers Guide

When purchasing your next art product from Diana Vanstone Art, I want to be sure all your questions are answered.  Please review the information below, and if I can be of further assistance to you, or help with any special requests, please click the Buyers Questions button below, and complete the form.  I will respond as soon as I can.

​- Diana


Preorders

While many of our prints are fully prepared for immediate reproduction and delivery, some of them are recent adds to the collection and the original is still drying.  This means there can be a up to a 12-16 business day fulfilment delay while the work is being digitised, and prepared for print reproduction.    When we receive your preorder we will endeavour to get the work in for its digitisation and preparation just as quickly as possible.  We will be happy to keep you advised on the status of any preorders through the Buyers Questions button.

​Art images on this site

The images used to display artwork on dianavanstone.art are shown as either a gallery images (hanging on clips), or as it could appear in a real world setting.  The gallery images are prepared with the image kept to it’s true aspect/proportions in line with the original work and the reproduction prints offered for purchase.  The images in the real world settings are simulated, and in some cases have the required the work to be presented slightly out of proportion, or scaled to fit naturally into these scenes.  Please consult the individual descriptions for each work for the correct sizing information.

Art Print Reproduction

Compared to most high street printers, that print at 360 dpi with 2 passes (no. of times a print head passes over an area), our Giclee printing is set to 1440 dpi, with 8 passes.

A brief history of giclée printing /archival pigment prints

Giclee prints are often known in exhibitions as archival pigment prints, this term is increasingly becoming the standard term used in the art world.

The word Giclée (“gee-clay”), is based on the French verb “gicler” which means “to squirt or spray” and was originally coined by printmaker Jack Duganne in 1991. Giclée printing is a fine art digital printing method using specialist archival pigment inks and acid-free papers; creating gallery-quality inkjet prints with excellent depth of colour, longevity and stability.

The print process involves squirting microscopic dots of pigment ink onto high-quality fine art or photographic papers using sophisticated high-end inkjet printers with exceptional accuracy, wide tonal range and colour gamut.

Studies have shown that Giclee Prints colour vividness can last in excess of 200 years with tests by independent bodies such as Wilhelm Research and printer manufacturers such as Epson. This gives assurance to collectors and art buyers of this type of printing method.

Giclee Prints advantages over other print methods, include:

  • They provide a perfect solution for artists and photographers who do not wish to go to the expense of mass-producing their work using Litho but prefer to print on demand.
  • Print on demand means a single artwork can be made available in a number of papers and finishes. There are a much greater number of matt papers to choose from, incorporating different weights, textures and whiteness.
  • The latest Giclee printers provide greater accuracy and depth of colour, ensuring faithful reproductions of originals. There are more vivid and saturated colours than C-Type or digital offset, due to the bright pigments used to make up the inks.
  • Better longevity; a Giclee print will outlast a lithographic print and other technologies by up to six times.
  • Giclee prints are widely accepted by art buyers, galleries and museums as archival, collectable pieces.

Certificate of Authenticity

Each Giclee art print purchased comes accompanied with a unique micro embossed label attached to the back of the print, and a matching certificate of authenticity signed, and dated by Diana.

Example Certificate of Authenticity


Payments

Secure Payments
All payments for product purchased through Diana Vanstone Art are processed securely

Cheques
Please note that we do not accept cheques as a form of payment for any products in any circumstances.

Packaging

All print products will be shipped in sturdy art tubes, but a smaller items, may be shipped in flat hard reinforced envelopes.

Shipping information & rates:

The following rate are a guide for our art prints only.  Original sales are not covered under this shipping guidance as will be quoted, and discussed with you during the offer process.

Paper size glossary:

  • A1 – 33.1in x 23.4in, or 84.1cm x 59.4cm
  • A2 – 16.5in x 23.4 in, or 59.4cm x 42cm 
  • A3 – 16.5in x 11.7in, or 42cm x 29.7cm
  • 30.4 cm = 12 inches
  • 40.6 cm = 16 inches
  • 45.7 cm = 18 inches
  • 50.8 cm = 20 inches
  • 61 cm = 24 inches
  • 91.4 cm = 36 inches
  • ​121.9 cm = 48 inches

To the UK:
Delivery time: 3-5 business days.
Delivery Method: Royal Mail with delivery confirmation as standard, or DPD
Rates: Free up to A2 size, £5 for larger

To EU:  Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland (Rep.), Netherlands and Luxembourg:
Delivery time: 4-6 business days.
Delivery Method: Standard Tracked and Signature required.
Rates: £9 (+£3 for more than 2 prints), – 10 or more prints: £15

To EU:  Corsica, Italy, Spain and Portugal:
Delivery time: 4-6 business days.
Delivery Method: Standard Tracked and Signature required.
Rates: £9 (+£8 for more than 2 prints), – 10 or more prints: £20

To EU:  Estonia, Canaries, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Turkey, Greece
Delivery time: 4-6 business days.
Delivery Method: Standard Tracked and Signature required.
Rates:  £9 (+£8 for more than 2 prints), – 10 or more prints: £20

Rest of Europe and the USA and Canada:
Delivery time: 4-6 business days.
Delivery Method: Standard Tracked and Signature required.
Rates: £12 (+£28 for more than 2 prints), – 10 or more prints: £55

Rest of World, UAE, and Far East:
Delivery time: 7-9 business days.
Delivery Method: Standard Tracked and Signature required.
Rates: £15 (+£55 for more than 2 prints), – 10 or more prints: £90

Notes:
Post office box locations, and signature services: If the delivery address for your order is a post office box, please advise us when you place our order using the Buyers Question form.  Signature service often will not deliver to post office box locations (as they can’t obtain a receiver’s signature), and arrangements may need to be made to ensure a smooth and timely delivery.

Taxes & duties
Generally, only goods shipped to locations outside the EC may incur duties or border taxes, though this depends on your country. Paying any levied taxes are the customer’s responsibility — please ring your local advice bureau for more information.