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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Who are you?

We are 2 climbers who have spent too much time out in the Alps and decided to make a home out of it. About 3 years ago we starting doing a lot of high quality printing work and realised that whilst there was a lot of demand there was not a lot of people supplying fine art prints of their work. Having contacted a few photographers we decided to invest in Alpine Exposures and the result is what you see now.


Prints

What is a fine Art Print?

A hard question to answer as everyone has a different view on that. For us, a fine art print is something that can only be achieved by combining state of the art printing with some of the best photographers and photography materials available. We only use the sharpest and most spectacular images from photographers so as to ensure that every print delivered will make you think ‘wow’. The detail and colour representation afforded in these images is truly incredible.

What is the printing process?

All prints are printed on a state of the art Epson 3800 Pro printer. This printer uses the most recent Ultrachrome K3 inks which coupled with the top of the line papers guarantees print longevity of over 100 years.

What kind of paper do you use?

We use the highest quality Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl paper. Hahnemuhle’s fine art pearl paper is widely regarded as the best in its field and was winner of the TIPA 2005 European Photo and Imaging Awards for inkjet papers.

 

For more information about these products please visit their respective websites.

www.hahnemuhle.com

What print sizes do you offer?

We currently offer 4 print sizes.

What is a limited edition?

All the prints are hand signed as well as being part of a numbered limited edition. A limited edition means that once the total stated number of prints has been sold (say a limited edition of 100 prints) the image will never again be printed as a fine art print. This means that you can be sure that there will only ever be, for example,100 editions of the print you have purchased as a fine art print. This not only makes the print more valuable but also more personal.

All images may, however, still be used for stock imagery purposes. This means that it can still be used for commercial purposes (for example promoting a climbing manufacturing company)- however this will not result in the image being printed in a fine art form.

What is the difference between a fine art print and something that my local lab can produce?

The difference is that all of our printing is done in house on an individual basis. This allows us to have complete control over the final output and maximize the potential of each print. In addition the paper that we use is often of much higher and thicker quality than that used by print labs meaning that your print will last longer and look and feel better.

What is a fine art print?

A hard question to answer as everyone has a different view on that. For us, a fine art print is something that can only be achieved by combining state of the art printing with some of the best photographers and photography materials available. We only use the sharpest and most spectacular images from photographers so as to ensure that every print delivered will make you think ‘wow’. The detail and colour representation afforded in these images is truly incredible.

P&P

How much is P&P?

We charge a flat rate of £9 to anywhere in the world which may seem a little steep for the UK but please remember that the print is first posted to the photographer then posted on to you.

How long will it take me to receive my print?

This depends on whether the photographer is available to sign and number the print. We aim to have the print delivered to you within 10 working days however it can take up to two weeks- due to the nature of our photographer’s work they can often be away for long periods of time. If this is the case then we will announce this by each of his/her photos so that you can decide whether you are willing to wait or not. 

What do I do if my print is damaged upon arrival?

We will send you another one fee of charge, of course. However, they are well wrapped up in acid free tissue paper in a thick cardboard tube so we don’t envisage this being a problem.

Can I return my print?

We are confident that you will be very happy with the quality of your print so we are equally happy to offer a full refund of your print if you are not happy with it.

Stock Photography

Can we use your images for commercial use?

Most of the images here are available for commercial use. There will be a larger stock photography side of the website in the near future. In the meanwhile if you are interested in using any of the images please feel free to email us and we will contact the photographer.