frequently asked questions
• How are PixelGraphs prints made?
They are printed individually on acid free archival watercolor paper or canvas with pigment-based archival inks using the latest technology. Pigment prints (also sometimes called Giclée prints) are known for their archival stability.
The mat's back and core are buffered acid free and we ship all our prints in archival polypropylene envelopes for added protection.
• Why are the colors of my prints not exactly like the colors that I see on my computer monitor?
Different computer monitors will display the same color differently, depending on the monitor’s color adjustment. Similarly, monitors and printers will show colors in a completely different way.
For that reason we can not guarantee that the colors that you see on your monitor are our PixelGraphs prints true colors. If you wish, you can request a sample mini print before buying. Please send us your name, address and the name of the PixelGraphs photomontage in which you are interested.
• Do you have limited editions?
No, our prints are open editions to be scheduled for retirement at some point in the future to make room for new additions to our virtual gallery. The idea behind the creation of PixelGraphs, Inc., was to offer quality decorative art at affordable prices. We believe that we better serve this purpose by offering open editions.
• How long will the prints last?
It is estimated that these prints, based on the ink-paper combination that we use, will last more than 50 years before showing any noticeable fading, which is longer than some watercolors.
For more information, you can visit the Wilhelm Imaging Research site.
• What is the best way to display the prints?
We recommend that you protect your prints from moisture and dust by framing them under glass. And remember, never expose any type of artwork to prolonged direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.