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ABOUT THE PRINTS
What is giclee printing?
Giclee printing is a fine art digital print created on modern inkjet printers. It comes from the French word gicleur, which means "nozzle" (the verb form gicler means "to squirt, spurt, or spray"). The giclee print on canvas is a superior way to showcase and preserve your artwork. Click here to learn more.
What types of print media do you offer?
We currently offer two types of print medium:
1. Fine Art Paper (Optica One - 100% Cotton Fiber)
2. Giclee on Canvas (Chromata White Canvas)
In addition, every IIP fine art print is produced with the finest materials and inks in the fine art industry. Our print media are certified by the Breathing Color Laboratories for archival quality standards. Breathing Color is a third party laboratory who test our fine art products to ensure they meet and exceed the standards set forth by Fine Art Trade Guild (FATG) for pH and lightfastness.
Who produces the prints for Island Images Photography?
Island Images Photography outsources all printing services to Chromaco Inc., a local fine art printing company located in downtown Honolulu. All images are printed from our archive of full resolution files. Note that all posted images are reduced to 72 dpi for internet use.
Besides being the leading fine art provider in Hawaii, Chromaco Inc. also sets a solid example for environmental stewardship through its partnership with the EPA WasteWise program to reduce waste, recycle and reduce their impact. More information can be attained at www.chromaco.com.
How long will it take to receive my print?
Every Island Images Photography order is fulfilled on a custom basis and will therefore take up to 10 - 14 business days to arrive. Deliveries outside the US can take considerably longer. You will receive a confirmation email when your order has been dispatched.
What is free-diving?
Free Diving is a form of recreational diving that requires the diver to swim below the water’s surface on a single breath of air. This skill requires extensive physical and mental conditioning. Champion free divers train for years to reach the pinnacle of their sport. The current world record for Constant Weight Apnea (CWT) or “free diving vertically with fins” is 126 meters (413 feet) by Alexey Molchanov. His world record dive occurred on November 20, 2012 at Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island Bahamas.
Will you tell me more about “1% for the Planet”?
1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of more than 1000 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3000 approved environmental organizations worldwide. More information is available at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.