FAQ and Pricing Tables

What is your return policy?

  • Receive credit for items returned within 30 days of purchase.
  • Special orders:  Returns on special orders are subject to a 20% restock fee.  Some special orders are not returnable.  If you are placing a custom order, please ask about our return policy for special orders.
  • Workshop cancelations:  If you must cancel, please call Vern right away.  Cancelations are problematic with small workshops and can put a workshop at risk, but we understand life happens.  We limit our enrollment to around eight students.  People love the small classes because of the attention each participant receives and the amount of work that is accomplished.  A cash refund will be provided only if we are able to fill your spot in the workshop.  If we cannot fill your spot, you will receive credit which can be applied towards Vern's fine-art prints or towards any workshop within one year.  A workshop could be canceled (and monies refunded) in the very unlikely event that enrollment has not been confirmed and paid in advance by at least six participants.
  • We thank you for your business and appreciate your understanding.

How do I know when to call or email the Gallery?

  • Vern and Margaret both want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase of Vern’s work. So if you have any questions about the different kinds of prints, glass choices, fancier frames or mattes, or anything else, be in touch. Since Vern’s typing is a bit weak, a phone call is best!

Why is a purchase a two-step process?

  • The first part of the purchase selects size and print type (matted print, or canvas). You complete step one here online. It secures your place in our production queue.  We will call you to finalize your order. For anything more involved we talk and discuss the second step, which completes your investment with a perfect frame, matting upgrades, glass choices and any customizations.  Finally, shipping or pick-up details are chosen, appropriate charges are applied and the purchase is complete.  
 
With all the new technology, what are the various types of prints, and which is best for me?
  • Vern is using the new Epson 9900 printer with Epson HDR inks. This is a remarkable printer which has amazing life-like color fidelity. The photographs last up to 200 years by using genuine Epson Inks. Unless we agree otherwise your order will be printed using Epson Premium Lustre Paper. For discerning collectors, Vern recommends Epson Exhibition Fibre Paper. This paper looks and feels like the old Dye Transfer paper, and is reminiscent of the papers that the old masters like Ansel Adams used for their best work. Vern also uses Epson Exhibition Canvas Satin Canvas if you want the unframed Giclee look in your art portfolio. And the Fujicolor Crystal Archive prints are easily available. 
 
What are the differences between regular glass and Plexi-glass?
  • Regular glass is the cheapest glazing material available. But Vern strongly recommends Plexi for all his Epson Ultrachrome prints. Plexi-glass is much lighter, easier to ship, and safer. It is a much better choice for Ultrachrome prints too. Call Vern for details. If you want the BEST choice look below to the next question.
 
How about Museum Glass and Museum Acrylic Plexi?
  • These are both the BEST choices, with Museum Acrylic having an edge. Museum Glass is a bit green, and heavy, and therefore more dangerous. Museum Acrylic is used around the world in all important museums. It filters 99% of Ultraviolet light; it has no color cast, and is VERY scratch resistant. And it is far lighter, and easier to transport.
 
What about different color mattes, and thicker 8Ply matte board?
  • Vern is using either White or Antigue (a bit creamier) museum board. MANY other choices are available. And Vern and Margaret both recommend 8Ply mattes for all larger images. 8Ply is a double thickness matte board that really enhances larger images.  
 
Are there other frames available?
  • We use the sample frames on the WEB for most of Vern’s work. But there are many choices available…

Any other questions?

Pricing (4X5 original)

Unless otherwise noted, images are priced as Epson UltraChrome HDR archival prints. Also available as ChromaLuxe Metal, Chromira Fujicolor Crystal Archive Prints (call for availability and quote)

Sizesort descending Print Process Image Only Exhibition Fiber Upgrade 4-Ply Matte 8-Ply Matte Basic Frame Standard Frame Museum Frame Stretched Canvas Plexi-Glass Museum Glass Museum Acrylic
16x20 (11x14) UltraChrome 85.00 N/A 10.00 N/A 70.00 115.00 N/A N/A 22.00 100.00 200.00
20x24 (14x18) UltraChrome 250.00 N/A 45.00 N/A 80.00 130.00 N/A N/A 35.00 150.00 250.00
26x30 (19x23) UltraChrome 425.00 50.00 70.00 N/A 100.00 160.00 220.00 N/A 50.00 200.00 360.75
32x38 (24x30) UltraChrome 665.00 50.00 85.00 130.00 145.00 220.00 287.50 N/A 82.00 200.00 562.40
38x45 1/2 (30x38) UltraChrome 995.00 100.00 100.00 180.00 N/A 290.00 400.00 N/A 82.00 380.00 799.66
48x58 (40x50) UltraChrome 1750.00 100.00 Call Call N/A 350.00 550.00 N/A Call Call 1050.00
56x68 (48x60) LightJet 2500.00 N/A N/A Call N/A N/A Call N/A Call Call Call
Canvas (30x38) UltraChrome N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $1000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Canvas (40x50) UltraChrome N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1750.00 N/A N/A N/A

Pricing (35mm digital)

Unless otherwise noted, images are priced as Epson UltraChrome HDR archival prints. Also available as ChromaLuxe Metal, Chromira Fujicolor Crystal Archive Prints (call for availability and quote)

Sizesort descending Print Process Image Only Exhibition Fiber Upgrade 4-Ply Matte 8-Ply Matte Basic Frame Standard Frame Museum Frame Stretched Canvas Plexi-Glass Museum Glass Museum Acrylic
16x20 (9.5x14) UltraChrome 85.00 N/A 10.00 N/A 70.00 115.00 N/A N/A 22.00 100.00 200.00
22.5x30 (15.5x23) UltraChrome 425.00 50.00 70.00 130.00 100.00 185.00 220.00 N/A 50.00 200.00 360.76
28x38 (20x30) UltraChrome 600.00 100.00 85.00 130.00 145.00 250.00 310.00 N/A 62.00 200.00 492.10
32x44 (24x36) UltraChrome 800.00 100.00 N/A 180.00 N/A 322.50 400.00 N/A 82.00 380.00 660.00
38x53 (30x45) UltraChrome 1095.00 100.00 N/C 180.00 N/A 445.00 550.00 N/A 120.00 380.00 1050.00
Canvas (24x36) UltraChrome N/A N/A N/A N/A N/a N/A N/A 700.00 N/A N/A N/A
Canvas (30x45) UltraChrome N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Pricing (panoramic)

Unless otherwise noted, images are priced as Epson UltraChrome HDR archival prints. Also available as ChromaLuxe Metal, Chromira Fujicolor Crystal Archive Prints (call for availability and quote)

Sizesort descending Print Process Image Only Exhibition Fiber Upgrade 4-Ply Matte 8-Ply Matte Basic Frame Standard Frame Museum Frame Stretched Canvas Plexi-Glass Museum Glass Museum Acrylic
20x40 (14x34) UltraChrome 425.00 100.00 70.00 130.00 100.00 200.00 300.00 N/A 50.00 200.00 492.10
26x57 (18 3/4x50) UltraChrome 995.00 100.00 130.00 180.00 200.00 295.00 450.00 N/A 80.00 380.00 799.66
Canvas (18x50) UltraChrome N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 895.00 N/A N/A N/A
Canvas (24x66) UltraChrome N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1275.00 N/A N/A N/A