Who creates the art and where is it made?
Artists and designers Mara and Nicholas Girling create all the art and we work from our studio in Melbourne. We organise the prints, the post, the couriers if needed and the framing for larger artworks ourselves. Ebony, our graphic designer creates all our birth print orders. When you order from us, you are directly supporting the creatives behind these artworks. If you like what we are doing, we'd love to hear from you.
Can I buy something from you if I order it outside of Australia
Yes, we can ship internationally as well as within Australia. We post in solid mailers and also larger works are posted in solid tubes. We track orders. We do not post framed artworks as it is not worth it for you. But we can recommend styles of frames for you. For more information visit our Shipping & Returns page.
Can I order something and have it delivered internationally?
Yes. The price for shipping on international delivery zones is $20 AUD. Any local VAT taxes are paid by the receiving party.
Do you offer a framing service?
We do provide professional framing for larger size prints. For more information you may go to Printspace® framing ideas page on this website where we list the prices towards the bottom. and...
I'm at IKEA and want to frame my Printspace® 12x16" art print - what do you recommend?
If you go for a 40x50cm IKEA frame with a mount card, typically our 12 x 16" art prints are a perfect fit when using the mount card. IKEA do have a slightly smaller frame with no mount card. We do not recommend that one. Personally, we like the one called MOSSEBO with the mount card. IKEA do not offer a 8x10" based on the time of this writing. See our off the shelf framing guide for more details.
How long does shipping take?
Please visit our Shipping & Returns page.
Will the colours match what I see on screen?
The colour of prints is represented as close to real life as possible (please allow slight variations from monitor to print.). Every monitor displays colour differently. The artists themselves do all the colour setting and checking.
PAPERS USED FOR PRINTS
All of our papers have been hand selected and approved by our artists.
Fine art prints: Limited Edition
Portrait format: 40x50cm, 50x70cm, 70x100cm,100x120cm, (City Prints)
Square: 70x70cm, 100x100cm (River series).
Landscape format: 120cmx90cm (River Series)
Description: Giclee printing method. Generally only used for our limited edition prints (City Prints and River Series) or where specified. A thick 300 gsm cotton-rag, matte museum grade paper - Using pigment inks.
Art Prints : Open Editions in smaller sizes
8x10" & 12x16"
Description: Giclee printing method.prints are printed on a thick 270GSM uncoated matte paper, with a subtle luxurious texture. Highly detailed. Selected by the artists based on the attractive way the colour sits on the paper and how it matches with the designs.
Art Prints: Open Edition in larger sizes
Sometimes known as Poster art prints
Portrait and landscape formats: 50 x70cm-70x100cm-100x120cm-100x140cm:
Description: Giclee printing method generally used for our open edition prints. Matte 160 GSM smooth and durable with a bright white coating, delivering beautiful tones, flats and vibrant colours. Highly detailed and vibrant.
This is not to be confused with our open edition poster art prints. See the link below to understand what prints this name relates to for paper.
Offset printed. A small offset printed range (a stock item) available as 50x70cm.
Description: Posters with an initial on them. These are on an uncoated matte stock 160gsm printed using vegetable based inks.
What can I do if the artwork arrives damaged?
While this rarely happens, if you do receive a damaged item, don't hesitate to contact us within two days of receipt of the order and we can help.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept credit card payments, PayPal payments and direct bank deposits. We also provide AfterPay as a payment option where smaller payments can be split over time. You will find these options during the checkout process. When using Paypal, you have the option of using a credit card without needing to create a Paypal Account. You can use the Paypal secure processing area. You know it is secure because the domain name says https rather than http. The 's' stands for secure.
Can I buy a birth print in a different colour?
Yes, simply order the birth print design and include a note in the form provided listing the colours you would like. Visit our contact page for the best person to contact about your question.
Do you take on commissions for City Prints?
Yes, we do. If you are interested in commissioning a City Print, please contact us to discuss.
When I buy art, can I reproduce the art again?
Artwork may not be reproduced. The artist reserves all rights including ©copyright. Purchase of a print reproduction or an original does not transfer copyright rights.
If you no longer list a certain print, can I still order it?
On occasion there are people who would like to order the same birth print for their second child. We do keep everything we create and may be able to assist with some enquiries.
Do you participate in any Markets?
We are normally at Markit at Fed Square and also at The Big Design Market in Melbourne. We sometimes attend other markets too. If you would like to come and meet us one day, we'd love to meet you. Please join our email newsletter and you will know what we are creating and where we will be.
Need some extra assistance?
Please call 03 9008 4458 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm) or email email@example.com