A: Iris printers, introduced by Iris Graphics in the late 1980s, were designed for pre-press proofing. They were originally adapted for Fine Art Printing by Graham Nash in 1991.
In some circles, 'Iris Prints' have become synonymous with 'Giclee Prints', but as we don't have an Iris printer, we can't make "Iris prints".
Q: Who owns the Copyright?
A: If it's your original work, you own the copyright - not us. You can make any reproductions you deem fit, or license a third party to do so.
If you are reproducing a painting or photograph that you've bought, you should check that you have the right to reproduce it. Unless we encounter a clear violation of copyright, we assume that you have been granted such rights.
Q: How are my images stored?
A: Your image files are stored securely in a cascading system: recent files (up to 3 months old) are kept immediately to hand; thereafter, they're archived to one of our network storage systems. After 6 months to a year of no activity, they will be transferred to a Data DVD and stored offline.
You can come back to us years from now and still be able to order prints from your images.
Q: Can I use my own files?
A: We're happy to work from your own files as long as they are suitable. Have a look at the information here, but if you're still not sure, bring them in for us to assess, or contact us for details of how to upload a file to us.
Q: How long will my prints last?
A: Print longevity is determined by so many factors that it's impossible to give an absolutely definitive answer. There are standards for viewing and storage conditions, but correlating these to the real world is not easy.