Purchasing Prints and Craft
We have a gallery and craft shop in the beautiful little fishing town of Wells-Next-The-Sea.
We keep in stock, both framed and mounted prints of the images you can view on this website, in various, mounted, sizes. We also stock many gift items and greetings cards, as well as work by other artists. Keep up to date with what’s happening in the gallery, and the town, by clicking on the blog tab.
The front of our shop at 25 Station Road, Wells-next-the-Sea. You can’t beat a bit of bunting!
A little bit about our printing and mounting process
At Saltmarsh and Samphire, we print, mount and frame virtually all of our own work. The only exception to this, is when we have to outsource printing and framing to a local company, as a result of a customer requesting a larger image or frame, than can be produced in house.
All of our mounted images, from 8”x6” to 20”x16”, are printed on high quality, beautiful photographic paper. At the moment, Brett, almost exclusively, uses Permajet Oyster Inkjet paper. PermaJet Oyster has a subtle pearl/lustre finish with a heavy base weight of 271gsm giving it a true photographic paper texture and finish. Manufactured to be the whitest Oyster/Pearl surfaced paper on the market, this tough, instant dry, resin coated paper is finished with a UV protective, microporous supercoat giving it a high degree of water and fade resistance. The paper has won numerous awards, including best inkjet paper 2014, at the Societies convention, held in January 2015. Brett particularly loves the overall sharpness of the image on paper, as well as the colour saturation and contrast.
Used in conjunction with the Permajet Oyster paper, Brett chooses Canon’s ChromaLife 100+ dye based inks. The results are –
– 300 year album life
– 40 year light fastness
– 20 year gas fastness
– heat and humidity resistance
– Enhanced colour reproduction
Images are printed from a colour calibrated monitor, to ensure there is a correct colour match between screen and print. Mounts are then hand cut to best match the print and frame dimensions. Each mounted print has a matching back board, which supports the print, and stops it from rippling. The finished item is quite a substantial piece that will not bend, and fits snuggly within the frame.