FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are a gallery and would like to introduce Arthur’s work to our clientele, how would we go about this?
Bonafide photographic galleries that would like to sell Arthur’s photographs to their customers simply need to contact us stating which image(s) your client(s) may be interested in. The archive will provide you with low resolution jpegs (without watermarks) to assist with your email marketing.
How much are the signed prints in the platinum collection?
12″ Small prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £1,000
20″ Medium prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £2,000
30″ Medium-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £3,000
40″ Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £4,000
50″ X-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £5,000
60″ XX-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £10,000
How much are the signed and unsigned prints in the gold collection?
12″ Small prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £750
20″ Medium prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £1,400
30″ Medium-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £2,400
40″ Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £3,400
50″ X-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £4,400
60″ XX-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £8,000
How much are the signed and unsigned prints in the silver collection?
12″ Small prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £450
20″ Medium prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £900
30″ Medium-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £1,350
40″ Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £1,800
50″ X-Large prints (titled, numbered and signed by Arthur Steel on recto) £2,250
Are the prints limited editions?
Yes, prints that are signed or unsigned are all limited editions. The Arthur Steel Archive provides exclusive prints from original negatives. A print is produced in a limited number from the original artwork under the direct supervision of the artist and the archive’s guardian. The number of prints is strictly limited to the number in the edition. No further prints are produced.
What are the edition numbers?
12″ Small prints – editions of 50
20″ Medium prints – editions of 50
30″ Medium-Large prints – editions of 30
40″ Large prints – editions of 20
50″ X-Large prints – editions of 10
60″ XX-Large prints – editions of 5
Are the prints accompanied by a certificate of authentication?
Yes. In fact, not only are the prints accompanied with a COA (on photo rag paper and signed by the printer) but if you’ve acquired a signed print, we also film a short video of Arthur Steel signing it and we email this footage to you for your records.
Are artist proofs & first edition’s available?
Yes. The Arthur Steel Archive is relatively young and as a result artist proofs and first editions (No.1’s) are likely to be obtainable. However, for obvious reasons these come at a premium price, if this appeals to you, simply contact the Archive indicating which image(s) your interested in and we’ll reply to you with the options available.
How are the prints presented to a client?
12 and 20 inch prints are titled, numbered and authentically signed (when purchased with Arthur’s signature), then carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper and supplied flat in an acid free 4mm 3-ply box (ideal for gift wrapping). 30, 40, 50 and 60 inch prints are titled, numbered and authentically signed (when purchased with Arthur’s signature), then carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper and inserted into a rigid 4mm thick protective cardboard tube for delivery.
Is dry mounting also available?
Yes. Professional Dry Mounting of the larger print sizes (30, 40, 50 & 60 inch prints) can be arranged, the print would then be perfectly flat and ready for framing. However, this makes the overall size bulky and awkward for transportation, so if you’re overseas, it may be best for us to send a rolled print directly to your framers and let them carry out the works. You just need to make sure that they are fully insured as we would not be responsible for any damages that may occur during the mounting process.
What photographic papers do you use?
Our Black & White bromide prints are on fibre-based paper ‘Harman Galerie FB Digital’.
Where are the prints printed?
All prints are bespoke and printed by Metro Imaging in Central London.
Whereabouts on the print are the title, edition number and signature written?
All of the images are surrounded by a generous two inch white border. Beneath the bottom left of the image we write the title and the edition number. On the bottom right Arthur Steel adds his signature.
Do you provide trade discounts for Interior Designers?
Yes, we do provide trade discounts. To qualify, you must be a bona fide interior designer; we require details of your proof of trade.
Are Arthur’s signed prints a sound investment?
Yes, any print acquired from ‘The Arthur Steel Archive’ is a wise and sound investment due to the rarity of the image and the print. Currently, these images can only be acquired in print form via this website and very few handpicked Art Dealers.
Will the prints have watermarks on them?
No, images viewed on this website are watermarked for copyright reasons. Original prints will not be watermarked.
Do you frame the prints?
Photographic prints acquired from The Arthur Steel Archive are not supplied to the client framed. However, we have good working relationships with efficient professional framers in the UK should you require assistance.
What delivery method do you use?
Metro Imaging based in Central London use an experienced shipping service to deliver the boxed and rolled prints. Great care is taken to ensure prints are well protected and efficiently delivered. Acid free tissue paper protects prints from scratching/creasing. Metro also offer a vast array of delivery options to suit the recipient’s preference. Shipping is free worldwide for unframed prints only.
Where can you ship to and how long does it take?
The Arthur Steel Archive can ship to any UK or international address. We will process your order as swiftly as possible. Please allow up to 20 working days for us to process, print, sign, pack and ship your limited edition.
How much will the postage/shipping cost?
We proudly provide shipping worldwide and this service is free of charge to our customers, however, there would most certainly be a cost for prints that have been framed. Please contact the Archive should you wish your print(s) to be framed.
Can I track the progress of my delivery?
When your shipment has been despatched you will receive an email indicating when to expect delivery. Your tracking number will be included in the email so you can track your delivery online.
Can I provide separate billing and delivery addresses?
Yes, you can provide any delivery address, even a work address. However, please bear in mind that someone will have to be present to accept delivery, as a signature is required. This could be a neighbour, relative or even a concierge.
Which payment methods do you accept?
The Arthur Steel Archive accepts credit card payments online via this website. We also accept bank transfers and Paypal. Should you experience any difficulty with the online payment process please contact the archive.
Which payment cards do you accept?
You can pay using: Visa Debit/Delta, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, Diners Club, JCB, Laser.
What about my privacy?
The Arthur Steel Archive is firmly committed to respecting your privacy. Please rest assured, we do not store credit card details.
Can I order with complete confidence?
Yes, you can acquire prints from The Arthur Steel Archive with complete confidence as we are passionate about delivering the highest quality digital fibre prints. We strive to ensure our clients are entirely happy with their purchases, and that any transaction between our client and the archive is seamless. We’re a small Father and Son business and take great pride in our work and products.
What is your returns policy?
The Arthur Steel Archive offers a 14 day money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your edition. You can return it for a full refund or replacement. Important: Should you wish to return your print you must notify Patrick within 24hrs from the date of delivery either by telephone on +44 (0)7971 968268 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org The print must also be returned to us within 14 days from the date of delivery. It must be returned in it’s original packaging and posted by recorded delivery along with a tracking number. You will be shown our returns policy towards the end of the payment process and you will be requested to tick a box to acknowledge that you accept our returns policy.
Does The Arthur Steel Archive maintain the copyright of a purchased print?
Yes, the images on this website must not be downloaded, published or reproduced in any way without full written consent from Patrick Steel of The Arthur Steel Archive.
What mounting & framing would you recommend?