Lovers of art and old books, we have been collecting, restoring and reproducing vintage and antique images for over 15 years. We have a passion for the rare and unusual, and our curated collection is eclectic.
Some pieces we present as is, or with a little restorative work, others we add a bit of creativity to, and some are our own original collages.
All prints are reproduced with acid free/archival materials. Quality is very important to us.
Printed by us, our prints are produced using highest quality inks and papers.
For most images, you can choose between two paper types for your prints:Fine Art Paper
- a heavy weight (310gsm) lightly textured, archival quality, 100% cotton rag paper.
or Smooth Matte paper
- an acid free paper, with a smooth surface, and lighter weight (210gsm).
Both papers look great when printed. The Smooth Matte paper is offered for a more economical option.
The prints all come with a border of approx. 2 - 5 cm to allow for matting/mounting for framing if required.
Dimensions listed are actual image size - the plain paper border is in addition to this.
We can trim prints to image size / borderless on request.
All prints are sold unframed.
Our prints will last for many years and will maintain their vibrancy provided they are not displayed in direct sunlight for lengthy periods of time.
About Image Restoration
Nearly all old images require restoration, some are quite challenging, but we like to take into account the aesthetics and mood of each piece before working on it. We exercise varying degrees of restoration on each piece. Certain images we restore completely so they look as close as possible to the way they did when first created, others we like to keep in a more aged state, restoring only to a point where we feel it preserves the atmosphere of the work, and it's place in time.
Keeping art real...
Art is not meant to be 'one size fits all' but, rather, comes in many different shapes and formats. We prefer not to compromise image quality for the sake of complying with off-the-shelf framing, so we offer our prints in a range of formats.
We do however, also offer a custom print size service should you have special framing requirements. In most instances we don't charge for the extra work.