The majority of Wayne Williams fine art works are limited editions prints. Some of these works will have higher edition numbers, other images will be limited to smaller series (20 to 100 edition size). Most limited edition images will not go over 800 in edition size.
All prints are signed by the Wayne Williams either on the bottom right corner below the image or within the bottom right corner image area of canvas prints.
Each purchased limited edition print ships with a signed Certificate of Authenticity as well as a Care & Handling document. The Certificate verifies the photographer’s name, Image title, print details, date printed and edition number.
Keep the Certificate in a safe place away from the print. The Certificate is valuable and forms an integral part of your investment in this fine art print; especially if you decide to sell your investment. We do not sell our prints framed as we feel clients prefer to frame their artwork to match a style appropriate for the environment they chose to place the works. This also lowers the care, handling, shipping and overall cost of the prints. Prints are often shipped rolled and placed in corrugated tubes for safe shipping.
A Giclée is a recognized and collectible category of fine art. “Giclée” (zhee-clay) is a French derived term roughly meaning “spray” which describes the digital printing process. The term Giclée was coined by my good friend and fine art printmaker Jack Duganne who prints many of my Giclée prints and who’s emboss is on all Duganne Atelier prints of our work
Suggestions for Displaying Fine Art Prints
To protect your investment, the following suggestions should be followed to increase the life of your photographic print. They are only GUIDELINES and it is still your choice of how and where you hang your pieces of artwork
Probably the most important concern for your artwork, even after having it properly framed, is where you decide to hang and display it.
AVOID HANGING ANY PIECE OF ART WHERE IT WILL BE EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT and in areas susceptible to moisture.
This is probably the single most important bit of advice that I can stress. Exposure to direct sunlight and moisture has most likely damaged more art than any other elements of concern. Please make every effort to avoid having your art in a location which will have it face long periods of exposure to excess light or moisture from steam (such as bath or kitchens).
The primary cause of image fading on most photographic materials is “visible light”. Nearly all two dimensional art should be framed and displayed under UV glass or Plexiglas to protect the image surface from the environment as UV Glass adds another layer of protection against ambient ultraviolet light.
When cleaning the glass, do not spray the cleaner directly on the glass — the cleaner could inadvertently run under the edge of the frame, contaminating the mounting material or art; spray your cloth first, and then, wipe the glass clean.