FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Print Details & Features

What is a fine art print on metal?

Original photographs by Raymond Bonavida are printed in limited editions on aluminum, taking advantage of both the rich color range and the unique reflective properties of this new fine art medium. A modern dye-sublimation printing process infuses the ink into the metal through a heat transfer process, producing gallery quality artwork with color, depth and high resolution detail that is simply stunning.

Prints are produced from 100% recycled premium grade aluminum and sourced and printed in the USA. Printed on tear-proof aluminum, these gallery quality prints feature some water resistance, scratch resistance and UV ray blocking. These protections, in addition to the benefits of dye-sublimation printing, allow for a long life expectancy that exceeds other print mediums.

What is a limited edition print?

Each limited edition is comprised of fine art prints that are offered in a specific size and finish. Each edition is limited to a pre-determined number of prints; once sold, this edition will be permanently closed and no more prints of that edition will be produced.

There are two numbers which will appear on the back of the print and on the Certificate of Authenticity: the unique number of the print and the size of the entire print run. For example, if you own a print marked 24/250, then you own the 24th print in a limited print run of 250 for that edition.

What is included with the print?

Each print is an original work of art, signed and numbered in limited editions by Raymond Bonavida and includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity. These prints require no frame and arrive wall-ready with a float mount pre-attached to the back which allows the print to float 3/4 inch off the wall for a contemporary look. The float mount is recommended for installation, but as an alternative there is also an included wire hanger that can be attached to the mount.

Does my print require framing?

No. These prints require no frame and arrive wall-ready with a float mount pre-attached to the back which allows the print to float 3/4 inch off the wall for a contemporary look. The float mount is recommended for installation, but as an alternative there is also an included wire hanger that can be attached to the mount.

What are the available print finishes?

Prints are available in either "silver" or "white" and "glossy" or "matte" finishes. For example, a print specified as "silver gloss" is both a silver print and a high gloss finish. Silver prints allow the reflective qualities of the aluminum to show through the image, becoming part of the image. White prints, in contrast, resemble traditional photography with an opaque white background. In summary, while both white prints and silver prints exhibit striking metallic qualities, there are differences in the ways they reflect light.

How should I consider lighting and placement?

Prints with a white finish require general lighting considerations for effective illumination. Prints with a silver finish have unique reflective properties that handle light differently and require specific considerations. The illumination changes as the observer moves position. From certain angles, silver prints appear muted or dim, while from other angles the silver glows in vivid color. Experiment with different light angles for varied experiences.

To determine the finish of your print, refer to the Certificate of Authenticity (enclosed). This print is intended for interior placement as it will start to fade in the sun after prolonged exposure.

How do I hang my Print?

This print requires no frame. It is wall-ready with a black wood float mount pre-attached to the back which allows the print to float 3/4 inch off the wall. To hang: install one or two weight-bearing screws or nails in the wall, making sure they are level. Place the mount over the screws and bring down slowly until secure and flush with the wall. Ensure that the fit holds well and is solid. It is very important to take safety precautions just as you would when hanging a heavy framed painting. The float mount is recommended for installation, but as an alternative there is also an included wire hanger that can be attached to the mount.

Payments, Shipping & Returns

What payment options are accepted?

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Apple Pay and Paypal are also accepted.

Payments are securely processed through Stripe and we respect your security and privacy.

What is the cost for shipping?

There is no cost for shipping within the United States. We ship with UPS and Fedex. For international orders please inquire for rates.

When will I receive my print?

In most cases prints will arrive within 7-14 business days of placing your order. You will receive a confirmation email once your order has been accepted, and another email once your order is shipped including the UPS or Fedex tracking number. Once your order has shipped it takes 4-5 business days for it to arrive; however, we cannot be responsible for carrier delays that are out of our control.

Please be aware that rare shipping delays can occur during the proofing and production process of limited edition works of art. In these rare cases you will be notified and have the opportunity to cancel your order for a full refund.

If you require faster shipping or are facing a deadline, please inquire for additional options: help@raymondbonavida.com

What is the return policy?

Your satisfaction is very important to us and we stand behind the quality of each work of art. All prints have been carefully proofed to a high standard and with proper handling (see instructions) they can last a lifetime. However, if you are unsatisfied with your print it can be returned within 14 days. Returns will require a Return Merchandise Authorization number provided by us. Delivery signature confirmation by our receiving address is also required for all returns. For more information or assistance, call (310) 954-1988 or email help@raymondbonavida.com.

Are there more sizes available?

Please inquire for larger sizes at ray@raymondbonavida.com

Is anything available for in-store purchase?

No, at this time prints are not available in any stores.

Handling & Care

How do I handle and care for my print?

While these prints are high quality and durable, proper handling is extremely important to avoid damage and minimize wear. Follow these recommendations for maximum longevity:

Handling
Handle gently; it is best to hold the print by the mount to avoid causing fingerprints and wear to the edges. Do not lean a print or have it stand on its edge, as this can lead to chipping.

Cleaning
It is suggested to use a soft, lint-free and non-scratching cloth to dust or clean your print. Apply a small amount of water or a mild window cleaner to the cloth if needed.

Storage
Prints should not stand upright or lean on a wall. Lay prints flat upon the mount so the print image is on top, facing up. Other positions can lead to warping or damage.

Contact Us

How do I contact you?

Email: help@raymondbonavida.com

Telephone: (310) 954-1988

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