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COVID-19 NEWS

We are now open for business. Due to the COVID-19, we are open Monday through Friday from 12-5 and Saturday 12-2. We will keep our hours updated here for subsequent weeks and hope to be fully operational as soon as possible.

Appointments are not required, but feel free to call us at 512-306-1064, text us at 512-920-6094, or email us at dan@austinartframe.com to schedule an appointment or to let us help with your art, printing, and framing needs.

You can also use our website to Submit Art, Order Giclee Prints, Submit Reviews, and Contact Us to let us know how we can help.

Stay healthy and hope to see you soon.

FINE ART GALLERY NEWS

The Austin Fine Art Gallery website has been improved in the following ways:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easier Menu Navigation
  • Easier Submission of Art
  • Easier Search for Art
  • Search Website by Keywords
  • Optional Artist Size/Price Defaults
  • Visualize and Order Art

Let us know if you are having any issues with the website or if you would like any other improvement. To contact us, simply click below:

GICLEE PRINTING NEWS

The Austin Giclee Printing website has been improved in the following ways:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easier Menu Navigation
  • Easier Search for Giclees
  • Search Website by Keywords
  • Giclee Imaging Information
  • Giclee Size and Price Calculators
  • Visualize and Order Your Giclee

Let us know if you are having any issues with the website or if you would like any other improvement. To contact us, simply click below:

CUSTOM FRAMING NEWS

The Austin Custom Framing website has been improved in the following ways:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easier Menu Navigation
  • Search for Frames
  • Search Website by Keywords
  • Order Your Jersey Framed
  • Visualize Your Image Framed

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PRODUCT HELP

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SUBMIT ART HELP

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SIZE HELP

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EDGES HELP

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MOUNTING HELP

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FRAME HELP

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MAT HELP

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GLASS/ACRYLIC HELP

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GICLEE FILES

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Camera, Phone, On-Line Files

A large amount of photos and art are now available in digital format. These include those which have taken with camera phones and digital cameras. Today's camera phones frequently have sufficient resolution for sizes such as 8x12 and even sometimes 16x24. You can also find a host of digital files that are available for purchase from stock photo companies on-line. Frequently these stock photo companies offer various resolutions of the same image depending on how you intent to use the image. Although you can search for images on-line that frequently identify web-size images, these images are typically too low-res for printing giclees with an acceptable quality.
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File Resolution

For giclee printing its best to use the highest resolution version you have or can acquire. For example, files less than 1K (compressed .jpg or .png) in size are low resolution while files 5MB (compressed .jpg or .png) or greater are higher resolution.

For printing giclees that are large such as 36x48, it is important that the file resolution be very high such as file sizes of 20MB (compressed .jpg or .png) or greater. For printing giclees that are small such as 8x10, lower resolution files around 3MB in size can be used.

When submitting art to be printed at various sizes, use the highest resolution file you have. If you don't have a high resolution file, contact us for imaging your artwork to generate a high resolution file. For additional information on high resolution imaging, click here.

When a giclee print is requested, the software will estimate the printing quality as soon as you select an image and indicate it's size. We base the estimate on the size of the digital image in comparison to the size you want it printed.
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Aspect Ratio

Each image file used for giclee printing has an aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is the size of the longer side in pixels divided by the size of the shorter side in pixels. For example, if the image file is 6000 pixels by 4000 pixels, the aspect ratio is 6000/4000 = 1.5 (3:2). This is the typical aspect ratio for most 35mm film and digital cameras. It is also one of the choices available on phones.

From such a file, you would be able to print without stretching or cropping any size that has the same aspect ratio. For this example file of aspect ratio 3:2, you would be able to print 4x6, 8x12, 12x18, 16x24, 20x30, and 24x36 since they all have the same aspect ratio.

The diagram illustrates the same image photographed or cropped to different aspect ratios. To avoid image cropping or stretching, it is best to provide the image for giclee printing in the aspect ratio that you want for printing. So if your art original is 16x20, then the image of the art should also be in the ratio of 20/16 = 1.25 (5:4). If your art original canvas is 12x16, then the image of the art should be in the ratio of 16/12 = 1.33 (4:3). If your art original is 19x6, then the image of the art should be in the ratio of 19:6 or 1.77.If you art original is 24x24, then the image of the art should be in the ratio of 1:1 or 1.0.

Aspect ratio is different than resolution as explained above. The aspect ratio affects the print size while the resolution affects the image quality when printed at a given size.

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