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Frequently Asked Questions

How are the photographs made?
How are the maps and posters made?
Do you accept checks or money orders?
I live in the Portland area. Can I pick-up my item?

Are the photographs, maps & posters in the public domain?
What is your return policy?

Do you offer wholesale pricing for volume orders?
Do you buy original photographs or maps?
How are the items shipped?

How are the photographs made?

The photographs are traditional, chemically developed photographic prints in sizes 5” by 7”, 8” by 10” and 11” by 14”, generally referred to as silver gelatin prints. The 16” by 20” and larger prints are made on an Epson 9600 using premium glossy photographic paper and Ultrachrome ink, which has an archival rating of over 100 years.

How are the maps and posters made?

The maps and posters are giclee prints made on an Epson 9600 using Ultrachrome ink. The maps are made on Epson Premium Semi-matte photographic paper. The posters are made on Epson Enhanced Matte. Some specialty art prints are available from time to time and may be printed on different media.

Do you accept checks or money order?

Yes, we do. There may be a short hold on personal checks. You should call us for specific instructions on mailing payment: (503) 408-2360.

I live in the Portland area. Can I pick-up my item?

Yes. We are located in the basement of Bourne Plaza. Our address is 1507 SE 122nd Ave Suite G and our phone number is (503) 408-2360. Because each item is custom made, please call ahead to make arrangements to pick-up your order.

Are the photographs, maps & posters in the public domain?

Some of the items are in the public domain; some are protected by copyright directly by us and still others are under copyright and we have a license to produce them. If you are interested in using one of the images, contact us.

What is your return policy?

We want you to be happy and will work with you to ensure that. We guarantee that our products will arrive undamaged and be exactly as represented. If any item falls short of this guarantee we will gladly replace the item quickly or issue a full refund. Because each item is custom made when ordered, please ask us any questions about the item you are interested in before you order.

Do you offer wholesale pricing for volume orders?

Yes. Please contact Michael Ross at (503) 408-2360 to discuss wholesale pricing.

Do you buy original photographs or maps?

We do. Please feel free to contact us with offers.

How are the items shipped?

Photographs are sealed in plastic and shipped via USPS first class or Priority in a stiff flat mailer. Enlargements are shipped flat or are rolled and shipped in a heavy tube.

Maps and posters are rolled, placed in a plastic sleeve and shipped in a heavy tube, which is larger in diameter than the rolled map or poster. This ensures that an impact to the shipping tube does not transfer to the piece.

Framed pieces are triple wrapped in bubble cushion and packed in styrofoam peanuts. We have extensive experience in shipping large framed pieces and you can rest assured that your framed piece will arrive safely.



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