Frequently Asked Questions
This page provides answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please feel free to Contact Us.
About the Artwork
Our canvas giclées are made using UV-stable inks ( Epson UltraChrome K3 or Roland) and museum quality canvas, come coated with a UV-inhibitor and can be displayed in the same fashion as oil or acrylic canvas artwork. However it is recommended that they, like all fine artwork, not be displayed in direct sunlight. These canvas reproductions can be individually enhanced by the artist for an additional cost.
Paper Digital Reproductions
Our giclée prints are individually hand printed using durable 100% acid-free art paper (at or exceeding density of 250 gsm), museum quality canvas and UV-stable inks. Paper giclées have a white border that varies based on the size of the paper.
In displaying your paper giclée, it is recommended that it be mounted using acid-free materials, framed behind glass or equivalent, and not be exposed to water or displayed in direct sunlight. These reproductions come signed by the artist and given a documented number (even open editions). A signed, stamped, and dated certificate is available upon request at no additional cost.
Offset Lithographic Prints
These prints are manufactured using a photo-mechanical process called offset lithography. While improvements over the years in inks and paper have made these images increasingly more stable, it is highly recommended that to best maintain color, this art not be exposed to direct sunlight, intensive artificial or ultraviolet light, or moisture, and framed using a protective pane, the best being glass treated with ultraviolet protection. Sizes vary from 20" x 24" to 18" x 30"; the images are seated with margins, some come with captions, and some with historic text. Serio-lithographs (we have a few) are offset lithographs that have made an additional pass through a silk screen process.
These prints come signed by the artist (personalized signatures are available upon request).
CertificatesOur canvas giclées are made using UV-stable inks ( Epson UltraChrome K3 or Roland) and museum quality canvas, come coated with a UV-inhibitor and can be displayed in the same fashion as oil or acrylic canvas artwork. However it is recommended that they, like all fine artwork, not be displayed in direct sunlight. These canvas reproductions can be individually enhanced by the artist for an additional cost.
Are any of the reproductions limited edition?
For digital reproductions: Most images are mixed editions where the reduced image on paper is open edition with recorded sequenced numbers. The same image, larger size and on canvas will often come with a limit as to how many can be produced. These are given serial numbers.
Most, but not all, of the offset lithographs are open edition.
How Do I Make a Payment?
We accept credit card payments by phone or fax. We also accept checks.
When is my credit card charged?
We do not charge your credit card until the day your order ships.
How Can I Contact the Artist?
We appreciate your interest in James A. Flood artwork. James is passionate about maritime art, ships, and history. If you would like to provide information regarding his work or if you have questions, please Contact Us. Many admirers and owners of James Flood art have contributed to our understanding and appreciation of the great ships he paints.