Prints and Frames
- What is an aluminum metal print?
- What are the facts and benefits of aluminum prints?
- Are aluminum prints signed by the artist?
- What are Open Edition vs Limited Edition prints?
- How do I frame my aluminum print?
- What is the Black Frame mounting option?
- What is the Float Mount mounting option?
- Is there a warranty on my purchase?
- Why do I have to pay sales tax if I live in California?
- Do I have to order my print on aluminum or can I have the image printed on a traditional photographic paper or canvas?
What is an aluminum metal print?
All of Rachid’s work is printed exclusively on aluminum metal sheets with a High Gloss finish. Printing on aluminum represents a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, the images take on a magical luminescence. The detail and resolution of each print is unsurpassed and final piece is absolutely breathtaking. Rachid believes this process is the ultimate compliment to his work.
What are the facts and benefits of aluminum prints?
Images printed on aluminum will last for generations when displayed indoors and out of direct sunlight. Like any fine art print, aluminum prints should not be exposed to direct sunlight or high outdoor temperatures. Aluminum prints have an additional benefit over gicleé or photographic processes in that they are waterproof and have an ultra-hard scratch resistant coating. All aluminum prints can simply be cleaned with any commercial glass cleaner.
Are aluminum prints signed by the artist?
All prints (Limited and Open Edition) are digitally signed and numbered, personally, by the artist. Because of the coating method used on aluminum prints a physical signature is not available on the actual print. However, the certificate of authenticity that accompanies each piece will have a physical signature from Rachid.
What are Open Edition vs Limited Edition prints?
Rachid’s work is broken into two tiers, Open Edition and Limited Edition.
As demand for Rachid’s work has increased he has been producing many images for limited edition release only. Currently all limited edition prints are printed in a series of 200. Once the series of 200 has been printed no more will ever be produced. This practice dramatically increases the value of each print over time. Each limited edition print comes with a certificate of authenticity containing the edition number and is personally signed by the artist.
Many prints are available as Open Editions. Open edition prints are printed with an unlimited reproduction number. This enables price conscience collectors to obtain Rachid’s work at a lower price point than limited edition prints. While not as valuable as limited edition prints, open edition prints will continue to increase in value over time and are an exceptional way to collect Rachid’s unbelievable imagery for your home or office.
How do I frame my aluminum print?
You don't. All prices represent finished pieces that come ready to hang. No additional framing, mounting or glass costs are required. Because there is no additional framing, the size you order is the final size of the piece. When you are measuring the space for which the print will reside you do not need to take into account any extra space for a mat or frame.
What is the Black Frame mounting option?
Black Metal Frame – A black metal frame is mounted flush with the finished print creating a sleek “metal canvas” effect. The result is elegant and sophisticated, perfect for classic and modern spaces alike. This is Rachid’s preferred display method.
What is the Float Mount mounting option?
Float Mount – Instead of a frame, a Float Mount Block is used behind the piece that floats the print ½ inch off of the wall. This minimal treatment creates an airy and clean look that compliments every space with a sense of class and style.
Is there a warranty on my purchase?
Yes. Every print that leaves the studio is personally inspected by Rachid. This ensures that your purchase is of the highest quality and free from all defects. All prints are guaranteed with a no hassle return or exchange policy for 90 days after the initial purchase.
Why do I have to pay sales tax if I live in California?
Rachid Dahnoun Photography Headquarters is located in Lake Tahoe, CA. It is required by law that all purchases made in and shipped within California contain California sales tax.
Do I have to order my print on aluminum or can I have the image printed on a traditional photographic paper or canvas?
If you would like to have an image printed on something other than aluminum please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.314.9724 with the details of your request. We always do our very best to accommodate our clients.
What are the shipping rates for prints and framed pieces?
Horizontal and Vertical
Shipping rates are for the continental US only
For international orders and orders to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada please contact customer service at email@example.com or 530.314.9724 for shipping rates and delivery time estimates.
How long will it take to get my artwork?
Every piece that leaves the studio is personally inspected by the artist. Typical shipping time for a print is around 2 weeks from the date of purchase. Because Rachid personally inspects all prints before they ship, shipping times may increase if he is traveling on assignment. If this scenario arises you will be notified by email when you can expect to receive your print.
Can an order be expedited?
Yes. If you require an order sooner than our standard delivery and shipping times the order can be expedited for an additional fee. If you are in need of an expedited order please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 530.314.9724 and an art representative will be happy to assist you.
Do you deliver?
If you are within several hours of the Lake Tahoe area special delivery can be arranged. Delivery areas include: Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and Reno. A fuel surcharge will apply.
Do you ship outside of the continental US?
We will ship anywhere in the world. If you are located outside the continental United States shipping times and rates vary greatly depending on where you are located. If you are located in Hawaii, Alaska, Canada or any other international destination and are interested in shipping times and rates please contact email@example.com or call the office at 530.314.9724.
How do I license images for commercial or editorial use?
Any image you see on the website is available to be licensed for commercial or editorial use. If you are interested in licensing any of the images on the site, licensing images you have seen on Rachid’s blog or social media pages, or have an inquiry about an image that you feel Rachid may have in his archive please contact a sales representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 530.314.9724 and an agent will be happy to assist you.
How do I hire Rachid for an Assignment?
To hire Rachid for an assignment (commercial or editorial) please contact email@example.com or call the office at 530.314.9724 with the details of the assignment. Rachid is available for assignments worldwide as his schedule permits. In addition, Rachid is represented by Novus Select based out of New York City. His agent, Anh Stack, can be reached at (212) 995-1900 x112 for all assignment inquires.
How do I contact Rachid Dahnoun Photography?
748 Mule Deer Circle
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Who do I contact if I’m interested in working for Rachid Dahnoun Photography as an art consultant, sales representative or photo assistant?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of current open positions.