Printing

All of our prints are made to order and custom printed in Los Angeles, California.

We use only high quality materials with UV Printing. Ultraviolet (UV) printing is the process of using UV inks instead of traditional inks. Traditional inks are solvent based and dry by allowing chemicals to evaporate over time. UV inks are dried (cured) with UV light. Because the ink is dried immediately with UV lamps, there are virtually no chemicals (VOC’s) released into the air and no need for special coating. The UV inks are more vibrant than traditional inks and it is also produces a harder surface with a lot more sheen. UV Printing not applicable to Fine Art Paper prints.

The Materials

Each surface will produce a different appearance of the Buddha image. Please review the descriptions thoroughly to figure out what is right for your style and space. We offer a cleat and bumper hanging system for prints on acrylic, aluminum, canvas and wood. You have the option purchase the artwork without it, if you have an alternate method to hang your piece.

FINE ART PAPER

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All Buddha images are available on Fine Art Archival Paper, an acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a ultra-smooth surface texture – guarantees archival standards. With its premium matt inkjet coating Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper. Prints on fine art paper are not mounted and will have a 1″ white border. Fine art prints will arrive rolled in a heavy duty cardboard tube. Please contact us at info@photosofbuddha.com if you need a quote on custom framing.

ACRYLIC

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Matte lambda fuji crystal print mounted to 3/16″ premium glossy acrylic with .060″ styrene on back for added stability. Acrylic, sometimes referred to as Plexiglas, will give the Buddha art remarkable luminosity and optical depth. Available with cleat and bumper at no additional charge.

ALUMINUM

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With direct print on Dibond Aluminum, the light areas of the image will allow the metal to shine through. The image has a matte finish directly onto a sturdy aluminum backing. The backing consists of two thin aluminum sheets with a black polyethylene core and has a total thickness of 1/4″. The solid composite material is known for its high stability, yet light-weight but very sturdy in construction, providing excellent protection against the elements. Available with cleat and bumper at no additional charge.

CANVAS

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Matte GS print on Fredrix archival canvas has the appearance of a fine art piece. With its unique matte surface, the canvas gives the image a vibrant, tactile materiality. The canvas is mounted on a sturdy, solid 1″ thick wood frame with .060″ styrene on back of canvas for added stability. Please specify a black or natural canvas edge as the image does not wrap around the sides. We recommend black for a refined presentation for Buddha images with dark backgrounds or natural for Buddhas with lighter backgrounds. Comes with beveled top cleat and bumper.

MAPLE PLYWOOD

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Direct print on 1/2″ thick finished maple plywood. Buddha prints will have a natural look as the beauty of the grain comes through on the lighter areas. Due to the nature of the maple wood, no two boards will look exactly alike and wood grain will be more apparent on lighter images. Please note that images on wood surface will have a softer appearance than printing directly on paper. Available with cleat and bumper.

CLEAT AND BUMPER HANGING SYSTEM

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Prints on Acrylic, Aluminum, Wood and Canvas are available with a ‘cleat and bumper’ wall mounting system at no extra charge. It provides a simple and very sturdy way to hang the artwork. The cleat is a wedge shaped piece of wood which is attached to the back with industrial strength glue (this will not be visible when hung). The bumper is a reverse wedge pointing up. This bumper needs to be attached to your wall using a level. You will need a handheld drill, wood screws and plastic plugs (additional materials not provided). Cleat and Bumper creates an additional distance of 7/8″ to the wall for Acrylic, Aluminum and Wood prints and the artwork will appear to be floating. Prints on Canvas will be flush to the wall. If you are unsure as to perform the mounting depending on the wall surface, please consult with an expert. We are not responsible for improperly hung artwork that may cause damage to the piece.