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Artwork related information and explanation

Art tax

In Norway it's by law 5% tax on art. All limited edition artworks on SveinO.no with price higher than NOK 2000,- ex. VAT are by law subject to 5% art tax. This tax is included in the price you pay, and will then be paid by Aalesund Fotobyrå AS to Kunstavgiften.no. Read more about The Art Tax in English here and in Kunstavgiften in Norwegian here.

Silver gelatin print

Artworks labeled as silver gelatin prints in the webshop are handmade in a traditional darkroom by the photographer himself or a professional lab. This is an analog process which has been around since the late 1800s, with long proven excellent quality. They are usually made on baryta paper or resin-coated papers.

Chromogenic color print

Artworks labeled as chromogenic color prints in the webshop are handmade in a traditional darkroom by the photographer himself or a professional lab by using the color process RA-4. This is an analog process with long proven excellent quality.

Lith print

Artworks labeled as Lith prints in the webshop are handmade in a traditional darkroom by the photographer himself or a professional lab. This is an analog process which has been around since the late 1800s, with long proven excellent quality. They are usually made on baryta paper or resin-coated papers. Lith print is a category of silver gelatin prints, but are made in a different and more experimental way. They are developed in a highly diluted developer, making the development time very long.  This results in a wide range of unique looks with different tones and expressions.

Pigment print

Artworks labeled as pigment prints in the webshop is a high quality archival grade inkjet print made from a digital file or scanned negative. It’s made on acid free paper on a high quality printer with more than 8 pigment based ink colors. Another common term for pigment print is giclee print.

Edition

The edition of an artwork is always stated in the product description in our webshop.
Artworks can be in a limited edition or open edition. Limited editions are limited to a fixed number of prints. Each print is numbered with its unique number and signed by the photographer. After an edition is sold, no more can be created in that edition. The same artwork can however be made in other sizes/mediums, making them new editions. For qualifying to be made as a new edition, the size must be doubled or halved or made on a totally different medium like aluminium or canvas instead of paper. 

Open editions is not limited to any fixed number of prints and can be made in as many copies, versions or sizes as the artist wish to. They can be signed or unsigned, this is always clearly stated in the product description.

A.P.

Abbrevation for Artist’s proof. Outside the numbered limited editon, artists proof can be made. These are the artist’s personal copies. They are usually made on the same time as the rest of the edition, and the same high quality and standard as the edition.  Typical 10% of the limited edition print run will be released as Artist’s Proof. Some of them might find it’s way to the open marked, some of them not. For limited edition runs in 20 or fewer copies, usually 2 Artist’s Proof are made.

Signature

All our limited edition artworks are signed. Where the signature is placed depends on the apperance of the artwork. It can be on the print area, right below the print area, on the backside of the print etc. 

Print size

The print size of the artwork is the size of the image area. Around the artwork might be for example a white border, making the total size of the artwork bigger than the print size. 

Paper size

The paper size of the artwork is the outer dimensions of the paper the image is made on. If the artwork is made with borders, the paper size will be bigger than the print size. 

Certificate of Authenticity

All our artworks are shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity with details about the artwork like artist name, title of work, year, dimensions and medium. 

Shipping

Where do you ship to?

We ship to most countries world wide. If your country is not on the list, please contact us with the request.

Shipping cost

In Norway we have free shipping if you select "Norgespakke" as shipment, for other alternatives the freight is calculated at check out. For international orders, the freight is calculated in your order process.

Do you ship artwork with glass in the frame?

It depends. Size, artwork and destination are to be considered. Small frames are easier to ship and has less risk of breaking the glass. For international orders acrylic glass is the standard if the image is framed.

Shipment options in Norway

Our customers in Norway can choose between "Norgespakke", "Ekspress over natt" og "Hjemlevering 17-21".

Payment options

Vipps

We accept payment with Vipps. For this option you pay by entering your phone number and using the Vipps app to complete the payment.

Klarna

Through Klarna Checkout you can pay with VISA, Mastercard, Invoice or by instalment payments / financing.

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