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We study hotel reviews, timetables, and weather records before booking a holiday, compare test results and comments before buying a camera, even read critiques and watch trailers before heading to the cinema, putting up with spoilers along the way.
Well, I do 😳
If you are anything like me, you sure would appreciate that now you can do away with doubts before ordering your large art prints.
To be certain about how your gorgeous framed print will look like, simply order a proof paper print of the same image, with same dimensions, and on the same paper medium first.
The test print will arrive watermarked, so you probably wouldn't want to show it in public, but otherwise it will be just the same as the real thing, only without the mount. You will be able to fully assess its quality at a fraction of the cost—its price is very affordable, it comes without the artist's fee, and its postage is the lowest possible for the size!
Even better, if you decide to buy the original image after proof, the latter's cost including delivery will be deducted from your order total.
In other words, one proof is on the house with every purchase of a XL print over 120 cm on photographic paper, no matter how mounted*. Just make sure to request the repeating quote with the same email address, or mention the test order reference number in the comment field.
That's it! Now if you got big plans, you can also have the insurance that they become reality, for free!
The Proof Print option is available with every paper print quote as of now. Head over to request yours here!
*Canvas and textile prints are exempt from this offer. No Certificates of Authenticity will be provided for proof prints.
Cheap can still be not worth the money, while many things in life, no matter how expensive, are bigger than their price tag.
Like the evening a mere two days ago. Ten people met at a former restaurant to celebrate an artist, and his friend, a star chef, prepared a four-course dinner for all.
It wasn't free, for sure, but the experience was so much more than the cost.
Or, take my last holiday. I spent a week in the Italian Dolomites, in a place on the edge of where you can get by train in one day from my home.
Imagine gorgeous weather—plenty of snow and winter sun, the most iconic mountains in the whole Alps, great hiking, strenous but rewarding, fiddling with cumbersome bus schedules to get around—it's still deep province, mind you—returning to the hotel for the afternoon tea, then slipping into the sauna with panoramic windows out to those iconic mountains, seeing the light dwindle outside and wishing the time would stay still for a breath…
I mean, how would you measure this in money?
It is a mechanical piece, now being serviced at its maker's.
I miss it.
I don't know how to express the feeling. I would say I feel like falling out of time, or losing time, literally, without any connotations it may imply.
Does it make sense?
In the beginning, I caught myself keeping to glance at my wrist, looking for time, trying to tell it, not being able to get accustomed to my new watch-less, timeless state.
I would repeatedly startle at the thought that I didn't wind my watch in time, then remember that it wasn't necessary, for the time being.
December, the end of the year, the festive season, the New Year's Eve, all came and went, as it is time's custom, unmeasured, untold, unnoticed.
Slowly, I started getting the time off station clocks, my laptop at home and another one at the office, and my mobile, at last, when I commute to work and need to make time on a train.
It is winter after all—the sun and the stars are a rare sight. Even if I could read them.
I wish you all the time you'd need this year to make it a happy one.
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