Shiny Octopus

Buyer's Guide

 

LOVERS OF HIGH QUALITY

Printing, Framing & Mounting

At Shiny Octopus, we're obsessed with quality over quantity. We take pride in inspecting every single piece personally so that you can enjoy beautiful art for a lifetime. Our New York City printing and framing partner has over 35 years of experience working for the city's top art galleries and museums. We're super excited to be working with them to bring this beautiful work to life.

 
 

FINE ART PIGMENTS & PAPER

All of our work is printed on fine art paper with archival ink so you can expect unsurpassed quality that will last a lifetime. 

We use lustre fine art paper as our standard, unless otherwise noted on a particular piece that calls for a special finish. Lustre provides a slight gloss and enhances the color of each image.

The sizes listed next to all of our images refers to the paper size, not the frame size.

 
 

ARCHIVAL FRAMING & GLAZING

Our gallery-style frames are sustainable, made from solid maple and available in black or white. We use archival-quality acrylic glazing (the 'glass' that protects the image) with 99% UV for protection.

SIZING GUIDE:

Print size: 16x20, 16x16, 20x24, 20x20 add 3/4" face and 1.5" depth

Print size: 24x30, 24x24, 30x40, 30x30 add 1" face and 1.5" depth

Print size: 40x60, 40x40, 58x96, 58x58 add 1.5" face and 2" depth

 
 

CLASSIC MAT BOARDS & BORDERS

MAT BOARDS OR MATTING

Mat boards are optional with all our work. They too are archival and acid-free so they don't yellow over time. Mats provide a slight recess so the print does not touch the glass. We use 4-ply mats in 1.5-inch, 2-inch- and 3-inch sizes.

BORDERS

You have the option to skip the mat board and have your image printed with a white border instead for a cool-looking alternative.

 
 

PLEXI MOUNTING

Plexi is a modern, sleek alternative to classic wood frames - it's a type of  premium archival mounting. There are several options with mounting and we recommend a plexi front with aluminium back and the print sandwiched in between. They come ready to hang with an wooden or aluminium brace. Please contact us for pricing and further info.